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Sri Lanka lobbying Muslim countries ahead of crucial Geneva vote

Sri Lanka has ramped up contacts with Islamic countries as the vote on the Resolution against the island nation at the U...

March 22, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka president calls OIC Secy Gen, discusses situation of Muslims

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has engaged in a telephone conversation with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secr...

March 22, 2021 2 min read

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka pledge mutual assistance on a range of issues

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have signed 6 memoranda of understanding after Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed a...

March 20, 2021 1 min read

Indian becomes the second woman to swim across the Palk Straits

A 47-year old Indian, Syamala Goli, became the second woman and 13th person to swim across the Palk Strait when she reac...

March 20, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka agriculture ministry secy removed hours after food shortage comments

“We do not wish to cover up the issue and offer deceptive answers,” he said.

Sri Lanka school teachers threaten trade union action again

“The education ministry has not implemented the cabinet decision,” said Stalin.

Ranil has decided to resign will issue statement later

November 20, 2019 1 min read

Will forge ahead with new leader - Harin

Former Minister Harin Fernando says the Sajith Premadasa faction of the UNP will forge ahead with a new leader in the ru...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka President says looking forward to working with the US, EU

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he is looking forward to working with the United State and European Un...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

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
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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

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