VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The central banks of Laos and Vietnam will enhance bilateral cooperation in information technology, technical matters and other important areas related to banking.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - UNP Deputy Leader and Presidential hopeful, Minister Sajith Premadasa writes to UNP leader. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe asking him to pick the party’s presidential candidate soon.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The ruling  United National Party (UNP) Presidential candidate would be selected by the Working Committee (WC) and named after a date for the election was announced, senior party sources said, yesterday.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Centre for Environmental Justice accuse Minister Rishad Bathiudeen of attempt to grab a five-acre land, declared as a Ramsar site.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The legal dossier of Sri Lanka’s request for the extradition of former Central Bank Governor, Arjuna Mahendran, in connection with the bond scams, handed over to representatives of the Singapore Government.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - USD 11 million paid by the Sri Lankan government in 2012 to ALIT, China for the construction of the Lotus Tower disappears from the books, informs the President at the opening of the Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest tower.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Some Vietnamese exports have been investigated for origin fraud and tax evasion, which requires tougher action from the Vietnamese Government to settle the problem and keep its exports growing.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam’s tourism promotion campaign has shown its efficiency helping the country get close to its target of attracting 17.5-18 million international tourists this year.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Prime Minister said that the decision to relocate the Ministry of Agriculture had been taken under different circumstances

KIEN GIANG, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Struggling to survive after a devastating fire, farmers in U Minh Thuong National Park now earn decent incomes thanks to water sharing agreements.