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Sri Lanka to establish new commercial high court

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

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

Sri Lanka needs reforms to become international arbitration hub - experts

Sri Lanka established an arbitration center in 2020

August 8, 2023 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

Sri Lanka to allow English as court language in selected courts

Certain courts be allowed to conduct proceedings in English

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

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
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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

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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