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Wednesday December 1st, 2021
Politics

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).

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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.

Sri Lanka call by German warship under Indo-Pacific strategy

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

Sri Lanka president amends institutional, legal framework of several ministries

A gazette issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday (17) announced the amendments.

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Sri Lanka police to probe opposition protestors; MPs want Speaker to investigate

“The police needs to investigate the matter first. No one has been arrested yet. That’s all I can say at the moment....

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Sri Lanka opposition protests: crowds gather as police promises to act

MP Dr Harsha de Silva told EconomyNext that the government is acting out in fear.

Mahadiya Hamza and Chanka Jayasinghe

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SJB defiant: Sri Lanka opposition to go ahead with protest despite legal hurdles

“Expect a good crowd, and protest marches coming from several areas will gather in Colombo,” he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka budget 2022: key tax changes

Sri Lanka's budget for 2022 has proposed new taxes

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Sri Lanka budget 2022: tax on vehicle modification, 'illegal' cars to be registered

:egally register illegal motor cars and motor cycles if they are in good condition

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Sri Lanka police minister denies Easter attack allegations; opposition doubles down

“They are making these claims and hiding behind parliamentary privilege,” he told the House.

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Sri Lanka top cop batting for cricket board

Monthly retainer of Rs150,000

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Sri Lanka's 'One Country, One Law' task force seeks to divide not unite: JVP leader

"We must govern not in a direction that sees conflict intensify but in a direction that sees conflict resolved," he said

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Sri Lanka govt agree to pay teacher unions' pay hike in one go: TU leader

A decision on strikes and other trade union actions will be reached on Thursday, said Staln.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

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Sri Lanka PM confirms new draft constitution will be ready by end 2021

According to Minister G L Peiris, the draft constitution will be ready for parliamentary perusal in January 2022.

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Sri Lanka president makes changes to controversial 'One Country, One Law' task force

The new members are Ramalingam Chakrawarthy Karunakaran, Yogeswari Patgunarajah and Iyyampillai Dayanandaraja.

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Sri Lanka embassy seeks to expand trade with Brazil

Sri Lanka's export to Brazil stood at $40 million, while others in the region had exports over $100 million.

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Sri Lanka opposition UNP calls for roadmap for COP26 climate summit outcomes

The party said that climate change is a global issue and one which threatens the progress and development of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka environmental lawyer questions lack of outrage over Chinese fertilizer issue

"When there is an issue one has to stick their neck out. I wonder why many people keep mum on this matter," he said.

Mahadiya Hamza

3 min read

Sri Lanka opposition SJB to launch massive farmers' protest on Nov 16: MP

A visibly annoyed Rajapaksa had said that the shift to organic fertilizer was always going to be a great challenge.

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Chinese fertilizer firm demands US$8mn in damages from Sri Lanka testing agency

The move comes a week after Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka blacklisted People’s Bank for not honouring an LC.

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Sri Lanka inks US$500mn World Bank loan for roads

Sri Lanka has inked a 500-million-dollar loan from the World Bank to improve 3,000 kilometers

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'Talk with ambassador' forum for Sri Lankans in Oman every last Thursday

The forum will take place from 09.00 am to 2.00 pm, with the first to be held on on November 25.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Parents join teachers' protests as health officials fear COVID-19 resurgence

"The government tried to make parents go against us," a union leader said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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