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Wednesday February 28th, 2024

India’s official invitation for Sri Lanka’s Marxists seen positive amid political concerns

JVP has opposed many Indian projects strongly in the past

February 7, 2024 5 min read

Sri Lanka’s India-funded Unique ID project to have new consultant: Indian HC

India has already given 450 million Indian rupees to Sri Lanka for Unique ID project

February 2, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka, Elite discuss training private security providers for employment abroad

UK-based private security service provider discusses training centre aimed at foreign employment opportunities

January 23, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to have own e-NIC project amid privacy concerns over Indian deal

Sri Lanka has already disqualified the two Indian bidders under Indian-funded Unique ID project

January 18, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka Police Minister raps UN over anti-drug campaign concerns

Yukthiya operation has led to arrest nearly 39,000 people in 1 month - police

Sri Lanka to send Navy ship to counter Houthi attacks in Red Sea

Decision has been made to deploy ship from the Sri Lanka Navy to the Red Sea, contributing to the security of the region

After disqualifying Indian bidders, Sri Lanka hopes to select Digital ID printer by 2024 Q1

The Digital ID card project has been dragged despite India has already given 450 mln INR grant

Shihar Aneez
December 19, 2023 2 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

Security tightened around parliament in anticipation of protests

Police presence was seen around Sri Lanka's parliament as President began presenting 2024 Budget

November 13, 2023 1 min read

China seeks another research ship visit approval from Sri Lanka - sources

Foreign Ministry spokesman said he is unaware of a request by China

Shihar Aneez
November 5, 2023 2 min read

One Sri Lankan decides to stay in Gaza, 11 crossed Egypt border; five to reach border: official 

Two Sri Lankans have been killed since the conflict started on Oct 7

November 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka says measures taken to ensure digital security of Indian-funded unique ID project

India-funded Sri Lanka Unique ID project has raised concerns over data privacy

Shihar Aneez
September 6, 2023 2 min read

Indian defence minister's Sri Lanka visit deferred within hours of official announcement 

India has raised concern over possible visit of Chinese research vessel next month

September 2, 2023 2 min read

Indian defence minister visits Sri Lanka amid Chinese request to dock second research vessel 

India has raised security concerns over Chinese vessel visit - analysts

September 1, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka police minister raps Catholic leaders for not revisiting Easter probe despite requests

Catholic Church leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction over the Easter Sunday probe.

August 29, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka Minister: won’t allow Indian funded digital ID project to access personal data

Indian-funded digital ID card project has raised concerns over data privacy of Sri Lankan citizens

August 28, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka President ally allays security concerns over Indian digital ID project

Project has raised concerns over data privacy of Sri Lankan citizens

August 25, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka President raps Archeological Dept for obtaining funds from monks

The president says the Archeological Department has to work on national policy and it cannot obtain money from anybody

May 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's central town Akurana starts body checking at mosques after security threat 

Two other sources said the recommendations include body check on both men and women devotees.

April 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka police denies firing expired teargas, claims it wouldn't work anyway

Thalduwa further claimed that Sri Lanka Police uses teargas produced by internationally recognised companies.

Neshella Perera
March 11, 2023 3 min read

After RAW chief's visit, Indian Naval chief arrives in Sri Lanka

Political analysts see the Indian moves as to counter increasing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka

December 13, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President's meeting with Indian RAW chief only disclosed with Security Council - Spokesman

India has warned of increasing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka in the last decade

December 13, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans deal with Maldives to tighten border controls

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

December 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka president warns against unlawful anti-government protests

President says there is a move to initiate another round of protests

Neshella Perera
November 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka analysts frown upon Wickremesinghe's high defence budget 

Sri Lanka's defence budget is almost equal to the total of education, health allocations

Mahadiya Hamza
November 15, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s once-mighty nationalist party splits after failed economic policies

Mahinda Rajapaksa is battling to unite the ruling SLPP, but split inevitable

Shihar Aneez
November 4, 2022 10 min read
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