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Sheikh Hasina wants the authority of international organizations to meet the demand for vaccines

Lockdown extended for another week, notification issued

CID finds Mamunul's involvement in Narayanganj incident

Bhomra Port: Authorities concerned about meeting revenue target

Covid-19 kills 91 more in a day

Sri Lanka cancels Pakistan PM Imran Khan's address to Parliament over concerns he may raise Kashmir issue

Colombo: Sri Lanka has cancelled the address of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to its Parliament next week, apparently over concerns that he could raise the Kashmir issue in his speech, a media report said.

Sri Lanka: Engine drivers decide to boycott operating China-made railway carriages

Colombo: Engine drivers have decided to boycott operating those trains that have railway carriages made in China.

Colombo: Several countries are currently facing troubles and pressure of Chinese tourist debt traps amid struggle to recover after COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Colombo: Several countries are currently facing troubles and pressure of Chinese tourist debt traps amid struggle to recover after COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Sri Lanka aims to touch 6.5 per cent growth

Colombo: The newly formed Sri Lankan government is aiming to log a 6.5 per cent or higher GDP growth and prioritise national security in the island-nation.

Sri Lanka elects ex-Defence Chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa as its 7th President; swearing-in tomorrow

Colombo: Almost seven months after a series of bomb-blasts shook Sri Lanka, the island nation on Sunday elected former war-time defence chief Gotabaya Rajpaksa as its President. He will be sworn in as the seventh executive President of Sri Lanka on Monday.

Sri Lankan authorities must work ‘vigorously’ to ease simmering ethno-religious tensions, urges UN rights expert

New York, Aug 27: A United Nations human rights expert warned on Monday that Sri Lankan authorities must take urgent action to strengthen respect for freedom of religion or belief and address simmering ethno-religious tensions.

Asylum seekers in Sri Lanka fear for their safety, in wake of Easter Sunday terror attacks

New York, June 1: Since the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21, there have been concerns for the safety of refugees and asylum seekers living in the country: in the immediate aftermath, there were reports of refugees being targeted and forced from their homes by angry mobs threatening reprisals for the Easter Sunday attacks which targeted Christian churches, as well as upscale hotels.

Sri Lanka bombings: Police arrest school principal, teacher

Colombo, May 18 : The Sri Lankan police have arrested a school principal and a teacher for their alleged links to the local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), media reports said on Saturday.

Islamic State takes responsibility for attack in Kalmunai town during police raids

Colombo, Apr 28: Terrorist group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the clash with Sri Lankan forces in Kalmunai town on Saturday.

Sri Lanka blasts: Government declares national mourning on Tuesday

Colombo, Apr 22: With the country still in shock following the eight blasts that rocked the nation on Easter Sunday, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday announced that Apr 23 will be observed in the country as 'Day of National Mourning'.

Sri Lanka hit by eight blasts on Easter Sunday, 207 killed

Colombo, Apr 21: Eight blasts rocked Sri Lanka and left 207 people killed on a day when the Island Nation was celebrating Easter Sunday.

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lankan PM

Colombo, Dec 16: Adding another twist to the political situation in Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday once again took oath as the Prime Minister of the island nation.

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa joins SLPP, ends association with Sirisena’s party

Colombo, Nov 11: Amid political crisis in Sri Lanka, country's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday left the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and joined the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), media reports said.

Parliament dissolved in Sri Lanka: US, UK express concern

Washington, Nov 10: The US government has expressed its concern over the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision of dissolving the Parliament on Friday.