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ADB may provide $400M to Sri Lanka over next three months: EC0NOMYNEXT – Manila based Asian Development Bank may be able to provide about 400 million US dollars to Sri Lanka once an International Monetary Fund review and some reforms are completed, Country

Director Takafumi Kadono said.

A 200 million US dollar budget support loan could be provided as early as December 2023, if an IMF review is completed, Kadono told a forum organized… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka’s BoI signs deal for cable car system: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment has signed an agreement to develop a cable car system in the country.

“Sri Lanka’s First Cable Car Experience! Amber Adventure signed an agreement for 4.5 million US dollars, in collaboration with Ambuluwawa Bio Diversity Center, and technical and product expertise from China Machine-Building International Corporation,” the BoI said on X… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka rupee opens at 329.35/45 to the US dollar: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee opened at 329.35/45 to the US dollar on Wednesday, from 329.35/50 the previous day, dealers said.

On the Colombo Stock Exchange, the All Share Price Index was up 0.28 percent at 10,481.

The S&P SL20 index was up 0.28 percent at 2,979. Turnover was at 94 million.

Bond yields were stable.

A bond maturing on 01.08.2026 was quoted at 14.20/25… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Mahinda Rajapaksa states his case on Sri Lanka economic crisis triggers: ECONOMYNEXT – Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa has defended the economic management during his period of rule, saying he left behind a country that had a lower level of debt than during a war, but growth had slowed after 2015 and debt, including sovereign bonds, had gone up.

“There were no external reasons for Sri Lanka’s economic decline between 2015 and 2019,” he… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka should say good bye to minimum room rates: President: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka should end its anti-competitive minimum room rates for hotels, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said, and become a globally competitive country which will avoid another debt crisis.

“When I said we must say goodbye to minimum room rates, some were happy, others were unhappy,” President Ranil Wickremesinghe told a Sri Lanka Economic Summit organized… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka given debt restructuring plan by OCC: Sources: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka was given a preliminary debt restructuring proposal by the official creditor committee, which brings the country closer to completing the first review of an International Monetary Fund program, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Sri Lanka owes 4.346 billion dollars to Paris Club creditors and 1.68 billion US dollars to India, which is also in the… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka expects official creditor committee to follow China very shortly: President: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is expecting the official creditor committee representing bilateral creditors to follow China with an in-principle agreement very shortly, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

“China Exim Bank was the first to provide Sri Lanka with the agreement in principle,” President Wickremesinghe told the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2023… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka to re-jig agriculture, give 300,000 acres for commercial farming: President: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will give 300,000 acres of land for commercial farming as part of efforts to transform the country’s agriculture sector into a competitive sector which is competitive, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

About 100,000 acres from state plantations will be released, he told the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2023 organized by the… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka stocks close down Tuesday: ECONOMYNEXT – The Colombo Stock Exchange closed down on Tuesday, CSE data showed.

The All Share Price Index was down 0.27 percent, or 27.80 points, at 10,452.

The S&P SL20 index was up 0.03 percent, or 0.20 points, at 2,970.

Turnover was at 724 million.

Sierra Cables Plc which announced that it had resolved to amalgamate with Sierra Industries (Private) Limited, a fully owned subsidiary saw… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka sells Rs45bn in bonds: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka sold 45 billion rupees in 2027 and 2028 bonds with all offered volumes sold, data from the state debt office showed.

22.5 billion rupees of 15 January 2027 bonds were sold at a weighted average yield of 14.48 percent after offering the same volume.

22.5 billion rupees of 01 September 2028 bonds were sold at 14.52 percent, after offering the same volume.

The 2027 bond is… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka rupee closes at 329.35/50 to the US dollar: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 329.35/50 to the US dollar on Tuesday, from 329.15/30 the previous day, dealers said.

Bond yields were down.

