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Sri Lanka has asked India for Covid 19 vaccines - Indian FM

Sri Lanka has conveyed its interest in accessing COVID-19 vaccines from India, Delhi’s top envoy External Affairs Mini...

January 6, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka seeks vaccines, talks on pharma, tourism, infrastructure investments: India Minister

Sri Lanka has sought Coronavirus vaccines from India and the two countries had also discussed investments in infrastruc...

January 6, 2021 1 min read

Opinion: Moving Towards Necessary Balance

With multiple challenges ahead such as resolving the issue of burial of Muslims who die of Covid 19 and the contentious ...

January 6, 2021 7 min read

Police rule out extremism in the attack on Mawanella Buddha statue

Police are ruling out any extremism or terrorism associated with the minor attack on a Buddha statue in Hingula, Mawanel...

January 5, 2021 2 min read
Philippines lifts COVID-19 travel ban on 10 countries including Sri Lanka

The country has also introduced a red and yellow travel restriction list as it had only maintained a green list so far.

Sri Lanka parliament passes emergency regulations to seize food stocks, warehouses

The emergency was passed convincingly with 132 legislators voting for it against 51

Executive Presidency: Will follow 2015 reform trajectory - Sajith

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa said he will continue the constitutional reform trajectory of the UNF government, ...

Himal Kotelawala
October 2, 2019 4 min read

We wouldn't mind getting President's support - UNP MP

UNP Parliamentarian Wijepala Hettiarachchi said that UNP would not mind getting the support of President Sirisena for th...

October 2, 2019 2 min read

Sajith meets President; SLFP decision by Friday

A meeting was held last night (1 Oct) between the UNP presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa and President Maithripala ...

October 2, 2019 1 min read

Sajith blames strikes on Mahinda

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa implied today that Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa may be behind ongoing trade ...

October 1, 2019 1 min read

A miffed government wants Gamlath to quit

Government upset after Gamlath said he was asked by the Prime Minister and Senior Ministers to take legal action against...

October 1, 2019 2 min read

Preschools to be free under Sajith

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa promised today to reform preschool education, address malnutrition and revitalise ...

October 1, 2019 3 min read

Seven elephants died of poisoning - Minister

Officials agree that the elephants were poisoned but are yet to discover whether it was a biological or an artificial su...

Nisali de Silva & Yakuta Dawood
October 1, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka asserts it values multilateralism

Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ravinatha Aryasinha remembered the Sri Lankan Peacekeepers who paid with th...

October 1, 2019 2 min read

SLFP to decide whether to back Gota on Saturday

The Central Committee of SLFP will decide whether to join hands with the SLPP and back its presidential Candidate Gotaba...

October 1, 2019 2 min read

Pujith arrested and given bail in intimidation case

The Criminal Investigation Department this morning arrested the former Inspector General of Police Pujith Jaysundera for...

October 1, 2019 1 min read
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Appointment of Shavendra is not a concern of UN-Lord Naseby

Lord Michael Morris Naseby of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom said that the criticisms of the United Nations (U...

October 1, 2019 2 min read

Nivard Cabraal proposed as alternative Sri Lanka Podujana Party candidate

Former central bank governor Nivard Cabraal has been proposed as alternative candidate for the Sri Lanka Podujana Party ...

September 30, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya faces new court challenge ahead of Sri Lanka vote

Sri Lanka’s main opposition presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa faced a fresh legal challenge Monday as the Cou...

September 30, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka President says will not retire amid talks with SLPP, Sajith

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said he will was not ready to retire and a new step will be taken after Decem...

September 29, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka supports Maldives re-entry to Commonwealth

Sri Lanka supports a proposal to re-admit Maldives to the British Commonwealth, the island's top foreign ministry offic...

September 28, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Hill Country Tamils marginalized despite ending statelessness: report

Sri Lanka's 'Hill Country Tamils', who for generations produced its main agricultural export, Ceylon tea, remains margin...

September 27, 2019 3 min read

State agency corruption probe report given to Sri Lanka president

A report on corruption at state agencies between 2015 and 2018 was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena his off...

September 27, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's UNP names Sajith as candidate for Presidential polls

Sri Lanka's United National Party has named Sajith Premadasa, the party's deputy leader as candidate for the United Nati...

September 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM, President in verbal spat over ex-bribery chief

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe denied a statement by President Maithripala Sirisena that he had recomme...

September 23, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka President, PM point fingers over abolition drama

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has said a last ditch attempt to abolish the presidency last week was a joke,...

September 22, 2019 3 min read