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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Politics

Sri Lanka Podujana Party wins 2020 general elections in a landslide

Sri Lanka Podujana Party of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won a clear majority in the 2020 parliamentary election out...

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Sri Lanka Podujana Party consolidating landslide in 2020 general elections

Sri Lanka Podujana Party of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has consolidated its lead over the Samagi Jana Balawegaya of Sa...

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Sri Lanka ex-PM's UNP polls less than 5-pct in declared Colombo seats

Sri Lanka's United National Party led by ex-Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has polled less than 5 percent in declar...

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SLPP will get two-thirds majority with the assistance of allied parties - Chandrapala Wijepala

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and its allies will reach a two-thirds majority at the end of the night, a senior party ...

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Organizers of the P2P march claim resounding success as Muslims join Tamils

Batticaloa Member of Parliament from the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi Rasamanickam Shanakyan, one of the leaders of the ma...

Core elements of a Sri Lanka state; public goods, national defence, justice: Arthashastra

Sri Lanka needs the state to provide public goods, including national defence, law and order and justice; to control mar...

Political solution will help Sri Lanka draw investments, Tamil leader says

ECONOMYNEXT – A political solution to the ethnic problem, which had led to a 30-year war, will help Sri Lanka att...

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Ranil wanted anti-Muslim riots to bring US military to Sri Lanka: Vasudeva

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe wanted anti-Muslim riots to create 10,000 refugees and bring the US military and Uni...

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EU counter-terrorism expert to visit Sri Lanka

The European Union's (EU) Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, will visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives from J...

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No-Confidence Motion against government on Thursday

Parliament is due to vote on a Motion of No Confidence (NCM) against the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesing...

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Existing SOFA agreement signed in 1995 - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today July 10 that an agreement called the 'SOFA' (Status of For...

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Court decision on Pujith & Hemasiri historic; proves judicial independence – Hirunika

Those responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks cannot wash their hands by laying the blame on IGP Pujith Jayasundara an...

Nisali De Silva

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Sri Lanka business chamber to discuss president, PM power balance

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said it would hold a forum to discuss the powers of the President, under a 19th a...

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Sri Lanka court rejects Easter bomb murder charge against officials

A Sri Lankan court Tuesday rejected prosecution demands that the country's police chief and a top defence official face ...

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Govt has not signed SOFA; has not compromised sovereignty - Ruwan

The Government has not signed any agreement titled Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and has done not done anything to c...

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Thalatha denies approving American Bar Association presence in SL

Minister of Justice & Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale today (10 July) denied reports that she had approved the establi...

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JO trying to win over minorities by making them feel unsafe - Marikkar

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday accused sections of the main Opposition of harassing minorities to make them f...

Nisali De Silva

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Professional advisory board on national security raises questions on constitutional principles - Exp...

A senior constitutional expert has expressed concern over President Maithripala Sirisena’s appointment of a profession...

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President off to UK; Ruwan appointed acting Defence Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena took flight to London this afternoon on a private visit, and State Minister Ruwan Wijewar...

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AG to file revision application against Pujith's & Hemasiri's bail

Attorney General Dappula De Livera will file a revision application before the High Court against the Colombo Chief Magi...

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Pujith and Hemasiri released on bail

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today released Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Mini...

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UNP presidential candidate will hold internationally accepted degree - Hesha

The presidential candidate of the United National Party (UNP) will be an educated person who can be trusted to run the c...

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JO criticism of SL-US agreements just like its stance on 1990 ambulance - UNP

The United National Party today challenged Opposition criticism of the controvesrial Sri Lanka-US agreements, charging t...

Nisali De Silva

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Man consumes acid after throwing it at woman and two children

A woman and two children were victims of an acid attack yesterday (7 July) afternoon in the Godapola area in Kegalle. Th...

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BBS wants Sinhala government guided by Monks

The Sinhala Right-Wing Bodu Bala Sena held a public rally in Kandy on Sunday, July 7, calling for a Sinhala government t...

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Sri Lanka narcotics offenses up in 2018, other grave crimes down

Sri Lanka's reported narcotics offenses were up in 2018, but many other grave crimes continued a downward trend seen in ...

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