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  • Finance Ministry allays loan default fears
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  • Sri Lanka's Dialog Finance loses Rs39mn in Sept quarter
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    Culture


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  • Sinhalese monks unleash a new brand of nationalism in Sri Lanka
  • Uncovering Sri Lanka as a Backpacker
  • Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint ousted premier
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    Criminal


  • Criminal Court throws out case of Sri Lankan 'sniper'
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  • Cambodian-UN war crimes trials finally over
  • CID questions IGP on the alleged conspiracy to assassinate President

    Religion


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  • Politics of religion undermines democracy in South Asia
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  • A breakdown of Sri Lanka's economic issues
  • Mahinda echoes Mangala, saying Sri Lanka could end up like Greece
  • Assassination Plot Claimed by Sri Lanka President in Ousting PM
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  • Why Sri Lanka Risks Return to Violence
  • IFS plans more investments in Sri Lanka, undeterred by uncertainty
  • Where Sri Lanka fits in China's BRI plans
  • Call for political stability and sanity gets louder
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  • Data exposes faulty IMF advice
  • Sri Lanka participates in China Int'l Import Expo in Shanghai
  • Sri Lanka's Political Shake-Up Is a Win for China
  • Sri Lanka's constitutional crisis: demagogy and divisions at the top
  • Sustainable waste management an opportunity, not a burden
  • Mahinda echoes Mangala, saying Sri Lanka could end up like Greece
  • Economic aspects of aging population
  • Where Sri Lanka fits in China's BRI plans
  • Sri Lanka has successfully turned to biological control
  • Sri Lanka participates in China Int'l Import Expo in Shanghai
  • Call for political stability and sanity gets louder
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  • EDB initiative to boost exports to Japan
  • Entrepreneurs in Jaffna? Take a look in Ammachi!
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  • Export income surpasses $ 14 b
  • Sri Lanka budget gap contained by June 2018, despite weak revenues
  • 5 things you need to know about the political crisis in Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Budget 2018: revenue proposals at a glance
  • Sri Lanka approves 2018 budget, aims for more investment
  • Sri Lanka budget 2017: tax and revenue proposals
  • Sri Lanka looks at stop-gap financing to settle debt in 2019
  • A month of crisis
  • Sri Lanka looks at stop-gap financing in 2019 to settle: advisor
  • Sri Lanka CDS hit near 2-1/2 year high after rating downgrade
  • Rivals China, India cautiously watch Sri Lankan crisis
  • Sri Lanka CB Chief confident of meeting debt repayment targets in ...
  • Moody's cuts Sri Lanka as political crisis festers

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    President


  • Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint ousted premier
  • Sri Lanka president suffers latest setback in parliament
  • President interfered with high-profile probes: Sagala

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Chilli paste, books and chairs thrown in Sri Lanka parliament
  • Rajapaksa critics win control of Sri Lanka Parliament panel
  • Sri Lanka speaker says won't accept Rajapaksa as PM until he ...

    Prime Minister


  • Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint ousted prime minister
  • Opponents of new Sri Lanka PM take control of key committee
  • Sri Lanka MPs pass no-confidence vote against new prime minister

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  • Sri Lankan legislators file legal challenge against newly appointed PM
  • Sri Lanka rupee weakens, stocks end 0.22-pct higher
  • SriLanka Airlines probe running out of time; no response from ...

    Minister of Economy


  • Sri Lanka moves towards appointing a new Prime Minister
  • Sri Lanka president will not reappoint ousted PM
  • 'Economic Anarchy' Ahead If Sri Lanka's Political Crisis Continues

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Proposed tax exemptions for the agriculture sector are lazy, populist ...
  • Mahinda echoes Mangala, saying Sri Lanka could end up like Greece
  • Sri Lankan president appoints more Cabinet ministers

    Minister of Culture


  • Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint ousted prime minister
  • Sinhalese monks unleash a new brand of nationalism in Sri Lanka
  • In Sri Lanka, old land issues and a new prime minister highlight post ...

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  • Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Sacked Over Alleged Assassination Plot ...
  • Constitutional Crisis in Sri Lanka and its Impact on Indo-Pacific ...

    Minister of Education


  • A silent revolution in Sri Lanka
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  • Siyambalapitiya Power and Energy Minister, Faiszer Sports
  • Sri Lankan president appoints more Cabinet ministers
  • President names Rajapaksa as new Sri Lanka finance minister

    Minister of Finance


  • Proposed tax exemptions for the agriculture sector are lazy, populist ...
  • President names Rajapaksa as new Sri Lanka finance minister
  • Looming prospect of targeted sanctions: How appropriate are they ?

