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

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

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,

September 8, 2022 2 min read

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.

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

Sri Lanka to establish judicial training academy

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

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

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

AG advises Parliament that Ranjan should be disqualified

The Opposition in Parliament will contest efforts to disqualify MP Ranjan Ramanayake and have already informed the Speak...

January 19, 2021 2 min read

Pillayan released due to CA decision – Lawyer

The release of Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan and others from the case ends the possibility of justice for the family of ...

Arjuna Ranawana
January 14, 2021 3 min read

SJB says Mannapperuma to replace Ranjan if he loses seat

Opposition lawyers say Ramanayake who was sentenced for contempt of court should be able to continue as an MP

January 13, 2021 2 min read
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Actor-politico Ranjan Ramanayake jailed for contempt

Actor-politician Ranjan Ramanayake, a Member of Parliament for the main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) has been...

January 12, 2021 1 min read

Alleged “Baby Farmer” given bail in Moratuwa

A 47-year-old man arrested in Matale for allegedly maintaining ‘baby farms’ was released on conditional bail and two...

December 23, 2020 2 min read

Ex-CID Chief Shani Abeysekara being transferred to IDH - Officials

The former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department SSP Shani Abeysekara is being transferred to the Infectious...

November 27, 2020 2 min read

Covid 19 outbreak at the Welikada jail probably confined to one Ward – Prison’s Chief

Sri Lankan authorities are conducting mass testing for the Coronavirus in its largest jail after at least two dozen inma...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 7, 2020 3 min read

Inmates in crowded Welikada Jail living in fear after several are diagnosed with Covid 19

A group of women detainees at the Welikada jail in Colombo are staging a protest as tensions arising from the discovery ...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 6, 2020 2 min read

Tough regulations to prevent the spread of Covid 19

Sri Lanka yesterday issued the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid 19) (Preventive Measures) Regulations gazette notificatio...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 16, 2020 6 min read

Writ petition seeks better care for Covid 19 infected persons and close contacts

A group of public-spirited citizens have filed a Writ Petition before the Court of Appeal seeking better protection for ...

October 16, 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

Bathiudeen files petition to prevent his arrest

Lawyers for former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have filed a writ petition before the Court of Appeal to prevent his arres...

October 15, 2020 2 min read

“Leaked” Supreme Court determination on 20A “disappointing,” say lawyers

In an unprecedented event a document purporting to be the determination of the Supreme Court on the proposed 20th Amendm...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 10, 2020 3 min read
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