PickMe and Uber revise rates in Sri Lanka

PickMe and Uber revise rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, December 1 (www.readme.lk): Over the past year, both taxi hailing apps PickMe and Uber have become a regular part of our lives. Many of us have started using one of these apps as our primary method of getting to Point A to Point B. But after today, we might have to think twice about that. In an interesting coincidence,...

Sri Lankan President gets tough on VIPs using 6, 7 convoy vehicles

Sri Lankan President gets tough on VIPs using 6, 7 convoy vehicles

Pic Courtesy - LBO Colombo, Dec 1 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's President, Maithripala Sirisena, who is leading his 'good governance' government, on Thurday, ordered the Police Chief to report to him on which VIPs use a convoy of back-up vehicles for their security. He has ordered the Police Chief to instruct the Police to check who is inside the VIP vehicles which...

Radisson Hotels to open in Sri Lanka

Radisson Hotels to open in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Dec 1 - US-based Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has firmed up deals to manage two hotels in Sri Lanka, reaching nearly 400 rooms and plans to go up to 5 hotels over the next four years, an official said. Chief Executive Officer South Asia Carlson Rezidor Hotel group, Raj Rana told EconomyNext that the hotel in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo...

Cyclonic storm ‘NADA’ threatens heavy rains in Sri Lanka

Cyclonic storm ‘NADA’ threatens heavy rains in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Dec 1 (NIA) - A cyclonic storm, 'NADA', in the south-west of the Bay of Bengal, has threatened strong winds and heavy rains in many parts of Sri Lanka in the coming two days, the Meteorology Department said here on Thursday. The Department said that NADA is now located around 200km to the north-east of Kankasanturai coast, in the...

Sri Lanka to call for investors to set up internal airline service

Sri Lanka to call for investors to set up internal airline service

Colombo, Nov 30 (NIA) - Sri Lanka is to search for investors to establish an internal airline service in the island nation, a cabinet decision showed here on Wednesday. Media Minister, Gayantha Karunathilleke told a weekly media briefing that the internal airline service would meet the criteria of the International Civil Aviation Authority. He said, following a proposal made by...

Former LTTE Commander and Sri Lankan Minister Karuna Amman arrested

Former LTTE Commander and Sri Lankan Minister Karuna Amman arrested

Colombo, Nov 29 (NIA): Sri Lankan investigators on Tuesday arrested a former Tamil Tiger rebel leader who later became a government minister, over allegations of fraud and corruption during the previous Mahinda Rajapakse regime. Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan, alias Karuna Amman, was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division after being questioned for hours for allegedly misusing a state vehicle. . The...

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