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Sri Lanka protesters call for new government a day after clashes kill eight

(Reuters) – Protesters and a key trade group in Sri Lanka called for a new government to take control of the crisis-hit country on Tuesday while the president asked for…

UN Secretary-General calls for dialogue to solve Sri Lanka crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants Sri Lankans to find a solution through dialogue to the crisis in their country, whose Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned amid violent clashes spurred by…

Economic crisis in Sri Lanka and its impact on older adults

By Keshini Madara Marasinghe Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst economic downturn in history. Due to depleting foreign reserves, the country is facing shortages in fuel, food, cooking gas, medicines,…

Sri Lankan tea pickers’ dreams shattered by economic crisis

 (Reuters) – On a lush plantation in Sri Lanka, Arulappan Ideijody deftly plucks the tips of each tea bush, throwing them over her shoulder into an open basket on her…

Committee on High Posts approves Two Ministry Secretaries, one State Ministry Secretary and three Ambassadors

Two Secretaries to Ministries, a Secretary to State Ministry, and three Ambassadors received the approval of the Parliamentary Committee on High Posts today (05). This approval was granted at the…

Stock Market backslides to the red territory

Colombo Bourse closed in the red zone on Wednesday after consecutive gains during the last three trading sessions as a selling spree emerged, First Capital Research said. Following the long…

Sri Lanka to replace ‘unrealistic’ budget, in talks to extend World Bank aid

(Reuters) – Sri Lanka plans to replace its current “unrealistic” budget and is in talks with the World Bank to extend its support by $300 million to $700 million, the…

Sri Lanka identifies 7 key items to import from India

Crisis-ridden Sri Lanka has identified seven classes of products, aside from petroleum, to be imported from India this year under credit facilities, according to Indian media reports. The product classes…

Sri Lankan shares jump as Expolanka, LOCL surge

Sri Lankan shares extended sharp gains for a second straight session on Thursday, as beaten-down heavyweight industrial and financial stocks surged. The CSE All-Share index closed 4.55% higher at 7,611.43.…

Hike taxes to address debt woes, IMF urges crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka must tighten monetary policy and raise taxes to address its debt crisis, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said on Tuesday, even as Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the cabinet…