Colombo: An estimated 6.3 million people in Sri Lanka are facing moderate to severe acute food insecurity and their situation is expected to worsen if adequate life-saving assistance and livelihood support is not provided, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today in a new report.
New York: Sri Lanka is at a critical juncture and the new Government must make progress on accountability as well as institutional and security sector reforms, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said in a report published on Tuesday.
New York: Sri Lanka is in the midst of the worst socio-economic crisis in its history, and the once robust health-care system is nearing collapse, with patients at risk from power shortages, a lack of medicines, and equipment shortages.
New York: The UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, is leading efforts to protect women and girls’ rights to give birth safely and live without gender-based violence, according to a statement issued on Monday.
Colombo: Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera on Saturday said a consignment of diesel has arrived in the Colombo port.
Colombo: Sri Lanka is witnessing another day of protests as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the crisis-hit nation by handing over his charges to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Colombo: The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and Independent Television Network (ITN) have suspended their live and recorded telecasts as the corporation premises were surrounded by protesters, Daily Mirror reported.
Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken over as the acting President of the nation, hours after Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Maldives amid protests against him in the country, media reports said.
Colombo/UNI: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wikremesinghe has said that the country's debt-laden economy has “collapsed” after months of facing shortages of food, fuel and electricity, Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday.