Category: Local News

Sri Lanka asks China to defer arrival of ship after India objects

Sri Lanka has asked China to defer the planned visit of a Chinese survey ship to the island country after an objection from India, a government source told Reuters on Sunday.

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3,899 MT gas shipment to reach Sri Lanka tomorrow (August 08)

The Litro Gas Company says that another ship carrying 3800 metric tons of gas is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow (August 08).

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Man stabbed to death inside Police Station

A 52-year old man was stabbed to death inside the Nawagamuwa Police station today (August 07).

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Sri Lanka President says proposals set forth by parties to form all-party Government will be shared with stakeholders

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that the proposals put forward by political parties during the crucial talks held to form an all-party government in Sri Lanka will be made available to all stakeholders by Monday.

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UN Chief António Guterres extends well wishes to Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe

UN Secretary General António Guterres sent a congratulatory letter dated 03rd August 2022 to Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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A rebellion can be suppressed only by suppression – Namal

If a rebellion is formed, it can only be suppressed by suppression, MP Namal Rajapaksa said.

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India remains committed to assist Sri Lanka in its economic recovery – Jaishankar tells Sabry

India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar on Thursday conveyed to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ali Sabry that India, as a “dependable friend” of Sri Lanka, remained committed to assisting it in its economic recovery.

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Man shot dead in Gampaha

One person was shot dead by an unknown gunman who came on a motorcycle in Kehelbaddara, Udugampola today (August 06).

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Sri Lanka considering restructure of local and sovereign debt

Sri Lanka is considering a restructure of local and sovereign debt, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Friday, as the island nation battles its worst financial crisis in its independent history.

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Unidentified dead body found on the beach in Dikkowita with limbs tied

The body of an unidentified man was found on the beach towards the northern end of the Dikkowita Fisheries Harbour in Wattala on Friday (August 05), said Sri Lanka Police.

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‘Gota Go Gama’ protest site to stay until 10th August

The Attorney General made a pledge to the Court of Appeal that the temporary structures set up at the ‘Gota Go Gama’ protest site in Galle Face will not be removed in the absence of the necessary legal provisions until the 10th of August.

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Education Ministry’s update on school activities for next week

All government and government approved private schools in Sri Lanka will operate on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during next week, the Ministry of Education said.

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Private bus operators on strike today (August 05)

Several Private Bus Associations have launched an island-wide strike action effective from midnight yesterday (August 04), citing the failure of the authorities to issue sufficient stocks of fuel for bus operations.

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India expects $8-$9 Billion bilateral trade with Russia, Sri Lanka in two months

India expects bilateral trade worth $8-9 billion with Russia and Sri Lanka in the next two months after it allowed international trade in rupees, India’s trade secretary said.

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Man shot dead in Ahangama

A 40-year-old man from Midigama was shot dead inside a restaurant in Ahangama yesterday night (August 04).

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One person killed in a shooting in Lunugamwehera

A person has lost his life in a shooting incident that took place in Lunugamwehera, Punchi Appujadura area.

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