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Sunday February 25th, 2024

Sri Lanka’s Grisly Recent History Goes Unpunished

Sri Lanka’s recent blood-soaked history is replete with mass killings and many “disappearances”

February 23, 2024 6 min read

Sri Lanka to allow English as court language in selected courts

Certain courts be allowed to conduct proceedings in English

February 20, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka Financial Intelligence Unit, Excise Dept unite to fight money laundering

Financial Intelligence Unit, Central Bank of Sri Lanka enters into MoU with Excise Dept

February 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Police deny arrest under online safety law

Sri Lanka has not arrested anyone under the recently passed online safety law, Police spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa said

February 12, 2024 1 min read
Sections of Sri Lanka's Online Safety Act appear non-compliant with court order: HRCSL

"Full compliance with the Court's Determination on a Bill is crucial to guaranteeing the fundamental rights."

Sri Lanka’s copyright laws need to be updated for artificial intelligence: Lawyers

Sri Lanka’s Intellectual Property Act needs revisions to recognize creations by artificial intelligence

Enactment process of Sri Lanka's online safety act raises questions on law-making: CPA

CPA urged the government to replace the act with a law that "genuinely addresses" concerns on online safety.

February 7, 2024 3 min read

UNICEF welcomes amendments to Sri Lanka's Children & Young Persons Ordinance

"The amendment marks a significant step towards protecting the rights and welfare of all children in Sri Lanka."

February 7, 2024 3 min read

India’s official invitation for Sri Lanka’s Marxists seen positive amid political concerns

JVP has opposed many Indian projects strongly in the past

Shihar Aneez
February 7, 2024 5 min read

Sri Lanka online safety law will impact digital marketing industry: Professional

Social media channels need to be active, but now people will restrict their activities

Apsara Rodrigo
February 6, 2024 2 min read

A K D D Arandara appointed Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom


February 2, 2024 1 min read

Speaker endorses Sri Lanka online safety bill

Civil society organizations have said it has a ‘chilling effect’ on free speech

February 1, 2024 1 min read

Online bill sends negative signal on Sri Lanka reforms and recovery: US envoy

Global tech companies characterize the bill as stifling innovation and democracy, instead of addressing online crimes

January 31, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Speaker endorses international settlement and notaries bills

The two bills were passed in Parliament recently.

January 31, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to amend penal code to criminalise rape of young boys

The country is also looking to close loopholes in the law on the rape of females, the Cabinet of Ministers decided

January 26, 2024 2 min read

US expresses concern over Sri Lanka law to police online discourse

The U.S. urges Sri Lanka to prioritize transparency and ensure any legislation does not stifle the voices of its people

January 25, 2024 2 min read
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Pandemonium as opposition says Sri Lanka online law changes not in line with SC order

This is a very serious matter

January 24, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament passes online speech law despite opposition

108 MPs voted for and 62 voted against the bill, with amendments.

January 24, 2024 1 min read

In Sri Lanka, snitches will get riches

Sri Lanka Police will offer cash rewards from 10,000 to 250,000 to informants in their Operation Yukthiya

January 24, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka online bill will kill democratic rights in election year: Sajith

Controversial bill on controlling online publications an attempt to curb freedom of speech of public in election year

January 24, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka micro-finance bill challenged by community organizations

Concerns have been raised about "predatory lending"

January 24, 2024 1 min read

Rulers trying to curb freedom of online speech, after bankrupting Sri Lanka: opposition

Sri Lanka's rulers are trying to curb the freedom of speech of people after bankrupting the country, opposition says

January 24, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka Police Minister raps UN over anti-drug campaign concerns

Yukthiya operation has led to arrest nearly 39,000 people in 1 month - police

January 18, 2024 3 min read

Over 70-pct of Sri Lankan public unaware of Online Safety Bill: survey

A majority expressed they are ignorant about proposed legislation - the Anti-Terrorism Act and Online Safety Bill

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 18, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition promises to repeal planned online speech law

"We'll introduce a new law"

January 16, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka shaman arrested over breaching god's trust

There are 10 kapuwas and each has about 20 to 30 helpers to be maintained with the offerings they receive from devotees

December 27, 2023 2 min read
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