Sri Lanka to Consider Myanmar as One of the Possible Suppliers of 100,000 MT Rice

July 06, Colombo: Following a first round of assessment, Sri Lanka has decided to take a closer look at four international rice suppliers to meet its urgent market needs, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said today. On the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka plans to purchase 100,000 metric tons of rice […]

United Amara frets bank run as owner’s father blacklisted

United Amara Bank has moved to head off a potential bank run after U Aung Thaung, father of its majority owner U Nay Aung, was placed on the US blacklist. U Aung Thaung is a former Minister of Industry and a sitting member of parliament. The United States Treasury placed him on its blacklist on […]