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Tuesday July 27th, 2021

Opinion: Strong Government must be disciplined and deliver development

The extreme nature of the proposed 20th Amendment, tabled in Parliament today, which has been the cause of much disquiet...

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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...

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Sri Lanka to balance regulation with development: SEC Chairman

Sri Lanka's Securities and Exchange Commission will play a developmental role and balance regulation to create confidenc...

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Sri Lanka President takes “ownership” of the 20th Amendment - Keheliya

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the main initiator of the controversial 20th Amendment to the Constitution which is now ...

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Police probing Settikulam incident where a civilian is injured in encounter with troops

Police are investigating an incident where a civilian sustained injuries in an incident involving troops on patrol in th...

Judiciary will face a crisis if PCoI recommendations are implemented – Prof de Zoysa

A top political scientist is warning that the Judiciary will face a crisis of confidence if recommendations made by a Pr...

Uber reveals reports of 6,000 sexual assault, 450 rapes in US

Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 ...

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Sri Lanka Uber driver released on bail after aggravated assault on passenger

An Uber driver who slammed a passenger against his vehicle and left him fallen on the roadside with head injuries after ...

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Handunnetti to keep COPE forensic audit report confidential till next P'ment

COPE Chairman MP Sunil Handunnetti will keep the committee's forensic audit report on the alleged Central Bank bond scam...

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COPE to meet on forensic audits on bond scams linked to Sri Lanka's central bank

A committee overseeing state enterprises in Sri Lanka's parliament has called a meeting to discuss foreign audits on sca...

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SC prevents Royal Park convict from travelling overseas

The Supreme Court has issued an interim injunction preventing recently pardoned Royal Park murder convict Shramantha Jud...

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Sri Lanka probes abduction of Swiss embassy staffer

Switzerland's ambassador in Colombo has protested to Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister D...

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CID investigating Swiss embassy case - Bandula

Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardena said today that the CID is investigating the alleged abduction of a Sw...

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Unidentified body found in Park road Narahenpita

An unidentified body of a male has been found in Narahenpita this evening (28 Nov).

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Sri Lanka airports on alert after top cop flees

The Sri Lankan government has put airports on alert to stop police detectives leaving without permission after a top off...

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Namal permitted to travel abroad till 10 Feb

The Colombo High Court hearing the Gowers Corporate case granted permission to MP Namal Rajapaksa today to travel abroad...

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Sri Lanka to make laws to clear state workers from prosecution: PM

Sri Lanka will make new laws to clear state workers from the wrongdoing or lapses committed by taking decisions made in...

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Sri Lanka industrial zone shelved as expropriation thwarted

Sri Lanka has shelved plans to set up an industrial zone with Thailand's Rojana as an attempt expropriate leased land fr...

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New Sri Lanka president pledges professionalism, efficiency in administration

Sri Lanka's newly-elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa Monday said he would rebuild government administration giving pri...

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Sri Lanka author attacked ahead of key polls

Armed men stabbed and injured a writer in Sri Lanka on Thursday, a week after he published a book criticising the main ...

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Journalist attacked over book on corruption in previous govt

A freelance journalist and writer in Galle came under attack this morning over a book he wrote about alleged corruption ...

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Sri Lanka Attorney General blocks publication of EPF, bond, forensic audits

Sri Lanka's Attorney General has blocked the publication of forensic audits into Treasury bond sales from 2002 to 2016 a...

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Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves off...

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SB's bodyguards to face identification parade on Monday

Hatton Magistrate J. Stroski has ordered to produce the two bodyguards of parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake who opened fi...

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Law to stop corruption in sports in Parliament on Monday

Parliament will have a Special Sitting on Monday, Nov 11 November to debate a Bill on Prevention of Offences in Sports a...

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CMEV demands that NEC address disenfranchisement

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is demanding that the National Election Commission address complaints...

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