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Sri Lanka tea industry unaffected by bombings, weather

Sri Lanka tea industry unaffected by bombings, weather

Production and sales of tea, Sri Lanka’s main export crop, are looking favorable this year despite suicide bombings in April and bad weather, Sri Lanka Tea Board chairman  Lucille Wijewardena…

Prime Minister Briefs Diplomats On Current Security Situation

Prime Minister Briefs Diplomats On Current Security Situation

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held a meeting with the heads of foreign diplomatic missions in Colombo and briefed them on the current situation in the country. At the meeting, the…

Japan and India to develop Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, countering China

Japan and India to develop Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, countering China

Sri Lanka has agreed to jointly develop a container terminal at the Port of Colombo with Japan and India, countering China’s expanding Indian Ocean presence, foreign media reported. According to…

Sri Lanka, Pulwama attacks made determined to fight terrorism: Indian FM

Sri Lanka, Pulwama attacks made determined to fight terrorism: Indian FM

India on Wednesday said the ghastly bombings in Sri Lanka at a time when the wounds of the Pulwama terror attack were still raw in people’s mind has made it…

US extends counter-terrorism support to Lanka

US extends counter-terrorism support to Lanka

United States has offered to continue to expand counter-terrorism and maritime and border security cooperation with Sri Lanka during the third United States–Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue held late last week,…

Sri Lanka can recover from attacks if normality restored quickly: CB Governor

Sri Lanka can recover from attacks if normality restored quickly: CB Governor

Sri Lanka can contain damage from last month’s suicide bombings and ensure a quicker economic recovery if it improves security and prevents further unrest, although the budget deficit will widen,…

India will support Lanka’s fight against terrorism

India will support Lanka’s fight against terrorism

Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Taranjit Singh Sandhu yesterday said that India will stand shoulder to shoulder with Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism. He said that India will…

IMF approves extension & USD164mn disbursement; grants waivers to Sri Lanka for performance criteria

IMF approves extension & USD164mn disbursement; grants waivers to Sri Lanka for performance criteria

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has completed the fifth review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance under the program supported by an extended arrangement under the Extended Fund…

USD 70mn loan facility from IDA to strengthen services of Local Govt Authorities

USD 70mn loan facility from IDA to strengthen services of Local Govt Authorities

The International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank has provided a loan facility of USD 70 million to strengthen the service provided by 134 Local Authorities in the Northern,…

Govt. enter into 3 agreements with China on national security & development

Govt. enter into 3 agreements with China on national security & development

Sri Lanka and China will enter into three significant agreements during the current official visit of President Maithripala Sirisena to China. These agreements are regarding the mega investments done by…

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