Sweeping changes in income tax system from April 1

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 20:05

Enhanced fines and penalties, including an increase in jail terms, and new areas of taxation, are among the highlights of the new Inland Revenue Act to be implemented from April 1, a senior official said. The Inland Revenue Department’s Deputy Commissioner General, Nadun Guruge, told the Sunday Times there would be key changes relating to income tax to achieve the Government’s target of Rs. 800 billion a year.

A convict in the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has claimed that the man who made the bomb to kill the Indian politician is in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka hope new software can power cricket recovery

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Monday, 12 March 2018 22:02

Sri Lanka is adopting an advanced software used by football club Barcelona to manage its injury-prone cricketers as the national team trains for the World Cup next year, officials said today.

News - UN condemns anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka

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Monday, 12 March 2018 11:34

The UN's political chief on Sunday condemned anti-Muslim violence that has targeted mosques and businesses in Sri Lanka as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the Indian Ocean island-nation.

By Andrea Sachs -- A recent conflict in Sri Lanka has interrupted travelers’ reveries of sacred Buddhist sites, languorous beaches and Ceylon tea moments. But careful planning — and heightened awareness — are helping keep dream trips to the Southeast Asian island alive.

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