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Sri Lanka secures $1.5bn IMF loan

Financial Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
The International Monetary Fund has agreed with Sri Lanka on a $1.5bn bailout loan to avert a balance of payments crisis in the south Asian island nation.
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Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)

The Diplomat - ‎8 hours ago‎
On Thursday in Washington, the United States and Sri Lanka held an important meeting focused on trade, investment, and the broader direction of bilateral economic relations.

Ideal Hope Foundation builds houses in Sri Lanka and India

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
For every Ideal Developments house sold in Toronto, the foundation builds a house in areas of Sri Lanka that are rebuilding after the country's civil war.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka agree in principle to points system for England tour

ESPNcricinfo.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
An ECB spokesman confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that the prospect of a points system was taking shape. "We have received an agreement in principle from the boards of both Sri Lanka and Pakistan and will release further details of the proposal in due course.".

Image of Asia: Watering the Garden in Sri Lanka

ABC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Image of Asia: Watering the Garden in Sri Lanka. By the associated press. Apr 29, 2016, 9:09 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares.
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Sri Lankan protest demands new probe of journalist's killing

MetroNews Canada - ‎9 hours ago‎
Sri Lankan journalists shout slogans holding a portrait of killed journalist Dharmeratnam Sivaram during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 29, 2016. Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists have protested to demand Sri Lanka's ...
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Trade, tech puts Sri Lanka's garment industry in a spin

CNBC - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In today's world of Instagram and fast fashion, Sri Lanka's garment exporters have found a nice niche thanks to their design-to-deliver supply chain.

How an 'unemployable' student made it big in e-tail

CNBC - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The 34-year-old angered his father by abandoning his economic major to study politics and psychology in the U.S. Yet Pathmalal ended up being one of Sri Lanka's most successful entrepreneurs, having set up Takas.lk, Sri Lanka's biggest e-tailer.
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Sri Lanka is Intriguing: Areas to Consider for Value Investing

The Market Oracle - ‎8 hours ago‎
Sri Lanka has been benefiting from the end of the country's 26 year civil war that ended in 2009, which has resulted in an improved political landscape.
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Silva recovers from head blow to earn Sri Lanka recall

Stabroek News - ‎15 hours ago‎
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka opener Kaushal Silva has recovered from a blow to the head he suffered while fielding last weekend to be named in the test squad for next month's tour of England.

Sri Lanka “especially vulnerable” to remittance disruptions: Fitch

EconomyNext - ‎8 hours ago‎
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka faces a high risk of its flow of remittances from migrant workers being disrupted by the slowdown in Middle Eastern economies because of the slump in oil prices, Fitch Ratings said.
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Islamic State fails to gain a foothold in Sri Lanka

Asia Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
After three decades of war with a local terrorist group, the island nation was beginning to enjoy peace and normalcy when the Syrian crisis erupted drawing some Sri Lankan Muslim youth to the conflict zone. Colombo responded quickly by joining hands ...

Barefoot Luxury Comes to the South Shore of Sri Lanka: Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle

Forbes - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Ever since Sri Lanka emerged from its civil war in 2009, it's been on everyone's hot list of next destinations. So far, most of that interest has centered on the UNESCO-designated colonial treasures and tea plantations in the north of the country.
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Why Asia's giants are wooing Sri Lanka

CNBC - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Situated almost in the middle of the Indian Ocean, there is no escaping Sri Lanka's centrality. The country lies just a few nautical miles away from the super-busy east-west shipping route, through which an estimated 60,000 ships pass every year ...
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Allan Donald joins Australia's coaching staff for Sri Lanka tour

Eurosport.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
"He has been doing some great work at the National Cricket Centre with our age-grade teams and Australia A, and his knowledge of batting in Sri Lanka is a huge advantage for us on this tour." Former Indian bowler Sridharan Sriram has been appointed as ...

Wild times in Sri Lanka: On safari or in the city, the elephant has the right of way

National Post - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Though it is only twice the size of B.C.'s Vancouver Island, Sri Lanka has just about everything you could ask for in an exotic vacation: gorgeous beaches, spectacular mountains and tropical forests full of wildlife.
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Battle scars: Sri Lanka's north counts the cost of a 26-year war

CNBC - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Seven years after the end of a devastating civil war, Sri Lanka's northern province lags behind the rest of the country on economic development, and the catch-up process is proving long and tough.
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Sri Lanka pick Kaushal Silva and veteran Rangana Herath for England tour

The Guardian - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Sri Lanka will play three Tests, as well as five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 international, against England. Sri Lanka Cricket said the squad would depart on 4 May, with the first Test at Headingley on 19 May. Rangana Herath, who announced ...

Sri Lanka's Insurance giant ends boardroom battle

EconomyNext - ‎16 hours ago‎
The previous board appointed by the then minister in charge of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, had refused to step down allowing the new minister Kabir Hashim to reconstitute the management.

How to play the nascent Sri Lanka market

CNBC - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
After the end of a long-running civil war and the beginning of a fresh government, Sri Lanka's market offers both opportunities and pitfalls for investors.
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