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China Regains Clout in Sri Lanka With Family’s Return to Power -WSJ

China Regains Clout in Sri Lanka With Family’s Return to Power -WSJ

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—China is poised to start building a $13 billion city on Sri Lanka’s seafront, as the island nation located near some of the Read more…

Beijing takes its South China Sea strategy to the Himalayas – Ddefenceaviationpost

Beijing takes its South China Sea strategy to the Himalayas – Ddefenceaviationpost

Just in time for its National Day in October, China completed construction of a new village high in the mountains where the Chinese region of Read more…

Sri Lanka, India & the Maldives agree to strengthen cooperation on Maritime Security

Sri Lanka, India & the Maldives agree to strengthen cooperation on Maritime Security

The 4th National Security Adviser (NSA) Level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka was held in Colombo on Read more…

Doval calls on President, expresses willingness to invest in new areas to develop economy

Doval calls on President, expresses willingness to invest in new areas to develop economy

India’s National Security Adviser Ajith Doval called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this evening and expressed India’s willingness to identify and invest in new areas that Read more…

Sri Lanka expects China US$700mn loan in December 2020

Sri Lanka expects China US$700mn loan in December 2020

Sri Lanka is expecting a 700 million dollar equivalent loan from China Development Bank in December 2020, the Finance Ministry said.

Authorities earlier said the Read more…

Parliament debates third reading of Budget
23 Nov
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Parliament debates third reading of Budget »

The Committee Stage on Budget 2021 or the third Reading Debate, commenced today with expenditure heads for public services, including the President and the Prime Read more…

Sri Lanka North, East fishers warned of 100km winds from cyclonic storm
23 Nov
2020
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Sri Lanka North, East fishers warned of 100km winds from cyclonic storm »

Sri Lanka’s fishermen in the Northern and Eastern seas have been asked to come ashore as 100 kilometres per hour wind are expected from a Read more…

Modi congratulates Gotabaya on the first anniversary of his Presidency
23 Nov
2020
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Modi congratulates Gotabaya on the first anniversary of his Presidency »

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on the first anniversary of his taking over as the President of Sri Lanka. The Indian Read more…

UNP requests Ranil to take up National List MP seat
23 Nov
2020
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UNP requests Ranil to take up National List MP seat »

Representatives of the United National Party (UNP) have agreed to appoint former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the vacant UNP seat at the parliament, said Read more…

COVID-19 death toll increases to 90
23 Nov
2020
Written by TELO Admin

COVID-19 death toll increases to 90 »

Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported, increasing the number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 90, the Government said.

A 86-year-old female from Heiyanthuduwa, Read more…

Safe house used by bombers belonged to Rishad’s sister
23 Nov
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Safe house used by bombers belonged to Rishad’s sister »

A house in the Wattala area, belonging to the sister of Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen, had been used as a safe house by the suicide bombers Read more…

Office trains to recommence tomorrow; no stops at isolated areas
22 Nov
2020
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Office trains to recommence tomorrow; no stops at isolated areas »

Arrangements have been made to recommence office train services from tomorrow morning skipping ahead railway stations in isolated police areas, the Railways Department said.

The Read more…

UN failed to prevent ‘ethnic slaughter in Sri Lanka’ – Barack Obama
22 Nov
2020
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UN failed to prevent ‘ethnic slaughter in Sri Lanka’ – Barack Obama »

The United Nations failed to “prevent ethnic slaughter in places like Sri Lanka” said former US president Barack Obama in his memoir, ‘A Promised Land’, Read more…

Mechanism to regulate websites within 2 weeks, says Media Minister
22 Nov
2020
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Mechanism to regulate websites within 2 weeks, says Media Minister »

The Government said on Saturday a mechanism for the regulation of websites is to be implemented within the next two weeks.

The upcoming move was Read more…

Two new Ministries established
22 Nov
2020
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Two new Ministries established »

An Extraordinary Gazette notification has been issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declaring the establishment of two new Ministries.

Accordingly, functions and duties of the Ministries Read more…