The vote in the 193-member world body was 130 in favour, Russia against, and China, Pakistan, and Belarus abstaining. Fifty-nine countries did not vote.
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Sampath Bank nearly doubles profit in 1Q; credit quality shows signs of improvement
Sampath Bank PLC delivered some robust profits for the three months ended in March 2021 (1Q21) as the bank saw its credit quality improving, resulting in much lower impairments than what it provided a year ago and opened its lending spigots generating more revenues.
MP Harsha de Silva highlights national accounting fraud
To evaluate this claim, FactCheck consulted the Annual Reports of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka of 2019 and 2020, and the Annual Report of the Ministry of Finance 2019.
HIP sees highest monthly RORO volume in April
62,736 vehicles transshipped in April. Handles 193, 690 vehicles in first 4 months
Elderly population still at higher risk of mortality than young: Dr. Fernandopulle
She urged the public to strictly adhere to health guidelines to safeguard the elderly population
ComBank first quarter profits soar; asset quality records improvement
Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC reported sound performance for the three months ended in March 2021 (1Q21) as demand for loans gained pace while the company improved its margin amid the fast descent in interest rates.
Presidential Task Force to push Sri Lanka towards green socio-economy
Presidential Task Force on Creating a Green Sri Lanka with Sustainable Solutions to Climate Change established. Chaired by Basil Rajapaksa, it includes 46 members including ministers, professionals and businessmen. Given responsibility to prepare roadmap to ensure SL’s transition to organic farming from chemical farming
SL's first automated food cold storage temperature monitoring solution launched
Nestlé Lanka has launched an innovative solution for managing and monitoring its cold storage temperature, developed by premier business solutions provider, Dialog Enterprise.
Seylan's Kilinochchi branch gets spacious new location
Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart, recently relocated its Kilinochchi branch to a spacious new location to provide superior banking services to its customers hassle-free.
NDB rights issue fully allocated, private placement for Rs.1.5bn expected
Following the rights issue and private placement, the bank is expected to add Rs.9.5bn in Tier I capital
Calcey Technologies certified as Great Place to Work
Calcey Technologies was certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka.
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RESOLVE WILL BE TESTED
Teams will face new challenges entertaining fans, but they should emerge stronger for it
APPLE'S iPHONE PRIVACY CLAMPDOWN ARRIVES AFTER 7-MONTH DELAY
Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down on Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on their iPhones in order to target more advertising at users.
UNION, AUTOMAKERS HEADED FOR FIGHT OVER BATTERY PLANT WAGES
The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight.
ALSO ROARING BACK FROM PANDEMIC: EARTH-WARMING EMISSIONS
Global warming emissions are expected to spike this year as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and economies begin to recover.
Romance on the River
Take to the water and explore Budapest’s splendor at a leisurely pace.
‘It's Always Been About Exclusion'
America is a diverse nation of immigrants—but it was not intended to be, and its historical biases continue to haunt the present.
Political Animals: Olivia Nuzzi
The No-Splash Tell-all What the muted reaction to Hunter Biden’s crackfueled memoir says about his father’s Washington.
‘TANTALIZING' RESULTS OF 2 EXPERIMENTS DEFY PHYSICS RULEBOOK
Preliminary results from two experiments suggest something could be wrong with the basic way physicists think the universe works, a prospect that has the field of particle physics both baffled and thrilled.
Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain SARAH BOWEN explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.