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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka allows banned Qatar Charity to open country office eying $11 mln

The charity’s accounts were frozen and a top lawyer was arrested arbitrarily for having linkings with ISIS

January 12, 2023 2 min read

Bangladesh start-ups see progress

Bangladesh's startups grew nearly tenfold in the 2020/2021 period

January 1, 2023 3 min read

Anwar: Not Malaysia’s Mandela, but something more

To those observing from the outside, it was a remarkable sight.

November 28, 2022 10 min read

Trump launches Presidential bid to make America 'glorious'

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November 16, 2022 1 min read
UK's longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II dies at Balmoral aged 96

With her death, her eldest son Charles will be the new King

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

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

WB is giving re-purposed money

May 30, 2022 1 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
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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
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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
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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

Germany converts Sri Lanka Euro13mn maternity hospital loan into grant

The hospital was damaged in 2004 Tsunami

November 3, 2021 1 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
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Myanmar military coup slams economy, to shrink 8.9-pct in 2021: IMF

Myanmar's economy could shrink 8.9 percent in 2021, as a military coup has descended on the country though most other A...

April 14, 2021 1 min read

Aruba rating downgraded to BBB by S&P, outlook stable

Standard and Poor's has downgraded Aruba's sovereign rating from to BBB from BBB+, with a stable outlook as tourism was ...

March 27, 2021 1 min read

Myanmar military takes over in apparent coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

In an apparent coup d'état, Myanmar’s military has handed over power to army chief Min Aung Hlaing, hours after detai...

February 1, 2021 2 min read

Trump concedes election after Congress certifies Biden’s win

United States President Donald Trump is stepping down and has pledged to an orderly transfer of power to President-elect...

January 7, 2021 2 min read

World leaders condemn 'assault on democracy' at US Capitol

World leaders and governments on Wednesday expressed shock and outrage at the storming of the US Capitol in Washington b...

January 7, 2021 5 min read

Four dead in Washington violence - Police

At least four people are dead in the violent incidents seen in the United States capital Washington where the legislativ...

January 7, 2021 2 min read

Trump nationalists storm US capitol, world leaders condemn violence

Supporters of US President Donald Trump, a nationalist backed by sections of the religious establishment stormed the US ...

January 7, 2021 1 min read

India’s economic recovery will benefit Sri Lanka – Dr Jaishankar

India’s Covid numbers have come down sharply and with vaccination in sight, India’s economic recovery will be “ful...

January 6, 2021 3 min read

WHO team in China to find out the origin of Covid 19

A World Health Organization (WHO) research mission is expected to arrive in Wuhan, China next month to investigate how t...

December 17, 2020 3 min read

Kamala Harris of South Asia, Jamaica descent US Vice-President

Kamala Devi Harris, daughter of a Tamil Nadu, India migrant who sent to study at University of Berkeley California and B...

November 8, 2020 3 min read
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