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Sri Lanka Foreign Minister briefs Colombo based diplomats
  • Democracy in crisis in Sri Lanka as two men claim to be Prime Minister
  • CYPRUS: Foreign Ministry intervenes to bring home stranded J&P staff

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Violence erupts in Sri Lanka after the prime minister is fired and ...
  • Sri Lankan political crisis its internal affairs: China
  • Naked Foreign Intervention into SL's Domestic Affairs

    Minister of Justice


  • Sri Lanka's Supreme Court expands bench for crucial hearing
  • Sri Lankan court to hear petition challenging Rajapaksa's ...
  • Sri Lanka: All eyes on Supreme Court again

    Minister of Health


  • Dr. Palitha Abeykoon new Sri Lanka Medical Council President
  • Sri Lanka's constitutional crisis: demagogy and divisions at the top
  • President instructs to ensure stability in the health sector

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Sri Lanka's Tilt Towards Authoritarianism: Understanding Mahinda ...
  • Violence erupts in Sri Lanka after the prime minister is fired and ...
  • Sri Lanka's constitutional crisis: demagogy and divisions at the top

    Minister of Sports


  • Sri Lanka Sports Minister appoints a new panel of selectors
  • Sri Lanka Cricket dismisses selectors as hosts head to series ...
  • Sri Lankan selectors sacked

    Director of State Security Service


  • Slain Sri Lanka editor's daughter writes to President
  • National security wrap
  • A silent revolution in Sri Lanka

    Chairman National Bank


  • Former Chairman of NSB Pradeep Kariyawasam found guilty
  • Sri Lanka's majority party calls on President to include himself in his ...
  • Audit reveals irregularities in ADB-funded Sri Lanka water project

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Sri Lanka Chaired UNCTAD Commission Boosts Multilateralism
  • Sri Lanka highlights priorities in health - security interface in Geneva
  • Is the dissolution of parliament legal and legitimate?

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Slain Sri Lanka editor's daughter writes to President
  • Sri Lankan police chief investigating family and associates of ...
  • Former Law &Order Minister says he will reveal President's ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • 7 member Supreme court bench to hear petitions against Parliament ...
  • SriLanka Airlines probe running out of time; no response from ...
  • Sri Lanka's SC forms bench to decide upon President's proclamation

    Opposition


  • Political turmoil in Sri Lanka intensifies as opposition takes control of ...
  • Chandrika Kumaratunga role in Maldivian opposition unity
  • Chandrika Kumaratunga hand in Maldivian opposition unity

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Work on B&R projects continues as usual amid political infighting in ...
  • Political crisis, tumbling rupee add to Sri Lanka's economic woes
  • 'Fake' economic analysis: Why?
  • Sri Lanka's constitutional crisis: demagogy and divisions at the top
  • Sri Lanka's Political Shake-Up Is a Win for China
  • Sri Lanka Prosperity Index improves in 2017 despite falls in air quality
  • Three Sri Lanka banks downgraded by Moody's on political crisis ...
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    Investment

  • IFS plans more investments in Sri Lanka, undeterred by uncertainty
  • Where Sri Lanka fits in China's BRI plans
  • Call for political stability and sanity gets louder
  • Sri Lanka Telecom Group 2018 3Q, YTD profits up by 23%, EBITDA ...
  • Data exposes faulty IMF advice
  • Sri Lanka participates in China Int'l Import Expo in Shanghai
  • Sri Lanka's Political Shake-Up Is a Win for China
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    Demographics

  • Sri Lanka's constitutional crisis: demagogy and divisions at the top
  • Sustainable waste management an opportunity, not a burden
  • Mahinda echoes Mangala, saying Sri Lanka could end up like Greece
  • Economic aspects of aging population
  • Where Sri Lanka fits in China's BRI plans
  • Sri Lanka has successfully turned to biological control
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    Export/Import

  • Sri Lanka participates in China Int'l Import Expo in Shanghai
  • Call for political stability and sanity gets louder
  • Expanding exports : Vital to focus on services exports - Exporters ...
  • EDB initiative to boost exports to Japan
  • Entrepreneurs in Jaffna? Take a look in Ammachi!
  • Sri Lankan merchandise exports up 3.7-pct in August
  • Export income surpasses $ 14 b
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    Public Spending

  • Sri Lanka budget gap contained by June 2018, despite weak revenues
  • 5 things you need to know about the political crisis in Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Budget 2018: revenue proposals at a glance
  • Sri Lanka approves 2018 budget, aims for more investment
  • Sri Lanka budget 2017: tax and revenue proposals
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    Public Debt

  • Sri Lanka looks at stop-gap financing to settle debt in 2019
  • A month of crisis
  • Sri Lanka looks at stop-gap financing in 2019 to settle: advisor
  • Sri Lanka CDS hit near 2-1/2 year high after rating downgrade
  • Rivals China, India cautiously watch Sri Lankan crisis
  • Sri Lanka CB Chief confident of meeting debt repayment targets in ...
  • Moody's cuts Sri Lanka as political crisis festers
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