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Sri Lanka to change legal definition of 'child' to person under 18

It has also been proposed to amend the words "children and young persons ordinance" to "children’s ordinance"

September 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president concludes Tokyo visit; off to Manila to chair ADB meeting

Treasury Secretary Mahinda Siriwardena is expected to join the president at the ADB meeting.

September 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President likely to revoke High Security Zone Gazette - sources

Lawyers and public have protested against the president's HSZ declaration

September 27, 2022 3 min read

China donates eight mobile labs for chronic kidney disease detection in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans in rural areas are severely affected with CKD

September 27, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka parliament to debate 22nd amendment to constitution on Oct 06, 07

Parliament is scheduled to convene from next Monday October 03 to Friday October 07.

Sri Lanka will ask for vote on upcoming “unfair” UN resolution: foreign minister

“It is against our constitution and we have to respond to that."

Sri Lanka president brings back war-time high security zones after protests 

New HSZ move comes amid speculations over possible protests by people over cost of living.

September 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka police chief, four others called by Supreme Court over not carrying out order

Court ordered the policeman salary to be paid pending the completion of proceedings

September 24, 2022 2 min read

Twenty-seven MPs nominated to Sri Lanka's new National Council

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena will serve as chair of the council

September 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to establish broadcast authority to foster "better, more sophisticated" media culture

Cabinet approval was given to appoint a cabinet subcommittee to hold discussions with all stakeholders

September 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet nod for agreement with Maldives on joint criminal investigations

The proposal seeks to overcome legal hurdles encountered in joint operations between Sri Lanka and the Maldives

September 23, 2022 1 min read

Worsening period poverty in Sri Lanka threatens to keep female students home: MP

As of September, the price of a 15-napkin pack ranges from 350 to 800 rupees in the market

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 22, 2022 3 min read

US non-profit donates medical supplies worth USD 773,000 to Sri Lanka

The health minister said 92 of 383 drugs are short in supply though Sri Lanka has 14 of the most vital drugs in stock

Neshella Perera
September 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka gets first batch of rice donated by Australia

Launched in June, WFP’s emergency response aims to help 3.4 million of those most at risk

September 21, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka president meets Commonwealth secretary general in London

Sri Lanka has been looking to improve relations with the West since President Wickremesinghe was sworn in.

September 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka nabbed 169 online tobacco, alcohol promoters - state finmin 

No government wants to totally discourage smoking and drinking as they are top revenue sources

September 21, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka health minister to present report on malnutrition to parliament

Rambukuwella said the malnutrition issue in the country is being turned into a political issue

Mahadiya Hamza
September 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament speaker endorses social security contribution levy bill

This bill was passed by majority vote in Parliament on September 08

September 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's parliament unanimously passes resolution on National Council

The council will determine, among other things, the priorities of the legislature when formulating national policies

September 21, 2022 2 min read

USAID provides additional 65 million dollars in aid to Sri Lanka

This funding has been given to Sri Lankan in addition to a previous funding of 60 dollars million

Neshella Perera
September 21, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka president meets top commonwealth official, diaspora group amid opposition criticism

Wickremesinghe also met King Charles III on Sunday September 18.

September 20, 2022 5 min read
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Go solar, Sri Lanka's energy minister tells 'power users' in religious category

“There are no special power stations that generate electricity at a low cost for religious places."

Roshani Fernando and Himal Kotelawala
September 20, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe meets King Charles III

First lady Maitri Wickramasinghe also took part, the statement said.

September 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's JVP gen secy makes dubious claim on IMF deal, says loan "pittance"

Critics of the party have claimed that the party is trying to quietly sow public scepticism about the deal

Himal Kotelawala
September 19, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister to lead delegation to UN General Assembly

Minister Sabry will deliver his speech on September 24 in the sessions which will be held from September 20 to 26.

September 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority directed to bear damages to Galle Face by protestors: minister

Galle Face is managed by the port and the entire area is owned by the SLPA, an official said.

Neshella Perera
September 16, 2022 1 min read