All BreadTalk outlets to be closed from March 20

R I L Property PLC today said the director board of its wholly owned subsidiary FoodBuzz (Pvt) Ltd. has decided to close all BreadTalk outlets from March 20, 2021 until further notice. The decision was taken due to adverse market conditions stemming from the Easter attacks as well as the ongoing pandemic. BreadTalk, the Singapore-based […]

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 SL , born Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya announces new details on a potential run for California governor

Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya tweeted out a link to a “Chamath for California Governor” campaign website on Tuesday. Palihapitiya supports an effort to force a recall vote for current California Governor Gavin Newsom which would lead to a special election later in 2021. Some California residents have been displeased with Newsom’s performance, especially when it […]

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Sri Lanka to issue a 2000 rupee banknote again

A new 2000 Sri Lanka rupee banknote will be introduced in 2021 with improved security features, as part of the existing series, Central Bank Governor W D Lakshman said. “A new currency note for Rs. 2,000 will be introduced in 2021, as part of the existing 11th note series with improved security features,” Governor Lakshman […]

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Sri Lanka is the only government in the world to pay public servants despite the epidemic and financial difficulties-PB

Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera said despite the severe financial difficulties, Sri Lanka is the only government in the world that had paid salaries and allowances to over 1.5 million public servants and over 600,000 retirees on time without any deductions. The entire public service should be sincerely committed to an efficient and effective […]

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Coronavirus-ravaged economies across the Asia Pacific will make a “swoosh-shaped” recovery next year, the Asian Development Bank forecast

Developing Asia is expected to contract in 2020 for the first time in nearly six decades. Coronavirus-ravaged economies across the Asia Pacific will make a “swoosh-shaped” recovery next year, the Asian Development Bank forecast Tuesday, but it warned that further restrictions to combat the contagion could derail the region’s return to growth. Developing Asia — […]

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