A bond maturing on 01.06.2025 closed at 13.85/14.20 percent from 13.90/14.20 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.08.2026 closed at 14.15/30 percent from 14.35/50 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2027 closed at 14.20/35 percent from… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka president wants 7.5 million tourists including high-payers: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe has urged tourism industry stakeholders to aim higher from its current target of five million tourists, inviting them to set their sights on 7.5 million arrivals including higher-paying tourists.

Speaking at the 58th Annual General Meeting of The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL), Wickremesinghe said on… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka looks to sign agreement with Nepal on higher education: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s cabinet this week approved a proposal submitted by minister of education Susil Premajayantha, to enter into an agreement with the Nepal government to facilitate student and teacher exchange programs.

“It has been proposed to enter into an agreement for cooperation in higher education with the aim of strengthening and expanding the mutual… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka plans CO2 sequestration to be carbon neutral by 2050: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved a road map and strategic plan to achieve carbon neutral status by 2050, Minister Bandula Gunawardana said.

A team of experts after consultations with stakeholders have come up with a “Carbon Net Zero – 2050 Roadmap and Strategic Plan.

The plan has identified potential measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka to get US$60mn from ADB for road repairs: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers have approved the signing of a loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to borrow 60 million US dollars for urgent work, Transport Minister Bandula Gunawardana said.

“There were roads that were in a bad state of disrepair,” Minister Gunawardana said. “So this is for urgent work.”

Many foreign funded road projects had to be… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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100 Sri Lanka hospitals on verge of closure due to doctor shortage: ECONOMYNEXT – About 100 rural hospitals are on the verge of closing down due to the lack of doctors, representatives of the Government Medical Officers had said in a meeting with Health Minister Ramesh Pathirana.

A committee under the Director General of Health with members of the GMOA was appointed to look into the matter, according to a statement from the state… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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1 day ago

Sri Lanka legislator warns thief running loose in central bank: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka should make efforts to catch the individual(s) who had apparently stolen a big bundle of notes from the central bank’s currency issue office, opposition legislator Niroshan Perera told parliament.

Opposition MP Perera of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya had asked for an update on the currency note theft from the finance minister.

“You mentioned that… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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1 day ago

Sri Lanka’s AKD crosses 50-percent in voting intent poll, but remains unpopular: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka leftist leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake has crossed a seemingly elusive 50-percent hurdle in a voting intent poll conducted among 567 interviewees for October, though his net favourability rating remained negative at minus 9 indicating continued unpopularity.

A Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS) by the Institute for Health… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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1 day ago

Sri Lanka rupee opens at 329.40/60 to the US dollar: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee opened at 329.40/60 to the US dollar on Tuesday, from 329.15/30 the day before, dealers said.

The Colombo Stock Exchange was trading down in the first hour of trading. The All Share Price Index was down 0.25 percent at 10,454.

The S&P SL20 was down 0.24 percent at 2,963. Turnover was at 81 million.

Bond yields were stable.

A bond maturing on… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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1 day ago

Sri Lanka to have water pricing formula; discriminatory tariffs in the offing: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is developing a price formula for the state-run Water Board, with higher prices to be charged from commercial customers, Water Supply Minister Jeevan Thondaman has said.

The draft price formula is expected to be finalized in December and religious, hospitals and schools are likely be given lower tariffs, Minister Thondaman was quoted… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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1 day ago

Sri Lanka confident of positive responses from creditors: Minister: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is confident all creditors will look at the country positively, State Minister for Finance Shehan Semasinghe said.

Sri Lanka is awaiting official creditor responses from the Paris Club and India which is required for the International Monetary Fund to complete the first review of its program.

“We are confident that all creditors will look at… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka Chamber Economic Summit begins today: ECONOMYNEXT – Ceylon Chamber’s Sri Lanka Economic Summit, starts today with President Ranil Wickremesinghe as chief guest, focusing on economic reforms and an International Monetary Fund program.

