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USAID airlifts emergency COVID-19 supplies to Sri Lanka, other South Asian countries

The donation is part of US efforts to send emergency medical supplies the Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

June 3, 2021 2 min read

77 tourists among 859 arrivals on June 01 after Sri Lanka lifts ban on inbound passengers

As of 5.30 pm, 77 tourists had arrived for the bubble concept with more flights coming in during the day, officials said

June 2, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest more suspects who attended celebrity birthday bash

Eight arrests have been arrested in total so far.

June 1, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's UDA suspends controversial project on D S Senanayake College land

Media reports had claimed the project was a forceful land grab by the UDA as past pupils voiced their protest online

June 1, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka capital sections under curfew after economic crisis protests

Protestors blocked the road to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's house

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
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Sri Lanka UNP names Sajith opposition leader, backers eye party leadership

Sri Lanka's United National Party has nominated Sajith Premadasa as opposition candidate, with allies saying a battle fo...

December 6, 2019 1 min read

Sajith to be Leader of the Opposition

The United National Party has decided to nominate Sajith Premadasa as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and a ...

December 5, 2019 2 min read

Environmentalists warn against relaxing sand, granite & soil transport regulations

Environmentalists have cautioned against a Cabinet decision to temporarily remove the need for a permit to transport san...

Imesh Ranasinghe and Nisali de Silva
December 5, 2019 3 min read

President's manifesto included in national policy framework

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to include President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s manifesto “Vistas of Pros...

December 5, 2019 2 min read

Govt sees Swiss Embassy abduction saga as attempt to discredit President

The Government suggested today that the entire episode surrounding the alleged abduction of the Swiss Embassy employee w...

December 5, 2019 3 min read

Swiss summon Sri Lankan envoy over worker's abduction

Switzerland has summoned Sri Lanka's ambassador and asked to see the "purported evidence" that Colombo says casts doubt ...

December 5, 2019 2 min read

Two more Governors appointed

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed two new Governors today, Anuradha Yahampath for the Eastern province and Prof. Ti...

December 4, 2019 1 min read

Activists to monitor progress on govt manifesto

The March 12 Movement, an organization working towards achieving clean politics in Sri Lanka says that it will review th...

December 4, 2019 2 min read

Govt is heading towards military control-Tilvin

General Secretary of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Tilvin Silva said that the current government is heading towards mi...

December 4, 2019 2 min read

Tory tangle: Sri Lanka satisfied with Conservative clarification?

A contentious reference to Sri Lanka in the election manifesto of the United Kingdom's Conservative Party resulted in mu...

Himal Kotelawala
December 4, 2019 3 min read