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SL spends Rs. 2,800 mn on elephants

Colombo, Sep 29 : Believe it or not, cash-strapped Sri Lanka spends Rs. 2,800 million annually to provide free repellents or crackers to repel wild elephants to safeguard vulnerable villages and farmlands which face invasion from the animals.

Ensure Sri Lanka is corruption-free: Daily

Colombo, Sep 29 : A leading Sri Lankan newspaper on Thursday urged Japan and other international lenders to ensure that funds pouring into the country should go for purposes they are intended and not line the pockets of corrupt politicians.

India sweep past 10-man Nepal to lift SAFF U-17 title

Colombo, Sep 15 : India finished off with a clinical performance to clinch the SAFF U-17 boys Championship title, defeating a 10-man Nepal 4-0 in the final here at the Racecourse International Stadium, here in Sri Lanka on Wednesday night.

3 in race for SL presidency

Colombo, July 19 : Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka and SLPP leader Dullas Allahapperuma will contest for Sri Lanka's presidency which fell vacant following the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa who has fled the country.

Sri Lanka: Parliament to elect new president on July 20

Colombo, July 15 : The Sri Lankan parliament will elect the country's new president on July 20, even as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's acting president, as per the constitution.

SL PM imposes state of emergency

Colombo, July 13 (UNI) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday ordered to impose curfew in the Western Province and also emergency law across the country with immediate effect. The order was issued after the police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse at least 1500 people who were protesting near the Prime Minister's office on Flower Road, Colombo 07 on Wednesday morning demanding resignation of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe.

SL MPs ask President to quit

Colombo, July 9 : A group of government MPs on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to immediately resign, shortly after thousands of protesters stormed the President's House demanding that he quit for failing to end the country's worst economic crisis.

Mass uprising forces SL President to flee

Colombo, July 9 : Thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stormed the President’s House here Saturday in mass revolt triggered by the country’s worst economic crisis since 1948.

Indian experts to visit Sri Lanka

Colombo, June 22 : Three Indian government representatives will visit Sri Lanka on Thursday to discuss future economic aid to the island...

Wrong estimates by SL Treasury: Central Bank

Colombo, May 25 : Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe has told the Committee on Public Finance (COPE) that the Treasury has misled Parliament by submitting wrong estimates. “Unrealistically high revenue estimate was sent to Parliament. On that basis, they estimate the expenditure which cannot be cut. I do not believe these officers, those who are in the Treasury did not know that this was unrealistic. Knowing this was unrealistic they misled Parliament by submitting wrong estimates,” he told COPE.
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