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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.

Sri Lanka food inflation peaks to 86pc

Colombo: The nationwide food inflation in Sri Lanka has peaked to 85.8 per cent in September, up from 84.6 per cent in August, it was reported on Wednesday.

Singing sensation Yohani joins Sri Lanka tourism to woo Indian filmmakers

Mumbai/Colombo/Bangalore: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), together with Sri Lankan Airlines and the International Film Producers’ Association of Sri Lanka (IFPA), recently organized a Film Tourism Promotional campaign in Bangalore and Mumbai to target major Indian movie industries by promoting Sri Lanka as "the ideal film location destination in South Asia".

China attempting to influence Sri Lankan local media: Reports

Colombo: China is trying to influence the local media of Sri Lanka, a media house from the Island nation reported.

Chinese law firm can't work in Sri Lanka

Colombo: A Chinese law firm is not entitled to engage in any legal professional work in Sri Lanka, the island nation's Supreme Court has ruled.

Sri Lanka taxes will drive people to suicide: Daily

Colombo: A leading Sri Lankan newspaper on Monday came out strongly against a slew of taxes announced by the government, saying these will force people to commit suicide.

Organic Fertilizer Import: China misleads Sri Lanka

Colombo: The issue of importing organic fertilizer has dented the relationship between China and Sri Lanka and now the matter has taken a completely new turn.

Contracts: Two Australian men arrested over alleged Sri Lanka bribes

Two Australian men are due to appear in court on Tuesday after being charged with bribery  of foreign government officials to win contracts for two infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka following a long-running investigation by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

SL President vows to better electoral system

Colombo/UNI: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced a raft of amendments to the electoral system, noting that the existing political system was a major cause for the current economic crisis.

All LTTE detainees to be freed: Sri Lankan PM

Colombo: All remaining Tamil Tiger detainees will be released and the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) will be repealed, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in remarks published on Saturday.

Sri Lanka: 82 Jaffna students get Chinese scholarship

Colombo: China has given away scholarships amounting to Rs 4.3 million to 82 students of Jaffna University.

Sri Lankan delegation to visit China

Colombo: A high-profile Sri Lankan delegation will visit China, perhaps in November, a newspaper announced on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka: Inflation jumps to 69.8 percent

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s inflation, as measured by the year-on-year change in the Colombo Consumer Price Index, has spiked to  69.8 percent in September 2022 from 64.3 percent a month earlier, as per data released by the country's  Department of Census and Statistics on Friday.

Sri Lankan PM describes China as a 'very special friend'

Colombo: Sri Lankan PM Dinesh Gunawardena has described China as his nation's 'very special friend'.