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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

Sri Lanka President likely to revoke High Security Zone Gazette - sources

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

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.

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

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

Sri Lanka Navy seizes smuggled medicines worth 4.5m rupees

The Navy suspects the drugs were manufactured overseas.

Neshella Perera
August 22, 2022 1 min read

India gifts maritime surveillance aircraft to Sri Lanka amid Chinese 'spy ship' row

Wickremesinghe said both countries must commit to further strengthening bilateral relations.

August 16, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka protestor who stormed state-run TV station out on bail

Ali was released on a cash bail of 25,000 rupees and two personal bails of 500,000 rupees each.

Neshella Perera
August 15, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka lifts ban on six Tamil diaspora groups, 316 individuals: report

The de-listing was announced through an amendment to the List of Designated Persons.

August 14, 2022 1 min read

India gifts Dornier 228 maritime patrol aircraft to Sri Lanka Air Force

Naval Dornier (INDO–228) is a Short Takeoff and Landing multirole light transport aircraft with a turboprop twin-engin...

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 13, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka police arrest key protest leader amid fears of August 9 agitation 

Protesters have called for another massive protest to oust Ranil Wickremesinghe on August 9

Neshella Perera
August 2, 2022 2 min read
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Nine Sri Lanka Navy sailors jump ship in America

The sailors were expected to return on a vessel gifted to Sri Lanka by the US

July 27, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka protestor arrested with 50 tear gas canisters

The accused, a 31-year-old male from Polonnaruwa, is to be produced in court on Monday July 18.

Dulya de Silva
July 18, 2022 2 min read

Fun protests to toppling Rajapaksa; covering Sri Lanka's unprecedented Presidential Palace storming

An eye witness piece by Economy Next reporters who share what they saw in July 9 Sri Lankan revolution.

Chanka Jayasinghe and Dulya de Silva
July 13, 2022 10 min read

Sri Lanka imposes indefinite police curfew ahead of protest to oust president

Protesters, however, vowed to agitate as planned and oust Gotabaya Rajapaksa

July 8, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka court rejects police request to prevent protest amid massive agitation plan

Anti-government protesters have planned a massive agitation on Saturday to oust President Rajapaksa

Mahadiya Hamza
July 7, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka government suspends fuel for health workers ahead of protest to oust President, PM

Many people have called all the citizens to join the Saturday protest in Colombo

July 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition JVP leader questions warnings of alleged terror plots

"This letter is absolutely comical. The government is trying to instill fear in the people."

July 4, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka former president claims "zero" national security, criticises militarisation

"National security was the foremost slogan of the last election. Today, there is zero national security."

July 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's novice MPs apply for personal firearm: report

The MPs have taken into consideration the "prevailing situation", the newspaper reported.

June 25, 2022 1 min read
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