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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…

Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka as default fears loom – Reuters
27 Nov
2020
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Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka as default fears loom – Reuters »

Ratings agency Fitch downgraded Sri Lanka’s sovereign debt to “CCC” on Friday, warning that the country was at increasing risk of missing debt payments due Read more…

Sri Lanka: Deliver justice, truth and reparation to families of the disappeared
27 Nov
2020
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Sri Lanka: Deliver justice, truth and reparation to families of the disappeared »

Following the announcement of the release of a list of complaints and information received by the Office on Missing Persons regarding people who were disappeared Read more…

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll climbs to 99
27 Nov
2020
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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll climbs to 99 »

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed three more deaths of Covid-19 infected persons, increasing the total number of coronavirus deaths in the country Read more…

Govt. will take over Batticaloa Campus: Minister
27 Nov
2020
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Govt. will take over Batticaloa Campus: Minister »

Education Minister Professor G. L. Peiris said today that the Government will take the Batticaloa Campus under its purview.

Responding to MP Kavinda Jayawardane in Read more…

Four suspects arrested for promoting LTTE on social media
27 Nov
2020
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Four suspects arrested for promoting LTTE on social media »

Four suspects have been arrested for promoting the LTTE on social media, the Police said today.

Police spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (IGP) Ajith Rohana said Read more…

UK Houses of Parliament lit with Karthigaipoo to mark Tamil liberation struggle
27 Nov
2020
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UK Houses of Parliament lit with Karthigaipoo to mark Tamil liberation struggle »

A Karthigaipoo, was projected on to Britain’s Houses of Parliament in Westminster, Central London yesterday(26-11-2020) night, as British Tamils paid tribute to those who gave Read more…

Counter-balancing China’s Growing Influence In Sri Lanka Is Key Part Of Ajith Doval’s Agenda In Colombo This Week
26 Nov
2020
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Counter-balancing China’s Growing Influence In Sri Lanka Is Key Part Of Ajith Doval’s Agenda In Colombo This Week »

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval will be in Colombo on Friday for trilateral discussions among India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Maldivian Defence Minister Mariya Read more…

Huge cache of drugs seized from Sri Lanka-bound vessel – The Hindu
26 Nov
2020
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Huge cache of drugs seized from Sri Lanka-bound vessel – The Hindu »

Joint interrogation team to probe terror angle of armed suspects The Indian Coast Guard intercepted a boat carrying a huge quantity of heroin and some Read more…

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka extends import ban despite EU protest
26 Nov
2020
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Cash-strapped Sri Lanka extends import ban despite EU protest »

Sri Lanka Thursday extended a ban on non-essential imports such as vehicles as it battles a foreign currency crisis, despite EU claims it violates international Read more…

Basil likely to enter parliament during cabinet reshuffle – Dissanayake
26 Nov
2020
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Basil likely to enter parliament during cabinet reshuffle – Dissanayake »

Government lawmaker S.B. Dissanayake has said that ruling party founder Basil Rajapaksa is likely to enter parliament during the next cabinet reshuffle.

“He (Basil Rajapaksa) Read more…