* Foreign countries pledge support to Sri Lanka to overcome the natural disaster - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: Over 24 foreign countries have stepped into providing immediate relief for flood and landslides affected people in Sri Lanka, Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake revealed at a meeting held today between the Minister and the heads of ...

* Pakistan grants Sri Lanka USD 200 million loan facility - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: The Government of Pakistan has agreed to provide a loan facility of USD 200 million, the Sri Lankan government said. The loan facility will be used for financing projects such as housing construction, development of livestock ...

* Sri Lanka implements a waste recycling program in wildlife zones to protect wild elephants - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka says improper waste disposal have impacted badly on environment as well as animals, especially elephants and therefore will take measures to implement a waste recycling program in areas where wild ...

New Delhi's Indian Ocean Outreach - The Diplomat

India's recent outreach to Sri Lanka and Mauritius suggest renewed focus on the Indian Ocean region. By Harsh V. Pant for The Diplomat. June 01, 2017. Sri Lanka is facing a humanitarian crisis as a consequence of the nation's worst torrential rains ...

* Sri Lanka government to reconstruct houses destroyed by floods and landslides - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government will implement a program to reconstruct the houses destroyed and damaged by the devastating floods and landslides in the country. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at a discussion held with the ...

* Inflation in Sri Lanka capital Colombo declines to 6.0 percent in May 2017 - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , declined to 6.0 percent in May 2017 from 7.3 percent in April, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Wednesday. The CCPI for ...

* Pakistan Navy Teams conduct rescue and relief operations in Sri Lanka - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: On the directive of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, PNS Zulfiquar arrived in Colombo yesterday to provide rescue, relief and other required assistance to people affected by the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.