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…

Kilinochchi Solar Plant: A Beacon of Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka

Kilinochchi Solar Plant: A Beacon of Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is set to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a US$1.7 billion solar plant with battery storage. The 700MW plant will be built on the Poonakary Tank in Kilinochchi District and will have a 1,500MWh battery storage system. The project is expected to create jobs and help the environment. 1.The Plant: Capacity:…

For Sri Lanka’s Women Batik Makers, ‘a Tearful Story’ of Economics

For Sri Lanka’s Women Batik Makers, ‘a Tearful Story’ of Economics

This is an article about the economic struggles of batik makers in Sri Lanka. It discusses the impact of the economic crisis on the industry, including rising costs and declining sales. Many batik makers have been forced to abandon the craft due to the financial hardship. The government has made some efforts to support the…

A Royal Affair in Paradise: Abhiram Daggubati’s Sri Lankan Wedding

A Royal Affair in Paradise: Abhiram Daggubati’s Sri Lankan Wedding

On December 6th, 2023, the picturesque backdrop of Sri Lanka witnessed another extravagant wedding, this time celebrating the union of Abhiram Daggubati, son of renowned Indian film producer Suresh Babu. While the ceremony was intimate, with a select group of guests, it resonated deeply with audiences in India, further solidifying Sri Lanka’s position as a…

Path to Recovery: Where is Sri Lanka in its Debt Restructuring Efforts

Path to Recovery: Where is Sri Lanka in its Debt Restructuring Efforts

Sri Lanka has made significant progress in resolving its bankruptcy crisis, reaching preliminary debt restructuring agreements with both official and private creditors. These agreements pave the way for the island nation to revive its stalled IMF loan program and secure much-needed financial assistance. The country’s financial woes, culminating in a sovereign debt default in April…

“Ata Pass” – USAID Supported Youth Education and Career Outreach Campaign Wins Top Honors at Effie Awards 2023

“Ata Pass” – USAID Supported Youth Education and Career Outreach Campaign Wins Top Honors at Effie Awards 2023

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) YouLead project sponsored an innovative social media drama series, focusing on career guidance and skills development for Sri Lankan youth, which secured top awards in the Sri Lanka division of a global marketing effectiveness competition. Effie Sri Lanka, a branch of Effie Worldwide, recognized the 10-part series…

Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring Enters Critical Phase
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Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring Enters Critical Phase

Sri Lanka’s debt restructuring efforts have reached a crucial juncture as negotiations with international creditors intensify. The country’s crippling debt burden, which stands at a staggering 129% of its GDP, has been a major factor in the ongoing economic crisis. In recent weeks, there have been encouraging signs of progress towards a comprehensive debt restructuring…