(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The agreement reached between Sri Lanka and the Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank) is a ‘positive step forward’ in the island nation’s debt restructuring process, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says."Debt deal between China and Sri Lanka a ‘positive step forward’ – IMF"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – State Minister for Plantations, Enterprise Reforms and Finance, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, has announced that a dedicated allocation of Rs. 10 billion has been reserved for potential future elections. This provision, while not explicitly outlined in the budget proposals, has been included in the estimates."Rs. 10 billion allocated in the budget for future elections – State Minister Siyambalapitiya"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Sri Lanka National Hydrogen Road Map was presented to President Ranil Wickremesinghe today (21 Nov.), the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported."Sri Lanka National Hydrogen Road Map presented to President"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Cabinet of Ministers green-lighted the proposed bill for electricity sector reforms at its meeting held on Monday (Nov.20), Power & Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera says."Cabinet approves proposed electricity sector reforms bill"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Nuseir Yassin, an Arab-Israeli vlogger who creates content under the ‘Nas Daily’ banner, has signed an agreement to promote Sri Lanka Tourism, Tourism Minister Harin Fernando said."Prominent vlogger Nas Daily signs agreement to promote tourism in SL"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A discussion took place at the Presidential Secretariat, chaired by Mr. Sagala Ratnayaka, Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff, with representatives from the Asian Development Bank."Asian Development Bank Backs Future Water Supply Projects in Sri Lanka"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the Department of Agriculture and the Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka with funding from the European Union (EU) recently launched a Farmer Field Schools Programme to train 6,000 smallholder paddy farmers across four key rice-growing districts on sustainable approaches to paddy cultivation."6,000 Paddy Farmers to be Trained on Sustainable Cultivation with FAO and EU Suppor"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Australia produced a magnificent performance to beat India in the final to win the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The majority of a packed and partisan crowd arrived at the Narendra Modi Stadium hoping to see the host nation end their decade-long wait for a major ICC trophy win. But it was Australia who delivered on the day. The Australian bowling attack combined to turn the screw after a fast-paced…"Australia trounce India to win sixth ICC Cricket World Cup title"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – In a virtual address during the Leader’s Session of the Second Voice of Global South Summit, President Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the invitation, acknowledging India’s pivotal role in organizing the event."President addresses second Voice of Global South Summit"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power has stated that the US President Joe Biden’s administration greatly values its partnership with Sri Lanka."Biden administration greatly values partnership with Sri Lanka – Samantha Power"