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Sri Lanka set to appoint Tri-Forces to combat drug trafficking

The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said it had decided to enact legislations to give powers to the Tri-Forces to assist the police in dealing with drug-related violence, the media reported.

Sri Lanka to impose death penalty for drug trafficking

Sri Lanka's Cabinet has agreed to implement the death penalty for drug traffickers including those who are already facing the death sentence in prisons, an official said on Wednesday.

Sri Lankan authorities make a massive drug haul

Sri Lankan authorities have seized 103.9 kg of heroin worth seven million US dollars in one of the country's biggest drug busts, officials said on Monday.

ADB grants $12.5m to boost women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted $12.5 million to help women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka who have difficulty in accessing finance.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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