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Sunday June 13th, 2021
Politics

Sri Lanka ruling party kindles resignation drama over fuel price hike

Minister accused of not taking correct decisions

4 minutes

On fake news, popular dissent & opposition silence: In conversation with MP Dr Harini Amar...

 “It’s really rich coming from a government that routinely uses fake news to for its own projects,” said Dr Amarasuriya.

9 min read

Sri Lanka estate females suffering violence, child sex abuse: action needed: study

Midwives, grama niladaris over-worked, unions not interested

4 min read

Sri Lanka's COVID-recovered opposition leader promises to "donate" his vaccine to people

“As a servant of the people, I do not wish to be vaccinated until everyone in the country is vaccinated."

2 min read

EU parliament adopts resolution on Sri Lanka; wants PTA repealed, GSP+ withdrawn

The EU expressed deep concern over  Sri Lanka's "alarming path towards the recurrence of grave human rights violations"

Himal Kotelawala
First ever bilateral consultations between Sri Lanka and Ethiopia held online

Three Sri Lankan apparel companies and one chemical manufacturing company based in Ethiopia

Sri Lanka gets 'positive response' from Japan Prime Minister for AstraZeneca vaccines

President Rajapaksa had met Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sugiyama Akira on June 09

1 min read

Sri Lanka police warn of extortion racket targeting Easter bombings "suspects"

“This is being carried out by criminals or and certain prison inmates"

1 min read

Sri Lanka Securities and Exchange Commission draft bill cleared

To be submitted to parliament

1 min read

Sri Lanka to beautify 100 towns/cities with private participation

Minister Rambukwella said the government has received numerous complaints about unplanned development activities

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka president gazettes new detention centre for suspects held under PTA

The Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit premises in Kirulapone, Colombo 05, will be used as the new detention centre

2 min read

Sri Lanka police arrests 913 alleged lockdown violators, introduces new sticker-pass system

Police has introduced a colour-coded sticker system to control traffic during the lockdown

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament sittings limited to June 08; no decision yet on quarantined MPs

The decision was taken at a party leaders’ meeting June 07 morning

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Two Sri Lanka police officers interdicted after suspect jumps off jeep to death

A sub-inspector and a sergent who made the arrest were interdicted for negligence.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka former PM calls for parliamentary select committee on X-Press Pearl disaster

"People have a right to know how the ship caught fire and why it could not be extinguished."

3 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest six more who attended celebrity birthday bash

The spokesman said that one more suspect has yet to be arrested based on information available to the police.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

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US to share 80 million vaccine doses; 7 million to go to Asian countries including Sri Lanka

The White House said on June 04 that 75% of the total 80 million doses will be delivered through the COVAX facility

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Sri Lanka's Namal Rajapaksa gets new ministry in addition to Sports & Youth Affairs

The 35-year-old Hambantota District MP also holds the portfolios Sports and Youth Affairs

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Sri Lanka police issues daily sticker passes to control traffic during lockdown

Police said 50,000 stickers were distributed on June 02 valid only for that day.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

USAID airlifts emergency COVID-19 supplies to Sri Lanka, other South Asian countries

The donation is part of US efforts to send emergency medical supplies the Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

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77 tourists among 859 arrivals on June 01 after Sri Lanka lifts ban on inbound passengers

As of 5.30 pm, 77 tourists had arrived for the bubble concept with more flights coming in during the day, officials said

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest more suspects who attended celebrity birthday bash

Eight arrests have been arrested in total so far.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka's UDA suspends controversial project on D S Senanayake College land

Media reports had claimed the project was a forceful land grab by the UDA as past pupils voiced their protest online

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

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Sri Lanka to shift police HQ from Colombo to suburban Pepiliyana at cost of LKR 10 bn

The police HQ is currently maintained in three buildings that are over 100 years old.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

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Abhayarama's unsanctioned vaccine rollout: Chief incumbent blames Sri Lanka govt

Abhayaramaya is one of Sri Lanka’s most powerful Buddhist temples with close ties to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port City Commission members appointed

It will be chaired by Gamini Marapana, a lawyer

1 min read

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