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Sri Lanka’s air quality reaches very unhealthy levels

The fog or mist seen these days is not a natural occurrence as the air quality has reached very unhealthy levels in the Northern part of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka’s children go hungry as food prices soar

The three-year-old is losing weight and complains of leg pains and weakness. The doctor’s diagnosis is clear – Nitisha is underfed and malnourished.

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India’s economic support to Sri Lanka not based on communal approach – Jaishankar

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday justified the government’s support to Sri Lanka, saying India would be shirking its responsibility if it did not step forward to support a crisis-hit neighbour.

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Chamika Karunaratne loses four teeth following a fielding mishap

Chamika Karunaratne of the Kandy Falcons has lost four teeth following an injury during the match against the Galle Gladiators yesterday (December 07).

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Merchandise export earnings decline, trade deficit contracts in October 2022

Earnings from merchandise exports declined in October 2022 – on a year-on-year basis – for the first time since March 2022 due to lower earnings from garments exports, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) says.

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Human rights activist Sandya Eknaligoda named among world’s 100 top influential women 2022

Sandya Ekneligoda, a human rights activist and wife of missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda has made it to BBC’s 100 women of 2022.

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Wanindu Hasaranga takes first ever LPL hat-trick

Wanindu Hasaranga took the first hat-trick in Lanka Premier League (LPL) history, dismissing three of the Colombo Stars’ batsmen on the opening day of the third season of the LPL on Tuesday (December 06).

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Sri Lanka lifts all COVID-19 restrictions imposed to enter the country

Sri Lanka has completely relaxed the restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic on persons arriving in the country.

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Global lenders eye coordinated assistance for Sri Lanka – Government

Global lenders including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the IMF are planning coordinated assistance to help Sri Lanka recover from its economic crisis, the government said on Tuesday.

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Wasantha Mudalige, Ven. Galwewa Siridhamma Thero granted bail

Wasantha Mudalige and Venerable Galwewa Siridhamma Thero were released on bail by the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court today (December 06).

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Nearly 8-hour daily power cuts from January 2023 – Power & Energy Minister warns

If electricity tariffs are not increased, six to eight hour daily power cuts will have to be imposed from next year, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said.

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Colombo Crimes Division arrest man linked to kidney transplant racket

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has arrested a 41-year-old man who is reportedly the main broker in the human organ racket at a private hospital in Colombo.

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World Bank approves Sri Lanka’s eligibility to access concessional financing

The World Bank on Monday (December 05) approved Sri Lanka’s request to access concessional financing from the International Development Association (IDA).

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United States provides 9,300 tonnes of urea fertilizer to paddy farmers in Sri Lanka

The United States officially handed over 9,300 tonnes of urea fertilizer to the Ministry of Agriculture on Monday (December 05) to distribute to more than 193,000 smallholder paddy farmers in Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Vavuniya, Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Monaragala districts, a statement from the U.S. Embassy said.

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Colombo Crimes Division, Health Ministry investigates alleged ‘human testicle trade’

The Colombo Crimes Division and the Ministry of Health have commenced an investigation into claims that human testicles are removed from young men and are sold at a private hospital in Colombo.

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China calls for joint efforts to ease Sri Lanka’s debt burden

China hopes relevant countries and international financial institutions will work with China to play a positive role in helping Sri Lanka overcome the current difficulties.

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