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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court officials learn high tech system in India’s apex court

India has offered a raft of training to Sri Lankan civil servants, scholarship for students to learn in India

May 15, 2024 2 min read

Transparency International files fundamental rights case over medical supplies procurement

Cabinet, health officials, companies involved in supply of Human-IG, Customs, Police, CIABOC, among 66 respondent

April 18, 2024 4 min read

Sri Lanka Abans says McDonald's local franchisee mainly owned by its MD, not subsidiary  

McDonald's outlets have been closed since the court order which is effective till April 4

March 28, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka police minister orders probe into ex-president’s Easter attack remarks

Sirisena said he can reveal the plotter behind Easter Sunday attack if a court requests

March 24, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka to allow English as court language in selected courts

Certain courts be allowed to conduct proceedings in English

After SC judgement, Sri Lanka bar urges not to appoint those who violate law as IGP

BASL urged that no person who has violated fundamental rights or has criminal cases should be appointed as police chief

Sri Lanka's legal system delays discourage investors: Minister

Sri Lanka must digitise legal system, expedite court cases to attract investors, minister of foreign affairs says

Nethmi Rajawasam
November 10, 2023 3 min read
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Two more petitions at SC against Sri Lanka's online safety bill

Two more petitions were filed at the Supreme Court against the proposed Online Safety Bill

October 6, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Supreme Court to hear case against pardoning Gnanasara Thero

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court gave leave to proceed on a case filed against a presidential pardon given to Gnanasara Thero

Apsara Rodrigo
October 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to establish new commercial high court

The new Commercial High Court will ensure expeditious disposal of the existing backlog of commercial matters

Apsara Rodrigo
October 3, 2023 1 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.

September 14, 2023 1 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
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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
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Sri Lanka yet to have marine disaster legal team despite two major accidents

Sri Lanka has witnessed two worst marine disasters within nine months since 2020 September

Nethmi Rajawasam
May 13, 2023 2 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

Key Sri Lankan protester arrested for July offence after agitation near parliament

Protests have been suppressed by arrests, intimidation by police, protesters say,

Neshella Perera
September 8, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka court requests CB to furnish USD 500 mn ISB January repayment details

Cabraal kept the exchange rate artificially steady while spending reserves for foreign debt repayment.

Shihar Aneez
May 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka court extends former CB governor's travel ban until July 25

Cabraal has been prevented leaving the country from April 7

May 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs diplomats ahead of tough UNHRC session

Sri Lanka likely to face strong criticism over its human rights situation, diplomats say

January 28, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka to establish judicial training academy

Currently, the Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute serves as the only establishment for judicial training.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 20, 2021 1 min read

RaviK, Aloysius and five others remanded over alleged Bonds Scam

Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and seven others have been remanded by the Special High Court hearing the alle...

March 17, 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

Magistrates to be permitted to visit police stations to check on suspects

Sri Lanka’s Criminal Law is being amended to allow Magistrates to visit Police stations to examine the condition of su...

February 16, 2021 2 min read

AG orders police probes to be completed within 3 months

The Attorney General has issued instructions to the Police Department to complete investigations into grave crimes and d...

February 9, 2021 1 min read

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
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