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Despite Indian pressure, Sri Lanka says provincial polls only after electoral reform

“We cannot exactly say when the elections will be held. It will be held after the election system is changed.”

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Sri Lanka foreign minister calls for cooperation with Malaysia in digitization, education

"Sri Lanka is interested in adopting certain aspects of Malaysia's digitalization process."

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Sri Lanka's COVID-19 inter-province travel ban to be strictly enforced till Oct 21

Health official are still concerned about a possible resurgence of COVID-19.

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Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs diplomats on economy, UN probe and GSP plus

“The minister sought the cooperation of the diplomatic community in the resumption of tourism and economic activity."

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Sri Lanka govt talks with teacher trade unions end with no final decision: officials

“We did not give our response in the meeting, but we hope to discuss it with the unions tomorrow," said Stalin.

Sri Lanka stocks gain in lackluster trading after increase in T-bill yields

Sri Lanka stock index gained 0.48 percent on Thursday (23) in thin trade

Sri Lanka former president Kumaratunga lambasts SLFP leadership

“They have no love for the party, nor foresight; purely the thirst for power,” she said.

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Sri Lanka opposition JVP raise concerns over organic fertilizer imports from China

Sri Lanka's plans to import 63 million US dollars of organic fertilizer from a China

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Sri Lanka gets four million more Sinopharm doses; final batch on SPC order

The consignment sees the conclusion of a contract the SPC had entered with the manufacturer.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka extends COVID-19 lockdown to Oct 01

Sri Lanka’s ongoing COVID-19 conditional lockdown has been extended till October 01

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Sri Lanka shares down on profit taking; new CB chief’s directions waited

Market slips on profit taking

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Sri Lanka's prisons minister has forfeited moral right to hold office: BASL

The BASL has asked authorities to “act forthwith in dealing with these serious acts of impunity".

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Sri Lanka Catholic church wants controversial monk's claims investigated

The monks claims were serious enough to warrant an inquiry, the statement said.

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Long COVID: Sri Lanka expert warns of multisystem inflammatory syndrome onset

Patients whose organs are affected must be thoroughly examined and treated accordingly, he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka opposition calls for legal action, sacking, of prisons minister

The TNA called for an immediate inquiry to be followed by charges filed against the state minister.

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Sri Lanka PM calls for unity at G20 interfaith dialogue in Italy as expats protest

Meanwhile, another group of Sri Lankans held their own protest in support of the government.

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Sri Lanka PM has not sought audience with Pope, says foreign ministry after Cardinal's remarks

"We're seeing a conspiracy being attempted to cover up the Easter Sunday attack,” Cardinal Ranjith said.

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Second tremor in Sri Laka's deep south in two weeks; experts unconcerned

The tremor is attributed to an earthquake that occurred in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka foreign minister meets UN rep ahead of UNHRC sessions

 The UNHRC session is scheduled on September 12.

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Sri Lanka share index end at fresh record high; Expolanka leads

Sri Lanka’s main stock index gained 1.87 percent recording an all-time high on Thursday (26)

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Sri Lanka stocks down on lockdown, rates worries

Sri Lank stock fell 0.55 percent on Friday as the government’s announcement for an Island wide curfew

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Kuwait to resume direct flights to five countries including Sri Lanka

But inbound passengers will only be allowed entry only if they are inoculated with a vaccine approved by the Kuwait govt

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka stocks surge on export-led shares after rupee fall

Sri Lank stock jumped 2.56 percent on Wednesday led by Expolanka, Commercial Leasing and Finance, and LOLC Holdings

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Sri Lanka's LOLC Holdings net down 74-pct in June 2021

Non-operating income boosts bottom line

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Sri Lanka stocks reverse gaining streak on profit taking

Sri Lanka stocks edged down 0.15 percent on Wednesday, as investors booked profits

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Sri Lanka gets Rs3,500mn from post bond auction 'tap' issue

About 28 percent of the bonds unsold

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