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Tuesday May 17th, 2022

First Sri Lankans to be vaccinated against Covid 19 will be MPs probably on Feb 4

India’s Serum Institute’s version of the Astro-Zeneca Oxford Vaccine is being shipped free to us by India as part of...

January 19, 2021 3 min read

Government’s decision to award the Adani group the ECT terminal is positive

By explaining his decision in a straightforward manner, and carrying it out, President Rajapaksa has shown leadership in...

January 19, 2021 6 min read

AG advises Parliament that Ranjan should be disqualified

The Opposition in Parliament will contest efforts to disqualify MP Ranjan Ramanayake and have already informed the Speak...

January 19, 2021 2 min read

Minister Nishantha who took the Dhammika potion tests positive for Covid

Nishantha becomes the fourth Member of Parliament to get Covid and was seen with President Rajapaksa last week

January 18, 2021 2 min read

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
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President’s retirement benefits will cost Rs. 360mn over 20 years - TISL

TISL has urged the Cabinet to immediately reconsider a decision to allow President Maithripala Sirisena to retain his of...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka taken off FATF grey list: Central Bank

Sri Lanka has The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a a global anti-money laundering body has taken the island off its...

October 22, 2019 1 min read

Gnanasara noticed to appear before court

Notice has been issued to the Bodu Bala Sena leader Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero and two Police officers by the Court ...

October 21, 2019 1 min read

COPE report on 23 enterprises out on Wednesday

The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) will release its report on 23 state sector organisations on Wedn...

October 21, 2019 1 min read

SLFP Seniors who left are coming back

Senior Sri Lanka Freedom Party stalwarts who dumped their party to gather around the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna may not...

October 21, 2019 2 min read

Sirisena leaves for Japan

President Maithripala Sirisena has left for Japan this morning (21) on an official visit, the President’s Media Divisi...

October 21, 2019 1 min read

80% public transport under AKD

Presidential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake says he wishes to increase public trasport from 52% to 80% under a future ...

October 21, 2019 2 min read

Colombo asking the UK to afford errant Brigadier diplomatic immunity

Sri Lanka has requested the Government of United Kingdom (UK) to honour the diplomatic immunity of Brigadier Priyanka Fe...

October 21, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka election commission asks army to remain neutral

Sri Lanka's election commission urged the military to "remain neutral" at next month’s presidential polls after army c...

October 20, 2019 2 min read

"I did it my way," says Fonseka of the war victory

Former Army Commander and current United National Front Member of Parliament Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that dur...

October 19, 2019 2 min read