(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –President Ranil Wickremesinghe, presenting the 2023 Budget in parliament today (Nov 14), stated that steps will be taken to increase the passport and visa charges by 20%."Passport and visa charges to be increased by 20%"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he was shocked and saddened by the Gujarat incident."President shocked and saddened by Gujarat incident"
(LANKAPUVATH | MYANMAR) – Myanmar has turned into an active centre in Asia for the distribution of methamphetamine and ICE to Asian countries and from there to China and the whole world."Political and economic crisis turns Myanmar into largest narcotics producer"
(LANKAPUVATH | MONGOLIA) – China is trying to join the Comprehensive and Advanced Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and consolidate its power through an 11-member trade coalition, the world’s fastest-growing and most powerful coalition."China attempts to grow in Pacific through joining a trade agreement"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Large-scale military exercises conducted between India and Sri Lanka raised observers’ concerns about a future possible political conflict between China and India in Sri Lanka, and the escalation of Indian influence reducing China’s potential expansion in Sri Lanka."Concerns over Sri Lanka turning a flashpoint between China and India"
(LANKAPUVATH | TAIWAN) – Media activists, political party members, and government officials in Taiwan accused China of putting pressure on Taiwanese people’s companies that to the extent of threatening."China puts pressure on Taiwanese enterprises to collect money from them"
(LANKAPUVATH | BANGLADESH) – Bangladesh has faced several challenges in fighting the pandemic, the key one is securing vaccines for citizens continuously, especially after the country declared this year to be the year of vaccination, as several countries donated large quantities of COVID vaccines to Bangladesh, mainly the United States, which donated about 16.8 million doses of Pfizer vaccine as gifts."Partial disruption in vaccination process due to reliance on Chinese vaccines"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –The Ministry of Agriculture has taken steps to select 3000 dairy farmers next year and provide them with financial and material assistance as a step towards achieving the target of liquid milk production."Rs.2 billion for 4,000 farmers to increase milk production"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – “Eluwankulama” is an area that suffered from the terrible war between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE about a decade ago."Schools in Sri Lankan remote areas lack basic facilities"