News Sri Lanka » Politics: Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka
Last month, the Sri Lankan government formally handed over control of the port of Hambantota to Chinese interests on a 99-year lease. The price was over one billion dollars, but this came mostly in the form of a reduction in the enormous debt burden to ...
News Sri Lanka » Politics: Gone like a shot: Why did Sri Lanka reinstate alcohol ban for women?
In many respects, Sri Lanka has made great strides since the end of the civil ... as well as a “complex” political environment – likely a reference to the rising tensions between the country’s main ethnic groups, which also include a sizeable ...
News Sri Lanka » Politics: World Health Day 2018 to be celebrated in Sri Lanka – Dirctor General, WHO
Sri Lanka urged the DG/WHO to sustain strong political advocacy at global level for UHC and also to consider putting together a binding international convention on improving coverage, access, financial protection and quality of care in support of UHC.
News Sri Lanka » Politics: Sri Lanka President’s 2020 Dilemma? – OpEd
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena surprised many people ... Nevertheless, it is possible that the presidential query was a result of discussions and examination of politics of the next presidential election, which will be held in 2020.
News Sri Lanka » Politics: Sri Lanka: SEP holds first local election meeting in plantation area
Thevarajah, a political committee member ... “The year 2018 marks the resurgence of class struggle internationally and in Sri Lanka,” Athapaththu said. “This is also the bicentenary of Karl Marx’s birth, coinciding with this working class upsurge.
News Sri Lanka » Politics: Sri Lankan shares drop in dull trade; banks top drag
Hemas fell 5.4 percent on Monday. Shares in Lanka ORIX Leasing Co Plc dropped 3.5 percent, while Hatton National Bank Plc declined 1.1 percent. ($1 = 153.8500 Sri Lankan rupees) (Reporting by Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu ...
News Sri Lanka » Politics: New twist to Sri Lanka’s impending power crisis
The facility, which is prone to breakdowns, currently contributes to around 40 percent of Sri Lanka’s total electricity supply ... One firm has constantly won the coal tenders. On the political front, Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya ...
News Sri Lanka » Politics: Local government election in Sri Lanka: Support SEP campaign against austerity and war! Fight for a workers’ and peasants’ government!
The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Sri Lanka is standing candidates in local government ... the rural poor and youth that underscores the explosive social and political conditions on the island. Not a single day passes without such protests and struggles.
News Sri Lanka » Politics: Invitation to Let China Explore at Sea Risks Political Backlash in Philippines
“People are concerned that China is doing research for its own interest, definitely, and then of course if there are economic resources there that can be exploited, they will know that,” said Maria Ela Atienza, a political ... in Sri Lanka for 99 ...
News Sri Lanka » Politics: Sri Lanka election authorities obstruct Tamil meeting “discussing politics”
In an apparent effort to suppress public criticism of Sri Lanka dragging its feet on constitutional reforms, election authorities have unsuccessfully tried to ban a public meeting with international participation in the Tamil speaking northern town of Jaffna.