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Shakthika to sue for Rs 20 million in damages: lawyer

Sri Lankan fiction writer Shakthika Sakthumara, who was in pre-trial detention for months over a controversial short sto...

March 18, 2021 2 min read

Police arrest journalist who claimed he was assaulted

The Police are accusing free-lance Journalist Sujeewa Gamage of cooking up the story that he was abducted and assaulted ...

March 18, 2021 2 min read

SLFP yet to decide on PC polls; rank and file have concerns: Rohana Lakshman

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has yet to reach a decision on whether to contest the upcoming provincial council ele...

March 18, 2021 2 min read

RaviK, Aloysius and five others remanded over alleged Bonds Scam

Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and seven others have been remanded by the Special High Court hearing the alle...

March 17, 2021 2 min read
Disgruntled Sri Lanka ruling party MP concerned over "path to anarchy"

"There is no governance here; it’s something else here."

Our strategy brought Gota to power - Gnanasara

Bodu Bala Sena Chief Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero is taking the credit for the election of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Harsha resigns, asks to keep Sri Lanka Suwa Seriya paramedic service going

Economic Reforms Minister Harsha de Silva has resigned asking to preserve the Suwaseriya paramedic service which takes a...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

Ranil is staying put; postpones decision to quit

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was expected to resign after he met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today has not d...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

Over 20 incidents of post-election violence in 72 hours - CMEV

The CMEV states that 22 incidents of post-election violence have been recorded in the 72 hours since election night (16...

Imesh Ranasinghe
November 19, 2019 2 min read

Nalin Bandara calls for collective resignation allowing Rajapaksa govt to fail

Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara insisted today that the Yahapalana Government should resign collectively and let the new g...

Nisali De Silva
November 19, 2019 2 min read

Gotabaya assumes office as President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa moved into the Presidential Secretariat as he formally took office as the seventh President...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

No decision yet to handover the government to Gota-Ashok

Former Minister Ashok Abeysinghe that there is no decision has been taken yet to handover the government to the new Pres...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

UNP requests supporters to report incidents of post-election violence

The UNP called on its supporters who have allegedly become victims of post-election violence to report such incidents to...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

Future of Sri Lanka government, elections to be decided this week: Speaker

Sri Lanka's parliamentary speaker said a party leaders meeting will be called this week to decide on the government and ...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

Party leaders'meeting to decide on future action

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is saying that the leaders of political parties in Parliament will meet this week and decide on ...

November 19, 2019 1 min read
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumes office as Sri Lanka President

Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed duties at the presidential secretariat Tuesday after winning 52 per...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

Ranil to meet new Sri Lanka President, tipped to resign

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to meet new Sri Lanka President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and current opposition leader...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

UNP agreeable for Election after Feb 15 - Kiriella

The United National Party Parliamentary Group is not agreeable to support the dissolution of Parliament immediately but ...

November 18, 2019 2 min read

Election largely peaceful but held in uneven playing field - EU observers

The EU election observers mission said that though the presidential election was largely peaceful, contestents had to co...

November 18, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka poll peaceful, bias, hate speech, disinformation in media: EU observers

Sri Lanka's 2019 presidential campaign was peaceful, but there was hate speech, disinformation and bias in media, an Eur...

November 18, 2019 1 min read

‘Sri Lankan media should self-regulate,’ - Election Observers

Asian Election observers faulted both private and State Media organisations for favouring their chosen candidates during...

November 18, 2019 2 min read

Coexistence has been ruined by politics - Patali

The country which was on the path to reunification has been divided by the politics of this election, former Minister Pa...

November 18, 2019 3 min read

U.S. says to support Sri Lanka’s sovereignty through heightened good governance

The United States said it is ready to work with new Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to support the country’s s...

November 18, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya wants minorities to join him

Newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is inviting the minority communities to join him for the betterment of the co...

November 18, 2019 3 min read

New Sri Lanka president pledges professionalism, efficiency in administration

Sri Lanka's newly-elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa Monday said he would rebuild government administration giving pri...

November 18, 2019 2 min read