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Sunday January 29th, 2023
Defence

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: UN human rights office welcomes Supreme Court verdict

The OHCHR also urged the government to provide full reparations to the victims, establish the truth and ensure justice.

January 19, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Church happy with court verdict, anticipates criminal proceedings

“This will be a great opening for us to start looking at other aspects of the case,” said the archbishop.

January 13, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka ex-president Sirisena ordered to pay compensation for Easter Sunday victims

The State was also ordered to pay one million rupees as compensation to the victims.

January 12, 2023 2 min read

Top US security official meets Sri Lanka president amid concerns over rising China's influence

Sri Lanka has been struggling to agree for debt restructuring with all its creditors including China

January 11, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka seizes crystal meth, kush in dolls, food

The parcels had been mailed from Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and The Netherlands.

After RAW chief's visit, Indian Naval chief arrives in Sri Lanka

Political analysts see the Indian moves as to counter increasing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka President's meeting with Indian RAW chief only disclosed with Security Council - Spokesman

India has warned of increasing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka in the last decade

December 13, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans deal with Maldives to tighten border controls

The plan also involves facilities for capacity in technology and human resources.

December 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Navy formally tasked with hydrographical surveys

A National Maritime Office consist with all relevant institutions will be establish as well.

December 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday suspect hacked to death; opposition leader demands answers

"What is happening in the country? Isn't this lawlessness?"

November 29, 2022 2 min read

Can't say Sri Lanka has no security threats with latest geopolitics - president

Analysts have criticized Wickremesinghe's high defense budget for 2023

November 24, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka president warns against unlawful anti-government protests

President says there is a move to initiate another round of protests

Neshella Perera
November 23, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka analysts frown upon Wickremesinghe's high defence budget 

Sri Lanka's defence budget is almost equal to the total of education, health allocations

Mahadiya Hamza
November 15, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka’s once-mighty nationalist party splits after failed economic policies

Mahinda Rajapaksa is battling to unite the ruling SLPP, but split inevitable

Shihar Aneez
November 4, 2022 10 min read
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Sri Lanka Cabinet Spokesman backs rehabilitation law to protect fundamental rights

Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill strongly criticized by rights groups

Melkishiya Andrew
October 18, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president revokes high security zone gazette after being challenged as "illegal"

President's HSZ declaration was highly criticized by the country's civil society

October 1, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka President likely to revoke High Security Zone Gazette - sources

Lawyers and public have protested against the president's HSZ declaration

Shihar Aneez
September 27, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka May 09 violence: Report to be submitted to parliament soon

Tennakoon had made this announcement at the first meeting of Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defence

September 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's state-sanctioned 'agitation site' in wrong place: top defence official

The agitation site is located in a recently declared high security zone

September 26, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's protestors told to obtain police permission six hours ahead

"No protest should cause obstruction to everyday life or to the economy," he said.

September 26, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka police arrest 84 for "illegal" protest after president's high security zone declaration 

JVP youth wing is planning to contest the police action in courts on Monday

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 24, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka president brings back war-time high security zones after protests 

New HSZ move comes amid speculations over possible protests by people over cost of living.

September 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's reforms should be applicable for military as well- MP

Sri Lanka's Northern legislators have long complained of heavy military in the region despite end of war

September 2, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to replace controversial anti-terror law with new 'National Security Act'

The PTA has been a controversial counter-terror law that has drawn criticism from human rights activists.

August 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's anti-terror law under scrutiny again as protestor detention continues

First billed as a temporary Act in 1978, the PTA has been used sporadically throughout Sri Lanka’s recent history. 

Dulya de Silva
August 22, 2022 3 min read

Australia to work with India to provide fuel to Sri Lanka's navy, air force

Australia recently provided Sri Lanka 75 million US dollars in food and medicine aid. 

Neshella Perera
August 22, 2022 2 min read
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