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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…

04 COVID-19 deaths reported on Sunday (22), death toll rises to 87
22 Nov
2020
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04 COVID-19 deaths reported on Sunday (22), death toll rises to 87 »

04 COVID-19 deaths were reported on Sunday (22) said the Department of Government Information.

The death toll in Sri Lanka as a result of COVID-19 Read more…

Sri Lanka creates new ministry for police department
22 Nov
2020
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Sri Lanka creates new ministry for police department »

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has placed the police department under a new cabinet ministry, removing the law enforcement agency from the junior ministry that Read more…

Crisis at Colombo Port: freight rates goes up by 50% to Europe
22 Nov
2020
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Crisis at Colombo Port: freight rates goes up by 50% to Europe »

The Government has made an effort to put things in order at the crisis-hit and congested Colombo Port by declaring the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Read more…

Madrasa schools to be monitored- Prof. G.L Peiris
22 Nov
2020
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Madrasa schools to be monitored- Prof. G.L Peiris »

Education Minister, Prof. G.L Peiris said the Education Ministry is monitoring all matters pertaining to those permitted to teach in Madrasa schools, the courses taught Read more…

FCO’s Lord Tariq Ahmad, covers South Asia & in his capacity as UK’s Minister for Human Rights, today issued the Autumn 2020 Report on HR in priority countries.
21 Nov
2020
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FCO’s Lord Tariq Ahmad, covers South Asia & in his capacity as UK’s Minister for Human Rights, today issued the Autumn 2020 Report on HR in priority countries. »

Sri Lanka is listed under “Areas of Deterioration”:

The human rights environment in Sri Lanka worsened, with the continuation of surveillance and intimidation of activists Read more…

COVID-19 vaccine Will not be tried in SL until WHO approves- Namal
21 Nov
2020
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COVID-19 vaccine Will not be tried in SL until WHO approves- Namal »

Any COVID-19 vaccine will not be tried in Sri Lanka until WHO officially approves it, Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa told Parliament yesterday.

Minister Rajapaksa who Read more…

Atalugama in Bandaragama, isolated
21 Nov
2020
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Atalugama in Bandaragama, isolated »

Travel restrictions were imposed to the Atalugama village in Bandaragama this morning (11) following the detection of 17 COVID-19 cases.

The cases were identified during Read more…

Most SL children live in families struggling financially: UNICEF report
21 Nov
2020
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Most SL children live in families struggling financially: UNICEF report »

While the official poverty rate is very low, the majority of Sri Lanka’s children live in families that are struggling financially, and 36 per cent Read more…

Clamour in Parliament over national question & war
21 Nov
2020
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Clamour in Parliament over national question & war »

A tense situation arose in parliament this evening when MPs shared their views and opinions on the war, the national question and the development of Read more…

Second reading of 2021 Budget passed
21 Nov
2020
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Second reading of 2021 Budget passed »

The second reading of the 2021 Budget has been passed, with a majority of 99 votes.

151 Parliamentarians voted in favour of the 2021 Budget Read more…