Mudalige was arrested in August 18 after a protest march held in Colombo.
Parliament to meet on Jan 08 and 1000am
CEB agreed for uninterrupted power supply until February 17.
Sri Lanka is cautiously optimistic that the IMF bailout package will come through in the first quarter.
His presence in Sri Lanka was testimony to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Neighbourhood First policy, said Jaishankar.
India this week gave debt assurance to the IMF.
"I am confident that the gravity of the situation is realised by policymakers here,” Jaishankar said.
Jaishankar is scheduled to meet President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and others.
“The US stands ready to assist SL to unlock IMF assistance when all creditors agree to fair and equitable treatment."
The financing and debt relief will be provided by the Export-Import Bank of India, said Mishra in his letter.
The OHCHR also urged the government to provide full reparations to the victims, establish the truth and ensure justice.
"Both Chinese and Sri Lankan people are wise enough to judge without any foreign lecturing."
"Both sides especially the Buddhist communities must prevent a sneaky visit of the Dalai Lama to the island."
President Wickremesinghe’s office has yet to officially comment on the video call with the Chinese Exim bank chief.
"The sooner they give us finance assurances that would be better for both [sides], as a creditor, as a debtor,” he sai...
Sri Lanka has been struggling to agree for debt restructuring with all its creditors including China
The sanctions come Sri Lanka repeatedly rejecting Western demand to address past rights abuses as per UN resolution
Several Western nations have warned of targeted sanctions on Rajapaksas for past HR abuses
Polls may increase crisis-hit Sri Lanka's uncertainty amid debt restructuring, IMF loan delay
An activist and popular YouTuber, Amarasinghe is known for being a freethinker and non-believer.
“Our feelings as Buddhists and those of our venerable monks have been hurt by this insult,” said Rajapakshe.
Sri Lanka is struggling to avoid an extended power cut, reduce energy prices
Cash strapped Sri Lanka raised tobacco taxes three times since mid last year
“Specially for products such as sea cucumbers there is big demand…In India and China..”