Sri Lanka made significant Progress in the Asian NGO Sector
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Sri Lanka made significant Progress in the Asian NGO Sector

In the Asian social service sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Sri Lanka have made significant strides by the year 2024, overcoming challenges that were present in 2022. For the year 2024, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam have been categorized as “Doing Okay.” The 2022 index placed Sri Lanka in the…

The Impact of the Indian Election on Sri Lanka
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The Impact of the Indian Election on Sri Lanka

India, the world’s largest democracy, has a profound influence on its neighbouring countries, including Sri Lanka. The Indian general election, a massive democratic exercise involving over 900 million eligible voters, determines the political direction of the country for the next five years. In the recent election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured a significant victory with…

Police Officers Arrested in Connection with Disappearance 13 Years Ago
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Police Officers Arrested in Connection with Disappearance 13 Years Ago

Two police officers serving at Alawwa Police were arrested on May 4, 2024, by officers from the Group Robbery Investigation Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with a suspected disappearance and unlawful detention that occurred 13 years ago. The arrested officers are Sergeant A.L. Kumara and Constable R.D.S.B. Rajapaksha. Both officers were…

Consolidating Economic Recovery Needs No Referendum
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Consolidating Economic Recovery Needs No Referendum

Government leaders appear to be considering all options for remaining in office beyond the constitutionally mandated periods of five years for the presidency and parliament. UNP General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara has announced that the government is considering postponing both the presidential and general elections for two years. There has been a considerable amount of…

Public warned over spread of diseases in flood-affected areas
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Public warned over spread of diseases in flood-affected areas

The general public has been cautioned over the increased spread of infectious diseases across the island due to prevailing inclement weather conditions. Consultant Paediatrician Dr. Deepal Perera warns that there is a greater risk of diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, Typhoid fever and influenza spreading during such periods. Speaking further in this regard, Dr. Perera…

Second Reading Debate on Women Empowerment Bill on  June 4
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Second Reading Debate on Women Empowerment Bill on June 4

The Secretary General of Parliament Mrs. Kushani Rohanadeera said that the Parliament is scheduled to meet from the 4th to the 7th June. The Parliamentary business pertaining to this week have been decided recently (28) in the Committee on Parliamentary Business held under the chairmanship of Speaker Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. Accordingly, on Tuesday, the…

If the country will be bankrupt again, the recovery will take around 10-12 years, warns Minister Shehan Semasinghe
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If the country will be bankrupt again, the recovery will take around 10-12 years, warns Minister Shehan Semasinghe

State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe said that the impact of political power struggles must not be detrimental to addressing the economic crisis. He detailed the government’s strategic measures since 2022, which have been crucial in stabilizing the economy. The Minister emphasized that the decisions taken by the President and the government, supported by parliamentary…