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Sri Lanka: No adverse reactions so far following vaccination

30 Jan 2021

Sri Lanka: No adverse reactions so far following vaccination

No adverse reactions or side-effects have so far been reported by those who were vaccinated in Sri Lanka on Friday with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine Covishield, provided by India, health officials said on Saturday.

IPL 2020: Lasith Malinga set to miss the first half

21 Aug 2020

IPL 2020: Lasith Malinga set to miss the first half

Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga is set to miss the first half of the 2020 IPL for Mumbai Indians due to personal reasons.

US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan

29 Nov 2018

US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan

The US is demanding transparency over China's debt on Pakistan, Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing, amid concerns that Islamabad is seeking a multibillion-dollar bailout package from IMF to pay back Chinese creditors.

Sri Lanka: Supreme Court stays President's decision to dissolve parliament

13 Nov 2018

Sri Lanka: Supreme Court stays President's decision to dissolve parliament

On Tuesday, Sri Lanka's Supreme Court stayed President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the country's parliament till another hearing, scheduled for next month.

UN expresses concern over Lankan President's decision to dissolve Parliament

11 Nov 2018

UN expresses concern over Lankan President's decision to dissolve Parliament

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament, underlining the "utmost importance" of respecting democratic processes and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law.

Long-held Tamil prisoners may be released soon: Rajapaksa's son

04 Nov 2018

Long-held Tamil prisoners may be released soon: Rajapaksa's son

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's legislator son Namal today indicated that the long-held demand of the Tamil minority community to release all Tamil prisoners in the country may be fulfilled soon, a move aimed at persuading the Tamil legislators to support Rajapaksa.

Sri Lankan Navy chases away 3,000 TN fishermen, snaps fishing-nets

01 Nov 2018

Sri Lankan Navy chases away 3,000 TN fishermen, snaps fishing-nets

Over 3,000 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu were chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy, who also hurled stones at them and snapped nets of 50 vessels for fishing in their territorial waters.

Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency

18 Mar 2018

Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena announced that he is bringing an end to the nationwide state of emergency which has been in place since the 6th of March.

Sri Lankan President doesn't want women to buy alcohol

15 Jan 2018

Sri Lankan President doesn't want women to buy alcohol

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has overruled his government's reform to let women buy alcohol.

Tamil men accuse Sri Lankan govt. of rape, torture, branding

09 Nov 2017

Tamil men accuse Sri Lankan govt. of rape, torture, branding

Over 50 Tamil men have accused the current Sri Lankan government of abducting, torturing and raping them on allegations of trying to revive the Tamil Tiger rebel group.