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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
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.

President Gotabaya says no deal with Bathiudeen over 20A

Sri Lanka’s President has shot down speculation that he is “cutting a political deal” with a powerful Muslim polit...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 4, 2020 3 min read

Challenging the 20A: All submissions to Supreme Court end tomorrow

The Supreme Court will close submissions from all parties challenging or supporting the controversial proposed 20th Amen...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 1, 2020 3 min read
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Cabinet Okays reforms to speed up justice system as backlog hits 766,000 cases

The government wants to take action over the backlog of cases in Sri Lanka’s court system which is delaying justice an...

September 30, 2020 2 min read

Unprecedented 39 petitions challenge 20th Amendment before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court this morning September 29, will begin proceedings to hear Fundamental Rights applications filed by an ...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 29, 2020 3 min read

20 Amendment - the Government determined to stay the course – senior officials

The government is determined to follow procedure and not make any changes to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution befo...

September 23, 2020 2 min read

Two more petitions to be filed against 20A by CPA and SJB

The Main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) and the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) are to file Fundamental Ri...

September 23, 2020 2 min read

Bribery Commission files charges against Ravi K and Aloysius

The Bribery Commission has filed charges against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake for allegedly accepting an ap...

September 22, 2020 1 min read
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GR denies influencing courts regarding Choka Malli’s swearing-in

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is saying neither he nor Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa exerted undue influence on the Co...

September 11, 2020 2 min read

Opposition protests in Parliament as murder convict Jayasekara is sworn in as MP

Parliament descended into a raucous shouting pit this afternoon after the Opposition came to the House clad in Black sha...

September 8, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka court permits death row inmate Jayasekara to come to Parliament

The Court of Appeal has issued an interim order permitting convicted murderer Premalal Jayasekara to attend Parliamentar...

September 7, 2020 2 min read
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Media Freedom organisations hope editor’s arrest will not restrict reporting on courts

Media watchdog organisations are expressing the hope that the arrest of the Editor of the lankanewsweb.org website, will...

September 6, 2020 2 min read

Government violated the Constitution by passing Votes on Account without Parliament - Harsha

The Main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) says the government should admit it violated the constitution when it a...

August 27, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka President promises a Constitution with “One country, one law for all people”

• Sweeping changes to the country’s Constitution that will ensure a stable Parliament • Priority will be given...

August 20, 2020 3 min read
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Police probing skeletal remains found in Pannai in Jaffna

Skeletal remains found near a temple in Jaffna are now with the Medical Officer for the forensic medical test and dating...

August 20, 2020 1 min read

New Justice Minister Ali Sabry promising court reforms to reduce delays

Newly minted Justice Minister Mohamed Ali Sabry is promising major reforms in the Courts system because he has seen the ...

August 18, 2020 2 min read

Gnanasara Thero likely to win Buddhist Monks' tussle over National List seat

Ultra Right-Wing Buddhist Monk Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero will be nominated to be in Parliament by a small party ca...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 8, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka voters elect two men allegedly involved in murders to Parliament

Sri Lankan voters have chosen two men, one accused of murder and another convicted of the crime and sentenced to death a...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 7, 2020 2 min read

Narcotics Bureau officers accused of trafficking re-remanded

The Colombo Magistrate's Court has ordered the 13 officers attached to the Police Narcotic Bureau accused of drug traffi...

August 5, 2020 1 min read

SLPP contestant Jayasekara’s candidature is “valid” despite death sentence - Deshapriya

Convicted murderer Premalal Jayasekara can contest tomorrow’s election but if he is elected the Elections Commission w...

August 4, 2020 2 min read

Intelligence officers helped trap wanted Negombo Prison Chief Sampayo - Police

Sri Lanka’s State Intelligence Service is assisting police battle organized crime and drug cartels, a Senior Police of...

August 3, 2020 2 min read
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