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Thursday December 2nd, 2021

President’s actions leading this country towards autocracy – Harin Fernando

The Opposition is criticizing President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s policy statement made to Parliament yesterday saying it h...

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Sri Lanka has post-poll mini-spike in Covid cases as repatriation flights resume

Sri Lanka is seeing a post-election mini-spike in Covid cases as the government resumes flights repatriating citizens pa...

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Sajith sees a gap between Gotabaya's goals and the plans to achieve them

The Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says there is a huge gap between the goals laid out in the President’s p...

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Sampayo "arrest": AG orders investigation on Negombo Police OIC, police media spokesman

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has instructed Acting IGP C D Wickramaratne to conduct investigations against the Neg...

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JVP files FR petition against sugar scam

The opposition Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court today seeking le...

Basil qualified to run for president if GR doesn't seek re-election: SLPP MP

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) architect Basil Rajapaksa is the most qualified to run for president in the event Pre...

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

2 min read

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

2 min read

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...

2 min read

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Those who insult the Maha Sangha will be rejected - Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said that those who insult the Maha Sangha will be rejected and disgusted with it.

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Ranjan continues his critique of clergy

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I am committed to a political solution to the National issue - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the country is close to reaching a political solution to the National issu...

1 min read

EU aid for Sri Lankan counterterrorism initiative

ECONOMYNEXT – The European Union has offered Sri Lanka support for its counterterrorism initiative after talks by...

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First Ad Hoc dialogue on counter-terrorism with EU in Colombo

A delegation led by European Union (EU) Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove is wrapping up a round of talks...

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PM raps Ranjan's knuckles over comments about Clergy

The Prime Minister is asking Actor-politico Ranjan Ramanayake to explain himself over disparaging remarks the State Mini...

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Discrediting Intelligence Reports encourages terrorism-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is saying that attempting to discredit a part of the report produced by the intellig...

2 min read

The Battle for the Sinhala Right-Wing voter

As we enter into the election year and matters get serious we can see a battle being waged for the Sinhala Right-Wing vo...

Arjuna Ranawana

7 min read

Sri Lanka seeks fresh trial over student massacre

Sri Lanka's state prosecutor is to seek a fresh trial over the notorious murder of five students during the country's Ta...

2 min read

Muslim MPs want age of marriage to be 18

Muslim Members of Parliament are asking that the minimum age of marriage for women of their community be made 18.

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