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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."

September 29, 2022 3 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

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 keen to restart cancelled Japanese projects; Japan willing to lead creditor talks: PMD

He had also expressed an interest in exploring investment opportunities in renewable energy in Sri Lanka

September 27, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka to prioritise Singapore FTA, president tells Singapore PM in Tokyo

President Wickremesinghe is in Tokyo on a two-day official visit.

Sri Lanka's protestors told to obtain police permission six hours ahead

"No protest should cause obstruction to everyday life or to the economy," he said.

Sri Lanka Bar Association raises concerns over president's war-time high security zone declaration 

The new declaration comes as people are frustrated with high cost of living amid unaffordable food prices

September 24, 2022 1 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

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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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
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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

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka president to visit Japan, Manila from Sept 25-30 amid debt restructuring talks

Sri Lanka has sought Japan's assistance to facilitate debt restructuring talks

Shihar Aneez
September 15, 2022 2 min read
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Lotus Tower ticket fake but thanks for the publicity, says Sri Lanka Chinese embassy

The embassy tweeted Wednesday September 14 morning that the ticket was "forged".

September 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka seeks "genuine support" of UNHRC amid calls to address economic crimes

Sri Lanka's human rights, economic crisis situation focused at the UNHRC in Geneva

September 14, 2022 5 min read
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Sri Lanka declares Sep 19 govt holiday to mourn Queen Elizabeth II

The president's office also announced on Monday that Wickremesinghe will be attending the queen's funeral.

September 13, 2022 1 min read

Displeasure as Sri Lanka plans to appoint more cabinet ministers

Another 10 ministers can be appointed to take it to 30

September 13, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka crisis: President meets ADB officials on areas of cooperation

Director General of the ADB's South Asian Department Kenichi Yokoyama was present at the discussion.

September 12, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Mangala Samaraweera sorely missed: USAID chief in poignant tribute

"I hope even as we continue to grieve his absence, we can all continue to take inspiration from his memory."

September 12, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka needs political reforms, space for civil society: Power

Sri Lanka's vibrant civil society must have the space they need to raise their voices

September 12, 2022 2 min read
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