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Sri Lanka: 700 killed in road accidents in first four months

Colombo: Over 700 people were killed in road accidents in Sri Lanka during the first four months of this year, the police said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka: 20 passengers injured in road crash

Colombo: At least 20 passengers were injured when a passenger bus collided with a lorry in the southern suburb of Colombo on Friday, the police said.

Food insecurity improves in Sri Lanka but prevails within specific regions

Food security in Sri Lanka is improving across all provinces, according to the Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) report jointly carried out in February/March 2023 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Sri Lanka drafting new law to promote religious harmony

Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious, and Cultural Affairs is drafting a new law to promote religious harmony, state media reported on Sunday, quoting the ministry's chief Vidura Wickramanayaka as saying.

Sri Lankan govt give Chinese company 50-year exclusivity for port logistics venture

Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has given the sole and exclusive rights to the Chinese state enterprise China Merchants Port Holdings Company for a logistics centre in the Port of Colombo for 50 years, media reports said.

IMF's $3 billion bailout package approved by Sri Lanka

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lanka's Parliament gave the green light to a USD 3 billion bailout package from the IMF, aimed at revitalizing the country's economy that has been severely affected by a disastrous economic and humanitarian crisis resulting from a combination of poor management over the years and the ongoing pandemic on Friday.

War Killings: US blacklists Sri Lankan governor

The United States on Wednesday said it will deny visa to Wasantha Karannagoda, Governor of North Western Province in Sri Lanka, due to his involvement in a gross violation of human rights during his tenure as a Naval Commander. 

Toque Macaque: Activists express fear over proposal to export 100,000 monkeys from Sri Lanka to China

Colombo: Environmentalists have expressed doubts over Sri Lankan Minister Mahinda Amaraweera's recent announcement that the government is considering a Chinese private company’s proposal to import 100,000 “toque macaque” monkeys from Sri Lanka for 1,000 zoos in China as the animal is already considered to be endangered.

Red Lantern Analytica alerts Bhutan that siding with China will cost it huge losses like Sri Lanka and Pakistan

New Delhi: Red Lantern Analytica, a New Delhi-based international affairs observer group, has released a statement alerting Bhutan that sliding with China will cost it huge losses like Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Sri Lanka: 28 Chinese nationals arrested over online fraud

Colombo: Sri Lankan officials have arrested 28 Chinese nationals for being involved in online financial fraud.

Sri Lanka's financial crisis: India, US, Japan secure USD 2.286 bn IMF bailout

Colombo: After a protracted battle by India, the United States and Japan to get China to agree to restructure its massive loan of USD 7 bn to Sri Lanka,  the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has finally approved  a USD 2.286 billion bailout for financially-hit Sri Lanka.

IMF to approve USD 2.9-bln bailout package for Sri Lanka: Central bank governor

Colombo: Sri Lankan central bank governor Nandalal Weerasinghe told media on Sunday that the country's "dollar crisis" is over, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is set to approve a 2.9 billion U.S. dollar bailout package for the country on Monday.

Sri Lanka reduces kerosene prices for second time this year

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday endorsed a proposal by state-owned fuel importer and distributor Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) to lower the price of kerosene, after a January cutback.

Sri Lankan Crisis: Experts, locals express doubt feasibility of Chinese-built Port City Colombo

Colombo: Experts in Sri Lanka are doubting the feasibility of the Port City Colombo (PCC), a vast new Chinese-built reclaimed commercial zone in the capital city, especially at a time when the country witnessed its worst economic crisis.

Sri Lanka's sea cucumber industry is facing trouble: Reports

Colombo: Sri Lanka-based Centre for Strategic Studies- Trincomalee (CSST) reported that the sea cucumber fishing industry is slowly disappearing in the country.