The keynote on the opening day will b delivered by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India from 2004 to 2014 and the welcome address by Ceylon Chamber Chairman… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka optimistic over China’s Myanmar Corridor proposal – govt official: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is optimistic over China’s proposal on Myanmar Corridor which will boost the trade between the two countries as well as the trade between Beijing and African nations, a top Sri Lankan official said.

Sri Lanka is looking for all the opportunities to exploit the advantage of its strategic location to earn more foreign revenue and come out… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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2 days ago

Sri Lanka targets 2.3 million tourists in 2024: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is targeting 2.3 million tourists in 2024 with India, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and Germany expected to bring most of the arrivals, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Priyantha Fernando said.

India expected to bring in a majority of visitors with a target of 310,000 – 343,000 tourists.

Sri Lanka is targeting at least 258,000… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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2 days ago

Sri Lanka awards $4.5 bln oil refinery to China’s Sinopec in Hambantota: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has approved China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC) to establish a new Petroleum Refinery in the island nation’s deep Southern Hambantota port, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said.

“Cabinet approval was granted today to award the contract to China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC) of China, to enter into an… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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2 days ago

INTERVIEW – Sri Lanka President eyes on Tropical Belt Initiative, CJF at COP28: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe is looking at key globally important topics of Tropical Belt Initiative and Climate Justice Forum (CFJ) at the upcoming 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai starting on Friday, his advisor on climate change said.

This year’s climate summit will feature a raft of issues for… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka’s sports minister sacked: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s sports minister, Roshan Ranasinghe, was removed from his ministerial portfolios on Monday (27) after he accused President Ranil Wickramasinghe of trying to assassinate him.

“I am scared that I will be killed over my decisions on the cricket board,” Ranasinghe told parliament on Monday morning ahead of a cabinet meeting. “If I am found dead, the president and his staff will… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka stocks close down on low investor sentiment: ECONOMYNEXT – The Colombo Stock Exchange closed down on Monday, CSE data showed.

The All Share Price Index was down 0.45 percent, or 46.91 points, at 10,480.

The S&P SL20 index was up 0.38 percent, or 11.46 points, at 2,970.

Turnover was at 579 million. The banks sector (215mn) and food beverage and tobacco sector contributed mainly (121mn).

Market participants said investor… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

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Sri Lanka rupee falls below 329.15/30 to the US dollar: ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 329.15/30 to the US dollar on Monday, from 328.60/80 Friday, dealers said.

Bond yields were up.

A bond maturing on 01.06.2025 closed at 13.90/14.20 percent from 13.80/14.10 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.08.2026 closed at 14.35/50 percent from 14.20/40 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2027 closed at 14.40/50 percent from 14.35/45… #FinancialChronicle #Srilanka #LK

2 days ago

Nach der schweren #Wirtschaftskrise setzt die Regierung in #SriLanka auf Privatisierungen. Und das höchste Gericht des Landes macht die Vorgängerregierung für die ökonomischen Verwerfungen verantwortlich.

Andrey Markov (Safe)
3 days ago
#SriLanka : So the government canceled all events that I would throw Chez on the list gets done. It's like magic.
Alexander J. Stein
3 days ago

In #India, #Bangladesh & #SriLanka, production of livestock (#meat, #beef, #shrimps, #milk) is harmful to the #environment. Diversifying food production and cultivating more #millets offer opportunities for greenhouse gas reduction: #livestock #emissions

PoliticalPuffin in the UK
5 days ago Reporting today of Cameron and his very patriotic and 'normal' shilling for #China continues

When #Cameron said he hadn't engaged with the #Chinese company in relation to the speeches, his spokesperson elaborated saying he was hired by KPMG #SriLanka

With the human rights abuses, that's not the defense they think it is.......and then there's China to consider 😉

