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External funding must be development centric: President

External funding must be development centric: President

Editor- May 29, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said external funding must be “development centric” by all aspects of such facilities because the timeline to reach normalcy in the country will be longer. ... Read More

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Vietnamese migrant deaths in UK lorry spark 26 arrests

Vietnamese migrant deaths in UK lorry spark 26 arrests

Editor- May 28, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Twenty-six people have been arrested in Belgium and France in an operation prompted by the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a lorry in the UK in 2019. A UK report found the migrants all died from asphyxia and hypothermia. Thirteen people, including Moroccans and Vietnamese, ... Read More

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SLC suspends Shehan Madushanka

SLC suspends Shehan Madushanka

Editor- May 26, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Sri Lanka Cricket decided to suspend fast-bawler Shehan Madushanka from all forms of cricket, with immediate effect, the SLC said. “The decision was taken following the player was arrested by the Police and later sent on remand custody for alleged possession of illegal drugs. The decision ... Read More

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Larry Kramer: Playwright and Aids activist dies at 84

Larry Kramer: Playwright and Aids activist dies at 84

Editor- May 28, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - US playwright, author and Aids activist Larry Kramer has died at the age of 84. Kramer wrote the landmark 1985 play The Normal Heart, about the early years of Aids, and 1992's The Destiny of Me. He was a pivotal and confrontational figure during the Aids ... Read More

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Fitch recalibrates Sri Lanka National Rating Scale

Fitch recalibrates Sri Lanka National Rating Scale

Editor- May 28, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Fitch Ratings says that it has recalibrated its Sri Lanka National Rating scale to reflect changes in the relative creditworthiness among Sri Lankan issuers following Fitch's downgrade of the country's sovereign rating to 'B-' from 'B' on 24 April 2020. The Outlook on Sri Lanka's Long-Term ... Read More

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