Home » Breaking News (Page 3)
Moody’s downgrades Sri Lanka’s sovereign rating two notches to Caa1

Moody’s downgrades Sri Lanka’s sovereign rating two notches to Caa1

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Sri Lanka’s sovereign rating two notches to Caa1, from B2, citing wide budget deficits, slow reforms and weak institutions.

“Governance Read more…

Sri Lanka to introduce AliPay to attract Chinese

Sri Lanka to introduce AliPay to attract Chinese

Sri Lanka is looking at the possibility of introducing AliPay to the market in a bid to encourage more Chinese travellers to visit the country Read more…

39 petitions filed challenging 20th Amendment; SC to consider petitions on 29th Sept.

39 petitions filed challenging 20th Amendment; SC to consider petitions on 29th Sept.

39 petitions have been filed with the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka challenging the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

Monday’s petitions were filed by;

Read more…

TNA leader falls ill leaving party activities temporarily suspended

TNA leader falls ill leaving party activities temporarily suspended

As the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance, parliamentarian R. Sampanthan has suddenly fallen ill again, the party has taken steps to suspend several decisions, Read more…

“Sinhala Buddhist President” should stop Tamil extremists: Ampitiye Sumanarathna Thero

“Sinhala Buddhist President” should stop Tamil extremists: Ampitiye Sumanarathna Thero

Ampitiye Sumanarathna Thero of the Batticaloa Mangalarama Buddhist Temple speaking from the site of the harthal in the Batticaloa town, highlighted that necessary security action Read more…

Sri Lanka seeks fresh currency swap facility, deferment of debt payments from India – Reuters
26 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka seeks fresh currency swap facility, deferment of debt payments from India – Reuters »

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa sought an additional currency swap facility and deferment of debt payments from India during an online bilateral summit with Read more…

India Seeks Naval Edge as China Penetrates Indian Ocean – WSJ
25 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

India Seeks Naval Edge as China Penetrates Indian Ocean – WSJ »

India’s border conflict with China is pushing New Delhi to look for an asymmetric response: flexing its naval might as it deepens cooperation with other Read more…

Tamil Areas to Shutdown Against Sri Lanka Ban on Memorial for Tamil Martyrs. Tamil Political Parties United in Protest
25 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Tamil Areas to Shutdown Against Sri Lanka Ban on Memorial for Tamil Martyrs. Tamil Political Parties United in Protest »

Tamil political parties have unitedly decided to call for a complete shut-down (Hartal) of Tamil areas on Monday (28th) and to hold a hunger strike Read more…

Sinhala society is going through its parabolic Prabhakaran/Tamil Eelam moment. We are building a Sinhala-Buddhist Eelam By Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka
25 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Sinhala society is going through its parabolic Prabhakaran/Tamil Eelam moment. We are building a Sinhala-Buddhist Eelam By Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka »

I am proud that the Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka, of which my father was the Founder-President, was one of nine media industry bodies/organisations to Read more…

Legendary playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam has died
25 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Legendary playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam has died »

Legendary playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Friday. He was 74.

Balasubrahmanyam was hospitalised in August at MGM Read more…

China’s Sri Lanka foothold a dilemma for India
24 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

China’s Sri Lanka foothold a dilemma for India »

There are three categories of statesmen: those addicted to Twitter (Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, Javad Zarif, et al); those who shun it (Vladimir Putin, Angela Read more…

‘Speaker’s actions biased towards the government’
24 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

‘Speaker’s actions biased towards the government’ »

The Opposition has protested in Parliament today regarding the All Ceylon Tamil Congress MP GG Ponnambalam not being allowed to make a statement under the Read more…

SC Judge recuses from considering petition against Pardon for Sunil Rathnayake
24 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

SC Judge recuses from considering petition against Pardon for Sunil Rathnayake »

Supreme Court Judge Priyantha Jayawardena on Thursday (24) recused himself from considering the petition filed against the Presidential Pardon granted to Former Sri Lanka Army Read more…

US donates locally produced PPE to Sri Lanka
24 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

US donates locally produced PPE to Sri Lanka »

The United States donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Sri Lanka as part of the United States’ on-going assistance to Sri Lanka in its response Read more…

UNICEF commends the government of Sri Lanka for initiating legal reforms to ensure fairness and justice for children
24 Sep
2020
Written by TELO Admin

UNICEF commends the government of Sri Lanka for initiating legal reforms to ensure fairness and justice for children »

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) commended the Government of Sri Lanka for adopting two critical policy reforms that will increase the minimum age of Read more…