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News Sri Lanka » Government: Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/does-debt-pay-china-and-the-politics-of-investment-in-sri-lanka/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Last month, the Sri Lankan government formally handed over control of the port ... a strategic asset straddling Indian Ocean shipping lanes, Sri Lanka is sacrificing its sovereignty and succumbing to what one Indian analyst has labelled “creditor ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Singapore firms bullish about Sri Lanka amid news of FTA

News channel or source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/spore-firms-bullish-about-sri-lanka-amid-news-of-fta
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

"Sri Lanka is a promising market for Singapore SMEs ... he noted. "The new pro-business government has been working hard to attract investments and introduce reforms," he added, referring to the government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sri Lanka rupee slips on importer dollar demand

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/sri-lanka-forex/sri-lanka-rupee-slips-on-importer-dollar-demand-idUSL4N1PH3U5
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

The rupee might witness volatility with the government’s heavy debt repayment this year, said dealers. Sri Lanka raised $470.6 million on Thursday via development bonds, the central bank said, as the government faces unprecedented debt repayment this year.

News Sri Lanka » Government: Visiting Singapore PM urged not to sign FTA with Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/article/1038248/visiting-singapore-pm-urged-not-to-sign-fta-with-sri-lanka
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Professional groups in Sri Lanka, engaged as key stakeholders in discussions with the Government on proposed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with India, China and Singapore, on Monday urged the visiting Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong not to sign the ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sri Lanka President’s 2020 Dilemma? – OpEd

News channel or source: http://www.eurasiareview.com/21012018-sri-lanka-presidents-2020-dilemma-oped/
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena surprised many people ... President Sirisena was an enthusiastic participant of the democratization schemes undertaken by the government in power. If I remember correctly, Sirisena even stated that he was ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sri Lanka, Iran extradition treaty sent to Parl.

News channel or source: https://en.mehrnews.com/news/131533/Sri-Lanka-Iran-extradition-treaty-sent-to-Parl
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

the bill on extradition of criminals between Islamic Republic of Iran and the government of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka was approved by the cabinet on January 3, 2018, and is hereby submitted for legal formalities.” The agreement was ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Human Rights Watch 2018 report on Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://asiantribune.com/node/91498
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

Under the previous Obama administration, during the period Hilary Clinton was secretary of state and thereafter, Washington took Sri Lanka, since the Eelam IV War ended in 2009, to UNHRC in Geneva issuing two reports alleging the Rajapaksa government of ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Sri Lanka: SEP holds first local election meeting in plantation area

News channel or source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/19/elec-j19.html
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

which expressed the widespread opposition to the government’s austerity policies. Dias said Sirisena, on the campaign trail for his party, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, was going around the island speaking about his fake fight against corruption ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Thailand to assist Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector

News channel or source: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=45555
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

The Government of Thailand says that it is expecting to assist for the development of Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector through many new programmes. This was revealed to the President by Thai Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ms Chulamanee Chartsuwan when she met ...

News Sri Lanka » Government: Singapore firms bullish on news of Sri Lanka FTA

News channel or source: http://www.tnp.sg/news/business/singapore-firms-bullish-news-sri-lanka-fta
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

"Sri Lanka is a promising market for Singapore small and medium ... who is leading a delegation in conjunction with Mr Lee's visit. Referring to the government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that took office in 2015, he added: "The new pro ...