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Sri Lankan origin family of Texas seeks answers after police kill man on his own porch

AUSTIN, Texas – The family of an Austin, Texas, man is seeking answers after he was fatally shot by police last month on his front porch following a late-night emergency call by a neighbor.

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NEOM offers Sri Lankan workers ‘lifetime opportunity,’ minister says

Saudi Arabia’s NEOM smart city offers a great opportunity for Sri Lankan professionals and skilled workers, a government minister from the South Asian nation said.

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Sri Lankan man charged after mother-of-three stabbed to death in Melbourne

A Sri Lankan man has been charged with murder after a mother-of-three was stabbed to death in her home at Sandhurst in Melbourne’s south-east.

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Paris Club proposing a 10-year moratorium on Sri Lanka’s debt – Report

Putting equal onus on rich global north and developing global south, the Paris Club creditor nations are proposing a 10-year moratorium on Sri Lankan debt and another 15 years of debt restructuring as a formula to resolve the current financial crisis in the island nation, the Hindustan Times reported.

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Minister Ali Sabry meets U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Ali Sabry met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Department of State in Washington DC on Friday (December 02).

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Sri Lanka decides to accept Passport applications online

Applications to issue passports will be accepted online from January, 2023, The Immigration and Emigration Department announced.

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Law students can be assisted to learn English – President

The government is ready to assist law students to improve their English language education, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament on Thursday (December 1).

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Maldivian Vice President calls on Sri Lanakan President

The Maldivian Vice President Faisal Naseem called on Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat on Friday (December 02).

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Sri Lanka’s Colombo city among world’s least expensive cities to live

Sri Lanka’s Colombo city is among the world’s least expensive cities to live in according to the annual Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey.

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Political reforms need to accompany economic reforms in Sri Lanka – Samantha Power

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator Samantha Power yesterday emphasised that political reforms need to accompany economic reforms in Sri Lanka.

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Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka’s local currency debt rating to ‘CC’

Fitch on Thursday downgraded Sri Lanka’s Long-Term local-currency debt rating by two notches to “CC” from “CCC”, citing a probable local-currency debt default in the face of high interest costs and tight domestic financing conditions.

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Electricity tariff revision not required at the moment – CEB has not made a request to increase tariffs – PUCSL

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has not requested an electricity tariff revision so far and there is no requirement for a tariff revision at the moment, the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) Janaka Ratnayake said.

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China continuously encouraged IMF to support Sri Lanka – Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka

As a major shareholder of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), China has been encouraging the IMF and other international financial institutes to promptly support Sri Lanka to deal with the current economic crisis, the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said.

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Sri Lanka’s Tourism industry earnings surpass US$ 1 Billion mark

Sri Lanka crossed the billion dollar milestone in earnings from tourism in October when the country earned US$ 75.6 million from the trade, which is providing a glimmer of hope for the country’s economy beset by acute shortages of foreign currency since the middle of last year.

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Sri Lanka President issues strong statement after COP27 Conference

Having participated in the COP27 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt earlier this month, President Ranil Wickremesinghe issued a statement on Tuesday (November 29) on its outcome.

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Asalanka powers Sri Lanka to victory over Afghanistan in ODI

Sri Lanka completed its highest successful run chase ever at home to square the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan on Wednesday (November 30) at the Pallekele International Stadium.

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