Sri Lanka votes on new law to regulate online content
Lawmakers in Sri Lanka are poised to vote on a social media regulation bill, drawing criticism from opposition figures and activists who argue that it could stifle free speech.
Bangladesh election win reflects trust in Sheikh Hasina: Sri Lankan President
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe commended the electoral success of the Bangladesh Awami League, citing it as a clear demonstration of the Bangladeshi people`s trust and confidence in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s capable leadership.
Sri Lanka implements tax hike ahead of foreign debt deal
Sri Lanka has introduced a new 18 percent value added tax (VAT) on fuel, mobile phones, and computers starting from Monday.
Sri Lanka’s economy records first growth after debt default
Sri Lanka`s economy has shown signs of growth in the September quarter, marking a significant turnaround since the nation faced a debt default due to a foreign exchange shortage last year, as stated by the country`s central bank on Saturday.
Sri Lanka reaches debt restructuring agreement with creditor nations
Sri Lanka has been informed that a debt-restructuring agreement with creditor nations has been reached but the official confirmation letter from the creditor committee is yet to arrive.
Sri Lanka’s Parliament approves new anti-corruption bill
In a significant move aimed at combating the ongoing economic crisis, Sri Lanka`s Parliament has granted approval to a crucial anti-corruption legislation on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka approves domestic debt restructuring plan
Sri Lanka`s parliament approved a domestic debt restructuring plan on Saturday that is crucial to continue a 2.9 billion US dollar bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Sri Lanka receives first tranche of IMF bailout
Sri Lanka has received the first tranche of its bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), President Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament.
Sri Lanka says positive news coming from IMF
Sri Lanka is on the verge of getting `very positive news` from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a 2.9 billion dollar programme, a government minister said on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka Increased power prices by 66% hoping to gain IMF support
Sri Lanka raised power prices by 66 percent on Thursday, in a move the government hopes will persuade the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to provide a bailout for its crisis stricken economy.
Sri Lanka seen returning to growth by year-end: President Ranil
Sri Lanka`s economy is likely to grow again from the end of this year and the government wants the country to exit bankruptcy by 2026, President Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament on Wednesday.
China offers debt aid to crisis-hit Sri Lanka
The Export-Import Bank of China has offered Sri Lanka a two-year moratorium on its debt and said it will support the country`s efforts to secure a $2.9 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, according to a letter reviewed by Reuters.
IMF not expected to discuss Sri Lanka this year
The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not expected to formally approve Sri Lanka`s 2.9 billion US dollar bailout before year-end, a key step required for the embattled country to receive funding, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Sri Lanka’s Ex President Rajapaksa returns home
Sri Lanka s deposed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has returned home weeks after fleeing the crisis-hit country_ officials said. The 73-year-old former President landed in the capital_ Colombo_ on a Singapore Airlines flight from Thailand in the early hours of Saturday_ local media reports said.
Sri Lankan president says IMF accord pushed back after unrest
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that an deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been pushed back to September due to the unrest over the past weeks_ the Associated Press reported. President Wickremesinghe_ in his first speech since he was elected by parliament_ said even
Sri Lanka's parliament extends emergency amid crackdown
Sri Lanka's parliament has extended a state of emergency declared by new President Ranil Wickremesinghe as his government cracks down on demonstrators it accuses of violence while trying to find a way out of the country's worst economic crisis. The vote passed by 120 to 63 in the 225 member Sri Lankan parliament
China extends $2 billion loan repayment period for Pakistan
Climate change threatens Bangladesh’s apparel exports
Embattled Japan PM faces ethics committee to save popularity and budget
Yemen warns British cargo ship may sink following Houthi attack
European Parliament calls for permanent cease-fire in Gaza
Russian space corporation reports air leak in its segment of International Space Station
Pakistan’s NA to convene inaugural session on Feb. 29 for lawmakers’ oath-taking
India attaches highest priority to its friendship with Bangladesh: President Murmu
China lauds Russia relations and calls for strengthened Asia-Pacific role
Bangladesh improved 7 steps in economic freedom index
China broadens law on state secrets to include ‘work secrets’
Apple stops electric car project: report
Texas issues disaster declaration as wildfires burn out of control
US, Russia engage in heated exchange at UN Security Council session on Gaza
Bangladesh PM writes back to US President Biden
Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi indicted in graft case
Indian diplomats faced threatened, intimidated in Canada: Jaishankar
Bangladesh is an inspiration to many in green building segment
Macron does not rule out Europeans sending troops to Ukraine
US air Force member sets himself on fire outside Israeli Embassy in Washington