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Tuesday July 23rd, 2024

Sri Lanka receives Japan-funded refrigerated trucks for vaccine delivery via UNICEF

"These trucks will help us reach every child in every corner of Sri Lanka with the right vaccine at the right time."

July 22, 2024 2 min read

USAID gives Sri Lanka disaster management equipment

Equipment including submersible water pumps, kitchen sets, chainsaws, polysack bags and tarpaulins

July 18, 2024 2 min read

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Savage ‘Squamates’ Stalking Suburbs

July 15, 2024 8 min read

INTERVIEW - Sri Lanka to start flora spatial mapping, eyes carbon credit trading

Sri Lanka has been in the process to sell its carbon credit for more than a decade

July 12, 2024 3 min read
India's Tata Sons to gift 50 ambulances to Sri Lanka's Suwaseriya, ADB 45

India's Tata Sons (Pvt) Ltd will gift 50 ambulances, and ADB 45, to Suwaseriya paramedic ambulance service

South Africa earthquake has no threat of Indian Ocean tsunami : Update II


Sri Lanka passes changes telecom law, allowing Starlink to be licensed

The new law will also provide a framework for to license and regulate cable landing stations

July 10, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata completes acquisition of Bharti Airtel Lanka

Dialog issued 952,694,689 ordinary voting shares by way of a share swap to Bharti on Wednesday

June 27, 2024 1 min read

Startup Genome ranks Sri Lanka among world’s top 10 for affordable talent

Ranking was made in the latest Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2024

June 12, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka drafts patient safety and well-being charter

Prepared by a panel of experts on the advice and guidance of the World Health Organization.

June 11, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka grants preliminary approval for Starlink: State Minister

The details of the public consultation will be published tomorrow

June 6, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to have dedicated green economy unit in finance ministry: President

This unit will be responsible for funding programs aimed at promoting a green economy

June 5, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka floods kill 15, four rivers still rising

The island's Disaster Management said 3,727 families were hit by floods and landslides.

June 3, 2024 2 min read

Elon Musk to visit Sri Lanka at the end of this year: Ruwan Wijewardene

"This would open the door to more billionaires coming into the country"

Apsara Rodrigo
May 28, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka fishermen urged not to go to sea due to cyclone Remal

Naval, fishing communities advised not to venture into sea marked in red on the map until further notice

May 27, 2024 2 min read

Call for sustainability in the Bay of Bengal

Bay of Bengal's coastline is home to nearly 1.4 billion people.

Kshama Ranawana
May 26, 2024 6 min read
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Sri Lanka President proposes global levy to help fund climate change

10% levy on annual profits of global tax evasion assets, estimated at USD1.4tn, deposited in tax havens be charged

May 20, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka President discusses Starlink with Elon Musk

President Wickremesinghe has met Musk at a World Water Forum High-Level Meeting in Indonesia

May 19, 2024 1 min read

WFP, USAID support Sri Lanka focus on disaster management

National level dialogue to develop and strengthen cooperation among all stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction

May 17, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka planning patient bill of rights: Minister

Medical and health staff sometimes do not listen to the patient. Ministry of Health received nearly 700 complaints

May 16, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Pick Me powers JumJum mobike app in Nepal

The app called JumJum (Let’s Go) will initially launch in Kathmandu

May 14, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka BoI, Orion sign US$1.78mn deal to expand Orion Colombo, Orion Nest

Agreement with Board of Investment of Sri Lanka for US$1.78mn to expand Orion Colombo and Orion Nest

May 13, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to bring National Cyber Security Act amid surge in social network users: State minister

The user base across all social networks has surged from 60 million to 74 million.

May 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka drafting laws that will address climate change: President

"We have to have a green economy. So green financing, the whole aspect, commercial, economic aspects become important"

May 8, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka to accept internationally recognised medical degrees

Will change medical ordinance to accept medical degrees awarded by internationally recognized unis

May 7, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka children bearing brunt of heatwave: Minister

“In the mornings, in the assembly, children faint. They get exposed to the heat,”

Apsara Rodrigo
May 6, 2024 1 min read
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