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Thursday December 2nd, 2021
Politics

The government wants to change the Constitution to bring Basil to Parliament - SJB

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) is saying that it will launch a countrywide people’s movement to safeguard the freedo...

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UNP still searching for Ranil’s replacement, Karu’s offer shot down

The United National Party (UNP) will meet next week to decide on a new leader for the country’s Grand Old Party, party...

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Hope that the country will go towards an inclusive nationalism

There is a concept of inclusive nationalism, in which everyone born within the boundaries of the country (regardless of ...

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Gotabaya has “moral and legal right” to hold Defence portfolio - GL

Minister of Education Prof G.L. Peiris says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has a moral and legal right to hold the Defence...

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Impose excess profit tax to recover sugar scam losses, UNP urges govt

Sri Lanka must immediately impose an excess profit tax to recover the Rs 15.9 billion loss in tax revenue from the alleg...

Sri Lanka opposition MP claims web journalist abducted, assaulted and released

A Sri Lankan web journalist who had allegedly been abducted in a black van and then released with assault injuries was t...

UN Special Rapporteur commends Sri Lanka's 19th amendment

Passing the 19th amendment to the constitution is a landmark democratic moment in Sri Lanka, the United Nations' Special...

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Mangala Samaraweera speaks against Sri Lanka's nationalism, hate in parliament

Sri Lanka' Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has warned that the country will remain in crisis forever unless the doc...

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Muslim women urge reforms to ‘unjust, Man-made’ laws

A collective of Muslim women activists representing different organizations, called for immediate reform of the Muslim M...

Nisali de Silva

2 min read

Only SLPP govt has right to amend Constitution - MR

Calling for the United National Party (UNP)'s electoral defeat, Opposition Leader and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa...

Himal Kotelawala

4 min read

Mangala wants criminal charges filed against importers of waste

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera told Parliament today (26 July) that he wants all parties responsible for import...

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

'Foreign interference': Sri Lanka blocks UN meeting with judges

Sri Lanka's parliament has blocked a visiting UN human rights expert from meeting with judges hearing war crimes cases, ...

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Sri Lanka magistrate grants bail to illegally detained Muslim doctor

The Kurunegala Magistrate Thursday granted bail for a Muslim doctor police say has been illegally detained for two month...

Our Police Correspondent

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Follower of Sri Lanka's Zaharan arrested in Singapore

A follower of Sri Lanka suicide bomber Zaharan Hashim, who had also given funds, has been arrested in Singapore along wi...

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Dr Shafi gets bail in highly charged Magistrate's court

Dr Siyabdeen Shafi the Kurunegala doctor once accused of rendering hundreds of women infertile has been released on bail...

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Parliamentary Committee finds Hayleys' import of municipal waste absolutely illegal

Nisali De Silva

3 min read

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Gota gets another reprieve from corruption trial

Gotabaya Rajapaksa got another reprieve from facing his misappropriation trial when the Supreme Court ordered that the t...

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PM appoints a three-member committee to examine Ranjan's statement

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a three-member committee headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Til...

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Perpetual Treasuries director petitions Sri Lanka court against indictment

A director of Sri Lanka’s controversial Perpetual Treasuries petitioned the Court of Appeal Wednesday asking that...

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No direct IS hand in Sri Lanka Easter attacks: investigator

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Wednesday - Sri Lanka's Easter attacks that killed 258 people were carried out by local Islam...

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Mangala calls for report on import of waste

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera is calling for a full investigation into the alleged import of scrap and used produ...

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Speaker prevents UN envoy from meeting judges

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has prevented a United Nations Special Rapporteur examining the rights of freedom of association...

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Sajith will be weakest opponent for Gota - Pavithra

Seemingly ecstatic about a Sajith Premadasa candidacy in the upcoming presidential election, Opposition MP Pavithra Wann...

Nisali De Silva

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Gota returns; will candidacy follow?

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is back in the country and his close supporters are confident that come August 11 he will be anointed...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Shafi case; Issue can be solved within a week-Patali

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the issue of Dr Shafi can be solved wit...

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Sri Lanka adds 446ha reclaimed by China to Colombo city area

Sri Lanka's Minister for Local Government Vajira Abeywardene tabled a motion in parliament to add 446 hectares of land r...

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