IMF to visit Sri Lanka in late August for staff-level agreement – Central Bank Governor

Sri Lanka’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is making good progress and that an IMF delegation is expected to visit Sri Lanka by the end of August to reach a staff-level agreement, Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe said.

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Sri Lanka to ask Japan to open talks on debt restructuring with key lenders

Sri Lanka will ask Japan to invite the Indian Ocean island’s main creditor nations, including China and India, to talks on bilateral debt restructuring, as it seeks a way out of its worst economic crisis in decades, its president said on Thursday.

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Wasantha Mudalige arrested

Wasantha Mudalige, the Convener of the Inter-University Student’s Federation (IUSF) has been arrested by the Police.

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Inter-University Student Federation protest march tear-gassed

Police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse the Inter-University Student Federation (IUSF) protest march at Slave Island a short while ago.

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Mervyn Silva arrested by the CID

Former Sri Lankan Minister Mervyn Silva was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today (August 18).

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa applies for U.S. Green Card, looks to settle back in United States

Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled the country last month amidst public protests calling for his resignation, is awaiting to obtain a US Green Card to return back to the United States and settle there with his wife and son.

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Central Bank of Sri Lanka decided to maintain policy interest rates at their current levels

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to maintain the Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility Rate (SLFR) of the Central Bank at their current levels of 14.50 per cent and 15.50 per cent, respectively.

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National Security demands greater attention unlike ever in history – Defence Secretary

Sri Lanka’s National Security demands greater attention than during the history of the country ever since independence, the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne said on Wednesday (August 17).

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Laugfs Gas reduces prices of domestic gas cylinders

Laugfs Gas has decided to reduce the domestic LP gas prices with effect from midnight today (August 17).

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa will return to Sri Lanka on August 24 – Udayanga

Former Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will return to Sri Lanka on August 24, says former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga.

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is now an accused in INR 200-Crore extortion case

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez has been named an accused in the money laundering case against conman Sukesh Chandrashekar, who faces charges of extortion amounting to a massive INR 200 crore.

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Sri Lanka grants Adani Green Energy provisional approvals for wind projects

Adani Green Energy Ltd. was issued provisional approvals for an investment of over $500 million in two wind projects in Sri Lanka, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said.

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Polish national arrested at BIA with cocaine haul worth Rs.245 Million

A 60-year-old Polish national who was in possession of a stock of cocaine valued near Rs. 245 million arrested by the Narcotics Control Unit of Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

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Udayanga Weeratunga at the CID over MiG Deal

Former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga arrived at the CID to provide a statement with regard to the procurement of MiG-27 fighter jets to the Sri Lanka Air Force.

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Julian Bolling summoned to CID

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today summoned Sri Lankan medal-winning swimmer Julian Bolling to record statements for the future investigation following the incident where the private residence of President Ranil Wickremesinghe was set ablaze on July 09.

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Defence Ministry clarifies on blacklisting and delisting of persons and organizations

Sri Lanka’s Defence Ministry yesterday (August 16) issued a clarification on Sri Lanka lifting the ban imposed on several Tamil diaspora organisations

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