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Monday December 4th, 2023

Sri Lanka opposition questions utility provider's profits from hydro generation

“Are we to keep our mouths shut when half a million people are going to lose their electricity?"

December 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition leader vows to punish those responsible for financial crisis

"No one will be able to take away my determination to bring the rogue family that robbed this country to book,” he sai...

December 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka alcohol regulations may be spurring moonshine: Minister

Sri Lanka is currently discussing changing the opening times of bars

December 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka, India leaders meet at COP-28, discuss issues

Modi said that it was “wonderful to connect and discuss various issues” with Wickremesinghe.

December 1, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka govt MPs up in arms over opposition leader "taking up time" on cricket issue

Premadasa called his question a matter of “national importance”.

Sri Lanka families of the missing join international conference

Families from Colombo, Vavuniya and Batticaloa joined International Conference for Families of Missing persons

Sri Lanka MPs speak up in support of Palestine

November 29 is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, a UN-organized observance.

Apsara Rodrigo
November 30, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's AKD crosses 50-percent in voting intent poll, but remains unpopular

A net favourability rating of less than zero means that the individual or institution is unpopular.

November 28, 2023 2 min read

Loss of freedom feared from online law, many do not know: survey

Only 34 percent of the respondents said they had heard about the bill.

November 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka in process of rightsizing military; tri forces to be 150,000 by 2030 – State Minister

Despite end of 26-year war, Sri Lanka still allocates higher budget for defence

November 24, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to offer early retirement 34,000 civil protection force

Sri Lanka will provide early retirement to a 34,000 strong civil defence force that protected villages during civil war

November 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka minister warns of emerging racism ahead of elections

Sri Lankan politicians have historically used racism to divide the country

November 24, 2023 3 min read

Little change in support for Sri Lanka's political parties in October: survey

The NPP had enjoyed support from 42 percent of likely voters in September.

November 23, 2023 2 min read

Not a surrogate for the Rajapaksas, insists Sri Lanka president; claims opposition is split

“The Rajapaksas have their share of responsibility.”

Himal Kotelawala
November 23, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka budget has not prioritised North East: Legislator

The total allocation for the North and East specifically is 4.25 billion.

Nethmi Rajawasam
November 22, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka has made progress on child rights since UN convention but work remains: UNICEF

"Only 14 percent of Grade 3 students reached all essential learning competencies in literacy."

November 22, 2023 5 min read
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Sri Lanka allocates Rs 10 bn for elections: Minister

Although this provision was not formally presented in the budget proposals but has been factored into the estimates

November 22, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's "forward-looking" 2024 budget will instill fiscal discipline: MR

“Fiscal discipline is essential for a country,” he said.

November 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka ready to join BRI phase two, China FTA to be expedited

China is also prioritising the extension of a China-Myanmar Economic Corridor to the island nation, according to Yiqin.

November 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament must decide on its authority on finance: Namal

“We have the question of whether a government policy can be challenged in court,” said Rajapaksa.

November 20, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka must use court verdict to recover stolen assets: CBK

"Citizens can go to court and seek punishment and compensation,” she said.

November 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka, Maldives presidents in bilateral discussions

President Wickremesinghe and Maldivian president Dr Muizzu engaged in bilateral discussions

November 18, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka COPE meetings suspended amid Chair controversy

“The COPE meeting that was to be held at 1pm today, and there will be no further COPE meetings till further notice.”

November 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition leader's favourability rating at new low, survey shows

Net favourability ratings of all major party leaders remained negative in October.

November 17, 2023 2 min read

US commits USD 32.5 mn for Sri Lanka McGovern-Dole school feeding programme

"Over 200,000 Sri Lankan children will benefit from the funds."

November 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka elected to UNESCO executive board by 144 votes

This is the third UN bodies or committee that Sri Lanka was elected to over the past few months.

November 16, 2023 2 min read
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