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Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

Opposition MPs drive tractors, tuktuks protesting Sri Lanka's fuel price hike

The protest followed a no confidence motion submitted against Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila.

4 minutes

Fuel price drama: Sri Lanka opposition SJB hands over no confidence motion against ministe...

The SJB parliamentary group including Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa have signed the motion

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Gazette issued naming former Sri Lanka PM as MP; opposition sees underhand deal

The main opposition SJB claims Wickremesinghe's entry to parliament is the result of a deal with the government

2 min read

India denies attacks claims on Sri Lanka fishermen by Indian Navy

Fishermen alleged the attack had happened at the maritime border on June 04

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Police call on Sri Lanka MP Harin Fernando over suspected meeting amid lockdown

The outspoken MP was in the eye of a storm recently regarding a startling allegation he had made in parliament

Sri Lanka records highest number of arrests for violating lockdown: police

There has also been an increased number of attempts to cross provincial borders, police said.

Sri Lanka opposition SJB to confer party position on MP Patali Champika Ranawaka

Denying any rift within the SJB, Fonseka insisted that the party works through dialogue and consensus.

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Sri Lanka to discuss preferential trade deal with Bangladesh

Bilateral trade minimal despite various agreements

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Sri Lanka regrets EU resolution, rejects claims of arbitrary arrests: Foreign Ministry

"The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is revisiting provisions in the PTA as has already been communicated to the EU."

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New twists to Sri Lanka ruling party's factional theatrics as alliance partners cry foul

"Such immature actions ultimately result in the people losing confidence in the government."

4 min read

Tamil Nadu on high alert following unconfirmed Sri Lanka armed group infiltration threat

Authorities had been alerted of armed men sailing on a boat from Sri Lanka “to enter the state with a sinister design"

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

New Sri Lanka Supreme Court judge, Court of Appeal chair sworn in

On June 08, the Parliamentary Council approved President Rajapaksa’s proposal to appoint Obeysekera to the Supreme Cou...

1 min read

SJB studying alternative to PTA amid "foreign policy failure" of EU resolution on Sri Lanka

The party said the EU resolution is yet another foreign policy failure of the Sri Lanka government.

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Sri Lanka opposition SJB rejects controversial move to purchase SUVs at taxpayer expense

Premadasa urged the government to use the funds to vaccinate the public against COVID-19

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Sri Lanka opposition will support a new PTA to protect freedoms, get GSP+: Eran

Draft framework by National Law Commission could be a starting point

2 min read

Losing GSP+ will spell disaster for Sri Lanka's economy: former PM Wickremesinghe

"In the face of the danger that has arisen, the GSP+ must not be politicised."

3 min read

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Sri Lanka ruling party kindles resignation drama over fuel price hike

Minister accused of not taking correct decisions

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On fake news, popular dissent & opposition silence: In conversation with MP Dr Harini Amarasuriya

 “It’s really rich coming from a government that routinely uses fake news to for its own projects,” said Dr Amara...

Himal Kotelawala

8 min read

Sri Lanka estate females suffering violence, child sex abuse: action needed: study

Midwives, grama niladaris over-worked, unions not interested

4 min read

Police could misuse "fake news" allegations to stifle free speech: Sri Lanka Bar Association

The BASL is apprehensive of the executive including the police being allowed to decide on what is or is not fake news

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Sri Lanka's COVID-recovered opposition leader promises to "donate" his vaccine to people

“As a servant of the people, I do not wish to be vaccinated until everyone in the country is vaccinated."

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Two suspects accused of aiding Sri Lanka Easter bomb ringleader in TID custody

The two suspects will be detained and questioned under provisions in the Prevention of Terrorism Act

Imesh Ranasinghe

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EU parliament adopts resolution on Sri Lanka; wants PTA repealed, GSP+ withdrawn

The EU expressed deep concern over  Sri Lanka's "alarming path towards the recurrence of grave human rights violations"

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First ever bilateral consultations between Sri Lanka and Ethiopia held online

Three Sri Lankan apparel companies and one chemical manufacturing company based in Ethiopia

Mahadiya Hamza

2 min read

Sri Lanka police discontinue lockdown traffic sticker; parties continue undetected

“On the whole, people’s behaviour has been satisfactory,” the police spokesman said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

India Coast Guard, Sri Lanka Navy interoperability underlined in fighting X-Press Pearl fire

It is important to remain adequately prepared for natural disasters and man-made catastrophes

2 min read

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