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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COLOMBO/NEW DELHI India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airport on the southern tip of the island, where China has invested heavily as part of its Belt and Road initiative, a Sri Lankan minister said.