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Tuesday January 31st, 2023
Politics

Sri Lanka President says will fully implement 13th amendment

Land and police powers have to be implemented

January 27, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka central bank workers protest tax hike as governor defends painful measures

“This is true for most public servants, and we cannot bear this burden,” said one worker.

January 26, 2023 4 min read

UK ready to consider financing assurances for Sri Lanka to secure IMF deal

Sri Lanka is cautiously optimistic that the IMF bailout package will come through in the first quarter.

January 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's new Constitutional Council holds inaugural meeting

The meeting was held on Wednesday January 25 presided by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena who chairs the council.

January 26, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka opposition leader says future govt under him not obliged to back IMF, other deals

Sri Lanka's Wickremesinghe govt sees rising protests against tax reforms, economic hardships

Sri Lanka's SJB supports devolution but position on full 13A still unclear

"Instead of talking about this every day, present the government’s set of proposals,” said the MP.

Sri Lanka minister urges to delay LG polls until stability returns 

Says the state will have to bear 12.6 rupees for elections and maintain elected candidates

January 19, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka parliament pass poll campaign finance bill amid opposition cry over LG poll delay 

Opposition sees the move as to delay the Local Government polls

January 19, 2023 3 min read

India external affairs minister S Jaishankar arrives in Colombo

Jaishankar is scheduled to meet President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and others.

Himal Kotelawala
January 19, 2023 3 min read

US welcomes India's assurance of support to Sri Lanka's debt restructuring plans

“The US stands ready to assist SL to unlock IMF assistance when all creditors agree to fair and equitable treatment."

Himal Kotelawala
January 19, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka re-appoints two ministers amid rising protests; LG poll campaign

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January 19, 2023 1 min read

India tells IMF it strongly supports Sri Lanka's debt restructuring efforts

The financing and debt relief will be provided by the Export-Import Bank of India, said Mishra in his letter.

Himal Kotelawala
January 19, 2023 4 min read
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Sri Lanka Easter bombings: UN human rights office welcomes Supreme Court verdict

The OHCHR also urged the government to provide full reparations to the victims, establish the truth and ensure justice.

Himal Kotelawala
January 19, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka poll monitors say new election spending bill should not delay LG polls 

Political analysts see possible defeat for UNP and SLPP, if LG polls held in March

January 18, 2023 2 min read
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Probe into Sri Lanka business executive’s death takes new turn

A toxicology report has opened a new line of inquiry

January 18, 2023 1 min read
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Chinese embassy fumes over US ambassador's remarks on Sri Lanka debt

"Both Chinese and Sri Lankan people are wise enough to judge without any foreign lecturing."

Himal Kotelawala
January 18, 2023 4 min read
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China strongly opposed to rumoured "sneaky" Dalai Lama visit to Sri Lanka

"Both sides especially the Buddhist communities must prevent a sneaky visit of the Dalai Lama to the island."

Himal Kotelawala
January 18, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka expropriation drums beat loud over privatized tea farms

Already 13,900 hectares of land has been take back

January 18, 2023 4 min read
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Sri Lanka cabinet nod for truth & reconciliation mechanism as talks threaten to collapse

The cabinet has approved a consolidated resolution made jointly by the president, prime minister and five ministers.

Himal Kotelawala
January 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka PM rejects allegations of cabinet-sanctioned election directive

"At every cabinet meeting, we discuss issues in the country. If somebody said that, it is an incorrect news," he said.

January 17, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka to transfer 1-pct of 2023 current spending of all ministries to health

The Health Minister said he needs an additional 10 billion rupees to purchase medicine in 2023

January 17, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka president to provide free rice for poor amid rising discontent

Sri Lanka sees new anti-government protest amid high cost of living, taxes

January 16, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka protestors tear gassed in Colombo

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January 16, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka protestors march demanding release of arrested student leader

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January 16, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka JVP heavyweight defends colleague's controversial remark

“They didn’t take the essence of it; did not take the idea behind it. They just clung to one word,” said Handunnet...

Himal Kotelawala
January 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka president pledges full implementation of 13th amendment; TNA sceptical

Successive governments have made the same promise for 35 years, to no avail, TNA legislator M A Sumanthiran said.

Himal Kotelawala
January 16, 2023 4 min read
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