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Wednesday December 8th, 2021

Sri Lanka new govt lifts travel ban on foreigners

Sri Lanka's new government Friday announced lifting a ban on foreign nationals visiting to the island's former war zones...

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SriLankan Airlines cuts flights to Mattala; saves US$18 mn

EconomyNext - SriLankan Airlines said will save 18 million dollars by cutting flights to unprofitable routes like Mattal...

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Sri Lanka to get more FDI by expanding economic freedoms, biz environment: Eran

Sri Lanka would get more foreign and local investments by expanding economic freedoms and the investment environment, de...

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Sri Lanka to review casino projects: new minister

Sri Lanka's new government will not allow casino projects which are against the island's cultural and religious values, ...

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Sri Lanka expresses sovereignty concerns over Chinese port city project

EconomyNext - Sri Lanka's new government will review a 1.3 billion US dollar Chinese-funded and built reclamation projec...

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China starts building relations with new Sri Lanka administration

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) - China hoped to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka, China's embassy in Colombo said, following a...

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Sri Lanka former banker, opposition party boss in charge of investments, highways

EconomyNext - Kabir Hashim assumed duties as Sri Lanka's new Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion Friday along ...

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Sri Lanka EDB seeks agreement with China's Yunnan province

EconomyNext - Sri Lanka's export promotion agency is to strike an agreement with China's Yunnan province seeking to incr...

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Following Pope: Namal Suvendra

Pope Francis left Sri Lanka after what the Vatican had described as a successful visit, but there were ominous signs and...

Namal Suvendra

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Sri Lanka ex-presidents brother Basil steps down; accepts responsibility for defeat

Sri Lanka ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother Basil has resigned as national organizer for the ousted coalition, sa...

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Sri Lanka's ex-leader to step down as party boss

Colombo (AFP) Sri Lanka's former leader Mahinda Rajapakse has agreed to step down as head of his party, clearing the way...

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Sri Lanka NDB, DFCC merger only if shareholders wish it

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Sri Lanka visit of Pope Francis - in pictures

Large crowds came to watch Pope Francis as he visited Sri Lanka and said mass in a beachfront in the capital Colombo.

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Sri Lanka police investigate Rajapakse coup allegation

Sri Lanka's police opened an investigation Wednesday into allegations that former president Mahinda Rajapakse tried to u...

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Sri Lanka's ex-president Rajapakse faces graft complaint

Sri Lanka's Marxist opposition party has filed corruption complaints against former president Mahinda Rajapakse and his ...

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Sri Lanka oil exploration office under energy ministry

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) - Sri Lanka's oil exploration office which came directly under the President during the ousted Raj...

Devan Daniel

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Joseph Vaz declared saint in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis canonized Joseph Vaz, a Catholic priest who lived and worked in Sri Lanka in the 17 century, and also calle...

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Sri Lanka mystery aircraft looks similar to Dr Ray's Lihiniya - enthusiast

A mystery aircraft discovered at a state warehouse in Colombo reportedly belonging to a son of ex-President Mahinda Raja...

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Sri Lanka's Rajapakse denies post-election coup bid

Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapakse on Tuesday denied government allegations that he attempted a coup to rema...

Amal Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka issues silver coin to honour Pope Francis

Sri Lanka has issued a silver commemorative coin to mark the visit of Pope Francis to the island.

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