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Days after Chinese ship's suspended visit, Pakistan warship arrives in Lanka

Further, PNS Taimur is expected to conduct a naval exercise with the Sri Lanka Navy on western seas before its departure on August 15.

published on : 12th August 2022

41 flights from Colombo made technical landings in Kochi last fortnight

"We continue to stand with Sri Lanka in multiple ways. Airports in India like Kochi and Trivandrum allowed technical landings,’’ stated the Indian High Commission in Colombo.

published on : 14th July 2022

'Don't fall ill': Sri Lanka doctors warn of drug shortage

Some doctors have turned to social media to try to get donations of supplies or the funds to buy them. They're also urging Sri Lankans living overseas to help.

published on : 13th July 2022

Sri Lanka declares emergency after President flees; angry mob storms PM Wickremesinghe’s residence

The protesters are demanding that Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe step down along with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who had promised to do so on July 13.

published on : 13th July 2022

Colombo security conclave agrees to fight maritime threats jointly

Representatives of India, Maldives, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka and observer countries Bangladesh and Seychelles attended the conclave.

published on : 7th July 2022

Kochi to host Dy NSA-level meet of Colombo conclave

The sixth deputy national security advisor-level meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) will be held in Kochi on Thursday.

published on : 6th July 2022

Sri Lanka to liberalise fuel import and marketing: Energy Minister

The selection would be based on the ability to import without forex requirements from the Sri Lankan central bank, he added.

published on : 28th June 2022

Bankrupt Sri Lanka opens IMF talks for possible bailout after shutdown

The first in-person talks with the IMF on Sri Lanka's bailout request commenced in Colombo and will continue for 10 days, the lender and the government said in brief statements.

published on : 20th June 2022

Sri Lankan economic crisis: Army open fire on rioters at fuel station  

As the pump ran out of petrol, motorists began to protest and the situation escalated into a clash with troops, police said

published on : 19th June 2022

Sri Lanka grants 40-year tax relief for China-backed Port City investments

"We have taken this decision because other countries have offered more competitive tax relief than us in order to attract investors," Cabinet spokesperson Bandula Gunawardana said.

published on : 8th June 2022

Consignment of over 25 tonnes of medical supplies from India reaches crisis-hit Lanka 

Last month, India extended an additional USD 500 million credit line to help Sri Lanka import fuel as the country has been struggling to pay for imports after its foreign exchange reserves plummeted.

published on : 27th May 2022

Ship carrying relief materials from India for Sri Lankan people reaches Colombo

India has said that as an eternal and reliable friend of Sri Lanka, New Delhi is fully supportive of the island nation's democracy, stability and economic recovery.

published on : 22nd May 2022

Workers strike to pressure Sri Lankan president to step down

Business districts in the capital, Colombo, were closed, and bankers, teachers and other professionals held parades and joined the main protest site opposite the president’s office.

published on : 28th April 2022

Sri Lankan election commission urges all parties to come together to end political crisis 

"It is the view of the election commission that an all-party cabinet or a similar body must set up an interim government," said Commissioner General of Elections Saman Sri Ratnayake.

published on : 26th April 2022

Food prices surge to 'unbearable levels' in Sri Lanka

The consumers in the island nation said that rice prices have risen to unbearable levels. The minimum price of a kilo of rice in the general market has now exceeded Rs 200-240, Colombo Page reported.

published on : 10th April 2022

Sri Lanka hospitals running out of life-saving drugs

"The situation is very grave and we need a disaster management initiative to deal with the worsening situation," said Ravi Kumudesh, the head of the Medical Laboratory Technologists Association.

published on : 29th March 2022

India, Sri Lanka ink six agreements to boost bilateral cooperation

The MOUs include the implementation of Sri Lanka Unique Digital Identity programme with India's grant assistance and providing a Maritime Rescue Coordination Center.

published on : 29th March 2022

India plans power project in Sri Lanka after China's shelved

An Indian official said he couldn’t confirm if the plants in the new agreement are to be built on the same islands earmarked for the Chinese project.

published on : 29th March 2022

Sri Lanka cancels school exams over paper shortage

Education authorities said the term tests, scheduled a week from Monday, were postponed indefinitely due to an acute paper shortage as Sri Lanka contends with its worst financial crisis.

published on : 19th March 2022

Eight arrested in connection with Sri Lanka blasts: Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

The government is yet to ascertain whether the attackers had any 'overseas links'.

published on : 21st April 2019
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