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Friday December 9th, 2022

Foreign minister, US ambassador discuss future assistance to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Minister Sabry was recently in Washington D.C. where he US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

December 9, 2022 3 min read

Mystery mattress sparks innuendo-filled row in Sri Lanka parliament

"This raises a serious question as to whether someone goes to bed in that room," he said.

December 9, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President invites parliament to probe 2020 macro blunders

The parliament has powers to do that

December 8, 2022 2 min read

China calls for joint effort to ease Sri Lanka's debt burden, no mention of restructure

The spokesperson avoided any mention of debt restructuring, a prerequisite for the IMF extended fund facility (EFF).

December 6, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka plans deal with Maldives to tighten border controls

The plan also involves facilities for capacity in technology and human resources.

Sri Lanka could face 6-8-hour power cuts in 2023 if tariffs aren't revised: minister

"Most CEB unions and senior management agree that a revision is needed," he said.

Sri Lanka Navy formally tasked with hydrographical surveys

A National Maritime Office consist with all relevant institutions will be establish as well.

December 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president invites lawyers to assist in resolving ethnic issue by Feb 2023

He was addressing a felicitation ceremony held last Saturday December 02 to mark his completion of 50 years at the Bar.

December 5, 2022 2 min read

Bipin Chandra Pal: ‘Socialism’ in India’s past and future

Struggling to Define a Hindu Social Economy

Mark Hager
December 5, 2022 29 min read

Time right for elections, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ready to face any poll: Basil

"There may be some [dissenters], but we are with the people," said Rajapaksa.

December 5, 2022 4 min read

Paris Club proposes 10-year moratorium in 15-year Sri Lanka debt re-structure: report

Paris Club clearly hinting that global south should also take the same cut as global north

December 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition MP suggests election commission behind local govt polls delay

"The EC already has the authority. There is no need at all to seek the AG's advice."

December 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka debt restructuring: opposition MP warns of "China go home" protests

"They have forced  investments down this country thanks to the Rajapaksa family."

December 2, 2022 5 min read

Sri Lanka’s political parties more interested in capturing power: Victor Ivan

“There is a crisis in Sri Lanka’s political culture. There is much thirst for power,” he said.

December 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president proposes long neglected laws for gender equity, women empowerment 

Most Sri Lankan men are gender insensitive, not serious about violence against women

December 1, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Samurdhi welfare scheme should only benefit those in need: president

"First we'll have to determine who's qualified."

December 1, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka Education Minister to intervene in power cuts, proposed tariff hike during exam month

"I will discuss this at the cabinet meeting and also take it up with the Ministry of Power & Energy."

December 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister claims entire cabinet opposed COVID-19 cremations, blames media

"Let's not blame everything on politicians," he added.

November 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's JVP leader claims relative stability down to April default, forgets rate hike

"Imagine if we had to pay that back. The situation would be worse than it was in March."

November 29, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday suspect hacked to death; opposition leader demands answers

"What is happening in the country? Isn't this lawlessness?"

November 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka contemplating law to limit grace period offered to state university students

"We will discuss this with students and student leaders. I think the time given is sufficient," he said.

November 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition leader vows to bring millions to the streets

We’re not prepared to be cowards," said Premadasa

November 28, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s gender parity should be advanced in economic crisis: IPS

COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing economic crisis have stymied Sri Lanka’s efforts to achieve gender parity.

November 28, 2022 8 min read

Sri Lanka parliament polls delay: president finds unlikely ally in one-time adversary

"That is good for small parties like ours. It will allow us to organise this party well," said Sirisena.

November 25, 2022 2 min read

UK, FAO to help Sri Lanka low income fishermen

Fishers will get $47 (17000 rupees) per month for a period of 3 months

November 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka ethnic issue: TNA accepts president's overture, MP suggests party ready to talk federal

"Everyone must feel secure. That is our desire as well. That the majority of this country must accept it."

November 24, 2022 6 min read
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