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Kenya sovereign rating downgraded to ‘B’ by S&P despite IMF deal

Standard and Poor's has downgraded Kenya's sovereign rating to 'B' from 'B-' despite a deal with the International Monetary Fund and backed by World Bank support.


Sri Lanka PM opens DAG Apparel factory in Moneragala

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has commissioned a 500 million rupee export apparel factory in Moneragala, a remote region in the Indian Ocean Island.


Sri Lanka’s Hemas Hospital starts automated negative pressure PCR testing lab

Sri Lanka's Hemas Hospitals said it had commissioned an automated PCR testing laboratory in a negative pressure chamber which will boost the country's testing capacity.


Easter Sunday attacks: Catholic Church begins “Black Sunday” protest demanding justice for victims

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic community is leading the so-called “Black Sunday” protest campaign being launched tomorrow demanding the truth behind the Easter Sunday attacks two years ago.


Easter Sunday attacks: President pleads dont politicize issue as Church protests begin

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is asking Sri Lankans not to permit “interested parties” to politicize the Easter Sunday attacks issue and to treat the blasts and the aftermath as a national issue.


Sri Lanka places sweetened milk and cream on 2.5-pct para-tariff band

Sri Lanka has placed sweetened milk and cream on a 2.5 percent band of an import para-tariff known as the Port and Airport Levy (PAL), according to a gazette notice.


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