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Sri Lanka to start e-motorist drive in 6 weeks: State Minister 

DMT officials have resisted digitization move in the past

July 11, 2024 2 min read

TISL challenges Sri Lanka’s anti-graft chief’s appointment in Supreme Court

The new Act comes as part of an IMF condition

May 8, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka minister vows to act against tourism harassment

Sri Lanka has witnessed a raft of harassment against foreign visitors recently

May 1, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka investigates wrong “Aswesuma” benefit recipients  

Recipients who got Aswesuma benefits with false information could face legal actions

April 30, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka FinMin says to confiscate 112 vehicles imported illegally

112 vehicles worth more than 7 billion rupees: State Minister

Sri Lanka President appoints Wijerathne as new DG for CIABOC with wide powers

New Act has empowered anti-graft body to effectively investigate, prosecute cases of bribery, corruption

Sri Lanka debt so high, recovered stolen assets won't cover it: president

"If you look at our debt, I don't think we can do that even if we go to the richest person in the world."

March 14, 2024 2 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 Police Minister rejects ICIJ shell company allegations  

An ICIJ analysis has alleged Alles of using shell companies to buy properties in the U.K.

December 27, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka court orders BOI not to bar recyclers who refused irregular payments

Recyclers said they could not make payments that did not go the BoI or the consolidated fund

November 7, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka minister laments "inefficiency" of constitutional council in fighting corruption

“It’s not our houses that should be surrounded but theirs,” he added.

October 3, 2023 2 min read

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 new anti-corruption law ignores asset recovery, retroactive action: SJB

“Why wasn’t an asset recovery law included in this? Why no retroactive punishment? said Attanayake.

June 22, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's new anti-corruption law will signal ease of doing business: official

“Next week, when this bill is brought to parliament, I believe we will be able to take that forward,” he said. 

Himal Kotelawala
June 18, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka destroys seized cigarettes which could have cost Rs13bn in taxes

A stock of 204 million cigarettes, valued at 15 billion rupees, was destroyed at a storage yard in Kerawalapitiya

Apsara Rodrigo
June 15, 2023 1 min read

Several clauses of Sri Lanka anti-corruption bill inconsistent with constitution: SC

The bill was challenged in terms of Article 121(1) of the constitution.

June 6, 2023 3 min read
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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.

Apsara Rodrigo
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.

Apsara Rodrigo
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.

Himal Kotelawala
April 12, 2023 4 min read

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

February 21, 2023 2 min read

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
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