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Tuesday September 26th, 2023

Future SJB govt to "refine" Sri Lanka's agreement with IMF: Harsha de Silva

“It was a good discussion. We were quite frank,” said de Silva.

September 26, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party split between president and own candidate: opposition

“We can clearly see the split in the SLPP,” he added.

September 25, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka president addresses UNGA, urges big powers not to escalate tensions

Conflicts and tensions among big powers are complicating the policy environment for the rest

September 22, 2023 2 min read

Is Tibet Prepared for a Post-Dalai Lama Era?

The spiritual leader turned 88 in July

September 21, 2023 6 min read
Iranian leader to visit Sri Lanka after President Wickremesinghe's invitation

Sri Lanka's trade relations with Iran is hit by the US sanctions in 2012

Sri Lanka, Nepal look to boost trade, tourism, and education opportunities

Potential to increase economic cooperation and enhance people to people contact through education opportunities

Sri Lanka's enactment of anti-corruption legislation delayed by lack of trained staff: president

Anti-corruption legislation enactment delayed because Anti-Corruption Commission grappling with recruiting trained staff

September 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka signs treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons

By becoming 69th party to the treaty Sri Lanka reaffirmed its commitment towards nuclear disarmament in favor of harmony

Apsara Rodrigo
September 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's 'online truth' law can be revised, President tells Facebook

A planned 'Online Safety' Law can be further amended or challenged in the Supreme Court Wickremesinghe told Meta

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 20, 2023 2 min read

Bangladesh surprised over quick repayment CB swap by Sri Lanka

Bangladesh Prime Minister said she had not expected Sri Lanka to pay back the loan so fast

September 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka ‘online truth’ law draconian overreach: Harsha

Likely to drive away tech investments.

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka does not align itself with India or China: President

Sri Lanka is open to collaboration with any global partners willing to respect its autonomy, the president said.

September 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s labor minister talks workplace rights with transgender community

Need to align labor laws with global standards like ILO’s C190 and C180

Apsara Rodrigo
September 19, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s top sleuth drops cluster bomb over Easter probe

Senior DIG CID Ravi Seneviratne suggests there are several areas that merit further investigations

September 19, 2023 3 min read

Alarm over Sri Lanka law for ‘online safety’, ‘online truths’


Nethmi Rajawasam
September 19, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka's higher education ministry cracks down on ragging

Higher Education Ministry to introduce new regulations and a hotline for tips against ragging in universities

Apsara Rodrigo
September 18, 2023 1 min read
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Pres asks for compensation from Global North for brain drain, at G77

Brain drain from the South to the North and the resulting loss of educated manpower was a threat to development

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka Pres appoints local panel to probe Channel 4 claim amid foreign inquiry demand

Alleged involvement of Sri Lankan intelligence operatives have already been reported to local courts

September 15, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka COPF chair urges IMF to prioritise accountability, transparency as review begins

The FT story was on a lawsuit filed by the US government in the first week of September.

September 14, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka president to attend several key UN events in New York

Wickremesinghe will also attend a Heads of State/Government Leaders Dialogue during the 2023 SDG Summit.

September 14, 2023 2 min read

Court remands officers arrested over death of maid in Sri Lanka police custody

An identification parade is to be held at the Colombo Magistrate's Court on 18 September, lawyers said.

September 14, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to sign treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons

Cabinet grants approval for signing of the treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons.

Apsara Rodrigo
September 12, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka drafts new laws to address gender socialisation, form national women's commission

Gender roles are socially constructed ideas of what it means to be one's assigned gender.

September 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet spokesman blames tragic train accident on railway union

The accident had occurred near the Horape railway station in the Gampaha district.

September 12, 2023 2 min read

UN body asks to do more to probe rights abuses; Sri Lanka rejects  

Sri Lanka has consistently rejected UN request to cooperate for international rights probe

September 12, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka legislator queries lack of criminal penalties on alcohol tax scam firm

So far 43,000 seized bottles confirmed

September 10, 2023 2 min read
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