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Tuesday June 18th, 2024

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

February 20, 2024 1 min read
Sri Lanka’s anti-graft body challenges Public Financial Management Bill in Supreme Court

Bill's procurement provisions violate sovereignty of people right to equal protection of the law: TISL

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

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

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

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
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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

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