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Sri Lanka announces local council polls in March

Colombo/UNI: Sri Lanka's local council polls will be held on March 9, 2023, country’s national election commission on Saturday.

Sri Lanka must ensure compensation for victims of 2019 terrorist attacks

New York: Sri Lanka must fully compensate victims of the Easter Sunday 2019 terrorist attacks, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Wednesday, following a recent decision by the country’s top court.

China opposes Dalai Lama's likely visit to Sri Lanka; warns of negative impact on bilateral ties

Colombo: China on Tuesday expressed its disapproval over a suggested visit of the Dalai Lama to Sri Lanka as it warned the island nation the trip could adversely affect the bilateral ties, media reported.

Canada imposes sanctions on former Sri Lankan presidents Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Ottawa: The Canadian government has imposed sanctions on four Sri Lankan state officials, including former presidents Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, over human rights violations, officials said on Tuesday.

Will lead 'ChinaGoHome' campaign if China does not help restructure Sri Lankan debt: Prominent Tamil legislator warns

Colombo: A prominent Sri Lankan politician has warned that he will start a “ChinaGoHome” campaign if the Chinese Embassy and its government do not work for the benefit of his countrymen and fail to restructure debts.

Sri Lanka: Mahinda, Gotabaya Rajapaksa's overseas visits cost Rs 43 mn

Colombo: The Sri Lankan government spent Rs 43 million on visits abroad by ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his disgraced brother and former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in just one year.

Sri Lanka’s debt to China close to 20 pct of public external debt, reveals study

Colombo: A study has found Sri Lanka owed Chinese lenders $7.4 billion - nearly a fifth of its public external debt - by the end of last year, media reports said on Wednesday.

Sri Lankan Airlines facing revival challenge as more pilots exit

Colombo: Sri Lankan Airline's plan to revive is currently under pressure as more pilots have exited the national carrier of the Island Nation, media reports said.

China’s stand may deprive Sri Lanka of USD 2.9 bn from IMF in early 2023: CPA chief

Colombo: Executive Director of the Centre of Policy Alternatives (CPA) Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu has said  China’s unwillingness to accept the proposed debt restructuring might deprive economic-crisis-hit Sri Lanka of the USD 2.9 billion credit facility, from the IMF.

Sri Lankan court orders police to record statement of ex-President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has ordered the police to record the statement of ex-President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the Rs. 17.8 million found inside the President’s House on July 9, media reports said on Monday.

Sri Lankan politician may face action from party after protesting in front of Chinese Embassy in Colombo

Colombo:  Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe's party might take action  against its local government member Sashi Hettiarachci who held a protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo asking China to restructure Sri Lanka's debt, media reports said on Monday.

Sri Lankan minister admits school children not getting adequate food

Colombo: Sri Lanka's  Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha has admitted in the Parliament that schoolchildren were not receiving adequate food.

UN ramps up humanitarian appeal for life-saving assistance to 3.4 million Sri Lankans

New York: Amidst Sri Lanka’s worst economic crisis since independence, the UN on Tuesday revised its joint Humanitarian Needs and Priorities (HNP) Plan, appealing for more life-saving assistance to aid 3.4 million people.

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe praises Indians in Colombo over their contribution during COVID-19, economic crisis

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe praised Indians staying in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka known as Colombo Expats Cultural Association (CECA) for the contributions they made while the country was facing COVID-19 situation and the economic crisis.

New financial fraud hits Sri Lankans by storm, Chinese couple arrested

Colombo: Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has launched an investigation into a new financial fraud, which involved a Chinese couple, amounting to Rs.14 billion with 8,000 people being victims in a fake cryptocurrency scheme.