Grifters be grifting. That and death are the 2 certainties of life

The Japan Times
5 days ago
Keine Lust auf graue Tage und kalte Füße? Dann nichts wie weg auf ein Eiland im Indischen Ozean. Dort scheint jetzt die Sonne, man kann in großartiger Kultur oder im badewannen-warmen Meer abtauchen, durch Dschungel wandern und unter Palmen abhängen. Wir machen fünf Vorschläge.#Krueger-Soenke #Seipp-Bettina #IndischerOzean #Regionenporträts #Thailand #Länderporträts #Sansibar #Inselporträts #Malediven #SriLanka #Mauritius #Strandurlaub
Indischer Ozean: Auf diesen Inseln entkommen Sie dem Winter
🌈 BarbaPulpe 😇
1 week ago

Le Sri Lanka c'est vraiment bien comme destination. Pour moi c'est comme la Thaïlande mais avec moins de touristes (mais il y en a quand même). De jolis temples, une belle nature, une mer chaude... et les gens sont sympas, soucieux de l'image de leur pays, bien sûr ils sont conscients des revenus qu'apporte le tourisme, mais je pense que l'esprit du bouddhisme y est aussi pour quelque chose. La vie y est peu chère, selon ce que l'on choisit comme hôtel et restaurant bien sûr. Je ne me suis fait arnaquer qu'une seule fois pour le moment, une affaire bien jouée parce que je fais attention, mais il faut s'y attendre dans ces pays où la richesse est inéquitablement répartie. Mais à aucun moment je ne me suis senti en insécurité, y compris à Colombo. Et la situation politique semble s'être stabilisée, même si l'équilibre est probablement encore fragile.

Bref, si vous cherchez des idées pour du tourisme en Asie, je recommande.

#gayfr #ceylan #ceylon #srilanka

#TheFoundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, presented the findings of the ‘Study on the Implementation of #unclos in Sri Lanka and the #indianocean Region’ in a workshop held in #srilanka.
With the generous support of @AuswaertigesAmt
#maritimezones #navigation #fisheries #maritimesecurity #marineenvironment #submarinecables and #pipelines #oilandgas

2 weeks ago

#SouthKorea has been elected to the executive board of #UNESCO for the fifth consecutive term since 2007.

Other elected countries in the Asia-Pacific group are #Pakistan, #Indonesia, #Bangladesh, #SriLanka and #Australia.

Symbolic ruling says the powerful brothers - including two ex-presidents - triggered island's worst financial crisis.#BusinessandEconomy #Politics #Asia #SriLanka
Sri Lanka top court finds Rajapaksa brothers guilty of economic crisis
Sri Lanka's sports ministry had dismissed SLC's board over the country's poor Cricket World Cup performance.#Sports #Cricket #ICCCricketWorldCup #Politics #Asia #SriLanka
ICC suspends Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership over political interference
Fred Edwards 🔻
3 weeks ago

@johnefrancis yeah... that's just the tip of the iceberg with #SriLanka however... their culture, and #Myanmar 's, have developed quite the nasty little intolerance streak....

Fred Edwards 🔻
3 weeks ago

Something has definitely gone seriously wrong with #Buddhism in #SriLanka

RTL Nieuws
3 weeks ago

𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗯𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗿𝗶 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗮 𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗱𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴

De internationale cricketfederatie (ICC) heeft Sri Lanka met onmiddellijke ingang geschorst. Volgens de ICC heeft de bond van Sri Lanka zijn verplichtingen als lid geschonden, "in het bijzonder de vereiste om zijn zaken autonoom te beheren en ervoor te zorgen dat er geen...

#Cricketbond #SriLanka #Overheidsinmenging

G4Media 📰
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago

"The #US will provide US$553 million in financing for a port terminal in #SriLanka 's capital being developed by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani, as #india and [the US] look to curtail #China 's influence in South Asia... For Adani, US money may offer a stamp of legitimacy after allegations of fraud...erased billions from the conglomerate’s market value earlier this year. [This project is] the US government agency’s largest infrastructure investment in Asia..."


