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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka PM wants 19th amendment restored as short term fix

“With the blessings of the president, we must walk towards broader constitutional reform in the future,” he said.

April 19, 2022 6 min read

Sri Lanka moots 21st constitutional amendment

Party leaders agree at meeting

April 19, 2022 2 min read

Six sentenced to death in Pakistan for lynching Sri Lankan worker

Diyawadana was tortured and burnt by the mob who accused him of blasphemy early in December

April 19, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President says willing to support constitutional changes

A largely youth led protest in Sri Lanka has asked President to leave office

April 18, 2022 2 min read

Police actions against peaceful protestors in Colombo condemned

There is a chorus of condemnation of the way Police yesterday broke up and arrested activists protesting against racial ...

Arjuna Ranawana
June 10, 2020 3 min read

Alleged Doctor-robber being questioned by police after Magistrate issues 48-hour detention order

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has begun the process of expelling the doctor who was arrested yester...

June 10, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Parliamentary General Election to be held on Aug 5

The Elections Commission has decided that the Parliamentary General Election will be held on August 5, Chief Elections ...

June 10, 2020 2 min read

UNP - President choosing to ignore the norms, Task Force is illegal

The United National Party is raising concerns over the appointment of the Presidential Task Force to build a “Secure C...

June 10, 2020 2 min read

Police arrest Frontline Socialist Party members protesting against the US

Police have arrested dozens of people who tried to stage a demonstration near the United States embassy in Colombo in sy...

June 9, 2020 1 min read

Mangala steps down from Parliamentary politics: "Gotabaya is inefficient and shortsighted"

Veteran politician Mangala Samaraweera is saying he is stepping down from Parliamentary politics and asked voters not to...

June 9, 2020 3 min read

Minuwangoda – A wounded town tries to heal

Most residents of the town of Minuwangoda remember the night of May 13, 2019 vividly as that was when mobs rampaged thro...

Arjuna Ranawana
June 9, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka refutes UN assertion that it has “clamped down” on freedom of expression over COVID 19

Sri Lanka is raising concern over a press release issued by the United Nations which alleged that the government has cla...

June 9, 2020 3 min read

American diplomat came back to get a PCR test - Foreign Minister

Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena says that the arriving US diplomat who was controversially allowed to exit...

June 8, 2020 2 min read

Dharga town teen assault: Cops interdicted because they failed to detain autistic kid

Police headquarters is confirming that the three police officers involved in the alleged assault of an autistic teen in ...

June 8, 2020 2 min read
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Opposition charges the government wants to set up surveillance systems to threaten critics

The opposition is accusing the government of collecting personal data that can be used to threaten or intimidate citizen...

June 8, 2020 3 min read

Exiting Sri Lanka nationals to get free Covid-19 tests in Lebanon

Lebanon has agreed to do free Coronavirus tests for exiting Sri Lanka nationals in the country, the Foreign Ministry sai...

June 6, 2020 2 min read

CPA – Presidential Task Forces “demonstrates to troubling trends of authoritarian rule and milit...

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is expressing deep concern about the two Presidential Task Forces established t...

June 6, 2020 3 min read

Police say officers “used necessary force” on autistic teenager and did not assault him

The Police department is denying that its officers assaulted autistic teenager Thariq Ahamed at Dharga Town during curfe...

June 5, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka makes PCR test at the airport mandatory for all including foreign diplomats

Sri Lanka is setting strict guidelines for all diplomatic personnel entering the country with regard to the prevention o...

June 5, 2020 2 min read

Data collection by Cops and unknown civilians - CMEV writes to Act IGP

An election watchdog is raising questions as to why the Police are collecting data from households across the Colombo di...

Arjuna Ranawana
June 5, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka debunks rumors that Lankan migrant workers have committed suicide in Kuwait

Foreign Relations Ministry officials are denying Social Media chatter that two Sri Lankan migrant workers in Kuwait have...

June 4, 2020 2 min read

Police probing alleged assault by cops of autistic teenager in Dharga town

The Police are investigating the alleged assault of an autistic 14-year old boy at Dharga Town, Aluthgama, by Policemen ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 4, 2020 3 min read

It will be an election in the time of COVID 19 - without the crowds and the razzle-dazzle

It will be an election in the time of COVID 19 and the concerts and the razzle-dazzle of a typical South Asian poll camp...

Arjuna Ranawana
June 3, 2020 2 min read

DMC gearing up to deal with floods, COVID 19 and Dengue this monsoon season

Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre has laid out detailed plans and is ready to face any challenges in the upcoming mon...

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 3, 2020 3 min read