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Friday August 19th, 2022
Politics

Sri Lanka's protestors must bear damages to Galle Face Green: minister

“Estimates should be taken and a court case should be filed, to find the people responsible."

August 19, 2022 3 min read

India has helped Sri Lanka to best of its ability, will assist with IMF: Jaishankar

The Asian Century will not happen if the two neighbours could not join hands, he said.

August 19, 2022 2 min read

Australia to provide 25 mn USD in additional emergency aid to Sri Lanka

“During this challenging period, Australia stands with the people of Sri Lanka."

August 19, 2022 1 min read

Japan grants medical equipment worth 500-mn yen to Sri Lanka govt hospital

The grant was given in response to a request by Sri Lanka’s government.

August 18, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka immigration on the hunt for Scotswoman who documented protests

Immigration officials stated that the police and SSD were on the lookout for Fraser.

Sri Lanka expects to wrap up staff-level agreement with IMF end-August: CBSL

 At the moment, the Central Bank is in the process analysing its creditors before it reaches out to them.

Former Sri Lanka minister Mervyn Silva arrested 15 years after he stormed state TV

Police said Silva was arrested at his residence in Pelawatte, Colombo, on Thursday August 18.

August 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Customs seizes 32 tons of illegal scrap metal

The total market value of the scrap  metal is estimated to be over 15 million Sri Lankan rupees. 

Neshella Perera
August 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Customs seizes gold biscuits, drugs worth over 450 mn rupees

A statement said 9.5kg gold biscuits and 5kg of cocaine were seized on Wednesday August 17.

Neshella Perera
August 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka partners with USAID to convert petrol-run tuktuks to electricity

The move also aims to promote a greener transportation sector, a statement said.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's runaway ex president to return on Aug 24, 25: cousin

Rajapaksa resigned from the presidency after mass protests against the worst economic crisis since Independence.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 17, 2022 1 min read

Japan PM congratulates Sri Lanka president, hopeful of improved relations

Kishido said he would like to work in concert with Wickremesinghe to “further develop the cordial ties".

August 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka relaxed visas to remove a barrier to Korean investment

Korea had been the top foreign investment generator in 80s and it desires to regain that position

August 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to benefit from access to UK's new trading scheme: high commissioner

"It will also simplify some season tariffs, meaning additional and simpler access for Sri Lanka's exports to the UK."

Mahadiya Hamza
August 17, 2022 2 min read

Joining all-party cabinet won't be a 'system change': Sri Lanka opp. leader

Among the issues raised was prices of sanitary napkins and menstrual products.

Neshella Perera
August 17, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka gives provisional approval to two wind power projects by Adani Group

The announcement came at a time when relations between India and Sri Lanka are being tested.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 17, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka MPs' participation at Chinese "spy ship" docking ceremony questioned

The MPs’ political engagement “in a highly sensitive issue such as this” was “totally unnecessary”, Herath twe...

August 16, 2022 5 min read

Sri Lanka to set up chartered institute of professional journalists

"We are setting up this to improve the quality of journalism in the country and to raise it to international standards."

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 16, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to sign MoU with Nepal on cooperation in sci tech development

The MoU had been delayed since June 2021.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 16, 2022 1 min read
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Parties opposed to Sri Lanka seeking IMF help must offer alternatives: minister

"For the first time we have defaulted on foreign debt repayment. But we cannot avoid debt," he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 16, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka gearing for 75th independence day; national anthem in Sinhala, Tamil

The anthem hasn't been sung in Tamil at an Independence Day celebration since the change of government in November 2019

August 16, 2022 1 min read

India gifts maritime surveillance aircraft to Sri Lanka amid Chinese 'spy ship' row

Wickremesinghe said both countries must commit to further strengthening bilateral relations.

August 16, 2022 3 min read

Chinese tracking vessel Yuan Wang 5 docks at Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port

The ship will be anchored at the Hambantota Port till August 22.

August 16, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka protestor who stormed state-run TV station out on bail

Ali was released on a cash bail of 25,000 rupees and two personal bails of 500,000 rupees each.

Neshella Perera
August 15, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Freedom Party yet to decide on joining all-party govt

"We will support the government through committees like the SJB, but there is no decision on taking positions yet.”

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 15, 2022 2 min read

Cannot support Sri Lanka's IMF-bound "caretaker" president: MP Vasudeva N

"We cannot support Wickremesinghe who operates within the IMF framework."

August 15, 2022 2 min read
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