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WHO declares Sri Lanka, Maldives measles-free

Colombo, Sri Lanka Measles and rubella have been eradicated from Sri Lanka and the Maldives after decades of immunization programs, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. "Coming at a time when the entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, this success is encouraging and demonstrates the importance of joint efforts," WHO…
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Sri Lanka to hold general elections on August 5

Colombo,Sri Lanka Sri Lanka will hold the parliamentary elections on August 5, more than three months late because of the coronavirus, the election commission said after health authorities gave their approval. A mock election will be held…

Sri Lanka averts $1.5bn foreign debt default

The Sri Lankan government Friday secured parliamentary approval to avert a debt default of $1.5 billion after the annual budget was blocked by a seven-week political crisis. During the last day of the legislature for 2018, MPs voted 102 to…