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Saturday December 2nd, 2023

Sri Lanka's AKD crosses 50-percent in voting intent poll, but remains unpopular

A net favourability rating of less than zero means that the individual or institution is unpopular.

November 28, 2023 2 min read

Loss of freedom feared from online law, many do not know: survey

Only 34 percent of the respondents said they had heard about the bill.

November 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka in process of rightsizing military; tri forces to be 150,000 by 2030 – State Minister

Despite end of 26-year war, Sri Lanka still allocates higher budget for defence

November 24, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to offer early retirement 34,000 civil protection force

Sri Lanka will provide early retirement to a 34,000 strong civil defence force that protected villages during civil war

November 24, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka families of the missing join international conference

Families from Colombo, Vavuniya and Batticaloa joined International Conference for Families of Missing persons

Sri Lanka MPs speak up in support of Palestine

November 29 is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, a UN-organized observance.

Sri Lanka parliament must decide on its authority on finance: Namal

“We have the question of whether a government policy can be challenged in court,” said Rajapaksa.

November 20, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka must use court verdict to recover stolen assets: CBK

"Citizens can go to court and seek punishment and compensation,” she said.

November 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka, Maldives presidents in bilateral discussions

President Wickremesinghe and Maldivian president Dr Muizzu engaged in bilateral discussions

November 18, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka COPE meetings suspended amid Chair controversy

“The COPE meeting that was to be held at 1pm today, and there will be no further COPE meetings till further notice.”

November 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition leader's favourability rating at new low, survey shows

Net favourability ratings of all major party leaders remained negative in October.

November 17, 2023 2 min read

US commits USD 32.5 mn for Sri Lanka McGovern-Dole school feeding programme

"Over 200,000 Sri Lankan children will benefit from the funds."

November 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka elected to UNESCO executive board by 144 votes

This is the third UN bodies or committee that Sri Lanka was elected to over the past few months.

November 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party will not defeat budget: Mahinda Rajapaksa

The SLPP leader also said his party ready for an election "anytime".

November 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka crisis: former prez does not accept apex court verdict

“I do not accept it. I must state that clearly."

November 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce new legislation for censorship-free film industry, arts

“We must remove the word censorship from artistic endeavours."

November 15, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka did not resort to populism by hiking salaries too early: official

“The decision was made with the foresight and responsibility to prevent undue economic pressure on the country."

November 15, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka president talks elections; "very close" to turning economy around

“My job is to turn the economy around. We’ve come very close to it."

November 15, 2023 2 min read

Upskill soldiers to reduce future defense spending: Sri Lanka opposition MP

Sri Lanka among 10 countries with highest ratio of soldiers to civilians, opposition MP says.

November 14, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka state minister of finance attributes economic recovery to 2023 budget

“There is broad consensus that by the end of Q4, growth will be positive,” he said.

November 14, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka 2024 budget a confession to 75-year economic tragedy: AKD

The 2024 budget also contained proposals to borrow and sell assets, he said.

November 14, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka apex court rules de-radicalisation regulations unconstitutional

The regulations were published in the Extraordinary Gazette No. 2218/68 dated Friday, March 12, 2021. 

November 13, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party faction sceptical of president's 2024 budget

“We’re waiting to see if this year’s budget too will be limited to a presentation,” he said.

November 13, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition econ spox has mixed feelings on president's "difficult" budget

“The president did this from a very difficult place; we need not be disingenuous about that."

November 13, 2023 2 min read

Security tightened around parliament in anticipation of protests

Police presence was seen around Sri Lanka's parliament as President began presenting 2024 Budget

November 13, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka opposition calls SLPP bluff, challenges ruling party to defeat budget

The SLPP can defeat the upcoming budget if they want a parliamentary election, he said.

November 10, 2023 2 min read