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Sri Lanka heads towards humanitarian crisis as economic woes mount

The Covid-19 pandemic has left Sri Lanka in a deep economic crisis, pushing at least half a million people into poverty amid soaring inflation that has forced a large chunk of the population to cut down on food and fuel requirements.

Chinese company intensifies fight with Sri Lanka over rejected fertiliser

Colombo: A Chinese fertiliser company has intensified its fight with Sri Lanka over rejection of its fertiliser shipment by Colombo and has even proposed imposing tough economic and trade sanctions, the Daily Mirror reported.

Sri Lanka’s exports to China, Hong Kong declined: Expert

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s trade with China, including tea shipments, has moved downward in 2020, experts said.

Trial of accused in Sri Lankan man's lynching to be held in jail

Sialkot (Pakistan)/UNI: The Punjab government and the prosecution have decided to conduct the trial of the suspects arrested in the brutal lynching of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara in jail.

Pakistan: In Sialkot lynching new video shows victim's colleague trying to save Sri Lankan man

Islamabad/UNI: A new video of Sialkot lynching incident has surfaced showing that a fellow worker had tried to save the victim from the mob.

Sri Lanka bans fertilizers from China after finding it contaminated

Sri Lanka has barred a Chinese ship carrying desperately needed organic fertiliser which experts said was tainted with harmful bacteria, media reports said.

Sri Lanka to obtain USD 500 million loan from India to buy fuel: Report

Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has sought a loan facility of USD 500 Million from India to purchase fuel, media reports said on Monday.

World Bank agrees to lend USD 100 mln to Sri Lanka for COVID-19 battle

Colombo/Xinhua: The World Bank has agreed to give a 100-million-US dollar loan to support Sri Lanka's efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19, local media reported here Thursday.

World Bank agrees to lend USD 100 mln to Sri Lanka for COVID-19 battle

Colombo/Xinhua: The World Bank has agreed to give a 100-million-US dollar loan to support Sri Lanka's efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19, local media reported here Thursday.

41 Pakistani prisoners convicted in Sri Lanka in drug smuggling cases

Islamabad High Court recently summoned the interior secretary in a case pertaining to 41 Pakistani prisoners who were awarded sentences in drug smuggling cases in Sri Lanka recently.

Sri Lanka's Christian clergy seek actions from government in 2019 Easter attack case

Christian clergy in Sri Lanka have written a letter to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapksa demanding answers and action in the 2019 Easter Sunday attack which killed 259 people, mostly minority Christians, in the country. They have given a month’s time to the government to take action against those responsible for the bombings.

Bangladesh eagerly waiting for preferential trade agreement with Sri Lanka

Bangladesh is eagerly awaiting a preferential trade agreement with Sri Lanka for a mutually beneficial and robust trade relationship between the two countries supported adequately by strong shipping connectivity, according to its envoy. With the trade volume between the two countries still quite low, Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tareq Md Ariful Islam feels some kind of facilitation was necessary to take bilateral trade to the next level.

Sri Lanka extends all types of visas to foreigners for another 30 days

Colombo: Sri Lanka has extended the validity period of all types of visas for foreigners currently staying in the country till 8 August, considering the ongoing restrictions on international travel.

Don’t harass online bloggers, amend terrorism act: Former Sri Lankan PM

Colombo: Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked the government to introduce an amendment to the country's notorious Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) so that the act could not be used for arresting people for making posts on social media.

Sri Lanka directs Beijing embassy to educate Chinese company's employees not to wear military-style uniform

Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has directed the Chinese embassy to educate a Chinese company to refrain its employees from wearing military-style camouflage uniforms, media reports said on Thursday.