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Monday September 20th, 2021

Sri Lanka's COVID-19 third wave claims over 3,200 lives in just three months

A breakdown of the numbers so far, as recorded by the health ministry’s epidemiology unit:

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Sri Lanka cabinet clears new petroleum law

The draft law has been cleared by Sri Lanka's Attorney General

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Sri Lanka Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha amid third wave of COVID-19

Prayer congregations are limited to just 100 people.

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No faith motion against Sri Lanka energy minister defeated

Sri Lanka’s government defeated a no confidence motion against its energy minister

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Sri Lanka launches phone/text-based system to direct COVID-19 patients to treatment

The task force said new patients must send their health details via SMS to 1904.

Ten constituent parties of Sri Lanka ruling alliance call for three-week lockdown

“The only way to bring down daily cases to a number that the health sector can handle is by imposing a lockdown"

Sri Lanka's rupee closes at 201/203 to one-month dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed steady at 201/203 levels in the one-month dollar on Thursday while bond yields remained uncha...

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Sri Lanka stocks down, foreign buying in Windforce

Sri Lanka stocks fell 1.42 percent on Thursday though foreign investors bought 527 million rupees of Windforce Limited,...

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Sri Lanka MP Harin faces imminent arrest: Ranawaka

Attempts are under way to arrest Sri Lanka's main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) MP Harin Fernando, SJB MP Pata...

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Sri Lanka to improve irrigation, preserve watersheds with $69mn World Bank credit

Sri Lanka has inked a deal to borrow 69.53 million US dollars from the World Bank to improve dams and irrigation schemes...

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SriLankan Airlines to fly to Kenya, connecting East Africa to Asia

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it will start flying to Nairobi, Kenya from April 22, taking traffic from East Africa ...

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Sri Lanka ramps up testing, adds more ICU beds as daily COVID-19 cases spike

Sri Lanka has decided to add more intensive care unit (ICU) beds to its state healthcare system and increase the country...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka's Windforce begins trading above IPO price

Windforce Limited, renewable firm, began trading above its price of 16 rupees per share on Thursday after raising 3.2 bi...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Speaker appoints committee to probe fracas in Sri Lanka parliament

A seven-member committee has been appointed to investigate the tense situation that occurred in Sri Lanka’s parliament...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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New online laws will threaten Media freedom says FMM

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is calling on the Media Community to take concerted action to prevent the enactment of law...

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Sri Lankan aircraft hit from behind

Sri Lankan airlines said one of its aircraft parked at Malé airport in the Maldives had been hit from behind, damaging ...

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Sri Lanka rupee quoted at 199/202 levels to one-month dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted stronger at 199/202 levels in the one-month dollar on Thursday while bond yields remained unc...

1 min read

Sri Lanka legislator proposes Cannabis fix for looming debt crisis

A Sri Lanka legislator has suggested fixing the country's debt crisis with Cannabis and giving Dutch courage to a shaky ...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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US$750mn Sri Lanka Development Bond auction offered

A 750 million US dollar auction of fixed-rate Sri Lanka Development Bonds has been offered for sale with bids to close o...

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Row as China embassy invites Sri Lanka lawmakers to Colombo Port City

Questions were raised in Sri Lanka's parliament how China's embassy invited them to a 'study tour' of Colombo Port City ...

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Sri Lanka sells 75-pct of Treasuries offered

Sri Lanka has sold 75-percent of Treasuries offered at an 'auction' where a pre-set price control on 12-month bills was ...

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Migrant workers detained in Saudi Arabia: Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau denies Amnesty report

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment has denied reports that Saudi Arabia has arbitrarily detained 41 migrant work...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka rupee closes 201/202 levels to one-month dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 201/202 levels in the one-month dollar on Wednesday though spot market trading was not act...

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Uranium ship leaves Sri Lanka's Hambantota port

A ship loaded with Uranium bound for China which had docked at Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port for emergency repairs had lef...

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Sri Lanka to set up state-run Youth Start up fund, loan guarantee fund: Namal

Sri Lanka will set up a state-run Youth Startup Fund and a Guarantee Fund to help young entrepreneurs get capital, Minis...

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

No evidence to link Sri Lanka's six blood clotting cases with AstraZeneca jab: Health Minister

Six cases of blood clotting, three of which ended in death, after being injected with the AstraZeneca vaccine have been ...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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