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Tuesday March 28th, 2023

Sri Lanka's NPP slams IMF, claims board approval was hurried fearing NPP's popularity

"The IMF was in such a hurry as a result of the NPP's strengthening."

March 27, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka unions to strike if president doesn't meet for talks on interim solution for tax woes

"A meeting was promised with the president to discuss the interim solution proposed by the government."

March 27, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka will likely go to polls before December; fractured SLPP to reunite: Rajapaksa

"Who says no to elections?"

March 27, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka President rejects Tennakoon, extends incumbent

The Bar Association in a letter to Wickremesinghe last week urged him not to appoint any officer facing criminal

March 24, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka SJB meets diplomats, denies govt claims of attempting to influence IMF

“We too have a right to hold talks with embassies and activate the election process,” said Premadasa.

Sri Lanka President raps opposition for acting against IMF deal after approval

Opposition backed state sector trade unions led protest against tax hike

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce calls for public support for Sri Lanka IMF programme

“The country cannot afford any pauses in the programme, or returning for an 18th program with the IMF."

March 22, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's JVP rubbishes IMF deal, claims IMF only wants to bail out corrupt regimes

The IMF programme, Sri Lanka’s 17th to date, will just not work, said Silva.

March 21, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka no longer bankrupt, to gradually lift import restrictions: president

Sri Lanka’s path ahead must be forged in accordance with the IMF programme, said the president.

March 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka govt would allow elections if Sajith's SJB could win, claims JVP leader

“We cannot be stopped through exhaustion. For every day the election is delayed, the NPP’s strength grows,” he sai...

March 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka President decides against controversial cop

The Bar Association in a letter to Wickremesinghe last week urged him not to appoint any officer facing charges

Our Political Correspondent
March 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to set up infant receiving counters for unwanted new-borns

8,000 complaints or around 500-600 a month. Most of the complaints relate to child harassment. Rape is a close second.

Roshani Fernando
March 20, 2023 2 min read

British Bar Council calls on Sri Lanka rulers to respect judicial independence

Hope that authorities ... reconsider most carefully the appropriateness of questioning Supreme Court Judges

March 18, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka unions agitating against IMF-backed reforms to meet president's secretary

The discussion had been scheduled for March 21 but had been brought forward.

March 17, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka trade unions call off "strange" anti-tax protest after PMD claims failure

Over 40 Sri Lankan state-sector trade unions started protest against personal income tax rate hike

Shihar Aneez
March 15, 2023 4 min read

Eran warns against creating conflict between Sri Lanka parliament and judiciary

Calls on friendly countries to look beyond individuals and geopolitical pressures

March 15, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's JVP will not support sustained strike beyond Mar 15: Lal Kantha

Trade unions in Sri Lanka have threatened to cripple the economy if the government does not reverse a number of reforms.

March 14, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka unions threaten to cripple economy against IMF-backed reforms

“If the government still doesn’t get it, at midnight on March 14 all trains will stop, as will power supply."

March 13, 2023 5 min read

Sri Lanka legislator Aluthgamage's 'travel ban' a data error

Aluthgamage was later quoted as saying that he will take legal actions against the department.

March 13, 2023 1 min read

14 Sri Lanka firms pledge to increase female board representation to 20-pct

14 companies signed onto a commitment to boost female representation at the board level and in management to 20% by 2025

March 12, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka not ready for elections yet: State Minister Diana Gamage

“MPs who voted against the budget are now asking us to release money allocated for an election. Is that fair?” she s...

Neshella Perera
March 11, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka police denies firing expired teargas, claims it wouldn't work anyway

Thalduwa further claimed that Sri Lanka Police uses teargas produced by internationally recognised companies.

Neshella Perera
March 11, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka power, energy unions accept pay hike minus bonuses, benefits: minister

"I have instructed Secretary to the Min of Power & Energy to commence the process to terminate them," he said.

March 10, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka state university lecturers still on strike against IMF-backed tax hike

The strike will continue till March 15.

March 10, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka anti-tax protests: Unions threaten to turn "main switch" off on Mar 15

"Don't blame our doctors, our banks, our port. The government must take responsibility," said Illangasinghe.

Himal Kotelawala
March 9, 2023 3 min read

Recognise Sri Lankan women's contributions including unpaid house work: Diana

The outspoken MP also highlighted harassment aimed at herself and other female colleagues in parliament.

March 8, 2023 2 min read
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