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Arrest warrant on Hirunika recalled after she appears in court

An arrest warrant issued by the Colombo High Courts to former MP Hirunika Premachandra for not appearing in court has be...

March 10, 2021 1 min read

Sugar scam costs Sri Lanka Rs 15.9 billion in tax revenue: Finance Ministry

The so called Sugar Scam allegedly carried out by well-connected importers has cost the Sri Lankan state Rs. 15.9 billio...

March 9, 2021 1 min read

TNA says Bachelet report on Sri Lanka does not exceed mandate, urges member states to pass resolutio...

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet’s report on Sri Lanka does not exceed its mandate but has “very ...

March 9, 2021 4 min read

Swiss Embassy employee indicted under Penal Code

Garnier Francis, the Swiss Embassy employee has been indicted under the Penal Code by the High Court for allegedly provi...

March 9, 2021 2 min read
Attack on Sri Lanka MP: Committee appointed, opposition threatens legal action

“I would like to inform the House that I have already taken steps to ensure the safety of all MPs,” he said.

Sri Lanka discusses energy security, jobs, investment with UAE

Sri Lanka has been trying to woo investments and secure oil credit from many Middle Eastern countries.

Sri Lanka Attorney General blocks publication of EPF, bond, forensic audits

Sri Lanka's Attorney General has blocked the publication of forensic audits into Treasury bond sales from 2002 to 2016 a...

November 13, 2019 4 min read

TISL wants action against politicos using SLAF helicopters

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) yesterday (11) called on the Elections Commission (EC) to take appropriate a...

November 12, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over 'censorship'

A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the...

November 12, 2019 2 min read

Citizens should act wisely in election time – Religions for Responsible Governance

Religions for Responsible Governance, a multireligious body, urged the public today to act wisely and responsibly during...

November 11, 2019 1 min read

Sirisena explains Royal Park pardon amid protest

President Maithripala Sirisena's explanation for pardoning Shramantha Jude Jayamaha left more qeustions than answers as ...

November 11, 2019 3 min read

Sajith should not accept Sirisena's last-minute support - Hirunika

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa should not accept an eleven-th hour endorsement by President Maithripala Sirisena,...

November 11, 2019 1 min read

Cabinet paper proposing ministers', president's staff confirmation withdrawn

A cabinet paper proposing confirmation of appointments made to various ministers' and the president's personal staff was...

November 11, 2019 1 min read

Harsha De Silva apologises for mudslinging alllegations

Dr. Harsha De Silva yesterday (10) apologised for the alleged mudslinging incident against SLPP presidential candidate G...

November 11, 2019 1 min read

The state of the race: A sprint to a close finish ahead

The race appears to be closer this week with the principle candidates sprinting to the finish. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is sai...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 10, 2019 6 min read

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves off...

November 10, 2019 2 min read
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Monk demands proof Gota has renounced US citizenship

A Buddhist Monk, Dr. Inguruwatte Sumangala Thero is demanding that the SLPP Presidential Candidate furnish proof that he...

November 10, 2019 2 min read

A leap of courage

Sarath de Alwis
November 10, 2019 8 min read

Gota promises pro-poor program

November 10, 2019 2 min read

President sends wishes for the Prophet's Birthday

President Maithripala Sirisena issuing a message on the Birth anniversary of Prophet Mohamed, has said it is indeed an o...

November 9, 2019 1 min read

Will hold international aid conventions in North and East-Sajith

NDF Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa told a rally Jaffna this evening (8 Nov) that he will hold two international...

November 8, 2019 1 min read

Will not give land rights to the US through MCC – AKD

The National People’s Movement (NPM) presidential candidate MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that his party will not l...

November 8, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to change IMF deal in a Gotabaya administration: Cabraal

Sri Lanka will change a deal with the International Monetary Fund if a new administration under Gotabaya Rajapsaka comes...

November 8, 2019 7 min read

SB's bodyguards to face identification parade on Monday

Hatton Magistrate J. Stroski has ordered to produce the two bodyguards of parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake who opened fi...

November 8, 2019 2 min read

Ranil wishes Muslims on the Birthday of the Prophet

On this occasion, as Muslims around the world celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad, I wish them all success in buildi...

November 8, 2019 2 min read

Over 3000 complaints lodged over the Presidential poll

A total of 3083 complaints have been lodged on the upcoming presidential election from October 08 to November 06, the El...

November 8, 2019 1 min read