Cabinet approves relief measures for tourism industry

He said that among the relief offered are tax concessions and loans with interest to be paid in July next year. The Minister also said that security scanners can be imported tax free. Cabinet has approved several relief measures for the tourism industry which took a hit from the Easter Sunday attacks.Tourism Minister John Amaratunga told Parliament today that the relief measures will not just be for five star hotels but even others involved in the industry. He said he expects the tourism industry to get back on its feet and return to what it was in a year. (Colombo Gazette)

CL Final Four in Koln THW Kiel and Barca in the Final

In the Final of first F4 event in history of handball Champions League will play German, THW Kiel and Spanish, F.C Barcelona. That is epilogue of fantastic Saturday in “Lanxess Arena” in Koln, where both semifinal games was played in front of 19000 fans.In first semifinal, F.C Barcelona beat Cehovski Medvedi 34:27 (17:11). Barca had game under control all 60 minutes and deserve to win. Best scorer was fantastic Juanin Garcia, left wing with 8 goals, Noddesbo scored 5. In Russian squad, Vasily Fillipov was the best with 7 goals.In second semifinal, in reprise of two last finals, THW Kiel finally beat Ciudad Real 29:27 (12:15) with fantastic performance in last 20 minutes.  Heroes in “Zebra” team were Christian Sprenger with 6/6 score against Sterbik and in last few minutes unbeatable, Thiery Omeyer with his TOP saves.So, second time in the Final (first was in 2000), but first time in F4 modus will play German champion, THW Kiel and the best team in history, F.C Barcelona (seven time European champions). ← Previous Story Vfl Gummersbach win Cup Winners Cup! Next Story → TBV Lemgo win EHF Cup! read more