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Sri Lanka bondholders ready for debt restructuring talks with authorities

Sri Lanka’s international bondholders group was prepared to engage with the island nation’s authorities in debt restructuring talks consistent with the parameters of the IMF Programme, their legal adviser, White & Case LLP, said.

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Court order issued preventing protests in Colombo tomorrow

The Fort Magistrate’s Court today (February 03) issued an order preventing any protest movements from taking place in the Galle Face Green area tomorrow (February 04), until the conclusion of the 75th Independence Day celebrations.

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya to boycott 75th Independence celebrations

Leader of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa have decided to boycott 75th Independence Day celebrations to be held at Galle Face tomorrow (February 04).

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China responds to Victoria Nuland’s comment on Debt Relief to Sri Lanka

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning has replied to comments made by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs of the United States, Victoria Nuland.

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‘They tried to kill me’ – Wasantha Mudalige

Wasantha Mudalige attended a media briefing for the first in 167 days on Thursday (February 02) and made certain startling revelations about what he experienced while in detention.

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Worker remittances to top US$ 1 Billion this year – Minister

Labour and Foreign Employment Minister Manusha Nanayakkara said that the country’s foreign income from those involved in foreign employment is expected to increase to US$ 1 billion this year.

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Most Reverend Oswald Gomis called to eternal rest

Former Archbishop of Colombo, Most Reverend Dr. Oswald Gomis passed away at the age of 90 this morning (February 03).

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Paris Club to give Sri Lanka financing assurances amid IMF debt talks – sources

The Paris Club of creditor nations is ready to provide financing assurances to Sri Lanka, a key step needed to unlock a $2.9 billion bailout by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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Chief Prelates say NO to the Implementation of 13A

The Chief Prelates of the Three Chapters has urged President Ranil Wickremesinghe not to implement the 13th Amendment to the Constitution which would lead to serious issues concerning the country’s independence, territorial integrity, and National Security.

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Ceylon Electricity Board gives undertaking to Supreme Court on power cuts

Giving an undertaking to the Supreme Court, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said today (February 02) that it would refrain from imposing power cuts until the Contempt of Court application filed by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is taken up for consideration tomorrow (February 03), and the matter is concluded.

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Nine STF members hospitalized after three buses crash

Nine Police Special Task Force (STF) members were injured after three buses on their way to attend the Independence Day rehearsals in Colombo this morning (February 02) collided with each other, Police said.

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Sri Lanka receives over 100,000 tourists in January – Tourism Minister

Sri Lanka received over 100,000 tourists in January 2023, Minister of Tourism Harin Fernando said on Wednesday.

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Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church to boycott 75th Independence Day Celebrations

Neither the Cardinal, Bishops nor any representative from Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church would participate in the 75th Independence Day celebrations, on Saturday (February 04), as it is a ‘crime’ and waste of funds that is being committed against the citizens of Sri Lanka, Spokesman for the Archdiocese of Colombo, Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando stated.

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Lives lost in war cannot be restored but income lost in economic war can be restored – President

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that although lives lost during the war cannot be regained, the income lost during the economic war could be regained.

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Price of 92 Octane Petrol increased in Sri Lanka

Price of 92 Octane petrol will be increased by Rs. 30 per litre with effect from midnight today (February 01).

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What China has offered Sri Lanka is not enough for IMF bailout – U.S. Official

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs of the United States, Victoria Nuland said her country expects China as the largest bilateral creditor to Sri Lanka to give credible assurance to Sri Lanka’s debt restructuring in keeping with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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