A $1.4 billion Chinese investment project, which will include a casino, now looks set to move ahead after its parliament passed a law to install an economic commission to run the development.
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called on the government to make amendments to a plan for a giant special economic zone in Colombo that was to include casinos, warning it risks becoming a centre for money laundering.
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has begun a hearing into petitions against plans for a giant China-backed special economic zone that had been slated to house financial businesses, entertainment and casinos.
In unanimously passing the bill Prevention of Offences Related to Sports on Monday, the government of Sri Lanka has not only confirmed its ban on sports betting within the country, but also prohibited its citizens from engaging in sports betting overseas as well.
BetConstruct said it has developed a tailored live casino solution for Bally’s casino in Sri Lanka, as part of a project to help land-based casinos target the online gaming sector.
One person died and five police officers were injured after a raid on a gambling den erupted into a fight, local media reports. The officers...