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Thursday August 18th, 2022

Sri Lanka fuel price drama: SJB to submit no confidence motion against Gammanpila

The motion was signed June 16 by the SJB parliamentary group including opposition leader Sajith Premadasa.

June 16, 2021 2 min read

UNP nominates defeated former Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe for national list seat

"We decided to send to parliament a person that not just the party needs but the entire country needs"

June 16, 2021 2 min read

US President Joe Biden nominates Julie Chung for ambassador to Sri Lanka

Chung currently serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the US Dept of State

June 16, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka opposition SJB to confer party position on MP Patali Champika Ranawaka

Denying any rift within the SJB, Fonseka insisted that the party works through dialogue and consensus.

June 16, 2021 3 min read

NPP questions AG Dept appointment, raises concerns over recent arrests

The JVP-led National People's Power raised concerns yesterday over a recent AG Department appointment as well as high pr...

January 7, 2020 3 min read

Activists demand activation of National Child Protection Policy

‘Stop Child Cruelty,’ a civil society organization committed for protection of children’ rights today (06) engaged...

January 6, 2020 3 min read

Russian FM Lavrov here next week

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov will be in Sri Lanka on an official two-day visit on...

January 6, 2020 1 min read

Opposition will support beneficial Constitutional changes - Harshana

UNP Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna says that neither the government nor the opposition should get a two-thirds majo...

January 6, 2020 1 min read

Perpetual Treasuries suspension extended for 6-months: central bank

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said the monetary board has extended the suspention of activities of Perpetual Treasuries ...

January 6, 2020 1 min read

Contradictory statements by police and govt over Ranjan's arrest

The Police and the government had made contradictory statements about the arrest of UNP parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayak...

January 6, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition MP cries foul over gun arrest

Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested an opposition legislator over an alleged gun offence, but the outspoken MP claime...

January 5, 2020 2 min read

Ranjan Ramanayake arrested

Nisali De Silva
January 4, 2020 1 min read

Police raid Ranjan Ramanayake's home

A Police posse from the Nugegoda Police raided the official quarters of United National Party Member of Parliament this...

January 4, 2020 1 min read

Private Member's Bill seeks to free Muslim women from Child-Marriage

Muslim women’s rights activists say that the private member’s Bills drafted by MP Thusitha Wijemanna which seeks to ...

Nisali De Silva
January 3, 2020 2 min read
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Army to investigate illegal sand mining

The Cabinet has approved a proposal by Environment Minister S M Chandrasena to investigate complaints of illegal sand mi...

Imesh Ranasinghe
January 3, 2020 1 min read

6.9 million consented to sing the national anthem in Sinhala only - Bandula

The Govt defended a decision today to have the national anthem sung in Sinhala only at the upcoming Independence Day cel...

Imesh Ranasinghe
January 3, 2020 1 min read

Leopard shot and killed near Udawalawe National Park

A full-grown male leopard was shot and killed near the Udawalawe National park last Tuesday (31).

Nisali De Silva
January 3, 2020 1 min read

President sends out strong message in first address to P'ment

In his first-ever address to Parliament, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa sent out a strong message to all parties represent...

January 3, 2020 4 min read

Cabinet appoints a committee to probe allegations of political victimisation

Cabinet of Ministers has decided to appoint a special committee to investigate, report and make recommendations for lega...

January 3, 2020 1 min read

Four killed in Sri Lanka military plane crash

A Sri Lankan air force plane crashed in a tea-growing mountainous region Friday, killing the four crew on board, a milit...

January 3, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka should change constitution for strong government: President

Sri Lanka should change the constitution and overhaul proportional representation elections to giver stronger powers to ...

January 3, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka businesses should bring down prices after tax cut: President

Sri Lanka's businesses should bring down prices after tax cuts were made by the government President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ...

January 3, 2020 2 min read

PM wants Hajj Committee to be not-for-profit

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered that the National Hajj Committee operate as a service-oriented body to all...

January 2, 2020 2 min read

Rajapakshe wants 19th A rolled back

The Private Member’s Bill introduced by Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe as the 20th and 21st Amendments to the C...

January 2, 2020 2 min read