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Sri Lanka’s May 9 mayhem, accident waiting to happen

There were 360 disciplinary cases against police officers, many were even promoted due to pressure from government MPs

May 16, 2022 2 min read

Shocking details on Sri Lanka’s black Monday revealed

The question is who gave an order to overrule the president

May 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's new “diplomatic” PM starts foreign aid talks amid political stability concerns

Lack of parliament majority could drag the new prime minister's economic recovery plans

May 14, 2022 6 min read

Sri Lanka appoints essential services commissioner under under emergency

Secretaries from 25 districts have been appointed as its coordinating officers

May 12, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka President re-appoints temporary secretaries who lost jobs

The destruction of the country's public service came with making permanent secretaries, temporary critics say

Sri Lanka Bar Association calls for end to violence, immediate arrest of instigators

Eight people died in the violence and over 230 were injured, according to police.

Sri Lanka MP Namal Rajapaksa denies allegations of corruption, promises legal action

“We will take legal action as some of [the allegations] are already being investigated and some cases are ongoing."

Shihar Aneez
May 3, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka court prevents ex-central bank governor Cabraal from leaving country

Cabraal resigned from the post on Monday

April 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President appoints his former lawyer as finance minister in temporary cabinet

Sri Lanka Parliament meets on Tuesday, April 5.

April 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka bars public gatherings amid curfew till April 04

Defence Ministry permission needed for gatherings

April 3, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest suspects linked to murder of top minister's driver

The group had attacked the 41-year-old victim with a club and also stabbed him with a sharp object.

Neshella Perera
March 22, 2022 2 min read

Man stabbed to death in fuel queue in Sri Lanka; third fuel queue death in 48 hours

The victim sustained multiple injuries and was rushed to the Wathupitiwala Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
March 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament passes Land Development (Amendment) Bill; gender equality in inheritance sought

"After these amendments, land cases in our country will also greatly reduce in number," he added.

March 12, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka parliament passes data protection act amid privacy concerns

Justice Minister ensures to accommodate amendments, if necessary and privacy will be protected.

March 10, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka opposition MPs fly off to Geneva to secure release of imprisoned colleague

“There is no place in Sri Lanka to appeal this,” he added.

March 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka launches justice reform programme with EU, UN funding

Minister Sabry said an efficient, inclusive and independent justice system is a core requirement for Sri Lanka.

February 21, 2022 4 min read
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Easter Sunday bombshell at Sri Lanka Supreme Court

CID had been led away from NTJ on several occassions

February 19, 2022 5 min read
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Sri Lanka police arrest guardians who chose prayers over meds for sick son who died

Initial investigations have also revealed that the child was suffering from low blood sugar since birth.

Neshella Perera and Chanka Jayasinghe
February 10, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka Customs seizes cannabis, cocaine worth 19 million rupees

The parcels had been sent from the Netherlands, Canada and the United States.

Neshella Perera
February 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to set up high court for investment disputes, new arbitration law

New drafts bill to be drawn up

February 8, 2022 1 min read
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Police after motorcyclists who shot drug running ambulance in Sri Lanka

The driver who was smuggling drugs and the ambulance assistant who acted as an accomplice were also arrested.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
February 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs diplomats ahead of tough UNHRC session

Sri Lanka likely to face strong criticism over its human rights situation, diplomats say

January 28, 2022 3 min read
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Body found on Bambalapitiyia beach, Sri Lanka, still not identified

“The postmortem was done yesterday, and the cause of the death has yet to be determined.”

Neshella Perera
January 26, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka police identify two out of three bodies found in one day

Bodies were found in Bambalapitiya, Wellawatte and Kolonnawa, all densely populated areas.

Neshella Perera
January 12, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lankan woman dies after jumping out of CID building while in custody

The woman, allegedly from the Kottawa area, had been evading arrest since 2017, police said.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
January 11, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka police apprehend teen suspects behind TikTok murder

The suspects are residents of Colombo 15 and Dehiaththakandiya.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
January 5, 2022 2 min read
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