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SJB to launch a protest campaign against the government

The main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya held its first-anniversary rally in Colombo yesterday pledging to launch coun...

March 16, 2021 1 min read

Easter Attacks: Protests demanding justice to continue as Catholic Bishops are unhappy with PCoI rep...

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Bishops are united in expressing their dissatisfaction over the investigations into the Eas...

March 15, 2021 3 min read

Leading the Nation through inclusion, equality and educational reforms

Ten women, academics, professionals, activists and sportswomen were invited to speak for ten minutes at a March 8 event ...

March 15, 2021 10 min read

FMM calls the Press Council flawed and wants it abolished not restructured

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is calling for the abolishing of the Press Council and has vehemently opposed the governme...

March 15, 2021 3 min read
Sri Lanka to amend laws on capital punishment for minors

The cabinet office said in a statement on Tuesday (14) that the proposal was made by Justice Minister Ali Sabry.

India's Exim Bank eyes more lending to Sri Lanka amid diplomatic tussle with China 

Indian assistance comes at a time when Sri Lanka is facing its worst ever economic crisis

Changing 19th Amendment SLPP priority - MR

The first priority of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will be to examine the 19th Amendment to the Constitution with a v...

November 18, 2019 2 min read

President-elect Gotabaya to swear in today

President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the country's seventh Executive President today at the sacred Ruv...

November 18, 2019 1 min read

Calls for Sri Lanka parliamentary elections, new cabinet

Sri Lanka Podujana Party of newly elected Sri Lanka president is calling on members of parliament who backed Prime Minis...

November 18, 2019 2 min read

Mahinda Rajapaksa says looking at Sri Lanka constitutional, legal reforms

Sri Lanka Podujana Party leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said they are looking to change the constitution after his brother Got...

November 17, 2019 3 min read

Vote reveals stark racial divide between North and South

The vote revealed that the minority-dominated North and East voted heavily against Rajapaksa and the majority South for ...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 17, 2019 3 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will be President for all Sri Lankans

Newly-elected Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said he will be the President of all Sri Lankans regardless of their religion or race.

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Mangala resigns from Finance Ministry

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera resigned from the post of Finance Minister today after the election of Gotabaya Raj...

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidency in polarized vote

Sri Lanka's ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who helped defeat Tamil Tiger separatists is being elected in a deep...

November 17, 2019 2 min read

Pakistan congratulates Rajapaksa on winning Sri Lanka presidential poll

Pakistan has congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa for winning the Sri Lanka presidential elections.

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Harin Fernando steps down from his posts

UNP MP Harin Fernando has quit his Ministerial posts as well as all officwes he holds with the party after the rubbing t...

November 17, 2019 1 min read
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka election

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of the Tamil Tigers 10 years ago, stormed to victory Sunday in S...

November 17, 2019 4 min read

Sajith steps down as UNP deputy leader; says most peaceful elections in history

Sajith Premadasa has said he is stepping down as Deputy Leader of the United National Party conceding defeat to Gotabaya...

November 17, 2019 2 min read

Premadasa concedes Sri Lanka presidential poll to Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa Sunday conceded the presidential poll on Sunday and congratulated h...

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa's party claims victory in Sri Lanka presidential polls

Sri Lanka Podujana Party has claimed victory in 2019 presidential polls with its candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa getting la...

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa leading in declared Sri Lanka Presidential poll results

Sri Lanka Podujana Party candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is leading in declared results, helped by large majorities in Sout...

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes lead in early Sri Lanka presidential poll results

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa from Sri Lanka Podujana Party has taken an early lead in presidential plls, ...

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Final result by tomorrow evening - Deshapriya

Sri Lankans will know who their next President will be by 6pm tomorrow, the Chairman of the National Elections Commissio...

November 16, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka Presidential election turnout could reach 84-pct: Poll chief

Turnout at Sri Lanka's 2019 Presidential elections could reach 84 percent at the final count with the minimal violence, ...

November 16, 2019 1 min read

President bids farewell in final address

President Maithripala Sirisena made his final speech as head of state today, vowing to continue his service to the natio...

November 16, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka 19th amendement ensured peaceful election: Ranil

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the 19th amendment has given the freedom for citizens to have an ele...

November 16, 2019 1 min read