MRs visit to China to boost ties

His visit from May 27-30 is expected to further boost the emerging close ties between the two countries helped by billions of dollars of aid and assistance provided by Beijing to Colombo to develop its infrastructure. China is also assisting Sri Lanka in various other infrastructure projects.In his telephonic talks with President Rajapaksa after taking office in March this year Xi assured Rajapaksa of all support to Colombo to safeguard its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, saying China would like to continue to provide assistance to Sri Lanka within its capacity. President Mahinda Rajapaksa would visit China later this month on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Press Trust of India quoted the Chinese Foreign Ministry as saying.This will be Rajapaksa’s first visit after the new leadership took power in China. China has assisted Sri Lanka in building the new port at Hambantota besides modernising the Colombo port. read more

Boyd Group buying Ontariobased Assured Automotive for 1936 million

Boyd Group buying Ontario-based Assured Automotive for $193.6 million WINNIPEG – The Boyd Group will more than double its presence in Canada by acquiring 68 collision repair centres in Ontario operated by Assured Automotive Inc. for $193.6 million.The Winnipeg-based income fund (TSX:BYD.UN) says its North American network of collision repair shops will grow to 474 locations when the deal closes, including 110 in Canada.Assured Automotive CEO Desmond D’Silva and president Tony Canade will join the Boyd management team and continue to lead the Assured operation under its own brand name.Boyd will pay for Assured with about $146.1 million in cash and $47.5 million of income fund units priced at $88.31 each, subject to adjustments.The value attached to the trust units is below their market price of $89.77 at the close of trading on Friday. by The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2017 5:20 am MDT Last Updated May 29, 2017 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more