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Sri Lanka student leader Wasantha Mudalige released from terror case: report

Mudalige was arrested in August 18 after a protest march held in Colombo.

January 31, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka president suspends parliament till Feb 08

Parliament to meet on Jan 08 and 1000am

January 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka CPC officials pressured at Human Rights Commission meeting, claims minister

CEB agreed for uninterrupted power supply until February 17.

January 27, 2023 1 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, India agree to raise ceiling on high-impact community development projects

His presence in Sri Lanka was testimony to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Neighbourhood First policy, said Jaishankar.

Sri Lanka expecting debt assurance from China in the near future: Minister

India this week gave debt assurance to the IMF.

India to expand investment in Sri Lanka's energy sector, other core areas: Jaishankar

"I am confident that the gravity of the situation is realised by policymakers here,” Jaishankar said.

Himal Kotelawala
January 20, 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

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 protestors tear gassed in Colombo

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January 16, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka president, China Exim Bank chief discuss debt issues

President Wickremesinghe’s office has yet to officially comment on the video call with the Chinese Exim bank chief.

Himal Kotelawala
January 12, 2023 3 min read
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Sri Lanka central bank chief urges China, India to reduce country's debts

"The sooner they give us finance assurances that would be better for both [sides], as a creditor, as a debtor,” he sai...

Himal Kotelawala
January 12, 2023 3 min read

Top US security official meets Sri Lanka president amid concerns over rising China's influence

Sri Lanka has been struggling to agree for debt restructuring with all its creditors including China

January 11, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka summons Canadian envoy after target sanctions against ex-presidents 

The sanctions come Sri Lanka repeatedly rejecting Western demand to address past rights abuses as per UN resolution

January 11, 2023 2 min read

Canada imposes sanctions against Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas  over rights violations

Several Western nations have warned of targeted sanctions on Rajapaksas for past HR abuses

January 10, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's LG polls may derail President's reform agenda, delay IMF loan - analysts

Polls may increase crisis-hit Sri Lanka's uncertainty amid debt restructuring, IMF loan delay

Shihar Aneez
January 9, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka YouTuber arrested over "blasphemous" remark after MPs demand action

An activist and popular YouTuber, Amarasinghe is known for being a freethinker and non-believer.

January 6, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka MPs set aside differences to break out pitchforks over YouTube comment

“Our feelings as Buddhists and those of our venerable monks have been hurt by this insult,” said Rajapakshe.

January 5, 2023 6 min read
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Sri Lanka removes static converter levy to promote renewable energy

Sri Lanka is struggling to avoid an extended power cut, reduce energy prices

January 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka sees rising beedi leaf smuggling from India amid increase in tobacco taxes   

Cash strapped Sri Lanka raised tobacco taxes three times since mid last year

Roshani Fernando
January 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to start seafood quality and quarantine process to enable China exports

“Specially for products such as sea cucumbers there is big demand…In India and China..”

January 3, 2023 1 min read
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