In order to strengthen bilateral relations, the two leaders held discussions and entered into four bilateral agreements in the fields of political consultation, tourism, physical training and sports, and economic corporation. (Colombo Gazette) The leaders of Sri Lanka and Tajikistan had wide-ranging discussions today and both countries also signed four bilateral agreements.President Maithripala Sirisena today received the state delegation led by the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, who is on a state visit to Sri Lanka, at the Presidential Secretariat.
The Finance Ministry today accused officials close to former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal of attempting to create an artificial crisis.Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told reporters today that those close to Cabraal are attempting to reduce the value of the Rupee. Karunanayake also said that an investigation has been launched into huge amounts of money which was taken out of the Central Bank two days before the last Presidential election.The Minister said that the police and Financial Crimes Investigations Division are involved in the investigations. (Colombo Gazette)