Foreign Exchange Boost: Sri Lanka Surges Towards Recovery with $787 Million Aid Injection
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Foreign Exchange Boost: Sri Lanka Surges Towards Recovery with $787 Million Aid Injection

Colombo, December 21, 2023 (Daily Reporter): Sri Lanka’s economic horizons are brightening as a much-needed international aid package of $787 million bolsters its foreign exchange reserves and fuels optimism for a sustained recovery. This month alone, the island nation received disbursements of $337 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), $200 million from the World…

Sri Lanka Police Enhance Efforts to Combat Cyber Abuse Through International Collaboration
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Sri Lanka Police Enhance Efforts to Combat Cyber Abuse Through International Collaboration

Sri Lanka police arrested an 18-year-old resident of Colombo who had been sexually abusing his cousin for two years and uploaded the footage of the abuse to Google Drive. The police said that the arrest was made using a new method introduced by the Google company to the Sri Lanka Police to easily identify people who…

President Wickramasinghe Seeks Independent Run in Next Election, Bypassing Established Parties

President Wickramasinghe Seeks Independent Run in Next Election, Bypassing Established Parties

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickramasinghe appears to be opting to ditch traditional party politics and pursue an independent candidacy, according to a Yukthiya.lk news report. This strategy marks a significant departure from the usual party-backed campaigns and signifies Wickramasinghe’s intention to position himself as a “common candidate” endorsed by a broad spectrum of political forces….

New Sri Lankan Law to Hold Plantation Companies Responsible for Workers’ Conditions

New Sri Lankan Law to Hold Plantation Companies Responsible for Workers’ Conditions

Sri Lanka’s upcoming Employment Act is set to bring major changes for plantation workers, focusing on holding plantation companies (RPCs) directly responsible for deplorable working conditions. “We’re revamping our labour laws to hold all employers accountable, especially in tea estates,” declared Jeevan Thondaman, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Estate Infrastructure Development. His Twitter statement went straight…

Mandates of parliamentary committees under review

Mandates of parliamentary committees under review

Sources of the Parliament of Sri Lanka say that the mandates of the Financial Oversight Committees (FOCs) and the Sectoral Oversight Committees (SOCs) are under review. Sri Lanka Parliament sources say that there are overlaps in the mandates of the Financial Oversight Committees (FOCs) and the Sectoral Oversight Committees (SOCs). MPs say that the overlaps…

The story of a Sri Lankan school principal who was convicted by the High Court for corporal punishment
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The story of a Sri Lankan school principal who was convicted by the High Court for corporal punishment

– Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe Student X studied in grade 11 of Navodya Maha Vidyalaya, Dodangoda. On the occasion of the Poson festival that year, the Dodangoda police organized a lantern competition and this photograph shows the lantern rotating inside a bottle presented by the student. The design won the first prize in the competition and…