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Doctor allegedly assaulted by Shaman Dhammika Bandara of Covid potion fame

Police say a complaint by a doctor from the Peradeniya hospital that he was assaulted by Dhammika Bandara and his associ...

January 20, 2021 3 min read

Biden-Harris: What's in store for Sri Lanka?

What are the short and long term implications of a Biden-Harris administration for Sri Lanka? The experts weigh in.

January 20, 2021 7 min read

Sajith demands to know why Ranjan was not brought to Parliament

Speaker says he needs three weeks to study the issue before Ramanayake who is serving a 4-year prison term, can be broug...

January 19, 2021 1 min read

Keheliya says mandatory military training “only a proposal”

Cabinet spokesman says even the so-called “five-star” democracies follow the practice and those who oppose it are pu...

January 19, 2021 2 min read
UN rights boss unhappy over Sri Lanka’s attempts at addressing alleged abuses

She also criticised recently passed emergency regulations on essential food supply.

Sri Lanka's Jayantha Ketagoda to be reappointed national list MP to replace Cabraal

“Names of Yoshitha and Duminda being considered were rumours. No such names were considered,” another source said.

Mahesh announces his platform

October 25, 2019 2 min read

Pro-SLPP lawyers decry misinformation spread against Gotabaya

A group of lawyers supporting Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is threatening legal...

October 25, 2019 2 min read

To resolve minority issues, a president needs majority support of majority - SLPP

In order to successfully address minority grievances, a president should have the backing of a majority of the majority ...

Nisali De Silva
October 24, 2019 3 min read

Is Kurunegala losing its multicultural heritage?

Kurunegala once the capital of Lanka, is a city at the crossroads which boasts a rich multi-cultural heritage. However i...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 24, 2019 4 min read

Sajith turned down Premiership many times - Mannapperuma

UNP Parliamentarian State Minister Ajith Mannapperuma says NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa was invited 71 t...

October 24, 2019 2 min read

Left Front switches from AKD to Sajith

Yesterday 23rd the Central Committee of the United Left Front decided to withdraw support from Anura Kumara Dissanayake ...

October 24, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday probe drops bombshell on Sirisena

Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Select Committee on Easter Sunday attacks dropped a bombshell Wednesday accusing President ...

October 24, 2019 3 min read

State Intelligence Service should be blamed for Easter massacre - Parliamentary Committee

The Director of the State Intelligence Service, Nilantha Jayawardena, “bears the greatest responsibility” in the fai...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 23, 2019 2 min read

Gota’s promises on education unrealistic – UNP

(SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's promises on education reform are unrealistic and impractical, UNP MP ...

October 23, 2019 2 min read

Royal Park murder: More deserving convicts awaiting pardon - Prisoner rights activist

The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners came out strongly today against reports that President Sirisena is cont...

Nisali De Silva
October 23, 2019 3 min read
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Hakeem defends himself against accusations

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Minister Rauff Hakeem says the video clip showing him with terrorist Zaharan Ha...

October 23, 2019 3 min read

All parties should unite to defeat Gota

The Voice of Citizens (Purawesi handa) organisation urges the NPP and other alternative forces to unite under the umbrel...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 22, 2019 2 min read

Registering tamed elephants: Conservationists cry foul over Cabinet paper

Conservationists and animal rights groups are up in arms over an alleged Cabinet proposal to release illegally captured ...

Nisali De Silva
October 22, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka turning from culture of secrecy to transparency with RTI law

Sri Lanka's Right to Information Commission (RTI Commission) said it has seen an encouraging increase in appeals by peop...

October 22, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka's central bank warns of forex trading scams

Sri Lanka's central bank has issued a warning on illegally forex trading scams operated by some companies where people ...

October 22, 2019 1 min read

EU election observation mission launched; 80 observers in total

Thirty long-term observers were deployed in all nine provinces of Sri Lanka this morning as part of a European Union Ele...

October 22, 2019 3 min read

"Don't be just keyboard warriors" Youth leader says

Youth Leader Gimhani Liyanage is urging youth to not be politically ignorant, but rather act upon issues and to contribu...

Yakuta Dawood
October 22, 2019 3 min read

Slain Sri Lanka editor’s daughter to appeal in U.S. assassination case against Gotabaya

The daughter of slain Sri Lanka editor Lasantha Wickremetunga said she will appeal against the decision of a United Stat...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

US Court dismisses case against Gota over Lasantha killing

A California Court has dismissed the case filed against SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa alleging that he ...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

Army Chief in Gota ad: action against newspaper demanded

Journalist and Political Commentator Kusal Perera is demanding that the Elections Commission take action against the new...

October 22, 2019 2 min read