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Debt-stricken Sri Lanka signs a free trade pact with Thailand

Feb. 03, 2024 10:46 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Debt-stricken Sri Lanka signed a trade pact with Thailand on Saturday in a bid to boost trade and investment as the Indian ocean island nation is struggling to recover from its worst economic crisis that hit two year ago. The Sri Lanka Thailand Free Trade...

Police in Sri Lanka use tear gas to disperse opposition protest against dire economic conditions

Jan. 30, 2024 20:28 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's police used Tuesday tear gas and water cannons to disperse an opposition protest in the island nation facing its worst economic crisis while gearing up for a national election later this year. Protesters from the main opposition United...

Sri Lanka passes bill allowing government to remove online posts and legally pursue internet users

Jan. 24, 2024 21:59 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved an internet regulation bill that was highly criticized as a move to stifle speech in an election year while the Indian Ocean island nation copes with an economic crisis that required an international bailout....