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June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka launched a common Dengue eradication program yesterday on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena as health authorities battle to contain the spread of the mosquito-borne disease which has taken lives of over 200 ...
The number of dengue patients in Sri Lanka has astonishingly increased by 85 per cent in 2016 and the trend keeps continuing in 2017.
Lajjai, Lajjai, Lajjai. Wili Lajjai. Yes, as a person who had been in close association with the central bank (CB), I am ashamed. I am truly ashamed of the scandalous situations that the CB had plunged into willingly or otherwise during the last decade ...
June 25, Colombo: The government has taken several steps to uplift the local ornamental fish industry internationally and as a step of that program an international ornamental fish exhibition will be organized in Sri Lanka in 2018 State Minister of ...
With the launch of 'Asus ROG Masters Sri Lanka 2017', a country qualifier tournament of one of the most celebrated and state-of-the-art eSports events in the world, all Sri Lankan eSports fans are now eligible to qualify for the World Championships.
With a view to assist the recent flood and landslide affected communities; two medical camps were conducted by the Sri Lanka Air Force medical teams at Ayagama (Madagalthura Shailauththarama Temple and Sri Mahindarama temple at Ayagama tea ...
The embassy was responding to last week's Sunday Times story headlined "Qatar crisis: Lanka unlikely to be affected."It also said the current diplomatic rift would not affect Qatar's economic and trade relations with Sri Lanka and other friendly nations.
Japan - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship League donated a package of drinking bottles for the victims affected by the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. The goods were handed over to Prof. Dammika Ganganath Disanayake, Ambassador of Sri ...
A five-wicket haul for medium pacer Holly Huddleston and a Suzie Bates century have secured the White Ferns a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their opening match at the women's Cricket World Cup in England. Sri Lanka constructed a solid start after ...
Heavy rainfall brought by the southwest monsoon triggered flooding and landslides in 15 of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka about 630,000 people.
Jayantha, 52, was the president of the Working journalists' Association of Sri Lanka, the largest media organization in the country, and spoke against suppression of the media and organized protests at a time when doing so was considered dangerous.
As Sri Lanka begin their search for a ninth head coach in six years, Test champions Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena have questioned the circumstances that led to Graham Ford's departure from the role.
Sri Lanka's head coach Graham Ford has stepped down after the team's poor outing during the Champions Trophy in England, Cricbuzz learnt of the ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka is expecting the International Monetary Fund to complete a stalled review in early July and disburse the next tranche under its program central bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said.
Colombo (AFP) - Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals, a consumer rights group said on Saturday (June 24).
The architect of Sri Lanka's famous Test series win against Australia, head coach Graham Ford, has left the team, Sri Lanka Cricket have confirmed. Ford had spent 15 months in charge of the Sri Lankan team and leaves a full two years ahead of schedule, ...
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Islamabad: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that stronger Pak-Sri Lankan partnership is the key to promoting greater cooperation in the region and strengthening regional platforms.
The students wanted the South Asian Institute of technology and Medicine (SAITM), Sri Lanka's only private medical faculty, to close down.
textiles and garments industry in Sri Lanka depends heavily on imported raw material and accessories. More than 70 per cent of the raw material and 70pct -90pct of the accessories used in this industry are imported.
ECONOMYNEXT - Top Sri Lankan economist and the head of the Institute of Policy Studies, Saman Kelegama, has died in Thailand, official sources said.
Rameswaram: As many as 21 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry were arrested by Sri Lankan navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters on Thursday.
A severe drought followed by floods has slashed agricultural production in Sri Lanka, leaving some 900,000 people facing food insecurity, the United Nations ...
On the international stage, Sri Lanka has watched on the sidelines as economies like China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia underwent - at times painful - transitions away from agrarian societies into fast-paced, high-tech, ostensibly 'modern ...
On May14 and 15, The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation was successfully held in Beijing. This international gathering brought together 29 heads of state and government and 1,500 representatives from over 130 countries and 70 ...
As Sri Lanka continues to struggle with the aftermath of the devastating floods that struck the country in late May, its government is making moves to boost its resilience to climate change, as well as slash its carbon emissions by investing in ...
[nL3N1JC42B] Full-year growth is expected to be hit by extreme weather. Sri Lanka had its worst drought in 40 years in the first quarter and then heavy rain last month triggered the worst flooding in 14 years.
Highlights: With the start of the Southwest monsoon on 25 May 2017, Sri Lanka received heavy rainfall in its southern and western regions, with some parts ...
Services at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals were paralyzed as government doctors went on strike demanding the government shut down a private medical university.
Amnesty International calls on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons. "The people of Sri Lanka cannot wait any longer. Tens of thousands of families, from all communities, have waited far too ...
(RTTNews) - Sri Lanka's central bank on Friday decided to leave its key rates unchanged as policymakers viewed the current monetary policy stance as appropriate.
Having lost their crops to drought and floods, Sri Lanka's most vulnerable groups are struggling to earn an income, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
On a recent visit to Sri Lanka, students explored the local flavours of traditional curries. The country has a wealth of ingredients that were historically inaccessible in other parts of the world, resulting in flavourful combinations of spices ...
Recently, Sri Lanka experienced the worst flooding in 14 years, brought on by monsoon rains across southwestern portions of the country which have affected an estimated 684,000 people, according to the country's U.N.
The proposed memorandum of understanding will be inked between the Ministry of AYUSH and Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
A garbage landslide that killed 34 people in an impoverished Colombo suburb in April was the worst man-made disaster in Sri Lanka's recent peace-time history. Efforts to resolve this major socio-economic-related problem have achieved limited success so ...
On the exhibition floor, Chamara Udugama at Tea Talk said the Sri Lanka pavilion provided good exposure to the 3,500 attending.
On the turbulence in the Northern Provincial Council.
On a recent visit to Sri Lanka, students explored the local flavors of traditional curries. The country has a wealth of ingredients that were historically inaccessible in other parts of the world, resulting in flavorful combinations of spices, produce ...
The Union cabinet today approved signing of an agreement between India and Sri Lanka for cooperation in areas of traditional systems of medicine and homoeopathy.
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka will extend the Acquisition and Cross-Services Agreement (ACSA), signed between the United States and Sri Lanka in 2007 which lapsed in March this year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday.
Islamabad: Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka said Pakistan and Sri Lanka's mutual long relationship is sustained by cultural heritage, ...
India posted 275/8 in 50 overs with captain Mithali Raj scoring 85. In reply, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 166 in 48.4 overs in Chesterfield on Wednesday.
Court acquits two in Sri Lanka team attack case, An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday acquitted two accused in the Sri Lanka cricket team attack case.
A leading Tamil diaspora group has demanded the participation of international judges in Sri Lanka's transitional justice processes in the wake of a UN report that was critical of country's judicial system.
Sri Lanka had released 42 Indian boats, from a total of 143 in its custody, as a goodwill gesture following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the island nation in May.
NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Along Sri Lanka's west coast, towns like Negombo have abundant green cinnamon farms that keep peelers of the bushes' fragrant inner bark busy.
(CNN) - One of the hottest destinations in Asia right now, Sri Lanka continues to make it onto an increasing number of international travelers' itineraries.
In Sri Lanka, this year, over 200 lives were lost and half a million affected from the torrential rainfall that caused floods and landslides; it was the same cycle of rain with a different magnitude than last year.
Indian publishing houses are fast becoming the preferred choice of writers from the neighbouring countries, with an increasing number of manuscripts from ...


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