China firm completes $1.4 billion Sri Lanka land reclamation

The $1.4 billion Colombo Port City was agreed between China and Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapakse, one of several projects to raise fears that the strategically important location was…

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IMF to resume Sri Lanka's loan discussion next month: Christine Lagarde

Sri Lanka government leaders had agreed to stick to a reform programme following a meeting with IMF managing director Christine Lagarde in Washington.

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Bank of China offers Sri Lanka $300 million loan, option to raise to $1 billion: Report

The government is considering the offer because of 'difficulty in borrowing money after recent ratings downgrades', the source said.

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Accused Sri Lanka war criminal named army's second-in-command

Sri Lanka's armed forces crushed the Tamil Tiger separatist rebels in 2009 in a no-holds barred offensive that ended a 37-year war that left 100,000 people dead.

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Sri Lanka's Central Bank gets $400 million swap from Reserve Bank of India

Sri Lanka's Central Bank said that a further request to the RBI for another SWAP arrangement of $ 1 billion is 'under consideration'.

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Sri Lanka court dismisses plea to check Sirisena's mental health

Jayawardena sought an order directing the police chief scrutinise Sirisena's mental state. The petition called for a medical report on the President's mental status.

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Sri Lanka: Collegial leadership in talks for new UNP-led front

The leadership will be formed along with the like-minded parties such as Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), the Jathika Hela Urumya and the Tamil Progressive Alliance TPA.

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Tamil National Alliance will gain political mileage out of its support to shaky govt: Rajapaksa

Addressing a public gathering at Nochchiyagama in the north-central province on Sunday, Rajapaksa, now the main opposition leader, said the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) could make political…

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Sirisena keeps control of police as Lanka political crisis festers

According to the subjects gazette published on Saturday, Sirisena has kept control of the police department under him as the minister of defence.

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Sri Lanka's ruling UNP rules out early snap poll

Ajith P Perera, a United National Party (UNP) spokesman, said no parliamentary election would be held before February 2020 when President Maithripala Sirisena could sack the assembly.

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Sri Lanka President Sirisena meets party organisers, hints 2019 may be election year

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLPF) organisers were summoned on Monday for the special meeting at the President's house and were briefed about the party's future plans and restructuring activities…

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Over 45,000 people hit by flash floods in northern Sri Lanka

Some areas in the affected districts received more than 350 mm of rainfall last night, causing flash floods.

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Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe acknowledges differences with Sirisena on ministerial appointments

President Sirisena on Thursday named a 30-member Cabinet while reportedly rejecting some of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe's nominees.

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Sri Lanka averts $1.5 billion foreign debt default

During the last day of the legislature for 2018, MPs voted 102 to six to approve an interim budget to pay for urgent government expenditure in the first four months of 2019.

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Sri Lanka political crisis ends as President Sirisena names new cabinet

Sirisena reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister on Sunday after the Supreme Court threw out his attempt to dissolve parliament and hold early elections in the Indian Ocean nation. 

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