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Saturday May 18th, 2024

Harsha says Sri Lanka must look to South India for growth, acknowledges president's successes

"I'm not Sajith nor Aruna. I'm Harsha."

May 17, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka state minister of finance says he received threatening phone call

"The call was taken to the ministry office," he said.

May 17, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka sees 15,000 tri-force absentees respond to amnesty; State Minister says no extension

Around 26,000 military personnel have been absent from the services: Minister

May 17, 2024 2 min read

MR doubles down on anti-privatisation even as party members bat for reforms

"We do not approve of this," he said.

May 16, 2024 2 min read
US, Sri Lanka Navy discuss anti-drug trafficking measures

Collaboration on initiatives to enhance maritime domain awareness, bolstering anti-drug trafficking measures

Sri Lanka to shrink Army over 50-pct by 2030, to strengthen Navy: State Defence Minister

Political leaders have been reluctant to slash the size of military fearing repercussions in elections

Sri Lanka will not recover for 15 years if current policies change: Semasinghe

Disingenuous statements will not count at the election, said Semasinghe.

May 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans diplomatic mission to rescue ex-soldiers from Russia-Ukraine war

We have already spoken to the Russian Ambassador regarding this

Apsara Rodrigo
May 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka appoints special panel to provide state lands to military ahead of polls

Sri Lankan military is highly regarded by majority for its role in winning a 26-year war against LTTE

May 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka adopted 75 new laws in the past two years: President

"The stability of a country depends on the rule of law. A country gains recognition only when justice is done"

May 15, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka govt extends military benefits for CDF ahead of polls   

President Wickremesinghe, also the defence minister, is expected to contest in the presidency later 2024

May 15, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Freedom Party anti-Sirisena faction, New Alliance meet for talks

The meeting took place in Madiwela on Tuesday May 14.

May 15, 2024 2 min read

Russia envoy asked for list of Sri Lankans hired for Ukraine war, ashes of the dead

"We asked if they can repatriate the remains of the dead Sri Lankan war heroes at least"

May 15, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court officials learn high tech system in India’s apex court

India has offered a raft of training to Sri Lankan civil servants, scholarship for students to learn in India

May 15, 2024 2 min read

Families complain about 280 Sri Lankans in Russia-Ukraine war, 16 confirmed dead

So far 16 persons have been confirmed dead

Apsara Rodrigo
May 15, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka telecom law change hits media freedom: opposition

"When you grant greater power, there would be an increase in the opportunity for extortion."

May 15, 2024 1 min read
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Sri Lanka in talks with India to set up arms manufacturing unit: State Defence Minister

Sri Lanka is already into arms manufacturing, but at a small scale

May 15, 2024 3 min read

New twist in VFS Global visa deal, officials dodge COPF summons

COPF chief says officials have violated parliamentary priviledge

May 14, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to present Economic Transformation Bill

Proposed Economic Transformation bill will be gazetted shortly

May 14, 2024 1 min read

Hundreds of Sri Lankans hospitalised in Russia-Ukraine war; legislator seeks special envoy

There is a diplomatic intervention that is needed

May 14, 2024 5 min read

IORA chair Sri Lanka invited for BRICS Foreign Minister summit in Russia

Sri Lanka, a founding member of IORA, assumed the chairmanship in October 2023.

May 13, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa slams privatization

In fact, my government actually re-acquired some state owned enterprises

May 12, 2024 5 min read

Sri Lanka to deal with Iran, Russia in non-sanctioned areas: FM 

Sri Lanka's trade, investment hit by UIS-led sanctions on Iran, Russia

May 11, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka SJB leadership still members of UNP, claims Diana's spouse

"It was given for them to take the party forward and serve the people of the country," he said.

May 10, 2024 2 min read

Rahuman becomes 2nd Sri Lankan MP to be sworn in twice in 2020-elected parliament

Already Jayantha Ketagoda sworn in twice in the current parliament

May 10, 2024 2 min read

Mujibur Rahuman back in Sri Lanka parliament after Diana departs

The Supreme Court made the verdict on Gamage on Wednesday May 08.

May 10, 2024 1 min read
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