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A Sri Lankan Household Spends Nearly a Quarter of Average Monthly Expenditure on One Full Tank of Petrol

Following the latest fuel price increase, a full tank (45 Liters) of Petrol (Octane 92) now accounts for almost 1/4th of average monthly household expenditure in Sri Lanka as measured…

World Bank deeply concerned about the uncertain economic outlook in Sri Lanka and its impact on people

Sri Lanka’s economic outlook is highly uncertain due to fiscal and external imbalances. Urgent policy measures are needed to address the high levels of debt and debt service, reduce the…

Sri Lanka’s Exterminators become the first-ever pest control firm to be listed on a stock exchange in South Asia & developing world

Exterminators Limited created history yesterday, becoming the first-ever pest control firm to be listed on a stock exchange in South Asia & the developing and emerging world, the company announced.…

From Crisis to Inclusive Economic Growth in Sri Lanka

By Faris Hadad-Zervos. World Bank and Hans Timmer Sri Lanka has managed the health and safety aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in a commendable way.  The nation has been and…

Children in Sri Lanka ranked 61st riskiest globally to the impacts of the climate crisis – UNICEF

Young people living in Sri Lanka are ranked at 61st riskiest globally to the impacts of climate change, threatening their health, education, and protection, according to a new UNICEF report…

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…

U.S. Bans Import of dogs from Sri Lanka and other countries

The United States is imposing a ban on the entry of dogs from Sri Lanka and several dozen other countries that have been identified as “high risk for importing dog…

Global trade recovered at a faster pace from the Pandemic-fueled recession compared with the past two trade recessions

World trade’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis hit a record high in the first quarter of 2021, increasing by 10% year-over-year and 4% quarter-over-quarter, United Nations Conference on Trade and…

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…

Singapore to stop entry of visitors from Sri Lanka and two other SA countries

(PTI): Singapore will stop the entry or transit to visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka from May 2 following “deterioration” of coronavirus situation in…