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UN experts urge end to forced cremations of Covid dead

Three UN experts said they deplore the implementation of such public health decisions based on discrimination, aggressiv...

January 26, 2021 3 min read

Human Rights Watch calls new Commission of inquiry “disingenuous”

“Foreign governments should not be swayed by this disingenuous attempt to avert urgently needed international action,...

January 25, 2021 3 min read

Reforming Sri Lanka's legal system national duty of all stakeholders: Justice Minister

It is the national duty of all stakeholders in Sri Lanka’s legal system to reform the system by updating it effectivel...

January 25, 2021 2 min read

Red Cross welcomes advent of nuclear weapon ban

The first instrument of International Humanitarian Law to explicitly prohibit the use and testing of nuclear weapons com...

January 25, 2021 3 min read
Sri Lanka prisons minister resigns after opposition MPs demand removal, legal action

Earlier on Wednesday, the opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Ratwatte's removal and arrest over the allegations.

Sri Lanka ruling party local govt member disqualified in landmark verdict

The Right to Information (RTI) act had also proved helpful in acquiring information to secure the verdict, he said.

UNP couldn't execute its plan because of the coalition with SLFP-Eran

State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne says the current UNP government could not execute all its plans in the last...

October 30, 2019 1 min read

Madhu church declared sacred area

The Shrine of our Lady of Madhu, a historic Roman Catholic church in Mannar was declared as a sacred area by President M...

October 30, 2019 1 min read

"Jumping Vasantha" may lose his seat

Polonnaruwa MP Vasantha Senanayake has been expelled from the United National Party for expressly criticizing party Pres...

October 30, 2019 1 min read

Court blocks Sri Lanka leader's bid to resume hangings

Sri Lanka's top court on Tuesday effectively blocked a plan by the president to bring back hangings for the first time s...

October 29, 2019 2 min read

Rajapaksas intend to stay in power forever – Ajith P. Perera

Minister Ajith P Perera said the SLPP plans to stay in power forever by purging their opponents after somehow winning th...

October 29, 2019 1 min read

Vote for Sajith to continue mega projects -PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that all mega projects which were launched by the current government would proc...

October 29, 2019 2 min read

EC instructs police to remove vehicle stickers promoting candidates

The Election Commission has instructed the police to remove any stickers or other material displayed on vehicles promoti...

October 29, 2019 1 min read

UNP conspiring to link Gota to Easter attacks - Gammanpila

MP Udaya Gammanpila accused the UNP of hatching a conspiracy to link SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to t...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 29, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka relieved after slaying of ISIS leader

Sri Lanka on Monday welcomed the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State chief who had claimed the Easter att...

October 29, 2019 2 min read

"We are the people who ended the war" - Gota

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa held a rally in Jaffna today telling the North...

October 28, 2019 2 min read
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Ranil congratulates Trump over Al-Baghdadi death

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has congratulated President Donald Trump on the successful operation to kill the ISI...

October 28, 2019 1 min read

Deshapriya calls for explanation from Hiru over Fowzie story

The Elections Commission is asking Hiru TV to explain themselves over willfully misinterpreting A H M Fowzie's remarks

October 28, 2019 2 min read

Ali Sabry in hot water after controversial remark

A viral video clip, purportedly of President’s Counsel Mohamad Ali Sabry making a controversial remark regarding the M...

Nisali De Silva
October 28, 2019 2 min read

Poverty and terrorism main global challenges - Marapana

Sri Lanka called for collective action to address contemporary global challenges particularly poverty and terrorism at t...

October 28, 2019 2 min read

Parliamentary probe failed to identify who was behind Easter attacks-Samarasinghe

SLFP Parliamentarian Mahinda Samarasinghe Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) which probed into Easter attacks has fail...

October 28, 2019 1 min read

President's office refutes JVP claim of huge allocation

Presidential Secretariat denies the allegations made by JVP MP Vijitha Herath on Friday (25 Oct) that Rs 800 million hav...

October 28, 2019 1 min read

Address ragging - SLMA tells Candidates

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) is urging all presidential candidates to address the violence in universities p...

October 26, 2019 2 min read

Furious Fowzie wants to take Hiru to court

Former Minister and UPFA MP A H M Fowzie says he will take legal action against the Hiru Television network which errone...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 25, 2019 2 min read

True SLFPers are gathering around AKD - Herath

Propaganda Secretary of JVP Vijitha Herath said that the true SLFPers are now gathering around National People's Movemen...

October 25, 2019 2 min read

Gota unveils manifesto: national security, economic prosperity top priorities

Presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa unveiled his election manifesto today, with promises made in areas of national s...

October 25, 2019 4 min read