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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

November 15, 2022 3 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

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. 

August 22, 2022 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.

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

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

Ex Sri Lanka soldier compares search for Easter attack mastermind to hunt for Adolf Eichmann

Retired Major Ajith Prasanna told reporters Wednesday that Israel took about 18 years to capture Eichmann in Argentina.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 15, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Catholic church wants action against former president, PM over Easter bombings

The church has requested legal action against both Sirisena and Wickremesinghe for their failure to prevent the attack.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 14, 2021 3 min read

Presidential pardon granted to 93 prisoners including 16 ex-LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa had requested Justice Minister Ali Sabry to do justice by the ex combatants

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 24, 2021 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
June 11, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka police warn of extortion racket targeting Easter bombings "suspects"

“This is being carried out by criminals or and certain prison inmates"

June 9, 2021 1 min read

FBI confirmed Maulavi Naufar masterminded Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Minister

It takes a long time complete international investigations, the minister said defending the delay.

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 19, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka Attorney General claims "grand conspiracy" behind Easter attack: report

The identities of those involved in the grand conspiracy must come by way of evidence, the AG said.

May 18, 2021 3 min read

Public Security Minister calls CID report on Sri Lanka AG's "last-minute" statement

De Livera is expected to retire at the end of this month.

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 17, 2021 2 min read

Bathiudeen bros to be detained for 90 days: police

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaj are to be detained for 90 days for further questioning, police s...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 27, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party wants action against entire former cabinet

Government MPs have requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take legal action against the entire Yahapalana cabinet ov...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 26, 2021 3 min read
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Sri Lanka former minister and brother arrested over alleged links to Easter Sunday bombers

Former Sri Lankan minister Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaj were taken into custody in the early hours of today f...

April 24, 2021 2 min read

Those responsible for Sri Lanka's Easter bombings now misdirecting public: PM

Parties responsible for Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter bombings are making false claims aimed at influencing and diverting at...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 21, 2021 3 min read

Political posturing impeded transparent Easter bombings probe: Cardinal

Political posturing and a cynical need to safeguard alliances has impeded a transparent inquiry into Sri Lanka’s 2019 ...

April 21, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka opposition MP alleges damning omission in Easter bombings probe

An intelligence officer who had been arrested in connection with Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter Sunday bombings was transferr...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 20, 2021 3 min read

Cardinal does 180, claims he never said Easter bombings were politically motivated

In an apparent 180 on an explosive statement he made yesterday, the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic church said today tha...

Himal Kotelawala
April 19, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Masterminds already known; no desire to conceal findings, says minister

With opposition pressure mounting to find the brains behind the 2019 Easter bombings, Sri Lanka reiterated today that Ma...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 6, 2021 2 min read

PCoI should've investigated allegations that Zaharan was on state payroll: JVP

The Rajapaksas “sold” the 2019 Easter bombings to secure election victories and the Presidential Commission of Inqui...

March 10, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka Easter attacks commission recommends criminal proceedings against President Sirisena

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on the 2019 Easter bombings has recommended that criminal proceedings be in...

February 23, 2021 4 min read

Committee to study PCoI report panned by Church and Opposition

The President’s Committee will implement only what President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants from the Easter Sunday inquiry r...

February 23, 2021 3 min read

Yet another committee appointed to study the report of the Easter Sunday attacks PCoI

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed yet another committee to examine the report of the Presidential Commission of...

February 20, 2021 3 min read