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Sri Lanka to create an education system that protects dignity of labor

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says a new education system that will protect the dignity of labor and aimed at creating a skilled society will be introduced in the new normal environment

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India to donate vaccines to Sri Lanka

India will donate a consignment of COVID-19 vaccines to its southern neighbour Sri Lanka, a Sri Lankan state minister confirmed to a local media outlet

Trained canines to strengthen security at Sri Lanka airports

Steps have been taken to deploy trained dogs for security operations at the country’s international airports

32 people to be prosecuted for 2019 terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Minister of Public Security Retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara said 32 people directly connected to the 2019 April 21st terror attacks, will be prosecuted

President Gotabaya opens South Asia’s largest tire factory in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Thursday ceremonially opened the Ferentino Tire Manufacturing Plant, the largest tire factory in South Asia at Horana

Sri Lanka seeks COVID-19 vaccines from China

Sri Lanka has reportedly asked China for the COVID-19 vaccine

Sri Lanka COVID-19 caseload top 50,000

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka has surpassed the 50,000-mark, after over 600 new patients tested positive in the last 24 hours, according to the statistics from the country's Health Ministry

Government aims to usher in prosperity to all Sri Lankans: President Rajapaksa

The Government’s sole objective is to usher in prosperity to all Sri Lankans irrespective of racial or religious differences, and his Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor policy contains the means to achieve that objective, Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said issuing a special message on the occasion of Hindu festival Thai Pongal today

Sri Lanka’s human rights situation seriously deteriorated under present government-: HRW Report

Sri Lanka’s human rights situation has seriously deteriorated under the administration of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday in its World Report 2021

European Union provides LKR 8.26 billion in grants to Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) announced the signing of three grants worth EUR 35.75 million (LKR 8.26 billion) which will support Sri Lanka’s justice sector, help improve food safety, and strengthen efforts to mitigate climate change

First batch of vaccine should arrive in Sri Lanka in three months: Chief epidemiologist

Sri Lanka will likely receive the first batch of a government-approved COVID-19 vaccine within the next three months and plans are underway to vaccinate all citizens free of charge, Chief Epidemiologist Dr Sudath Samaraweera said

Colombo ECT won’t be sold or leased : Sri Lanka President

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that the Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal will not be sold or leased despite being open to investments, his office said Wednesday

Sri Lanka is economically stable: Ministry of Finance

Under the guidance of the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Government is successfully tackling the global COVID pandemic and building economic stability in the country, the Ministry of Finance said

Sri Lanka will likely receive Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine through COVAX

Sri Lanka's frontline workers in health, military and other sectors, people over the age of 60 with non-communicable diseases and select individuals between 50 to 59 years of age that are deemed important to the smooth functioning of the economy will be among 20% of Sri Lankans who will receive a COVID-19 vaccine under the global COVAX facility, an official said

COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in Sri Lanka by February

COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Sri Lanka by February and citizens could receive the jab by mid or end of next month, a top government official has confirmation

Sri Lanka needs India's help to bridge growing ethnic rift

The destruction of a war memorial in Jaffna University, followed by a decision to restore it, has yet again exposed the uneasy relationship between ethnic communities, and the need for Sri Lanka to heal from within

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