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Friday July 1st, 2022

Easter Attacks: Protests demanding justice to continue as Catholic Bishops are unhappy with PCoI rep...

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Bishops are united in expressing their dissatisfaction over the investigations into the Eas...

March 15, 2021 3 min read

Leading the Nation through inclusion, equality and educational reforms

Ten women, academics, professionals, activists and sportswomen were invited to speak for ten minutes at a March 8 event ...

March 15, 2021 10 min read

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
Sri Lanka doctor accused of forced sterilisation reinstated

The official has also sought clarification from the hospital director for the nonpayment of Sihabdeen’s salary.

Sri Lanka President is not mastermind of Easter attack: Secretary

He has not read the Koran, only the “Sally” part of his name is Muslim

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

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
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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

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