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Iran President's crashed helicopter found by Turkey's Akinji drone

No survivors found

May 20, 2024 1 min read

Possible crash site of Iran President's helicopter helicopter probed: IRNA

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May 20, 2024 1 min read

IMF urges Maldives to halt money printing to keep dollar peg amid 'debt distress'

Maldives remains at high risk of external and overall debt distress

May 13, 2024 3 min read

Bhutan - Leveraging Social Media for Economic Growth

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November 26, 2023 5 min read
Ensure Palestinians are not victimized: Sri Lanka President 

President Ranil Wickremesinghe does not approve of the victimization of the Palestinians in the Gaza strip.

Mohamed Muizzu considered pro-China wins Maldives presidential election

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Sri Lanka cannot progress with import restrictions: Minister

"There cannot be another economic crisis from removing restrictions. A country cannot go on with import controls.”

Nethmi Rajawasam
August 21, 2023 2 min read

French President Emmanuel Macron in Sri Lanka on Friday

The debt restructuring will be among the topics to be included during the discussion, one source said.

July 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to grow forests in Olympic initiative

Sri Lanka is one of four countries in the world, selected by the International Olympic Committee.

Neshella Perera
July 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka, Maldives to discuss, trade, tourism, fisheries

The fourth Joint Commision between Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be held in Colombo on June 6 and 7

June 5, 2023 1 min read

Bhutan’s CSO face many challenges despite government recognition

In many Asian countries, civil society organizations are viewed with suspicion

Kshama Ranawana
June 3, 2023 6 min read

Sri Lanka inks deal with Korea for floating solar plants

KIAT will give a grant of 5.2 million  dollars to the Sustainable Energy Authority in order to build the projects.

May 31, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka President bets for China-inclusive Asia-led economy

“We want an Asia that can accommodate the Indo-Pacific, the BRI, as well as the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo- Pacific”

May 25, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka hosts the Indian Travel Agents Association convention to boost tourism

The 68th annual convention of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) is set to be held from July 6 to 9, 2023.

Melkishiya Andrew
May 20, 2023 2 min read

China appreciates Indian navy's humanitarian help on sinking vessel in Indian Ocean

"Truly appreciate the timely help!," the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi said in its twitter feed.

May 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka hopes to wrap up Thailand FTA by early 2024

The Free trade agreement hopes to increase exports to the Asian nation, Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardana said.

May 10, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals to expand wards for locals and foreigners

Sri Lanka cabinet of Ministers has given the permission to expand paying wards in state-run hospitals

May 9, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka EU to discuss GSP+ in 2024 at Joint Commission meeting

Sri Lanka and the European Union will discuss GSP+ trade benefits from 09 May onwards.

May 9, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka and Australia to smoothen customs processes

Sri Lanka cabinet of ministers has given the approval to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australia

May 3, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister to attend ADB meeting

Sri Lanka's foreign minister Ali Sabry will attend a meeting of Asian Development Bank Governors, on May 02,2023

April 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka expects to tap tourism niche, trade with India ferry service

Entrepreneurs from Sri Lanka and India are encouraged to join this opportunity.

Melkishiya Andrew
April 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka and UK start strategic dialogue

The meeting will provide a platform for the countries to discuss various topics related to their bilateral relationship

April 17, 2023 1 min read
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China's $240 bln lending for 22 countries opaque, expensive, only for BRI nations - study

“China’s role as an international crisis manager has grown exponentially in recent years."

Neshella Perera
March 30, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka establishes committee to investigate aircraft incidents

From 2003 – 2021, Sri Lanka has encountered around 2,700 aircraft accidents and incidents.

Roshani Fernando
March 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lankan and Indian pilgrims join annual Kachchatheevu feast

They joined about 3000 Sri Lankan pilgrims who travel to the island every year.

March 5, 2023 1 min read
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Crisis hit Sri Lanka offers support to Turkiye

The earthquake that recorded a magnitude of 7.8 has killed around 7,962 in Turkey and Syria.

Melkishiya Andrew
February 8, 2023 2 min read
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