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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Kshama Ranawana
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.

Krishantha Prasad Cooray
November 28, 2022 10 min read
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Trump launches Presidential bid to make America 'glorious'


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

September 9, 2022 2 min read

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

Arjuna Ranawna
June 8, 2022 7 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

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
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