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A surging crisis in Sri Lanka: A new wave of COVID-19 is causing chaos

By Jeevethan Selvachandran Over the last few months, the world has watched India struggle through an unimaginable COVID-19 situation – over the first half of 2021, the pandemic’s second wave wreaked havoc…

Sri Lanka: Chinese come calling

by Col R Hariharan Chinese defence minister’s visit  The recently held Quad summit, which transformed an informal framework of the US, India, Japan, and Australia, into a formal grouping with…

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Signs $1.5 B bilateral currency swap Pact WIth China

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB) entered into a $1.5 billion ( CNY 10 billion) bilateral currency swap agreement with the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) for a three-year period. However,…

Sri Lanka’s discussions for emergency financial support with IMF failed due to disagreements over policy requirements

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) couldn’t proceed with disbursing emergency financial support for Sri Lanka as the discussions failed due to disagreements over policy requirements on debt sustainability to address…

Sri Lanka Will Manage its looming debt crunch without IMF Support – Cabraal

The State Minister of Money Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal reiterated that the Government is able to manage the debt servicing with the available without resorting…

American investment creates jobs and not debt – Ambassador Teplitz

The United States (U.S.) expressed its strong commitment to promote and expand private sector investments aimed at employment creation in Indo-Pacific Region including in Sri Lanka as an alternative to…

Mike Pompeo arrives in Colombo as U.S seeks to balance China’s growing influence in the region

The United States (U.S.) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo yesterday arrived in Sri Lanka for a two-day visit during which he would hold talks with the top Lankan leadership, as…