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Thursday December 2nd, 2021
Politics

Sri Lanka energy minister calls for fuel pricing formula if stabilisation fund is no go

He said the stabilisation fund that was originally proposed by him on March 15 has yet to receive cabinet approval.

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Top UN official in Sri Lanka Nov 23-25 to meet govt, opp leaders, civil society

The visit follows UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s meeting with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in September.

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Sri Lanka targets 'quarter' arrack bottles after banning fertilizer

We have to somehow stop this

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Sri Lanka opposition MP lambasts govt, opposition; calls for new, inclusive constitution

“We are all Sri Lankans, not outsiders. Not Sinhalese, Muslim, or Tamil, but Sri Lankan,” he said.

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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.

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).

No mea culpa, but Sri Lanka PM calls for self-reflection at ruling party convention

“We need to understand that the people who voted for us are in a very difficult state," he said.

Himal Kotelawala

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Sri Lanka policeman found dead 51 days inside hospital water tank; cause unclear

"Hospital staff noticed a foul smell coming from the water tank. That was when they discovered the body," Thalduwa said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Fishing in troubled waters: Sri Lanka’s war-hit fishermen frustrated over Indian bottom trawling

“We have lost around 40 percent of our daily fish catch due to bottom trawling by Indian fishermen,” he said.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka president defends controversial agrochemical ban amid mounting opposition

The shift to organic fertilizer should be carried out in stages over a number of years, critics have said.

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Sri Lanka opp. MP Harin Fernando ready to give up seat for imprisoned colleague

“No one in Sri Lanka will disagree that Ranjan Ramanayake is suitable for that,” the MP said.

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BBS proposals will make it to 'one country, one law' task force: Sri Lanka hardline monk

“We will have to discuss the same things we spoke about as the BBS within this gazette as well and include them"

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Sri Lanka power engineers seek US help to stop competitive tender annihilation

The provision of the terminal was said to be conditional upon purchasing billions of dollars of LNG

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Sri Lanka to engage with Tamil diaspora, FM updates progress on human rights to British

Sri Lanka is facing risks of losing an over 500 million US dollar worth European Union trade concession

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Sri Lanka President calls coalition partner meet to head off storm over LNG deal

At least 11 coalition partners are due to meet on Friday to decide on a course of action which could involve strikes

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Sri Lanka PM appreciates China help amid Indian push, fertilizer deal

The Prime Minister’s stance was that Sri Lanka will buy a new shipment with required specifications

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Sri Lanka nationalist monk's appointment to law taskforce spreads shock and awe

The taskforce was announced via a gazette

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South Asia RTI laws are good but questions over effective use

In a democratic country, ownership of information must rest with citizens

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India navy sailing vessels Tarangini and Sudarshini in Sri Lanka

Six ships of the Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron arrived at Ports of Colombo and Trincomalee

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Sri Lanka blocks payment to China Qingdao Seawin Biotech over fertilizer with bugs

The order has prevented the People's Bank from making any payment under a Letter of Credit

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Sri Lanka Presidents Secy asks for police probe over Indian fertilizer allegation

Alleged influence over bank account opening

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Sri Lanka opposition MP claims police tapped encrypted WhatsApp call

“These calls were on taken on WhatsApp. These calls are supposed to be end-to-end encrypted. It is transmitted as data...

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Sri Lanka Catholic church head doubtful Easter victims will find justice under present admin

Power gained through blood of innocents will not endure, the archbishop said.

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Another Sri Lanka govt MP calls for social media regulation amid online backlash

“I think those who harm the country and destabilise the country have seized the opportunity,” he said.

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Sri Lanka to amend Kandyan marriage and divorce act

A minor under the age of 18 cannot enter legal marriage in Sri Lanka.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka cabinet approves next step towards banning cattle slaughter

Analysts say the SLPP leaders think the cattle slaughter ban is politically rewarding at a time of easy vigilantism.

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