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Sri Lanka police arrests 913 alleged lockdown violators, introduces new sticker-pass system

Police has introduced a colour-coded sticker system to control traffic during the lockdown

June 7, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament sittings limited to June 08; no decision yet on quarantined MPs

The decision was taken at a party leaders’ meeting June 07 morning

June 7, 2021 2 min read

Two Sri Lanka police officers interdicted after suspect jumps off jeep to death

A sub-inspector and a sergent who made the arrest were interdicted for negligence.

June 7, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka former PM calls for parliamentary select committee on X-Press Pearl disaster

"People have a right to know how the ship caught fire and why it could not be extinguished."

June 6, 2021 3 min read
Sri Lanka President declares emergency as economic crisis spark protests

Country faces forex shortages and galloping inflation after two years of money printing

Sri Lanka's violent protest costs Rs.39 mln; protesters to be charged under common law-police

They will be charged for damaging public property and under other laws in common law of the country

Ranil congratulates Boris on UK polls victory

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tweeted his congratulations to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today on ...

December 13, 2019 1 min read

Intelligence plays vital role in monitoring LTTE remnants, extremist groups - Def Secy

Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne said intelligence agencies have a vital role to play in keeping tabs on the LTTE which...

December 13, 2019 2 min read

Waruna Liyanage for Ranjith De Zoysa's seat

Waruna Priyantha Liyanage has been appointed to the parliamentary seat left vacant by the demise of former UPFA MP Ranji...

December 13, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka to review MCC deal, no decision yet: ministers

Sri Lanka will review a planned deal with the America's Millennium Challenge Corporation, but no decision has yet been m...

December 13, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka Bar Association condemns criticism of judges, lawyers who uphold rule of law

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has condemned the criticism of judges, prosecutors and lawyers who uphold rule of law, ...

December 12, 2019 2 min read

Magistrate wants threats against lawyer probed

Colombo Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne has asked the Senior Counsel appearing on behalf of the victim of the Swiss Embassy ...

December 12, 2019 2 min read

Bar Association condemns anti-Judge remarks

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) is condemning “statements made with reference to concluded cases, pending liti...

December 12, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to review financial zone, laws, proposed for CHEC Port City

Sri Lanka's new administration has appointed a committee of experts to review an investment zone and laws proposed on a ...

December 12, 2019 1 min read

School-based system to replace Z score; new trilingual national schools on the cards

The Cabinet announced a decision today to introduce a new “school-based scientific method” to select students for go...

Imesh Ranasinghe
December 12, 2019 3 min read

Mahinda is "Super Minister" in Cabinet

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is the “Super Minister” in the new Cabinet, controlling 86 departments or instituti...

December 12, 2019 1 min read
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MCC not yet discussed, but will be reviewed before deciding - Govt

While the controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact has yet to be discussed at the Cabinet level, it ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
December 12, 2019 1 min read

New Govt obligated to eradicate bribery and corruption – CaFFE

The newly appointed government has a responsibility to improve the investigative process on allegations of bribery or co...

December 12, 2019 1 min read

UNP seeking to build broader alliance

The United National Party will seek to build a broad alliance to ensure a victory at the forthcoming Parliamentary Gener...

December 11, 2019 1 min read

SLFP will ensure Gota gets a two-thirds majority - Sirisena

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party will do its utmost to ensure that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will obtain a two-thirds majo...

December 11, 2019 1 min read

John Keells Holdings campaigns against gender-based violence

John Keells Holdings Plc, Sri Lanka's largest conglomerate, said it conducted a campaign against gender based violence o...

December 11, 2019 2 min read

Media condemned for identifying Swiss embassy victim

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is expressing deep concern over the behaviour of the Sri Lankan Media which has...

December 11, 2019 3 min read

Government collusion with "Rice Oligopoly" caused prices to rise - Harsha

The government is saying that the major Rice millers of the country have agreed to provide the essential commodity at lo...

December 10, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka moves up in human development ranking

Sri Lanka has moved up the ranks on the Human Development Index (HDI), moving from 76 in 2018 to 71 this year, according...

December 10, 2019 1 min read

Switzerland helping pro-LTTE diaspora - Def Secy

Sri Lanka’s Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Maj. General (Rtd) Kamal Guneratne is accusing the Swiss authorities ...

December 9, 2019 2 min read

Half of Sri Lanka has no confidence in state sector; a quarter doesn't mind offering bribes – TISL

Only 47 per cent of Sri Lankans have confidence in the state sector, according to a survey carried out by Transparency I...

Nisali De Silva
December 9, 2019 2 min read