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JVP files FR petition against sugar scam

The opposition Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court today seeking le...

March 12, 2021 1 min read

Basil qualified to run for president if GR doesn't seek re-election: SLPP MP

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) architect Basil Rajapaksa is the most qualified to run for president in the event Pre...

March 12, 2021 2 min read

“Your ‘Sri Lankanness’ will not be reduced to one aspect of your identity.”

On March 8, International Women’s Day the Friedrich Nauman Foundation for Freedom invited ten selected women to say w...

March 12, 2021 7 min read

Easter attacks: Govt. cannot arrest Sirisena for terror strike as it will lose majority

Opposition Parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardena says he does not see the current government implementing the recommendati...

March 11, 2021 2 min read
Sailkot lynching: Sri Lanka foreign minister discusses justice, compensation with Pak envoy

The leaders of Sri Lanka's Buddhist clergy have also commended the swift investigations.

Sri Lanka President asks people vote without fear

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has asked people to go to vote on November 16 to elect a president without fe...

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Voting begins in crucial poll

The battle between the contestants is also a struggle to replace Sri Lanka's septuagenarian leadership with younger lead...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 16, 2019 3 min read

Rajapaksas eye comeback in Sri Lanka presidential election

Sri Lankans choose a new president on Saturday in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, lauded by supporter...

November 16, 2019 3 min read

Food poisoning hits Sri Lanka officials ahead of vote

At least 50 Sri Lankan election officials at the capital Colombo's main counting centre were admitted to hospital on Fri...

November 15, 2019 1 min read

Removal of posters, banners and cutouts cost Rs 60 million to date -Police

It has cost the authorities Rs. 60 million to date to remove posters, banners and cutouts promoting canddiates so far, t...

November 15, 2019 2 min read

NPP lodges complaint against false report on second preference

The National People’s Power (NPP) has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against a Sunday newspaper ...

November 15, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka author attacked ahead of key polls

Armed men stabbed and injured a writer in Sri Lanka on Thursday, a week after he published a book criticising the main ...

November 14, 2019 3 min read

Journalist attacked over book on corruption in previous govt

A freelance journalist and writer in Galle came under attack this morning over a book he wrote about alleged corruption ...

November 14, 2019 1 min read

All schools to be closed tomorrow - Mistry of Education

All government schools across the island will be closed tomorrow (15) in view of the presidential election scheduled for...

November 14, 2019 1 min read

My pardon not arbitrary; met Rathana Thero five years ago - Royal Park convict

In an open letter circulating on social media, the Royal Park murder covict claims his presidential pardon was not arbit...

November 14, 2019 4 min read
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Numerous complaints on the misuse of state buildings and vehicles – TISL

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said today (14) that it has recorded complaints of a number of incidents of ...

November 14, 2019 2 min read

Wave of Islamophobia likely after election - Mahesh

Presidential hopeful General Mahesh Senanayake has warned of a resurgence in anti-Muslim sentiment in the country in the...

November 14, 2019 1 min read

Worst media behaviour in election history - Election Commissioner

Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday that in no other election has the media behaved worse than they ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
November 14, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka Presidential candidates end campaigning

Sri Lanka's Presidential candidates ended campaigning with the candidates promising a fast growing economy, national sec...

November 14, 2019 2 min read

False news reports: Sumanthiran wants criminal investigation under ICCPR

Lawyers for TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran wrote to the Acting IGP today requesting an investigation into allegedly false repo...

November 13, 2019 1 min read

US court refers to Gota as dual citizen - Sujeewa

Non-Cabinet Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said today that a US court has referred to presidential hopeful GOtabaya Rajapa...

November 13, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka steps up security for final vote rallies

Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the ...

November 13, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka Workers Party millionaire's Presidential campaign on stretch limo

The brand of A S P Liyanage, a millionaire presidential candidate representing his self-styled Sri Lanka Worker's Party ...

November 13, 2019 1 min read

Gota will win by 10 per cent margin – Basil

The SLPP expressed its confidence today that candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa will win the upcoming presidential election by...

Nisali De Silva
November 13, 2019 1 min read

Campaigning to end midnight today; final rallies of main candidates in Colombo suburbs

Propaganda activities for the presidential election to be held on Saturday (16) will come to an end at 12.00 midnight to...

November 13, 2019 2 min read