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Sri Lanka to tighten grip on television with broadcast law

Justice Minister to make the draft law to discuss draft law with media soon

May 30, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka parliament votes to remove PUCSL chief

123 members voted to oust Janaka Ratnayake

May 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s latest custodial murder gets muddier

Sri Lanka has seen a series of death of person in police custody

May 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka President visiting Japan, Singapore

President to meet Japan's Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Finance Minister

May 23, 2023 1 min read
IMF's corruption-focused governance diagnostic report to be completed by September

Governance diagnostic is done on the request of Sri Lanka - IMF

Sri Lanka military to claim expenses of unreturned military athletes from France

All members have visas for up to 3–6 months

May 15, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka yet to have marine disaster legal team despite two major accidents

Sri Lanka has witnessed two worst marine disasters within nine months since 2020 September

Nethmi Rajawasam
May 13, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to delay debate on central bank bill

Sri Lanka Parliament committee will meet later Tuesday and decide on a new date to debate a draft law.

Neshella Perera
May 9, 2023 1 min read

Bill to decriminalise homosexuality in Sri Lanka not inconsistent with constitution: SC

The apex court’s determination was issued following a petition filed challenging the bill.

May 9, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's proposed ATA will be presented after broader consensus - Justice Minister

Many local and international rights groups have opposed the proposed ATA

April 28, 2023 2 min read

13 Sri Lanka nationals evacuated from Sudan with Saudi help

Twelve more await evacuation

April 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to enact public finance, revenue authority laws to facilitate IMF deal

“I have already informed the Treasury to start the process. Our two state ministers [of finance] will also be involved...

Himal Kotelawala
April 26, 2023 2 min read

Legal advice sought on sexual harassment allegations levelled at Sri Lanka state TV official

Ishara Dewendra, a senior ITN news anchor, resigned last week after allegedly facing sexual harassment at the workplace.

April 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka state-run TV probes into #MeToo style sexual harassment allegation by news anchor

Sri Lanka has rarely seen sexual harassment allegations coming into the public domain.

Apsara Rodrigo
April 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka police probing cash loss in central bank

CB says to strengthen internal controls

April 23, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka plans to decriminalize LGBTQ should not undermine anti-child abuse laws activists say

These offences are aggravated in the case of its commission on a child.

Apsara Rodrigo
April 21, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka mulls filing X-Press Pearl damage claim in Singapore

Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa told reporters earlier that he had passed on allegations of bribery to police

Nethmi Rajawasam
April 20, 2023 4 min read

Call to repeal vagrancy law used by police to harass young couples in Sri Lanka

Couples are also targeted under section 365 A of the Penal Code which prohibits ‘gross indecency.’

Apsara Rodrigo
April 17, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's proposed anti-corruption bill has failed to encourage whistleblowers - TISL

The new bill is expected to be brought to parliament and enacted by June this year.

Apsara Rodrigo
April 12, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's new anti-corruption bill sparks debate over false allegations clause

Existing penal provisions are sufficient to take legal action against anyone who has made a false allegation, she said.

Himal Kotelawala
April 12, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka holdout bondholder case next hearing on April 20

Sri Lanka looks forward to discussing the case with the Court on that date

April 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka apparel association slams attack on foreign executive, calls for swift action

A security officer as well as the Omani national had been injured.

April 2, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka considers to legalize homosexuality - PMD

"However, it has never been enforced for the last five decades to my knowledge,"

Apsara Rodrigo
March 31, 2023 2 min read

British Bar Council calls on Sri Lanka rulers to respect judicial independence

Hope that authorities ... reconsider most carefully the appropriateness of questioning Supreme Court Judges

March 18, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka police seeks Human Rights Commission help to tackle abuses

Intention is to ensure that there is a uniform approach across the police department

March 4, 2023 2 min read
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