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Friday August 19th, 2022

Multiple bomb, arson attacks rock Thailand's south: Reuters

Peace talks that began in 2013 have faced repeated disruptions.

August 17, 2022 2 min read

WHO declares Monkeypox as public health emergency

Cases have increased to 16,000 cases from 3040 cases a month ago and cases have been reported from 75 countries

July 23, 2022 3 min read

Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot: NHK

Abe was 67 years old.

July 8, 2022 1 min read

Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe hospitalised after apparent shooting: reports

Two gunshot sounds were heard at the site during a speech by Abe, and a male suspect was arrested.

July 8, 2022 1 min read
UK PM Boris Johnson to resign as Tory leader but continue as PM till autumn: BBC

He had vowed to "keep going" following a wave of resignations from the government over his leadership.

South Asia’s smaller countries have a principled stand on Ukraine war

The South Asian region is deeply divided in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

For a “New Nepal”, more youth in political leadership the need

Senior politicians control the levers of power

Arjuna Ranawana
June 2, 2022 5 min read

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister requests short-term funds from WB

WB is giving re-purposed money

May 30, 2022 1 min read

War in Ukraine and its implications in South Asia


April 11, 2022 8 min read

Japan funds health centre for remote Ampara village

The grant is worth 17.7 million rupees

March 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs diplomats ahead of tough UNHRC session

Sri Lanka likely to face strong criticism over its human rights situation, diplomats say

January 28, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka seeks US$175 mln for exclusive Galle tourist port

Sri Lanka to build an exclusive port for tourists to attract large cruise vessels

January 26, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka falls in transparency index; Bhutan leads in South Asia   

Sri Lanka's ranking under Corruption Perception Index has fallen eight ranks

January 26, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka declines USD 3.6 billion Oman fuel credit over conditions: spokesman

Sri Lanka won't go ahead with US$3.6 billion fuel credit line with Oman

January 25, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka condemns drone attack on UAE

The attack was on a fuel facility.

January 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka pledges to co-oporate with UN on labour issues – MFA

Sri Lanka appraised by UN on the progress it has made with regard to making the country a ‘child labour free zone

December 1, 2021 3 min read
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Germany converts Sri Lanka Euro13mn maternity hospital loan into grant

The hospital was damaged in 2004 Tsunami

November 3, 2021 1 min read

Does Covid vaccines deprive visa and reduce fertility? - fact-checked

Some countries do not require vaccines and other countries requesting mandatory vaccination do not reject Sinopharm.

October 31, 2021 8 min read

Sri Lanka imports Coronavirus vaccines worth US$150mn from ADB credit

ADB is set to hold its annual meeting in Colombo from 2 to 5 May 2022.

October 6, 2021 2 min read

South Asia immigration barriers hindering industrial hub potential

It is not that the region is lacking in natural and human resources, both skilled and unskilled

September 30, 2021 6 min read

Time to build upon the COVID dividend in South Asia education

Teachers upgrade skills on their own with private sector support

Kshama Ranawana
September 22, 2021 6 min read

Moody's downgrades Maldives to Caa1, despite tourism recovery

Debt consolidation will be slow due to expansionary projects

August 29, 2021 12 min read

Nepal: Himalayan country in crisis

South Asian countries should have adopted a common regional strategy to combat COVID-19 in the region: Suhasini Haidar

Kshama Ranawana
July 6, 2021 9 min read

Sri Lanka wins special award for pesticide control, suicide prevention

Sri Lanka has won a special award along with the Philippines and Colombia.

July 3, 2021 2 min read

“Happy” Bhutan threatened by climate change and geopolitics

Bhutan, ever on the pursuit of happiness, is threatened by global warming and the India-China tussle, experts say

Kshama Ranawana
June 10, 2021 7 min read

NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan leaves the region nervous

The vacuummay create an opening for China to step in

Kshama Ranawana
June 7, 2021 6 min read
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