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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

Meaningful devolution will support peace, inclusive progress in Sri Lanka: India envoy

Commitments made by the government of Sri Lanka for equality and justice for the Tamil community through meaningful devo...

March 15, 2021 1 min read

Impose excess profit tax to recover sugar scam losses, UNP urges govt

Sri Lanka must immediately impose an excess profit tax to recover the Rs 15.9 billion loss in tax revenue from the alleg...

March 15, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition MP claims web journalist abducted, assaulted and released

A Sri Lankan web journalist who had allegedly been abducted in a black van and then released with assault injuries was t...

March 15, 2021 1 min read
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

Sri Lanka President leaves for Singapore for check up

IMF issue on hold

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

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
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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

Sri Lanka outgoing president says established democracy, media freedom

Sri Lanka's outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena said in a farewell address that he had established democracy, media ...

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Presidential polls close with high turnout

Sri Lanka's presidential polls closed Saturday with turnouts in many districts reporting turnouts over 70 percent report...

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka presidential election 2019 - live

Around 50 to 60 percent of votes had been cast in many districts by 1300 hours Saturday, reports said while elections of...

November 16, 2019 2 min read

'Pad Man' faces 'Terminator' in Sri Lanka vote fight

Sri Lanka's presidential election is a showdown between a man offering free sanitary pads and a former soldier dubbed th...

Amal Jayasinghe
November 16, 2019 4 min read

Sri Lanka military roadblocks in the north cleared by police

Roadblocks set up by the military in the northern Jaffna peninsular has been cleared, police said.

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Shots fired at buses carrying Muslim voters

Police are investigating an incident where stones were thrown and shots fired at two buses carrying Muslim voters from P...

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Presidential election 2019 - live

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November 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Presidential polls open, subsidies and tax cuts offered amid rising debt

Sri Lankans began voting Saturday on elections to select their next President, with key candidates offering subsidies, t...

November 16, 2019 3 min read

Gunmen fire on buses carrying Muslim Sri Lankan voters

Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest Sri Lanka on Saturday, hours before...

November 16, 2019 2 min read