Trent Boult picks up 3-37 as the Kiwis win by five wickets and edge closer to the last remaining semifinal spot.#Sports #Cricket #ICCCricketWorldCup #Asia #AsiaPacific #India #NewZealand #SriLanka
New Zealand crush Sri Lanka to put one foot in Cricket World Cup semifinals
Greg 🇳🇿 🇨🇵
3 weeks ago

Well the #SriLanka tail is definetly wagging.🏏

3 weeks ago

Searching for #vegan recipes for Dishes from #India, #SriLanka and #Nepal. Got any recommendations?

#Divali coming this Sunday. 🕯️

Sri Lanka - Warum Tamilen noch immer diskriminiert werden

Vor knapp 25 Jahren endete der Bürgerkrieg zwischen Tamilen und Singhalesen in Sri Lanka. Doch die Diskriminierung der Tamilen durch die Singhalesen dauert an.#SriLanka #Ceylon #DISKRIMINIERUNG #Tamilen #Singhalesen
Sri Lanka: Der Konflikt zwischen Singhalesen und Tamilen

New Zealand must beat Sri Lanka to have their fate in their own hands in search of a Cricket World Cup semifinal spot.#Sports #Cricket #ICCCricketWorldCup #Asia #AsiaPacific #India #NewZealand #SriLanka
Rain threatens New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup match in Bengaluru
The Times Of India
3 weeks ago

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) will provide $553 million in funding for a deepwater shipping container terminal in the Port of Colombo, which is being developed by Adani Ports as a joint venture. This is the first time a US government agency is funding an Adani project. The terminal, called Colombo West International Terminal, will boost Sri Lanka's trade and commerce ecosystem and create employment opportunities. The Port of Colombo is the largest transshipment port in the Indian Ocean and has been operating at over 90% capacity since 2021.
#Eye #China #US #GautamAdani #SriLanka

Shipping container terminal in Colombo announced as the US competes with China in international development financing.#Economy #BusinessandEconomy #Asia #SriLanka
US to fund $553m deep-sea terminal in Sri Lanka
Mathews was dismissed 'timed out' upon Bangladesh's appeal that the batter failed to take strike within two minutes.#Sports #Cricket #ICCCricketWorldCup #Asia #Bangladesh #India #SriLanka
Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews becomes cricket’s first ‘timed out’ dismissal
3 weeks ago

Check out this photograph / digital artwork that would look great framed and hanging on your wall in your home or office or produced on a variety of products.

The Lotus Tower in Colombo, Sri Lanka, taken through the haze of the day.

#BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt
#FineArtAmerica #SriLanka #Colombo #LotusTower

Check out this photograph / digital artwork that would look great framed and hanging on your wall in your home or office or produced on a variety of products.

The Lotus Tower in Colombo, Sri Lanka, taken through the haze of the day.

#BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt
#FineArtAmerica #SriLanka #Colombo #LotusTower
Sally Strange
4 weeks ago

Sri Lankan president Ranil Wickremesinghe announced that the country has a spot where it wants to build an international climate change university.

It's going to take them $100b over 2 decades to complete.

I want to be happy about this but the skeleton of facts so far says "boondoggle". Idk.

#ClimateChange #Climate #ClimateCrisis #SriLanka #HigherEd

Hindustan Times
4 weeks ago

Shoaib Akhtar said India have become a "ruthless side" and there are high chances that this "onslaught" will continue for the rest of the World Cup.
#Indians #Akhtar #Shami #Siraj #Bumrah #SriLanka #WorldCup

The Times Of India
4 weeks ago

India became the first team to qualify for the ODI World Cup semifinals after beating Sri Lanka by a massive 302 runs in Mumbai on Thursday. Mohammed Shami (5/18) and Mohammed Siraj (3/16) ran through the Sri Lanka batting line-up as the Islanders were bundled out for 55 in 19.4 overs while chasing 358. Only three Sri Lanka batters -- Kasun Rajitha (14), Angelo Mathews (12) and Maheesh Theekshana (12 not out) -- could reach double digits scores in the chase.
#India #SriLanka #WorldCup

Hindustan Times
4 weeks ago

World Cup 2023, Match 33: India (357/8) beat Sri Lanka (55 all out) by 302 runs in Mumbai to qualify for semifinals
#India #SriLanka #WorldCup

India romp to 302 run victory in Mumbai as the World Cup hosts maintain their perfect record with a seventh win.#Sports #Cricket #ICCCricketWorldCup #Asia #India #SriLanka
India thrash Sri Lanka to book Cricket World Cup semifinal spot
Oli Mould
4 weeks ago

If #SriLanka get double digits, I'll be impressed.

