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Thursday August 18th, 2022

New Sri Lanka Supreme Court judge, Court of Appeal chair sworn in

On June 08, the Parliamentary Council approved President Rajapaksa’s proposal to appoint Obeysekera to the Supreme Cou...

June 14, 2021 1 min read

SJB studying alternative to PTA amid "foreign policy failure" of EU resolution on Sri Lanka

The party said the EU resolution is yet another foreign policy failure of the Sri Lanka government.

June 14, 2021 7 min read

Sri Lanka opposition SJB rejects controversial move to purchase SUVs at taxpayer expense

Premadasa urged the government to use the funds to vaccinate the public against COVID-19

June 14, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka opposition will support a new PTA to protect freedoms, get GSP+: Eran

Draft framework by National Law Commission could be a starting point

June 14, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka main SJB slams 'sham' cabinet resignation, says no deal

It is the stance of the SJB that we will not agree to any solution where the President does not resign.

Police Media Division re-established

The Police Media Division (SLPMD) has been re-established under a new police media spokesman, Police Headquarters said.

Nisali De Silva
January 2, 2020 1 min read

Two problems that will continue to stay

All of those present, especially the government officials, wanted to strengthen ground level inter-community relations s...

Jehan Perera - Excecutive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
January 1, 2020 6 min read

Sri Lanka ex-justice minister moots bill to sweep aside constitutional council

An ex-just minister has put forward a 22nd amendment to Sri Lanka's constitution that will end powers of a constitutiona...

January 1, 2020 7 min read

Swiss Embassy issues regretful note

Sri Lanka and Switzerland began the slow-dance back to normalising relations strained by the controversy surrounding the...

January 1, 2020 2 min read

It's going to be a bumpy 2020

As the New Year dawns it is our duty as watchdogs to look ahead and try to predict what lies ahead for us citizens of th...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 31, 2019 6 min read

Sri Lanka to build 300 university colleges for higher education: Minister

Sri Lanka will set up 300 university colleges where students who cannot enter state universities can join and earn a hig...

December 31, 2019 1 min read

Swiss Embassy staffer granted bail

Garnier Banister Francis the Visa Assistant at the Swiss Embassy who was arrested for bringing disrepute to the governme...

December 30, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka President moots central database for citizen's information

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has asked officials to look into building a central database of citizens, cont...

December 30, 2019 1 min read

Inreased Hajj quota for Sri Lankan Muslims

MP Faizer Mustapha commended yesterday (29) the new Hajj Committee appointed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa for sec...

December 30, 2019 1 min read

Registration of tourist hotels mandatory – Minister

Minister Prasanna Ranatunga has instructed the registration of all tourist hotels to be made compulsory.

December 30, 2019 1 min read
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Churches urge calm after videos of Monk attacking Christians go viral

Bishop Asiri Perera, head of the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka is appealing for calm after videos of a Buddhist Monk att...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 30, 2019 3 min read

Fonseka accuses group of UNPers of preventing party reorganization

Parliamentarian Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka said that there is a group of about 10-12 people in the UNP who does not w...

December 28, 2019 2 min read

NPC urges Gotabaya to build bridges with communities

The National Peace Council is expressing concern about several matters that “could potentially impact upon inter-commu...

December 28, 2019 2 min read

A Government of broken promises - AKD

December 28, 2019 2 min read

Farcical scenes before Rajitha is remanded

Parliamentarian Rajitha Senaratne is now the second senior ex-Cabinet Minister from the United National Front government...

December 27, 2019 2 min read

Human Rights complaint against CID travel ban

A senior police officer from the Criminal Investigation Department has lodged a complaint at the Human Rights Council of...

December 27, 2019 2 min read

Pakistani asylum seeker found dead in Negombo

A 49-year-old Pakistani asylum seeker registered with the UNHCR initiative was found dead in Negombo last night with mul...

Imesh Ranasinghe
December 24, 2019 1 min read

Circulars, regulations mustn't delay flood relief efforts - President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed public officials tasked with flood relief work to amend as necessary any circu...

December 24, 2019 1 min read

Patali out on bail

MP Patali Champika Ranawaka, who was in remand custody over a contested motor traffic accident, was granted bail by the ...

December 24, 2019 1 min read

Supreme Court Justice Prasanna Jayawardena passes away

Supreme Court Justice Prasanna Jayawardena PC passed away this morning in a private hospital in Colombo.

December 24, 2019 1 min read