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Tuesday August 16th, 2022

Sri Lanka’s prestige battle: Ananda passes the baton of blame

Credit for attack on peaceful protestors go to Royal

July 24, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka worst crisis could be biggest blessing

Empty streets reduce emissions, lack of chemical fertilizer promotes organic food

July 3, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka one-day passport service to take 60 days

One-day service now costs 15,000 rupees compared to the standard 3,500 rupees

July 3, 2022 2 min read

US singer Cher takes aim at Sri Lanka elephant orphanage

Cher had previously helped move a Sri Lanka elephant from a zoo in Pakistan to Cambodia

January 7, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka raises Rs600mn from post-bond auction tap, Rs6bn printed

Takes the total raised up to 17.4 billion rupees

Booster shot for Sri Lankan migrant workers: health ministry decision pending

The SLFEB has submitted the request and it is up to the health ministry to see it through, an official said.

Sri Lanka's Best Corporate Citizens awards to have Covid focus

The ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2021 (BCCS Awards)’

July 28, 2021 2 min read

Song Sung Blue*

Why Are Creation’s Biggest Animals Crooning Flatter Year by Year? Blue Whale Mating Call Mystery.

Mark Hager
May 21, 2021 8 min read

Colombo Municipal Council launches automated hotline

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) announced an automated hotline, +94112208208, for the public to contact the council ...

April 7, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Drug menace needs a new approach

Crime surrounding the increased use of hard drugs in Sri Lanka is a major societal and law and order concern, but are we...

Imesh Ranasinghe
March 17, 2021 8 min read

Thousands of Migrant workers stranded in the Gulf States

Almost a year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many Sri Lankan migrant workers remain stranded mostly in the Gulf States...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 15, 2021 5 min read

Sri Lanka repatriates 320 stranded migrant workers from Oman

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it repatriated 320 stranded migrant workers out of which more than 81 work...

February 28, 2021 1 min read

Govt has no plan to bring back stranded workers – Dr Harini Amarasuriya

Opposition MP Amarasuriya says the government has no proper procedure to repatriate Lankan workers who have lost jobs an...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 8, 2021 3 min read

More than 500 stranded foreign workers in Oman repatriated

More than 500 Sri Lankan foreign workers in Oman have been repatriated last week free of charge the Foreign Ministry sa...

January 20, 2021 2 min read

Orca Lanka: Killer whales are here and well worth meeting

They may be intelligent, communicative and super-social in ways we can scarcely imagine

Mark Hager
January 16, 2021 9 min read

Sri Lanka: PCR testing capacity at International Airport drops drastically

A shortage of automated extraction reagent kits cuts tests to 600 per day as arrivals are ramped up

Imesh Ranasinghe
January 15, 2021 3 min read
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Sri Lanka will continue repatriation but at a slower pace – Foreign Secy

Sri Lanka will continue the repatriation of Sri Lankans abroad at a slow pace due to the capacity of the quarantine cent...

January 4, 2021 2 min read

Size Matters: Why blue whales abound in Lankan waters

The blue is not only the largest animal ever to live on our beautiful planet, but the largest that ever could and how th...

December 12, 2020 7 min read

Govt to pay compensation to families of deceased migrant workers

Sri Lanka will pay LKR 500,000 as compensation to the families of each migrant workers who died due to COVID-19 overseas...

Imesh Ranasinghe
November 19, 2020 2 min read

ICRC to set up online interactions between prisoners and families

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is setting up a project for Prison Inmates in Sri Lanka to interact ...

November 5, 2020 2 min read

Chamal Rajapaksa shoots down Bandula’s idea to export Cannabis

Minister Chamal Rajapaksa is saying that he will not allow local cultivation of cannabis and manufacture of cannabis-rel...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 9, 2020 2 min read

Young Lankan Housemaid allegedly tortured to death in Kuwait

The body of a 31-year old Sri Lankan maid who has allegedly been tortured to death in Kuwait is to be repatriated to Sri...

September 12, 2020 1 min read

Bakeer Markar makes appeal to repatriate unemployed migrant workers

Parliamentarian Imthiaz Bakeer Markar is proposing that the government prioritize the return of more than 50,000 Sri Lan...

September 12, 2020 3 min read

By using Mattala and Katunayake airports repatriation will be speeded up – officials

Sri Lanka will use two of its international airports at Katunayake and Mattala for the repatriation of Lankans abroad wh...

August 27, 2020 2 min read

Stranded American praises Sri Lanka’s healthcare after having her appendix out

Eliana Apicella, is among the many tourists in Sri Lanka who is stranded in Sri Lanka because of Covid. And adding to th...

August 25, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka has post-poll mini-spike in Covid cases as repatriation flights resume

Sri Lanka is seeing a post-election mini-spike in Covid cases as the government resumes flights repatriating citizens pa...

August 22, 2020 2 min read
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