Sri Lanka steckt tief in der Schuldenkrise. Soziologe Ahilan Kadirgamar sieht die Hauptschuld beim neoliberalen Entwicklungspfad von IWF und Weltbank.#SriLanka #Schuldenkrise #IWF #China #Entwicklungspolitik #Ökonomie #Öko #Schwerpunkt
Soziologe über Schuldenpolitik: „Globalen Süden im Stich gelassen“
A third win of the tournament keeps Afghanistan in contention for their first Cricket World Cup semifinal.#Sports #Cricket #ICCCricketWorldCup #Afghanistan #Asia #India #SriLanka
Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to boost Cricket World Cup semifinal hopes
1 month ago

The plight of Tamil Dalits in Sri Lanka has never been addressed: Writer N Sarawanan

Award-winning writer N Sarawanan explains why it is important to mark the 200th anniversary of the migration of Tamils to Sri Lanka.

#SriLanka #SriLankanTamils #NSarawanan #dalits #arunthathiyars #caste #CasteDiscrimination #india

Gary Wong
1 month ago

#Cricket format proliferation can be controversial, but here's how we can reunify the sport:

Whoever wins the toss puts #England in to bat. When they're all out, allow enforcing a follow-on (even though #SriLanka have yet to bat). After two England attempts, Sri Lanka finally bats, and wins by an innings.

Everybody gets what they want: England will play like it's the #Hundred anyway. Sri Lanka can practice a #Test. And the match is finished in #ODI time. The best of all worlds! #CWC2023

A photograph of Chinnaswamy Stadium, the venue where Sri Lanka defeated England by 8 wickets in the Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 (though the photograph predates the tournament).

By Visdaviva, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Holders England slumped to an eight-wicket loss against Sri Lanka, their fourth of the tournament.#Sports #Cricket #ICCCricketWorldCup #Asia #Europe #India #SriLanka #UnitedKingdom
Sri Lanka beat defending champions England in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
1 month ago

Sri Lanka allows Chinese research ship to dock as India's security concerns grow

China’s Shi Yan 6 was given permission to dock for replenishment at the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s main port, from October 25 to 28, said foreign ministry spokesman Kapila Fonseka.

#PortOfColombo #colombo #SriLanka #china #ShiYan #geopolitics #ForeignRelations #india

Gaveen Prabhasara
1 month ago

I misplaced my big umbrella yesterday, the kind with a collapsible outer shell to catch water when closed. Since we're still in the monsoon season or something, and I'm not even fully recovered from the flu, I immediately tried to buy a new one. This is footage of me learning the current price of an umbrella. #SriLanka

Meme of Jordan Peele's face sweating. Comedy sketch of flowing water being used to exaggerate the extent of sweating.
demï7en 🎗
1 month ago

📜 China 🇨🇳 misusing media to shape false narratives, suppress critical data in South Asia:

「In 2023, the country stood at a shocking 179th place, out of 180 countries, ahead only of North Korea.

Yet, today, Chinese media companies, both state-owned and private, are globally engaged in content production and distribution, direct investment in other media ventures, and training and media development efforts.

“Managing” public opinion overseas, especially on subjects such as the Communist Party’s legitimacy, Tibet, alleged violations of Uyghur rights in Xinjiang, demolition of political rights and civil liberties in Hong Kong, and the country’s role in Covid-19 pandemic, is one of the major parts of the propaganda.」

「Popular social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a common tool to disseminate favourable content.

Purchase of fake followers, creation of armies of fake accounts that artificially amplify posts from Chinese diplomats is common.

