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Sri Lanka to settle $42m petrodollars to Iran by February
Sri Lanka will settle its $42 million in arrears to Iran on past oil bills this February, the International Monetary Fund said.
Sri Lanka seeks to expand cooperation with Iran
Sri Lankan Ambassador to Iran Sharif Anis voiced his country's willingness to broaden mutual cooperation with Tehran, especially in the energy sector.
Sri Lanka eyeing Iran’s oil products: Envoy
Sri Lanka is interested in buying Iran’s oil products, Sri Lankan ambassador to Iran Sharif Anis said on Sunday.
India, Sri Lanka cyclone kills 26
Cyclone Ockhi has left 13 people dead in Sri Lanka and killed an equal number in India's Kerala and Tamil Nadu states since Friday as it churns in the Arabian Sea.
Sri Lanka seals controversial $1b port deal with China
Sri Lanka sealed a billion-dollar deal to let a Chinese state firm take over a loss-making port in a move that has been opposed by unions and worries the island’s neighbors.
Hospitals overwhelmed as Sri Lanka dengue toll nears 300
Sri Lanka announced Monday it was intensifying its war on dengue fever, with schools to shut across the island to help curb the unprecedented outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus that has claimed nearly 300 lives.
Mudslides, floods kill over 200 in Sri Lanka
The death toll from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka has climbed past 200, with 96 others missing, the government said Wednesday.
Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll hits 177
Sri Lanka has deployed thousands of troops to supply aid to nearly half a million people dislodged by the island country's worst flooding for more than a decade, which has so far claimed nearly 180 lives.
Sri Lanka steps up aid as monsoon toll exceeds 150
Emergency teams have rushed food and water to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island's worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151.
Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims; death toll hits 146
Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.
Sri Lanka rejects China sub visit after India protest
Sri Lanka refused permission for a Chinese submarine to dock at Colombo next week after a similar visit in 2014 angered regional superpower India, a top defense official said Thursday.
Sri Lanka battles labor shortage amid massive building boom
Cheap Sri Lankan labor has built skyscrapers and condos across the Persian Gulf for decades but now contractors at home are desperate for workers as the island nation experiences an unprecedented construction boom.
Sri Lanka rejects UN call for probe into civil war atrocities
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected a United Nations call for allowing international judges to investigate alleged crimes during the country’s civil war era.
Sri Lanka eager to resume Iran oil imports
Sri Lanka expressed hope to resume oil imports from Iran after resolving the outstanding financial issues between the two countries pertaining to previous purchases.
UN calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture
The United Nations Committee against Torture has urged Sri Lanka to investigate documented allegations of rape and torture of detainees by security forces.

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