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Sri Lanka police arrest six more who attended celebrity birthday bash

The spokesman said that one more suspect has yet to be arrested based on information available to the police.

June 4, 2021 1 min read

US to share 80 million vaccine doses; 7 million to go to Asian countries including Sri Lanka

The White House said on June 04 that 75% of the total 80 million doses will be delivered through the COVAX facility

June 4, 2021 6 min read

Sri Lanka's Namal Rajapaksa gets new ministry in addition to Sports & Youth Affairs

The 35-year-old Hambantota District MP also holds the portfolios Sports and Youth Affairs

June 3, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka police issues daily sticker passes to control traffic during lockdown

Police said 50,000 stickers were distributed on June 02 valid only for that day.

June 3, 2021 1 min read
UN Sri Lanka concerned over violence during economic crisis protest; calls for restraint

In a tweet posted Friday afternoon, Singer-Hamdy called for restraint from all groups.

Sri Lanka blames terrorists, extremists, Arab spring operatives for protest violence

I think extremist is wrong. I think the correct word is terrorist

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
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Release Duminda and LTTE cadres - Gnanasara Thero

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagodatthe Gnanasara Thero wants a whole slew of prisoners, ranging from LTTE c...

December 9, 2019 2 min read

Trading prohibition imposed on Sri Lanka stock broker

Sri Lanka’s Colombo Stock Exchange has prohibited a broking firm from purchasing securities for day as disciplinary ac...

December 9, 2019 1 min read

Colombo talking tough over Brigadier conviction

Sri Lanka is talking tough over the conviction of Brigadier Andige Priyanka Fernando by a UK court for making a threaten...

December 8, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka forex reserves drop to US$7.5bn in Nov

Sri Lanka's forex reserves dropped 259 million US dollars to 7.52 billion US dollars in November official data shows.

December 8, 2019 1 min read

Uber driver released on bail after aggravated assault on passenger

An Uber driver who slammed a passenger against his vehicle and left him unconscious on the roadside was bailed out after...

December 6, 2019 2 min read

Uber reveals reports of 6,000 sexual assault, 450 rapes in US

Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 ...

December 6, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka Uber driver released on bail after aggravated assault on passenger

An Uber driver who slammed a passenger against his vehicle and left him fallen on the roadside with head injuries after ...

December 6, 2019 2 min read

Islamophobia in Sri Lanka: Muslim women pushed to the margins

Muslim women became victims of the Islamophobia that swept the country after Muslim extremists launched suicide bomb at...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 6, 2019 4 min read

Rishad requests President to probe Easter attacks and Wilpattu allegations

MP Rishad Bathiudeen has written to President Rajapaksa calling for separate presidential commissions to probe the Easte...

December 6, 2019 2 min read

Sajith will be proclaimed Leader of the Opposition after Throne Speech

Parliament will reconvene on January 3, when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will address the House as the new head of stat...

December 6, 2019 1 min read