Other than that, unaffiliated social media influencers are routinely paid or trained to promote pro-Beijing content, without revealing their CCP ties.

One particularly disturbing trend is the use of coordinated online harassment campaigns against journalists working in overseas countries.

The campaigns especially tend to target women of East Asian, including ethnic Chinese, descent.」

#CCP #china #propaganda #authoritarianism #SouthAsia #India #Nepal #SriLanka #Tibet #Uyghurs #HongKong #covid19

RTL Nieuws
1 month ago

𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘇𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗽 𝗪𝗞 𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝗿𝗶 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗮

De Nederlandse cricketers hebben op het WK in India de derde nederlaag geleden. Sri Lanka was de ploeg van bondscoach Ryan Cook net de baas. Oranje kwam tot 262 runs, Sri Lanka passeerde dat totaal in de voorlaatste over voor het verlies van vijf wickets.

#CricketersVerliezenOpWK #SriLanka #WK

1 month ago

"The Biden administration on Friday laid out the details of a $105 billion national security package that includes military and humanitarian assistance for the conflicts in #Ukraine and #Israel."

105 Billion. Not Million. Billion.

Just to put this in perspective, this is way more than the GDP of #Srilanka, a country battered by #debt and economic crisis.

#WarMachine #Gaza

Dr. Jibreel Sohail
2 months ago

Hello Guys!

Sorry been inactive past couple weeks. We grew too big for our servers and had to sort that out, in the meantime a lot of requests and reports ended up pending.

Hopefully everything is back on track now. If you guys need anything or want to get in touch off mastodon, email us at

#Paktodon - #Pakistan's first and only mastodon server is back

Dedicated to everyone from the #GlobalSouth

#Admin #Fedi #Asia #India #Bangladesh #SriLanka

A ceasefire and the first domestic season in years gives Yemen hope as they embark on 2026 World Cup qualifiers.#Features #Sports #Conflict #Football #Houthis #WorldCup #Asia #MiddleEast #SriLanka #Yemen
After years of war, Yemen’s national football team look ahead in hope
Pakistan chased down a target of 345, with Rizwan scoring an undefeated 131 and Shafique making 113.#Sports #Cricket #ICCCricketWorldCup #Asia #Bangladesh #Europe #Pakistan #SriLanka #UnitedKingdom
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in record Cricket World Cup run chase
Global lender says it did not reach staff-level agreement with Sri Lanka in first review under a $2.9bn bailout package.#Economy #InternationalMonetaryFund #Asia #SriLanka
New IMF funds for Sri Lanka may be delayed as review sees revenue shortfall
Dasun Shanaka keeps his place as captain despite his poor form and an embarrassing loss in the Asia Cup final.#Sports #Cricket #ICCCricketWorldCup #Asia #SriLanka
Injured Hasaranga out as Sri Lanka name Shanaka-led Cricket World Cup squad
Indian women's team beat in-form Sri Lanka by 19 runs, while Bangladesh beat Pakistan by five wickets for bronze.#Sports #Cricket #Asia #AsiaPacific #Bangladesh #China #India #Pakistan #SriLanka
India beat Sri Lanka to win maiden women’s cricket gold at Asian Games
Shortlist announced for annual Booker literature prize includes two first-time novels among the six finalists.#ArtsandCulture #Asia #Canada #Europe #Ireland #SriLanka #UnitedKingdom #UnitedStates #US&Canada
Novels from Canada, Ireland, US, UK finalists for Booker Prize for fiction
Cricket has been a unifying force and provided respite amid civil war and political and economic crises in Sri Lanka.#Economy #Features #Sports #BusinessandEconomy #Cricket #Politics #Asia #SriLanka
‘It works like a balm’: How cricket unifies Sri Lanka in times of crisis
Right-arm fast bowler Mohammed Siraj gets career-best 6-21 as India thrash Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Colombo.#Sports #Cricket #Asia #India #SriLanka
‘Standout’ Siraj skittles Sri Lanka as India romp to Asia Cup glory
Sri Lanka were bowled all-out for just 50 runs, as India's Mohammed Siraj claimed a career-best 6-21.#Sports #Cricket #Asia #India #SriLanka
India crush Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to win eighth Asia Cup cricket crown
Co-hosts and defending champions Sri Lanka will face India in the 2023 Asia Cup final in Colombo on Sunday.#Sports #Cricket #Asia #India #SriLanka
India vs Sri Lanka: 2023 Asia Cup final preview
Cricket is bringing temporary relief to a struggling Sri Lankan economy reeling from post-COVID shortages and inflation.#Economy #Sports #BusinessandEconomy #Cricket #Asia #SriLanka
‘Every day is a struggle’: Sri Lanka banks on Asia Cup cricket tournament
The International Monetary Fund has begun a two-week review of Sri Lanka’s progress under an economic bailout package.One year on from its economic collapse,...#SriLanka #SriLankasprogress #TheInternationalMonetary #economicbailoutpackage #financialissues
IMF reviews Sri Lanka's progress: One year since economic collapse
Steve Herman
3 months ago

