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Thursday December 2nd, 2021
Politics

Dispute over National Seat between Monks headed to Court - Deshapriya

The dispute as to who should be nominated to the single National List seat won by the Buddhist Monks-led Our People’s ...

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Gotabaya says “turn Samurdhi recipients into micro-entrepreneurs”

President Gotabhaya Rajapakse has said that poverty and social inequality can be lessened by launching new avenues of re...

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Sri Lanka's women are deprived of positions in political power yet again

The task of untangling the island from its woes has now been handed over to a male-led Parliament to uphold the true val...

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Sri Lanka's RTI, two-term limit on presidency to remain, reiterates Keheliya

The Right to Information (RTI) act and the two five-year term limit imposed on the office of the president will remain a...

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India's Prime Minister Modi talks to Sri Lanka President

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had a telephone conversation with Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Ranil’s former Secretary files FR petition against Political Victimisation Commission

The Former Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake has filed a Fundamental Rights Petition in the Supreme Court ...

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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SLFP wants an alliance to be formed before choosing a presidential candidate -Dayasiri

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Dayasiri Jayasekara said that an alliance should be formed first...

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Some SLFP members would be useful for UNP – MP Marikkar

UNP Parliamentarian S.M Marikkar says he believes that if there are members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) capabl...

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Mattala airport and H'tota port should have been built in Galle-Wajira

Minister of Internal and Home Affairs Wajira Abeywardhana said that if the Mattala airport and Hambantota harbour were b...

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Sri Lanka President hits back at Cardinal Malcolm

President Maithripala Sirisena lambasted Cardinal Malcom Ranjith over his call for the government to step down for alleg...

Our Political Correspondent

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Govt has fulfilled all obligations since Easter attacks - President

Rebuffing critics, President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (22 July) said the Government has fulfilled all its obligati...

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Rupavahini crisis worsens as it grows two heads

The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, the country’s Premier State Media organisation lurched towards another crisis to...

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SLPP, SLFP stalwarts to back UNP-led alliance – Harshana Rajakaruna

Some Opposition members who fervently backed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2015 presidential election will s...

Nisali De Silva

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Sri Lanka Cardinal says foreign conspiracy behind Easter attacks

ECONOMYNEXT – The head of Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church Sunday lambasted the government and its foreign allie...

Our Political Correspondent

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President to be "invited" to testify before Easter attack probe

The Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter attacks has not yet taken a “firm decision whether to ask the Pr...

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Sri Lanka magistrate in hot water over sterilisation probe

Investigation into the alleged sterilisation of Buddhist mothers by a Muslim doctor in Kurunegala has taken a new turn w...

Our Police Correspondent

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