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Sunday May 22nd, 2022

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 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."

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
Transparency International Sri Lanka launches to report fraud

Analysts say is a drop in public confidence government probes into corruption allegations.

Sri Lanka opposition questions impartiality of probe on Pandora revelations

“The president is asking the commission to investigate a relative of his. Will such inquiry be fair?” said Rahuman.

Sri Lanka businessman named in Pandora papers denies any wrongdoing

“I assure Your Excellency that my wife and I are totally innocent and are guilty of no wrongdoings,” Nadesan said.

October 6, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka president orders immediate investigation on Pandora papers exposé

Alahapperuma said the Commission is required to submit a report within a month.

October 6, 2021 2 min read

Govt and opp MPs trade charges in Sri Lanka parliament over Pandora papers exposé

“If this family spent 10 million rupees a month, that’s still enough money for 250 years or five generations," he sa...

October 5, 2021 4 min read

Members of Sri Lanka president, PM ruling family in Pandora papers

Nirupama Rajapaksa had been connected with Challan Oil Exploration Limited, and Rosetti Limited, the analysis showed.

October 5, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka opposition SJB rejects controversial move to purchase SUVs at taxpayer expense

Premadasa urged the government to use the funds to vaccinate the public against COVID-19

June 14, 2021 3 min read

COPE orders investigation into dodgy Ilmenite sale

The COPE committee has ordered an investigation into how Lanka Mineral Sands Ltd sold 85,000 metric tons of Ilmenite for...

March 25, 2021 2 min read

Impose excess profit tax to recover sugar scam losses, UNP urges govt

Sri Lanka must immediately impose an excess profit tax to recover the Rs 15.9 billion loss in tax revenue from the alleg...

March 15, 2021 2 min read

Ranil’s former Secretary files FR petition against Political Victimisation Commission

The Former Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake has filed a Fundamental Rights Petition in the Supreme Court ...

March 13, 2021 3 min read

JVP files FR petition against sugar scam

The opposition Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court today seeking le...

March 12, 2021 1 min read

Sugar scam costs Sri Lanka Rs 15.9 billion in tax revenue: Finance Ministry

The so called Sugar Scam allegedly carried out by well-connected importers has cost the Sri Lankan state Rs. 15.9 billio...

March 9, 2021 1 min read
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Ranjan gets temporary relief from Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal has given temporary relief to imprisoned Opposition Member of Parliament Ranjan Ramanayake ordering ...

February 5, 2021 2 min read

Ranjan appeals his sentencing by the Supreme Court

Lawyers for Actor-politico Ranjan Ramanayake have filed two petitions in courts, one appealing his contempt of court sen...

February 2, 2021 1 min read

Political victimization commission releasing criminals – Vijitha Herath

National Peoples’ Power (NPP) is accusing the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into political victimization (PCOI) o...

Imesh Ranasinghe
January 27, 2021 3 min read

Army chief wants corruption out of the quarantine process

“Unscrupulous elements” offering to fill hotels with foreign arrivals should not be tolerated Army Commander General...

January 13, 2021 4 min read

Mahapola Fund has lost over LKR600 million - COPE

Parliamentary Committee orders a CID investigation into large scare corruption at Mahapola lottery

January 12, 2021 3 min read

CID probing ten charges against former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen – AG’s Dept

The Fort Magistrate has remanded former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and six others who had allegedly helped him to avoid ...

October 19, 2020 2 min read

Dappula faults CID for not nabbing Bathiudeen – AG’s Spokeswoman

The Attorney General Dappula de Livera has upbraided the Criminal Investigation Department over Police actions over the ...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 15, 2020 2 min read

MR says PM’s and President’s offices will be audited after 20A but Auditors’ Union disagrees

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is saying that the offices of the President and the Prime Minister will continue to be ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 5, 2020 3 min read

Bribery Commission files charges against Ravi K and Aloysius

The Bribery Commission has filed charges against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake for allegedly accepting an ap...

September 22, 2020 1 min read

Anura Kumara wants Central Bank actions between 2008 and 2015 probed

Leader of the National Peoples’ Power alliance (NPP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake is asking the government to provide a se...

September 8, 2020 1 min read
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