#SriLanka government to appoint a parliamentary committee to investigate allegations made in a TV report by Channel 4 in the #UK that Sri Lankan intelligence officials were complicit in the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings that killed 269 people, including 42 foreigners from 14 countries.

4 months ago

Bit of a longshot, but should you have experience mooring a catamaran in Sri Lanka I would love to pick your brains about such things. #sailing #SriLanka #Galle

So the #BBC is testing out their own server on #Mastodon.

BBC Research and Development have set up

So far they have 6 published accounts (which I will list in the next post in a bit, below).

Here is a link to the blog on their website announcing it, which confirms this server is legit:

#News #UK #Journalism #Media #FollowFriday #Follow #Fediverse #Radio #Social #Monday #GlobalSouth #SouthAsia #Pakistan #India #Bangladesh #SriLanka #SEA

4 months ago

Until recently, there had been a significant absence in research on Sri Lanka’s fireflies; previous work was by British scientists a couple hundred years ago, but now a new surge in research has led to new findings in the pipeline for publication.

Recent #research has led to the rediscovery of Luciola nicolleri, a #firefly not seen since its description 100 years ago, and Curtos costipennis, a new discovery in #SriLanka.

By Malaka Rodrigo

#News #Nature

Dr. Jibreel Sohail
5 months ago

Paktodon.Asia, the first #Mastodon server dedicated to the #GlobalSouth, welcomes #twitter migrants from all of #Asia.

We built this server as a safe platform for regular folk, activists, students, and rebellious shitposters to share, learn, laugh, and explore the #fediverse on.

Have a look:

We are also listed on

#TwitterDown #TwitterExodus #Pakistan #Bangladesh #India #SriLanka #SouthAsia #Desi #BIPOC #SouthAsia #SouthEastAsia #SEA #Eid

So freak extreme weather is making a comeback in Pakistan after 3 months of freak pleasant weather:

"At least 25 dead, 145 injured as torrential rain batters parts of KP: PDMA"

We also have "Cyclone #Biparjoy" bearing down on Karachi - a sea-level metropolis of almost 20 million people.

#Pakistan #PakistanFloods, #ClimateCrisis #ClimateBreakdown #ClimateDiary #SriLanka #India #Bangladesh #SouthAsia #Paktodon #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency

EllenInEdmonton :mstdnca:
6 months ago

I wore this dress earlier in the month when I didn't have my selfie stick. Photo was taken last year. I LOVE this dress, which my tailoring teacher in ViệtNamhelped me with a lot. My only regret is that it has no #pockets. Made with a fabulous sarong that I bought in #SriLanka. I constantly get compliments. People love the elephants. Super comfy and easy to wash/dry/ and wear again when I'm travelling. I wish I kept more sarongs, which are unique in each country.

Grinning woman wears a sleeveless royal-blue, cotton, v-necked dress with a border of elephants.