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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Dec 08 2017

Sri Lanka parliament backs tax exemptions for port deal with Chinese

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's parliament approved on Friday a raft of tax concessions for a Chinese-led joint venture which will handle the southern port of Hambantota under a $1.1 billion deal that has sparked public anger and concerns in India and elsewhere.

Dec 04 2017

Maldives defends trade deal with China against opposition criticism

COLOMBO The Maldives government on Monday defended its free trade agreement (FTA) with China against criticism from the opposition that it was signed in haste and with insufficient parliamentary scrutiny.

Dec 04 2017

Maldives defends trade deal with China against opposition criticism

COLOMBO, Dec 4 The Maldives government on Monday defended its free trade agreement (FTA) with China against criticism from the opposition that it was signed in haste and with insufficient parliamentary scrutiny.

Nov 28 2017

Sri Lanka central bank does not see need for another rate hike - governor

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's central bank does not see a need for a rate rise due to lower core inflation, but the monetary authority is cautiously monitoring the numbers, governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy told Reuters on Tuesday.

Nov 20 2017

Sri Lanka PM appears before bond probe panel

COLOMBO Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared voluntarily before a panel investigating alleged irregularities in government bond sales on Monday to clear his name.

Nov 20 2017

Sri Lanka PM appears before bond probe panel

COLOMBO, Nov 20 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared voluntarily before a panel investigating alleged irregularities in government bond sales on Monday to clear his name.

Nov 18 2017

Sri Lanka arrests 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence; four injured

COLOMBO Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Nov 06 2017

Sri Lanka fuel shortage to end on Nov. 9 - oil minister

COLOMBO, Nov 6 Sri Lanka's fuel shortage will end on Nov. 9, Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said on Monday, as state-run oil retailer Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and Lanka IOC traded blame charges over the shortage.

Nov 03 2017

Sri Lanka limits fuel supplies after delay in import shipment

COLOMBO, Nov 3 Thousands of Sri Lankan motorists queued for fuel on Friday after the state-run fuel retailer limited supplies following a delay in a fuel shipment and a rejection of another shipment due to the wrong specification, officials said.

Oct 25 2017

Sri Lanka to offer tax breaks for project involving China-backed Port City

COLOMBO, Oct 25 Sri Lanka is preparing legislation with tax incentives to attract investment into a big property development near Colombo port that includes a $1.4 billion Chinese-backed real estate project, a government minister said on Wednesday.

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