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Sunday December 10th, 2023

Sri Lanka president appoints main opposition MP advisor

Suresh’s “pivotal role will centre around overseeing the comprehensive integration of Hill Country Tamils".

December 7, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka, Maldives to cooperate legally on criminal matters

Sri Lanka will sign an agreement with Maldives on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters

December 7, 2023 1 min read

Dutch government returns artefacts to Sri Lanka

Six Sri Lankan artefacts have been returned by the Netherlands, and are on display at the National Museum

December 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka finding ways to clear 1.1mn pending cases: Justice Minister

Steps to speed up 1.1 million pending court cases and encourage alternative dispute solving

December 5, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka postal workers demand 20,000-rupee pay hike from Jan

The union leader called President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s 2024 budget an “illusion” targeting next year’s electio...

Global Tamil Forum, monks, meet Sri Lanka’s president

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and prominent Buddhist monks met President to advocate for a pluralistic Sri Lanka

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

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
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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

Sri Lanka ruling party will not defeat budget: Mahinda Rajapaksa

The SLPP leader also said his party ready for an election "anytime".

November 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka crisis: former prez does not accept apex court verdict

“I do not accept it. I must state that clearly."

November 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce new legislation for censorship-free film industry, arts

“We must remove the word censorship from artistic endeavours."

November 15, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka did not resort to populism by hiking salaries too early: official

“The decision was made with the foresight and responsibility to prevent undue economic pressure on the country."

November 15, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka president talks elections; "very close" to turning economy around

“My job is to turn the economy around. We’ve come very close to it."

November 15, 2023 2 min read

Upskill soldiers to reduce future defense spending: Sri Lanka opposition MP

Sri Lanka among 10 countries with highest ratio of soldiers to civilians, opposition MP says.

November 14, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka state minister of finance attributes economic recovery to 2023 budget

“There is broad consensus that by the end of Q4, growth will be positive,” he said.

November 14, 2023 2 min read