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Wednesday September 27th, 2023

Sri Lanka's enactment of anti-corruption legislation delayed by lack of trained staff: president

Anti-corruption legislation enactment delayed because Anti-Corruption Commission grappling with recruiting trained staff

September 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's 'online truth' law can be revised, President tells Facebook

A planned 'Online Safety' Law can be further amended or challenged in the Supreme Court Wickremesinghe told Meta

September 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka ‘online truth’ law draconian overreach: Harsha

Likely to drive away tech investments.

September 20, 2023 2 min read

Alarm over Sri Lanka law for ‘online safety’, ‘online truths’


September 19, 2023 4 min read
Court remands officers arrested over death of maid in Sri Lanka police custody

An identification parade is to be held at the Colombo Magistrate's Court on 18 September, lawyers said.

Sri Lanka legislator queries lack of criminal penalties on alcohol tax scam firm

So far 43,000 seized bottles confirmed

LankaPay launches anti-financial scam campaign to ensure safe digital transactions 

Sri Lanka has seen increase number of financial frauds in the recent past - officials

September 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka hopes to pass DDR superannuation linked tax in two days : Minister

The debate was to take place from 4.30 pm on Wednesday and be voted on Thursday based on an agreement with party leaders

September 6, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka draws up law on online "untruths", religious hurts

Law will arbitrate on the truth or otherwise of various statements published online

September 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's inland revenue (amendment) bill can be passed by simple majority: SC

The bill was challenged in the Supreme Court in terms of article 121(1) of the constitution.

September 5, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka police minister raps Catholic leaders for not revisiting Easter probe despite requests

Catholic Church leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction over the Easter Sunday probe.

August 29, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka top detective Shani Abeysekera discharged from fabricated case

Court of Appeal which found that the charges against him had been fabricated

August 25, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka court orders arrests in police custody death of housemaid

Cause of death determined as hemorrhagic shock, as a direct result of the deceased’s body sustaining blunt force traum...

August 25, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Customs destroys Rs. 88 mln worth counterfeit goods, vows to protect IPR

Sri Lanka customs does not impose a penalty on the confiscated counterfeit goods

Apsara Rodrigo
August 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka serious on laws to honour deals after diplomatic hiccups with India, Japan, US

Sri Lanka's ex-leader cancelled several bilateral deals unilaterally, resulting in diplomatic hiccups with many nations

Shihar Aneez
August 15, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans law against unilateral exit from international agreements

Sri Lanka's credibility and standing had been hurt by cancelling agreements without consulting the other party

August 15, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka Supreme Court declines to hear case on DDR

Supreme Court refuses leave to proceed

August 11, 2023 1 min read

Over 50% of Sri Lankan prisoners sentenced for drug charges, return for same reason - minister

50.3% account for drug-related charges.

Neshella Perera
August 11, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka EPF beneficiaries counsel argue courts can intervene on DDR

Petitioners allege inequity

August 11, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka tables DDR tax hike amendment in parliament

The amendment was published on the government gazette on July 17

August 9, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka needs reforms to become international arbitration hub - experts

Sri Lanka established an arbitration center in 2020

Apsara Rodrigo
August 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to change EPF Act to assure 9% return after DDR

The domestic debt restructure involves extending maturities at fixed rates

August 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to probe shooting involving excise officers

Four persons in a van had shot at another vehicle

August 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka court restraints Golden Key Hospital directors from altering share register

Order prevented directors from taking action against an earlier Supreme Court order

August 6, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission moved on pension fund DDR

The petitioner alleged that the action violated several articles of the constitution

August 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka parliament passes new anti-corruption bill with amendments

Sri Lanka gazetted the bill after the IMF approved a 2.9 billion US dollar loan.

July 20, 2023 2 min read
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