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Sri Lanka urged to follow COVID-19 rules as new coronavirus cluster tops 500

Sri Lanka has limited movement in three areas in Rajanganaya in Anuradhapura and is tracing and quarantining contacts and staff of a drug rehabilitation centre, officials said, as the public was urged to follow social distancing

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Sri Lanka Planetarium to re-open on July 7

Sri Lanka Planetarium that was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will re-open on Tuesday (July 7), the Government Information Department announced

President appoints committee to look into container terminals of Colombo Port

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a five-member Committee to examine and report on the concerns regarding the development of Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port, the President’s Media Division said

Over 112,000 PCR tests conducted in Sri Lanka: Ministry of Health

As of Friday (July 3) Sri Lanka has conducted more than 112,000 PCR tests, to identify COVID-19 infections, according to the Ministry of Health

Sri Lanka Police ends investigation into World Cup match-fixing charges

The Sri Lankan Police on Friday ended its investigation into allegations made by former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was ‘sold’ to India for money

Cricketer Muralitharan rejects request to become governor, contest elections

Former national cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has said he has turned down requests to assume office as a provincial governor and to contest the parliamentary election

Sri Lanka downgraded to World Bank lower-middle-income country as per capita income falls

Sri Lanka has been re-classified as a lower middle-income country by the World Bank as per capita income dropped amid real effective exchange rate and flexible inflation targeting which brought currency collapses and growth rates below inflation

NPP accuses Sri Lanka govt of planning to sell Colombo Port east terminal to Indian company

The government of Sri Lanka is deliberately delaying the installation of three new gantry cranes at Colombo Port’s east container terminal to quietly pave the way for a sale of the terminal, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP)-led National People’s Power (NPP) said

Sri Lankan president orders not to use his photographs in election campaign

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting the upcoming parliamentary election in their propaganda campaigns, the President’s Media Division said in a statement today

Theatres to open with prescribed social distancing regulations on July 15

Sri Lanka is to open up theatres for stage dramas and other concerts for on July 15, the health ministry said in a press release

Sri Lanka to obtain USD 140 million loan from China Development Bank

Sri Lanka has inked an agreement with China Development Bank to obtain a USD 140 million loan, as it faces the challenge of debt repayments amidst an economic crisis

President allows conducting tuition classes for 500 students per class

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to several proposals put forward by the representatives of All Island Professional Educators’ Association pertaining to issues connected with recommencing tuition classes, President’s Media Division said

EU clarifies non-inclusion of Sri Lanka in the list of selected countries allowed non-essential travel to the EU

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Sri Lanka and the EU Member States Embassies in Colombo has issued a clarification on lifting the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU and reports that Sri Lanka was not included in the list of selected countries

Sri Lanka delays reopening tourism, lifts curfew ahead of polls

Sri Lanka has decided to delay reopening the country to foreign tourists by at least two weeks, but lifted its nationwide curfew on Monday as the island-nation prepares to hold parliamentary elections in the coming weeks

Sri Lanka PM requests international lenders to grant debt relief to recover from COVID-19 crisis

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has requested the global lenders to temporarily halt debt recovery in order to safeguard the economic conditions of the COVID-19 affected communities

Sri Lanka lifts night curfew

Sri Lankan authorities announced that a night curfew which was imposed in the island nation on June 13, would be lifted completely due to the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic

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CHRI urges court-monitored investigation of encounter killings in Uttar Pradesh, ‘investigate each officer under suspicion’

New Delhi, July 13, 2020 – The India Executive Board of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) today called on the Allahabad High Court to institute and monitor an investigation into the…

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The lost temples of Karachi

"You are free to go to your temples… in this State of Pakistan," said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the eve of Independence