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IMF's corruption-focused governance diagnostic report to be completed by September

Governance diagnostic is done on the request of Sri Lanka - IMF

May 16, 2023 2 min read

Legal advice sought on sexual harassment allegations levelled at Sri Lanka state TV official

Ishara Dewendra, a senior ITN news anchor, resigned last week after allegedly facing sexual harassment at the workplace.

April 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans to decriminalize LGBTQ should not undermine anti-child abuse laws activists say

These offences are aggravated in the case of its commission on a child.

April 21, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's proposed anti-corruption bill has failed to encourage whistleblowers - TISL

The new bill is expected to be brought to parliament and enacted by June this year.

April 12, 2023 3 min read
Sri Lanka's new anti-corruption bill sparks debate over false allegations clause

Existing penal provisions are sufficient to take legal action against anyone who has made a false allegation, she said.

Sri Lanka to crush illegally imported vehicle parts to be sold as scrap metal

Most illegal spare parts that need a license are imported by mixing them with legal spare parts

Sri Lanka's LG polls may derail President's reform agenda, delay IMF loan - analysts

Polls may increase crisis-hit Sri Lanka's uncertainty amid debt restructuring, IMF loan delay

Shihar Aneez
January 9, 2023 4 min read

Amid fears, PTSD, Sri Lanka protesters determined to continue anti-government struggle

Another anti-government protest planned for October 2 by apolitical, political activists

Neshella Perera
October 31, 2022 5 min read

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

Dulya de Silva
September 8, 2022 2 min read

Transparency International wants Sri Lanka's presidential hopefuls to declare assets

"Sri Lankans have delivered a clear message that they will no longer tolerate corrupt leaders."

July 18, 2022 2 min read

IMF's talks with Sri Lanka must also focus on corruption, aid diversion: Mark Malloch-Brown

The IMF must put the issue on the agenda during their visit, he said.

June 24, 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

Shihar Aneez
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."

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

Transparency International Sri Lanka launches to report fraud

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

December 16, 2021 3 min read
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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.

October 7, 2021 4 min read

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
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