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89 Lankans in ME have died from COVID-19 between March-Dec.

Eighty nine of 3 ,923 Sri Lankan expatriate workers who contracted COVID- 19 while working in the Middle East had succumbed to the illness, Labour Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva told Parliament yesterday.

Federal court in US files charges against 3 men allegedly linked to Easter Day terror attacks in SL

The U.S Justice Department announced on Friday that three Sri Lankan citizens have been charged with terrorism offenses, including conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (ISIS).

Pilots Guild hits out at SriLankan Airlines management over COVID-19 health facility dispute

The Airline Pilots' Guild of Sri Lanka (APGSL) today hit out at the management of SriLankan Airlines after the Airline issued a statement yesterday condemning the Guild for instigating work stoppages over a demand for a health facility for its members afflicted with COVID-19.

Cardinal, Buddhist clergy concerned over moves to develop tourism zone in Muthurajawala wetland

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith together with Venerable Pahiyangala Ananda Sagara Thera have joined hands to speak out against a move to set up a tourism zone in Muthurajawala wetland saying this could lead to the destruction of the delicate ecology of the area.

Dayasiri Jayasekera appointed President of Sri Lanka – South Korea Parliamentary Friendship Association

State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera was appointed as the President of the Sri Lanka – South Korea Parliamentary Friendship Association on Thursday.

Repatriation process people centric & transparent says Foreign Ministry

Foreign Secretary Jayanath Colombage said today the Foreign Ministry will continue facilitating repatriations without any financial burden on Sri Lankans.

SL-India review status of select ongoing development cooperation projects

The High Commission of India in Colombo and relevant authorities of the Government of Sri Lanka held a series of meetings during the last two weeks to review the status of select ongoing development cooperation projects.