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Tuesday May 24th, 2022

Sri Lankans commemorate War Heroes Day, Tamil Genocide Day on same day

"Government celebrates War Heroes Day,," while Tamils observe 'Tamils Genocide Day'

May 19, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka curfew lifted from 600am to 600pm on May 14


May 13, 2022 1 min read

Claims of Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa family fleeing to India denied


May 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka military given shooting orders


May 10, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka opposition leader asks fresh probe into Easter attack

Cardinal Malcom Ranjith has criticized the government over the delay of justice for the Easter attack victims.

Sri Lanka minister says saved over 300 people by police shooting

"I must say if the police didn't take that action, 300 -400 would have been killed by now,"

One dead, 24 injured in Sri Lanka fuel protest; curfew imposed

Sri Lanka sees first death in anti-government protests

April 19, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka police chief points finger at former AG over Easter attack probe confusion

Former AG had said "there was a grand conspiracy in place" with regard Easter attack.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
April 19, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka protesters occupy near president's office to continue agitation

Demonstrations continued into Sunday night as they occupied Galle Face Green

April 11, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka defence establishment monitoring protests for acts of violence: official

Legal action will be taken against such violent elements, said Gunaratne.

April 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka blocks social media, arrests economic crisis protestors

Social media activists had planned national protests at several locations on Sunday

April 3, 2022 1 min read

India says not sending troops to Sri Lanka

Response to some reports

April 2, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka blames terrorists, extremists, Arab spring operatives for protest violence

I think extremist is wrong. I think the correct word is terrorist

April 1, 2022 2 min read

India diving support ship on Sri Lanka training mission

On a 10 - day mission

February 28, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka confident of no immediate withdrawal of EU's GSP+: Foreign Secretary

"We are confident that we will have the GSP plus for a while. But it does not mean that we should take it lightly."

February 25, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka assigns Ankara mission to ensure safe passage of locals in Ukraine

Foreign Ministry urges locals in Ukraine to contact the Sri Lankan Embassy in Ankara

February 25, 2022 2 min read
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Russia attacks Ukraine rattling markets, oil top $100

The darkest hour in Europe since World War II: Stoltenberg

February 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Catholic church making plans with Vatican to find justice for Easter attack victims

The cardinal also accused the authorities of “abducting” those demanding justice for the victims.

February 15, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs diplomats ahead of tough UNHRC session

Sri Lanka likely to face strong criticism over its human rights situation, diplomats say

January 28, 2022 3 min read

Grenade found in Sri Lanka church: Cardinal sceptical of police probe

He claimed there was no attempt by the police to uncover the truth

January 14, 2022 3 min read

Chinese envoy wants defence cooperation with Sri Lanka to keep region stable, prosperous

“I think we (China and Sri Lanka) should and could do more in this field.”

Shihar Aneez
January 10, 2022 3 min read

Sacked Sri Lanka minister wants probe on state spying claim

It is a serious claim

January 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President expects to overcome challenges in 2022

I am confident that the New Year will provide an opportunity to further the steps

January 1, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet nod for signing nuclear weapons prohibition treaty

"I think this will earn Sri Lankans some reputation internationally," Alahapperuma said.

Aathmika Mahasenan and Dulya de Silva
December 21, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka President is not mastermind of Easter attack: Secretary

He has not read the Koran, only the “Sally” part of his name is Muslim

December 15, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka call by German warship under Indo-Pacific strategy

Germany is among top three importing and exporting nations of the world

November 26, 2021 2 min read
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