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Sunday May 16th, 2021

Sri Lanka governance activist calls on professional groups to speak up over ad hoc policy

He said concerns over upholding of rule of law, democratic rights, right to information and justice

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Sri Lanka's outgoing Attorney General turns down diplomatic posting

De Livera is expected to retire at the end of this month.

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Sri Lanka Colombo Port City Commission given undefined powers, equal opportunity denied: S...

A bill to set up a Commission to govern a Colombo Port City has given it too much discretion, denied equal opportunity to Sri Lankans who did not have...

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Sri Lanka needs Port City but bill raises Constitutional and regulatory concerns: Harsha

Sri Lanka's China-backed Colombo Port City will be a driver of growth and knowledge transfer but the draft bill for a Commission directly under the Pr...

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Sri Lanka Bar Association opposition parties to challenge China-backed Colombo Port City b...

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka said it is challenging a law to set up a commission to run Colombo Port City, a China-backed project which is exempt ...

Sri Lanka's Port City Economic Commission to by-pass key laws, give own tax breaks

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port City Economic Commission will give its own tax breaks running up to 40 years and exempt businesses from a number of laws incl...

Sri Lanka allows burial of Muslim and Christian Covid-19 victims by gazette

Sri Lanka has issued a gazette notice ending forced cremation of Muslim and Christian Coronavirus victims.

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Leading Buddhist Monks demand action against Justice Minister

Eleven leading Buddhist Monks have written to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asking him to take action regarding a stateme...

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Sri Lanka tea firms request PM's intervention to stop violence, impunity

An association representing manager of commercial tea and rubber plantations have asked of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajap...

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Special High Court asked to try Sri Lanka ex-Finance Minister, ex-Central Bank Governor on...

Sri Lanka's Attorney General has framed charges against ex-Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, ex-Central Bank Governor ...

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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...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka, LTTE should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, officials sanctioned: UN...

The United Nations Commissioner of Human Rights has called for Sri Lanka and the Tamil Tigers to be investigated and pro...

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Sri Lanka extends Covid-19 wage cut till March 2021

Sri Lanka has allowed Coronavirus hit firms to pay lower salaries till March 2021, provided workers are kept in employme...

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Sri Lanka's ETI Finance directors ordered to be brought before court: AG

Sri Lanka's Attorney General has ordered police to take the statements and bring to court several directors of Sri Lanka...

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Assassinated Sri Lanka editor's daughter seeks UN investigation

The daughter of slain editor Lasantha Wickrematunge has petitioned the United Nations asking it to investigate his assas...

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Sri Lanka Port City Commission Law approved for drafting

Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers had approved the drafting of a law to set up a Commission to oversee activities at Colo...

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Hambantota port builds station for Sri Lanka police

Hambantota International Port, run by China's CM Ports group as a joint venture with Sri Lanka Ports Authority said it h...

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Sri Lanka creates new ministry for police department

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has placed the police department under a new cabinet ministry, removing the law...

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus isolates Kalutara areas, several Colombo, Gampaha areas to be lifted

Sri Lanka will remove isolation from Colombo Fort, Borella, Slave Island, Wellampitiya, Ja-Ela and Kadawatha from 0500 h...

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Government decision “disastrous for forests and biodiversity” - Environmentalists

Environmentalists, Conservationists and the political opposition are strenuously objecting to the decision by the govern...

Kshama Ranawana

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Government has blatantly violated the Constitution by presenting this Appropriations Bill ...

Opposition Member of Parliament M A Sumanthiran is accusing the government of “blatantly violating the Constitution”...

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Cremation of Muslim victims of Covid 19, community leaders hope Govt. will allow burials

Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority is still hopeful that the government will lift the order for the mandatory cremation of th...

3 min read


Sri Lanka slams price controls on sugar at Rs90

Sri Lanka has slammed a price control on sugar at 90 rupees a kilogram for packeted sugar and 85 rupees when sold loose.

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Sri Lanka Western Province Coronavirus curfew till November 09, 0500h: Army chief

Sri Lanka has extended curfews in the Western province and key areas to contain the spread of Coronavirus after as the d...

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Sri Lanka's cabinet clears proposals to draft new SEC law

Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers had given the nod to draft a new Securities and Exchange Commission law, the state in...

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Ganesan says he supports the release of Duminda on “humanitarian grounds”

Tamil Opposition Parliamentarians signed a petition to the President to pardon and release convicted politician Duminda ...

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