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Thursday December 2nd, 2021
Politics

Karu wants to lead the UNP and claims wide support in the community

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is publicly offering himself up to replace Ranil Wickremesinghe as the leader of the Unit...

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Sri Lanka govt must use two-thirds majority for electoral reform soon: GL

The two-thirds majority obtained by Sri Lanka’s ruling party must be used to change the country’s electoral system, ...

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Government has “desire for untrammelled power” - SJB  

The main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) is warning that the government’s desire to abolish the 19th Amendment...

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Ending violent ragging in Lanka's Campuses

Some Universities in Sri Lanka opened this morning and new university entrants walked into campus taking their first ste...

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President wants Provincial Council elections held as soon as possible

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants elections to Provincial Councils held soon either under the old Law or under the prop...

Easter Attacks: Church calls off protests but will the victims get justice?

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has called off its month-long protest campaign to demand justice for the victims of ...

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

2 min read

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Complaint lodged against VIP security personnel who assaulted van driver - Ashu Marasinghe

UNP MP Ashu Marasinghe has lodged a complaint with Acting IGP (Inspector General of Police) against the VIP Security per...

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Sri Lanka arrests top police watchdog official

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Sri Lankan detectives Thursday arrested the chief executive at the police watchdog over his a...

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EU renews calls for abolishing death penalty

Heads of Missions (HoMs) of the European Union in Sri Lanka called for the abolishment of the death penalty on Thursday...

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Private member's bill to abolish Sri Lanka death penalty gazetted

The Sri Lanka Department of Government Printing has gazetted a private members' bill to abolish the death penalty.

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Sajith opposed the death penalty in the past – Bandula Lal Bandarigoda

UNP MP Bandula Lal Bandarigoda, who presented a Private Member’s Bill to the parliament proposing the abolition of the...

Nisali De Silva

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Victor Ivan breathes fire on corrupt, unethical media

Chastising the mainstream media for its allegedly unethical conduct, veteran journalist Victor Ivan yesterday (17 July) ...

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We are no more a country with a low income-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka is no more a country with low income but a country considered as...

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Mangala to take Derana, Hiru and Palitha Thero to court over false allegations

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today announced that he would be taking legal action against the news desks of two ...

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Bill to abolish Death Penalty "as early as possible"- Kiriella

The government will bring a Private Members’ Bill to abolish the death penalty before Parliament “as early as possib...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Sri Lanka fashion show in social media storm over human table décor

A fashion show in Sri Lanka is facing backlash over human table décor used at a launch event in a Colombo hotel which...

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