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Wednesday December 8th, 2021

Sri Lanka discusses energy security, jobs, investment with UAE

Sri Lanka has been trying to woo investments and secure oil credit from many Middle Eastern countries.

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Attempted assault on MP: Sri Lanka opposition seeks IPU/CPA intervention

Kiriella claimed the “mafia type” attempted assault was a response by some government MPs to a speech made by the MP...

9 min read

Sri Lanka to issue birth certificates with national identification number

Sri Lankans will be provided an opportunity to easily and efficiently “obtain services from birth to death”, it said...

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Sri Lanka to pay Rs 2.5 mn to family of Pakistan lynch mob victim

Diyawadana’s remains were flown into Sri Lanka Monday (06) afternoon.

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Sri Lanka main opposition MPs protest outside parliament

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaka was also seen engaged in conversation with the SJB MPs.

Sri Lanka bond scam: Former finance minister, others cleared of 11 out of 22 charges

“Today, the court released all from charges 1-11. The charges 12-22 are aiding and abetting in nature,” he said.

Sri Lanka p'ment to appoint committee as main opposition boycotts sittings

“How can parliament function this way?” said Dissanayake.

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Sri Lanka president refuses to accept mass resignation of BOI officials

The resignations came in the wake of an internal tussle and questioning by a parliamentary committee

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Pakistan PM calls President Rajapaksa, 113 arrested over Sri Lankan's murder

he Pakistani Prime Minister said that 113 suspects have already been arrested

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Sri Lanka condemns lynching of national in Pakistan

Sri Lanka appreciated the action of Prime Minister Imran Khan in ordering an inquiry

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Sri Lanka PM seeks support of Islamic nations to revive pandemic-hit economy

The Prime Minister said he expects cooperation from Islamic countries to revive Sri Lankan economy

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Sri Lanka pledges to co-oporate with UN on labour issues – MFA

Sri Lanka appraised by UN on the progress it has made with regard to making the country a ‘child labour free zone

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Sri Lanka looking to mix organic, inorganic fertilizer in hopes of higher yield: minister

"Chemical fertilizer, once imported and made available in the market, will be sold at a market price."

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Omicron variant: Sri Lanka to ban inbound travellers from six African countries

The ban will go into effect from 0000hours on November 28.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka call by German warship under Indo-Pacific strategy

Germany is among top three importing and exporting nations of the world

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Sri Lanka opposition suggests govt internal squabble over fertilizer a diversion tactic

"We wonder if they’re doing this on purpose to divert attention away from the farmers’ issue."

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Sri Lanka to go ahead with fuel price stabilisation fund: energy minister

“Going forward, the fuel price shall be decided by the fuel price stabilisation fund and not by ministers."

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Sirisena strikes: Former Sri Lanka president hits out at agriculture minister

In a no-holds-barred response in parliament, Sirisena seemed to lay the blame squarely on the minister.

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Sri Lanka opens Japan-funded 'Golden Gate Kalyani' bridge

The total cost for the project is 55,000 million rupees, according to the president’s media division (PMD).

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka’s ferry tragedy turns into ugly politics; ruling and opposition MPs trade charges

“There are 100,000 people living in Kinniya and an alternate road should have been considered."

Shihar Aneez

7 min read

UN expert on modern slavery to visit Sri Lanka to assess labour conditions, laws

“I am particularly interested in assessing to what extent progress has already been achieved in this regard."

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Sri Lanka to amend media laws, ethics, formulate national media policy

Journalists in Sri Lanka have long advocated self-regulation of the media.

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Sri Lanka ruling party MP to resign, take up US envoy post to strengthen US-SL ties

“I am not leaving politics. I am going at the request of the president."

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Sri Lanka energy minister calls for fuel pricing formula if stabilisation fund is no go

He said the stabilisation fund that was originally proposed by him on March 15 has yet to receive cabinet approval.

2 min read

Top UN official in Sri Lanka Nov 23-25 to meet govt, opp leaders, civil society

The visit follows UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s meeting with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in September.

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Sri Lanka targets 'quarter' arrack bottles after banning fertilizer

We have to somehow stop this

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