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Sunday October 2nd, 2022

Sri Lanka to change legal definition of 'child' to person under 18

It has also been proposed to amend the words "children and young persons ordinance" to "children’s ordinance"

September 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka police chief, four others called by Supreme Court over not carrying out order

Court ordered the policeman salary to be paid pending the completion of proceedings

September 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka nabbed 169 online tobacco, alcohol promoters - state finmin 

No government wants to totally discourage smoking and drinking as they are top revenue sources

September 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka lawmaking dangerous without judicial review: Kiriella

In the future when we amend the constitution we have to bring back judicial review

September 8, 2022 2 min read
Key Sri Lankan protester arrested for July offence after agitation near parliament

Protests have been suppressed by arrests, intimidation by police, protesters say,

Sri Lanka parliament panel to probe over coal purchase deal after minister's request

Opposition has raised concerns over higher price, lack of transparency on Sri Lanka's largest coal tender

Woman found shot dead in Sri Lanka main opposition party office in Kegalle

Police have attributed a majority of recent shootings to underworld activity or drug trafficking.

Neshella Perera
September 1, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President's policy direction correct, but could be a cuckoo egg: Harsha

Koel egg in a crows net

August 31, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM seeks ideas for new oversight committees amid COPE, COPA controversy

Parties asked to give proposals by August 31

August 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to deploy money laundering law against public amid forex trouble

Expat workers blamed for engaging in essential and non-essential imports

August 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Customs seizes Rs.16 mln worth illegal cigarettes; five arrested

Suspects attempted to go through Green Channel - Customs

Neshella Perera
August 27, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's private bus owners go to UNHRC, EU over unpaid arson compensation

"Nearly 50 buses were burnt down. We informed the the police chief several times."

August 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka MP tables private motion to amend laws to protect LGBTQI+ community

MP and attorney-at-law Premanath C Dolawatte presented a copy of the bill to the president on Wednesday August 24.

August 24, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka may have to shut loss making SOE, give VRSs: Minister

"We may have to shut down some losses making state enterprises or take other action." Minister Bandula Gunewardena said.

August 23, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka to set up rehabilitation bureau for 'addicts, militants, extremists'

It is expected to oversee treatment, rehabilitation, post-protection and related activities.

Dulya de Silva
August 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Navy seizes petrol hoard worth 900,000 rupees

The suspects along with petrol and the vehicles used for the illegal act were handed over to the Kalpitiya Police.

Neshella Perera
August 22, 2022 2 min read
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EU concerned Sri Lanka may use anti-terror law on democratic protestors

UN has also expressed concern

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

Sri Lanka Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth 65 mn rupees in Jaffna

"We have arrested about one ton of heroin this year."

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Customs arrest three Indians suspected of smuggling in jewellery

The total weight of the jewellery was 1,200 grams.

Dulya de Silva
August 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Customs seizes 32 tons of illegal scrap metal

The total market value of the scrap  metal is estimated to be over 15 million Sri Lankan rupees. 

Neshella Perera
August 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Customs seizes gold biscuits, drugs worth over 450 mn rupees

A statement said 9.5kg gold biscuits and 5kg of cocaine were seized on Wednesday August 17.

Neshella Perera
August 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka police nabs man for making death-threat video using 5-year old son

The mother is employed abroad as a housemaid

Neshella Perera
August 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to remove night work restrictions on women

Sri Lanka’s Shop and Office Employees Act, now bars women from working in the night in offices

August 10, 2022 1 min read

British National found dead in Sri Lanka in suspected suicide

The victim was a long term resident of Sri Lanka, the police said.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
August 8, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President asked by protestors to seek reasons for agitation, not make arrests

The protest group Black Cap Movement called for a “commission to find the causes for the 2022 people's uprising.”

Dulya de Silva
August 7, 2022 3 min read
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