The Prime Minister also slammed some media institutions who have been critical of the Central Highway Project. (Colombo Gazette) Replying a query raised by opposition chief whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the Prime Minister said, Sri Lanka has to discuss how to obtain funds in future. “We will not receive concession and aid after 2019. It has been communicated to us by the ADB and WB. It is better to discuss that how we can find the funds in future,” he said. Sri Lanka has been informed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB) that it will not receive any concessions or aid after 2019, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe told Parliament today.Wickramasinghe said this while making a special statement to the House on the Central Highway Project.
TORONTO — The Royal Bank has raised its prime lending rate after the Bank of Canada increased its overnight lending rate to financial institutions.RBC says it will increase its prime rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 3.70 per cent, effective Thursday.The rate has been set at 3.45 per cent.What the Bank of Canada rate hike means for your mortgage and savings accountBank of Canada raises rates as Poloz’s tale of recovery from Great Recession finally comes trueThe increase will raise the cost of borrowing for customers with loans linked to the prime rate such as variable rate mortgages and lines of credit.The Bank of Canada raised its target for the overnight rate to 1.5 per cent today.It was the central bank’s fourth rate increase in the last 12 months.