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Sri Lanka, other nations facing pressure of Chinese tourist debt traps

Colombo: Several countries are currently facing troubles and pressure of Chinese tourist debt traps amid struggle to recover after COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Lankan Navy attacks Indian fishing boats with soda bottles, stones; chases away boats

Rameswaram/UNI: The mechanized boat fishermen from Rameswaram alleged that they were yet again attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) on Saturday.

Sri Lankan President calls on WHO to facilitate ‘universal access’ to COVID vaccine

New York: The President of Sri Lanka has highlighted the success of his country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, underscoring the importance of a well-coordinated approach, underpinned by robust local health care system, to contain the disease.

Sri Lanka to replace brakes on faulty Chinese train compartments

Colombo: The Sri Lankan Railway department has said the brakes on faulty Chinese train compartments will be replaced, media reports said.

Sri Lanka imposes daily electricity cuts after Chinese-built coal generator trips

Colombo:Sri Lanka's state owned Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) on Wednesday said it would impose daily power cuts in the country for the coming four days due to restoration of the national power grid following a sudden nationwide power failure on Monday which plunged the country into crisis and even disrupted essential services.

Rajapaksha clan wins Sri Lankan polls as faithfuls hand over unprecedented power

Colombo: The Sri Lankan electorate handed an unprecedented power to the Rajapaksha family after the brothers registered a landslide win, trouncing their opponent, in the recently concluded elections.

Sri Lankan PM orders probe into illegal poaching leading to leopard deaths

Colombo/Xinhua: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the wildlife department to probe incidents of illegal poaching after leopards were killed in snares in recent weeks, local media reported on Wednesday.

GUEST COLUMN: A political legend, Mahindra Rajapaksa changed the face of Sri Lanka, I am fortunate to call him my father

Fifty years ago, on May 27, 1970, the journey of a political legend began. Sri Lanka’s political destiny changed when Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to follow his father’s footsteps by entering the political arena, representing the Hambantota district. 

Fight Against COVID-19: Sri Lanka to relax curfew from April 27

Colombo/UNI: The curfew in Sri Lanka due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be relaxed from Monday, the President of Media Division (PMD) said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka declares islandwide curfew amid COVID-19 outbreak

Colombo/Xinhua/UNI: The Sri Lankan government declared a nationwide curfew which will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday and end at 6:00 a.m. local time Monday to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the island country.

Sri Lanka bans passengers from 11 countries

Colombo/UNI: In a bid to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in the country, Sri Lanka's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday announced that it has banned passengers from 11 countries from visiting the island nation.

Coronavirus Scare: Sri Lanka to quarantine passengers from Italy, Iran, S Korea

Colombo/UNI: Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Tuesday said that all passengers arriving from Italy, Iran and South Korea would have to undergo a 14-day quarantine period to prevent the COVID-19 from entering the island country.

Easter Sunday terror attack: Sri Lankan parliamentary committee proposes burqa ban 

Colombo/IBNS: In the wake of the terror attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday last year, a Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security in the country has proposed to immediately ban attire such as the burqa and suspend the registration of political parties on an ethnic and religious basis, media reports said.

Sri Lanka lifts 25-year ban on private helicopter flights from Colombo

Colombo/Xinhua/UNI: In a bid to boost tourism, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday lifted a 25-year ban on the operation of helicopter flights by private operators from the heart of capital city of Colombo.

Sri Lanka aims to touch 6.5 per cent growth

Colombo/UNI: The newly formed Sri Lankan government is aiming to log a 6.5 per cent or higher GDP growth and prioritise national security in the island-nation.