‘We are going to die’: Food shortages add to Sri Lanka’s woes

Sri Lanka’s prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and vowed the government will buy enough fertiliser for the next planting season to boost harvests.

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Sri Lanka to get Emergency Assistance of USD 3 Million from Japan

The government of Japan, through UNICEF and the World Food Program (WFP), has granted humanitarian emergency assistance of USD 3 million to Sri Lanka for the procurement of essential medicines and food.

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SJB suspends party membership of Harin Fernando & Manusha Nanayakkara

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) has decided to suspend the party membership of Harin Fernando and Manusha Nanayakkara who accepted ministerial portfolios in the government today (May 20).

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Nine Cabinet Ministers sworn in

Nine new Cabinet Ministers have been sworn in before Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (May 20).

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Sri Lanka talks conclude May 24, monitoring developments closely – IMF

An International Monetary Fund virtual mission to Sri Lanka is expected to conclude technical talks on a potential IMF loan program to the crisis-wracked South Asian country on May 24, Fund spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday.

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Sri Lanka limits foreign currency holdings amid crisis

Sri Lanka will lower the maximum amount of foreign currency that individuals can possess to $10,000 from $15,000 and penalize anyone who holds it for more than three months, the central bank announced Thursday

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Schools closed tomorrow due to fuel crisis

Sri Lanka’s Education Ministry has decided to close all government and government-approved private schools tomorrow (May 20) owing to the current fuel crisis.

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Sri Lanka Falls Into Default For The First Time Ever

Sri Lanka fell into default for the first time in its history as the government struggles to halt an economic meltdown that prompted mass protests and a political crisis.

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Police use tear gas and water cannon on IUSF protesters

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) protesters near the World Trade Centre at the Galle Face Green.

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Some parliamentarians requested for hotel stay unless arrangements are made to obtain fuel

Some parliamentarians requested from the Speaker to make arrangements for them to stay at a hotel during the parliamentary week unless arrangements were made for them to obtain fuel to attend Parliament sessions, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene said today (May 19).

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Price of bread increased from midnight today

Price of a loaf of 450g bread will be increased by Rs.30 with effect from midnight today (May 19), the Association of Bakery Owners.

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Sri Lanka stops issuing fuel to MPs from Police filling station

Sri Lankan authorities have decided to suspend the issuing of fuel from the filling station of Narahenpita Police Transport Division to vehicles of parliamentarians following public outcry.

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Wheat flour prices increased by Rs. 40

Prima Ceylon (Pvt) Limited has increased the price of wheat flour by Rs. 40 per kilogram.

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Notice to Public Sector Employees from Sri Lankan Prime Minister

Sri lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that non-essential public sector employees should not report for duty tomorrow (May 20) to mitigate the fuel crisis.

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Jagath Samarawickrama sworn in as a Member of Parliament

Jagath Samarawickrama was sworn in as a Member of Parliament today (May 19) before Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

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Sri Lankans swipe their credit cards more as going gets tougher

Sri Lankans, whose real incomes are getting hammered on a daily basis from soaring inflation, have turned to their credit cards, as there was a significant jump in the outstanding balance of credit cards in March from a month ago, when the financial and economic misery became more pronounced.

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