Lanka crisis

Sri Lanka to get two fuel consignments in July: Lanka IOC

Fuel shortages have led to serpentine queues at retailers and with the end of the credit line worth USD 700 million granted by India, the pumps have run dry.

published on : 2nd July 2022

Lanka IOC head granted special residence visa to woo more foreign investments to crisis-hit country

The news on IOC boss Gupta's visa came as the LIOC had come to the fore since early this week as the only source of fuel for much hassled private vehicle owners.

published on : 1st July 2022

Sri Lankan Tamil parties seek India's intervention to conduct provincial elections

In March last year, India at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva stressed that there is a need for Sri Lanka to hold provincial elections as soon as possible.

published on : 29th June 2022

Sri Lanka's Cabinet approves draft bill on 22nd Amendment to Constitution to empower Parliament

His comments came as rescuers searched through the charred rubble of the mall, looking for victims of what Ukraine's president called one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history.

published on : 29th June 2022

Sri Lanka to operate only essential services till July 10 amidst acute fuel shortage 

Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Minister decided that only essential services will operate from Monday midnight to July 10.

published on : 27th June 2022

US delegation meets Sri Lankan President, PM; discusses economic crisis 

"It's a challenging time, but we continue to deliver assistance and long-term partnership to help Sri Lanka achieve a prosperous, secure & democratic future," tweeted the US Ambassador.

published on : 27th June 2022

Lanka limits foreign currency possession by individuals from USD 15,000 to 10,000 to support dwindling forex reserve 

An amnesty period of 14 working days from June 16, 2022, has been granted to deposit the excess foreign currency or sell to an authorised dealer.

published on : 25th June 2022

Sri Lanka receives shipment of humanitarian assistance from India 

These supplies shall be distributed among beneficiaries by the Government of Sri Lanka in the coming days, it said.

published on : 24th June 2022

Sri Lankan economic crisis: Indian assistance not 'charitable donations', says PM Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka's total foreign debt stands at USD 51 billion. The Indian credit lines since January has provided a lifeline to Sri Lanka amidst the worst economic crisis. 

published on : 22nd June 2022

Contacted several firms suggested by Russia for crude oil: Sri Lanka minister Kanchana Wijesekera

Wijesekera said that the Russian ambassador in Colombo 'asked him to send the replies of the company, and the envoy will also intervene in the process'.

published on : 19th June 2022

Sri Lanka to resume flights from Jaffna to India in July: Aviation Minister

Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that resuming the flights would improve tourism and help the country in the current dollar crisis. However, he did not specify a date.

published on : 19th June 2022

Sri Lanka's agriculture minister forced to flee premises after being jeered by farmers: Report

Mahinda Amaraweera visited the Tissamaharama Divisional Secretariat on Saturday to attend an agriculture-related programme.

published on : 18th June 2022

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Army roped in to till barren land to ramp up food production

The army established its Green Agriculture Steering Committee on June 16 to supplement and promote the food security programme in Sri Lanka.

published on : 18th June 2022

Two families from Sri Lanka reach Dhanushkodi to escape economic crisis

Two families from Sri Lanka reached Rameswaram’s Dhanushkodi on Friday to escape that nation’s economic crisis.  

published on : 18th June 2022

Sri Lanka awaits India's nod for new credit line to deal with energy crisis

The state fuel entity Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) said the final shipment of diesel under the existing Indian Line of Credit of USD 700 million for fuel arrived on Thursday.

published on : 17th June 2022
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