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Monday October 25th, 2021

Sri Lanka Catholic church head doubtful Easter victims will find justice under present admin

Power gained through blood of innocents will not endure, the archbishop said.

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Sri Lanka sees very few students, teachers on first day of reopening schools

“There were only a few students and teachers in the Kurunagala district,” a principal from Kurunagala told EconomyNe...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Another Sri Lanka govt MP calls for social media regulation amid online backlash

“I think those who harm the country and destabilise the country have seized the opportunity,” he said.

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Sri Lanka to vaccinate 16-17-year-olds starting Friday (22): health offiicial

Authorities started vaccinating 18-19-year-olds in on October 15 and expanded island-wide on Thursday (21).

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Delta Plus not detected in Sri Lanka yet: university lab

Sri Lanka so far has detected two variants of concern, the Alpha and Delta strains, spreading in the community.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka Ports Authority plans waterfront PPP in Mahara stone quarry

Mixed development with urban residential, cultural and recreation facilities

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Flight from Sri Lanka to flag-off Kushinagar airport in India

A delegation of politicians and monks to city of significance to Buddhists

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Sri Lanka imports top three year high by Aug 2021 amid money printing

The surge in imports came despite import controls

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Sri Lanka to amend Kandyan marriage and divorce act

A minor under the age of 18 cannot enter legal marriage in Sri Lanka.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka cabinet approves next step towards banning cattle slaughter

Analysts say the SLPP leaders think the cattle slaughter ban is politically rewarding at a time of easy vigilantism.

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Despite Indian pressure, Sri Lanka says provincial polls only after electoral reform

“We cannot exactly say when the elections will be held. It will be held after the election system is changed.”

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Sri Lanka CB appoints new monetary policy consultative committee

Representatives from several sectors

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Despite drop in cases, Sri Lanka health official wants COVID-19 restrictions to continue

"We saw the same thing happened in April this year when restrictions were relaxed as case numbers dropped."

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka to remove heavy industry monopoly in Trincomalee port

Ports agency has around 2000 hectares which could be developed

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Sri Lanka CB chief to discuss with CRIB, banks on covid-hit bad loans

Covid treatment of CRIB

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Sri Lanka stock index hit fresh peak on CLC speculative trading, earning hopes 

ASPI hit 9,700 psychological benchmark

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Sri Lanka Treasuries auction succeeds, yields up, inverted

One year yield up 89bp but below market expectations

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Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank says its QR code app draws 100,000 users

Various bills can be paid using the app

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Sri Lanka's school teachers to return to work on Oct 25 but TU campaign to continue

"But we will not stop our struggle. Even after resuming teaching, we will continue."

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka's proposed new constitution to be ready by Jan 2022: minister

"In January 2022, Sri Lanka parliament will have the opportunity to focus on the new constitution,” he said.

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