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U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka to Host Youth Forum Leadership Summit 2024: Empowering Young Leaders Across South Asia

The Youth Forum Leadership Summit 2024 organized by the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka will be held March 4 to 7 in Colombo.  The eagerly anticipated Youth Forum Leadership Summit is…

Russia is re-emerging in South Asia

By Aleksei Zakharov  Forced by the unprecedented isolation from the West, Russia has embarked on a course of outreach to the global South. South Asia is a region where Moscow…

Alibaba’s South Asian E-Commerce Giant Daraz Announces Layoffs in Memo

 Alibaba-owned e-commerce platform Daraz Group has announced layoffs across the group to “adopt a more streamlined and agile structure”, acting Chief Executive Officer James Dong said on Tuesday in an…

IFC Appoints Imad N. Fakhoury as Regional Director for South Asia

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has appointed Imad N. Fakhoury as Regional Director for South Asia. Based in New Delhi, Fakhoury will spearhead IFC’s strategy and operations, while…

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…