Chinese Grant of Bomb Disposal Equipment to Sri Lanka Raises Questions Amidst Regional Power Plays

Md Khayrul Bashar, Senior Reporter: Sri Lanka’s recent acquisition of bomb disposal equipment through a grant from the Chinese military has sparked discussions about the evolving dynamics in the Indian Ocean region. The handover ceremony, presided over by Chinese Ambassador Qi Zhenhong and Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence, highlights the strategic partnerships shaping security initiatives […]

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe Calls Party Leaders’ Meeting to Discuss IMF Proposals

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a crucial meeting of party leaders scheduled for Monday to deliberate on proposals put forth by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during its recent engagement with a high-level delegation, as announced by the President’s Media Division (PMD). The meeting, facilitated by President Wickremesinghe, presents a unique opportunity for leaders […]

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Sri Lanka Faces Uphill Battle in Countering Allegations at 55th Human Rights Council Session

Geneva, March 4, 2024 – Sri Lanka continues to grapple with unproven accusations related to the Eelam conflict during the ongoing 55th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). Authoritative military sources revealed that despite repeated rejections of resolutions 46/1 and 51/1, coupled with opposition to the external evidence-gathering mechanism established under these resolutions, the […]

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Bankrupt Sri Lanka’s recovery ‘not yet assured’: IMF

Bankrupt Sri Lanka’s economic recovery was “not yet assured”, the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday, after the first review of its $2.9 billion bailout aimed at repairing the island nation’s ruined finances. The Washington-based lender of last resort said Sri Lanka had been unable to meet its revenue targets and ensure growth although it had […]

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