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Sri Lanka parliament observes one minute silence for late Iran President Raisi

A helicopter carrying President Raisi crashed into a hillside as he was returning from opening a dam

May 22, 2024 1 min read

UN Report urges global justice, sanctions for Sri Lanka's disappeared victims

Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry says the OHCHR report is unwarranted, preposterous

May 21, 2024 7 min read

Sri Lanka declares May 21 as National Mourning day over Iranian President’s death

adverse weather condition has been cited as possible reason for Raisi's helicopter crash

May 20, 2024 2 min read

IORA chair Sri Lanka invited for BRICS Foreign Minister summit in Russia

Sri Lanka, a founding member of IORA, assumed the chairmanship in October 2023.

May 13, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa slams privatization

In fact, my government actually re-acquired some state owned enterprises

Sri Lanka to deal with Iran, Russia in non-sanctioned areas: FM 

Sri Lanka's trade, investment hit by UIS-led sanctions on Iran, Russia

Palestine issue helps Sri Lanka to regain reputation among OIC after cremation criticism

Sri Lanka implemented forced cremation of Covid victim under Gotabaya Rajapaksa government

May 9, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka to hold Presidential polls between Sept 17-Oct16: Commission

To call for nominations

May 9, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka builds up Navy capacity to handle foreign research ships during moratorium: FM

Two Chinese research vessels arrived in Sri Lanka within 14 months through October 2023.

May 9, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka keen to resume unilaterally cancelled LRT, but no agreement from Japan: FM

Gotabaya Rajapaksa's cancellation led to severed diplomatic ties with Japan

May 9, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to fill vacancies in its Office on Missing Persons

Sri Lanka's Parliament has called for applications to fill vacancies in its Office on Missing Persons (OMP).

May 6, 2024 2 min read

Japan to resume stalled projects in Sri Lanka, emphasizes on free, open Indo-Pacific

Diplomatic ties between Sri Lanka and Japan has improved under Wickremesinghe after Rajapaksa's LRT cancellation

May 4, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s Economy Next’s Bellwether piece among SOPA award finalists

SOPA’s annual Awards for Editorial Excellence are given to recognize and reward great journalism

May 3, 2024 2 min read

UNRWA thanks Sri Lanka for Gaza funds

Deadline for accepting of donations to Gaza Fund extended till May 31

May 1, 2024 2 min read

Time for global north to walk the talk, Sri Lanka official tells World Economic Forum

"I think this is time for the global north to walk the talk and collaborate," he said.

April 29, 2024 2 min read

Japan Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa to visit Sri Lanka

To have discussions with Foreign Minister Sabry and meet President and Prime Minister

April 29, 2024 1 min read
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German research ship allowed Sri Lanka port call after Chinese-protest led clarification

China strongly protested for allowing German research ship last month

Shihar Aneez
April 26, 2024 2 min read

Global South’s desire to establish independence hinted at Sri Lanka-Iran leaders’ talk

Analysts say Sri Lanka has been receiving more assistance from Global South than rich Global North

April 24, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry consular division shifted to Battaramulla

Urgent applications to be submitted by April 26 due to closure

April 23, 2024 1 min read

US, Sri Lanka navies to conduct CARAT 2024 exercise in Trincomalee

"CARAT Sri Lanka will feature the expertise of the US Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST)."

April 22, 2024 3 min read

Overcoming Old and New Challenges for an Inclusive Democracy

Such a fund, he says would ensure transparency.

Kshama Ranawana
April 20, 2024 5 min read

Iran President to visit Sr Lanka amid rising tension, inaugurate Uma Oya project

The long delayed project was originally to be completed in 2024

April 15, 2024 2 min read

After PM’s Chinese visit, US NSA talks to Sri Lanka President’s advisor on peace, security

US NSA spokes about bilateral engagement, regional security in the Indian Ocean

April 13, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka political elites' vested interests linked to weak institutional structures: Study

Any form of institutional strengthening could lead to their private gains being investigated as well

Nethmi Rajawasam
April 12, 2024 2 min read

For Sri Lanka and India, cooperation is the only option: High Commissioner

For us, as close and proximate neighbours, cooperation is the only option," Santosh Jha tells India-SL Defence Seminar

April 10, 2024 6 min read

Sri Lanka minister declines to explain pardon sought for convicted monk

The monk was sentenced to four years in prison with hard labour for hate speech against Muslims.

Apsara Rodrigo
April 10, 2024 1 min read
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