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Thursday June 20th, 2024
Politics

Sri Lanka president apologises for forced cremations during Covid

New law to protect right to burial, cremation, donation of cadaver

June 18, 2024 2 min read

Explainer: Sri Lanka’s key political risks ahead of presidential election

Sri Lanka is heading for elections after unpredicted economic crisis, IMF-led policy reforms

June 16, 2024 9 min read

Sri Lanka's NPP notes five-point crisis for economic growth sans details

"We must first understand the crisis.

June 14, 2024 3 min read

Indian FM Jaishankar to visit Sri Lanka this month, to review agreed projects

India has been in the process of strengthening connectivity with Sri Lanka

June 14, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka calls applications for National Police Commission vacancy

The commission consists of 7 members of which two members are yet to be appointed,

Sri Lanka telecommunications bill some clauses ruled unconstitutional by SC: Speaker

Remedies proposed by Supreme Court

Conflict left in Sri Lanka constitution to avoid referendum

It leaves an ambiguity at best and a loophole at worst

June 13, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka's 6-year Presidential term: problem in drafting 19th amendment explained

Drafting team had to work within President Sirisena's manifesto which promised only changes without a referendum

June 12, 2024 6 min read

Sri Lanka president needs referendum to extend his tenure: Justice Minister

Presidential election will be held between September 17 and October 16, the Election Commission has announced

June 12, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka to amend criminal code to strengthen laws against sexual assault

The draft Bill will be submitted to Parliament for approval.

June 12, 2024 1 min read

AKD on Sri Lanka's ethnic issue: NPP concerned with future, not past

The NPP leader did not elaborate on the meaning of "right to make decisions for themselves".

June 11, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka environmentalists, Bishop file FR petition over Indian Adani's Mannar wind power deal   

Already Mannar project is challenged in the Supreme Court by Sri Lanka's Wildlife and Nature Protection Society

June 11, 2024 3 min read

NPP says will honour debt obligations, Sri Lanka must restructure debt

"To come out of this crisis, we really must go for a debt restructuring," he said.

June 11, 2024 2 min read

Jaishankar to visit Sri Lanka ahead of Indian Prime Minister: President

"Plans to visit Sri Lanka soon to oversee progress and coordinate Prime Minister Modi’s visit,"

June 11, 2024 1 min read

India should act strictly on fishermen poaching, bottom trawling in Sri Lankan sea: Minister

Northern fishermen have chosen Chinese assisted sea cucumber farming after their livelihood hit by bottom trawling

June 11, 2024 3 min read

Constitutional Error Could Give Ranil and Parliament Another Year

Wording implies referendum not required

June 11, 2024 3 min read
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Sajith on sharing police, land powers: Will implement "13; not 13 minus or 13 plus"

"I was talking of 13 and not of 13 minus or 13 plus. It was about 13 that I spoke."

June 11, 2024 2 min read

Russia to stop recruiting Sri Lankans for Ukraine war: FM after meeting Lavrov

Addressed issues concerning ex-Sri Lankan servicemen in the Russian military

June 11, 2024 2 min read

Half of Sajith's people will join RW after poll date announcement: UNP spox

"There are no alternatives. President Wickremesinghe is the only leader that can develop the country."

June 10, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka, India reaffirm commitment to strengthening ties

"Sri Lanka is an important partner in our Neighbourhood First policy. India is proud to be a dependable partner"

June 10, 2024 2 min read

Sajith says SJB government will implement Sri Lanka's 13th amendment

"The people say enough talk, make it happen."

June 10, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka President, South Asia leaders at Indian PM's swearing in

Prime Minister Modi won a third consecutive term as prime minister of India

June 9, 2024 1 min read

Trupti Mehta – A Pioneer in Winning Land Rights for Indigenous Communities

The road to that change has neither been easy, nor short

June 9, 2024 4 min read

EXPLAINER: Implications of Modi’s narrow election victory for Sri Lanka

India seen pushing its policies, deals towards Sri Lanka without any significant change

June 8, 2024 6 min read

Sri Lanka’s anti-graft body challenges Public Financial Management Bill in Supreme Court

Bill's procurement provisions violate sovereignty of people right to equal protection of the law: TISL

June 7, 2024 2 min read

Vietnam envoy pays farewell call on Sri Lanka Prime Minister

Sri Lanka and Vietnam have the potential for closer engagement, Truc has said.

June 7, 2024 1 min read