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India provides assistance to build another 1,200 houses in 50 villages in Sri Lanka

India provides assistance to build another 1,200 houses in 50 villages in Sri Lanka

India on Saturday provided Sri Lanka with additional assistance to build another 1,200 houses through 50 model villages. With this, India’s collaboration with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Housing and Construction…

President speaks with Indian PM over phone

President speaks with Indian PM over phone

President Maithripala Sirisena had a cordial discussion over the telephone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday evening on several key issues, including the development activities in Sri Lanka and…

Israel to grant five-year visas for agriculture sector

Israel to grant five-year visas for agriculture sector

Israeli has agreed to grant a five-year visa for Sri Lankan migrant workers in the agriculture sector. Deputy Minister Manusha Nanayakkara who visited Israel on the instructions of Telecommunication, Digital…

Sri Lanka successfully launches a platform to define the Indian Ocean’s future

Sri Lanka successfully launches a platform to define the Indian Ocean’s future

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,highlighted the need to maintain freedom of navigation and freedom of digital connectivity for the region to grow and prosper and the need for a…

Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex-Sri Lanka captain faces corruption charges

Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex-Sri Lanka captain faces corruption charges

Ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council with two breaches of its anti-corruption code. The 49-year-old former all-rounder is accused of failing to co-operate…

Govt. presents Chemical Weapons Convention Amendment Bill

Govt. presents Chemical Weapons Convention Amendment Bill

The government on Friday presented the Chemical Weapons Convention Amendment Bill in Parliament. The Ministry of Defence which is under the purview of President Maithripala Sirisena shall be in charge of…

PM says no Chinese military base at H’tota

PM says no Chinese military base at H’tota

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has rejected US’ claim that China might set up a “forward military base” at Hambantota Port, describing it as “imaginary”, the Economic Times reported on Thursday.Addressing…

Developing Economies Call for Global Action to Contain Risks

Developing Economies Call for Global Action to Contain Risks

Concern over rising risks to emerging market economies were centre stage this week as global Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors gathered in Bali, Indonesia yesterday. Bali hosted both the…

World’s richest man Jeff Bezos on how a Sri Lankan changed his direction in life

World’s richest man Jeff Bezos on how a Sri Lankan changed his direction in life

Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon, the wealthiest person in modern history, world’s first centi-billionaire, founder of Blue Origin, owner of Washington Post. In short, 54-year-old Bezos has achieved everything…

Sri Lanka has potential to more than double its exports to South Asia – World Bank report

Sri Lanka has potential to more than double its exports to South Asia – World Bank report

If trade barriers are overcome, trade within South Asia can increase three-fold, from $23 billion to $67 billion, suggests a new World Bank report. Sri Lanka has the potential to…

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