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Sri Lanka repatriates 320 stranded migrant workers from Oman

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it repatriated 320 stranded migrant workers out of which more than 81 work...

February 28, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Air Force celebrations to be joined by IAF aerobatics teams

Fixed wing and helicopter aerobatics squadrons, multi-role combat aircraft, maritime reconnaissance aircraft backed up ...

February 28, 2021 2 min read

Gazette has been issued but no Muslim Covid victims body has been released for burial

Although the Islamic world has welcomed the decision by the Sri Lankan government to permit the burial of Muslim victims...

February 27, 2021 2 min read

Minister Weerasekere orders interdiction of cops who assaulted law student at Peliyagoda police

Public Security Minister Adm. (Ret) Sarath Weerasekara has ordered the interdiction of a group of Police officers who al...

February 26, 2021 2 min read
Sailkot lynching: Sri Lanka foreign minister discusses justice, compensation with Pak envoy

The leaders of Sri Lanka's Buddhist clergy have also commended the swift investigations.

Sri Lanka president appoints former navy chief as provincial governor

President’s Spokesman Kingsly Rathnayaka confirmed the appointment in a tweet Thursday (09) afternoon.

Royal Park murder: More deserving convicts awaiting pardon - Prisoner rights activist

The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners came out strongly today against reports that President Sirisena is cont...

Nisali De Silva
October 23, 2019 3 min read

Hakeem defends himself against accusations

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Minister Rauff Hakeem says the video clip showing him with terrorist Zaharan Ha...

October 23, 2019 3 min read

All parties should unite to defeat Gota

The Voice of Citizens (Purawesi handa) organisation urges the NPP and other alternative forces to unite under the umbrel...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 22, 2019 2 min read

Registering tamed elephants: Conservationists cry foul over Cabinet paper

Conservationists and animal rights groups are up in arms over an alleged Cabinet proposal to release illegally captured ...

Nisali De Silva
October 22, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka turning from culture of secrecy to transparency with RTI law

Sri Lanka's Right to Information Commission (RTI Commission) said it has seen an encouraging increase in appeals by peop...

October 22, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka's central bank warns of forex trading scams

Sri Lanka's central bank has issued a warning on illegally forex trading scams operated by some companies where people ...

October 22, 2019 1 min read

EU election observation mission launched; 80 observers in total

Thirty long-term observers were deployed in all nine provinces of Sri Lanka this morning as part of a European Union Ele...

October 22, 2019 3 min read

"Don't be just keyboard warriors" Youth leader says

Youth Leader Gimhani Liyanage is urging youth to not be politically ignorant, but rather act upon issues and to contribu...

Yakuta Dawood
October 22, 2019 3 min read

Slain Sri Lanka editor’s daughter to appeal in U.S. assassination case against Gotabaya

The daughter of slain Sri Lanka editor Lasantha Wickremetunga said she will appeal against the decision of a United Stat...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

US Court dismisses case against Gota over Lasantha killing

A California Court has dismissed the case filed against SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa alleging that he ...

October 22, 2019 2 min read
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Army Chief in Gota ad: action against newspaper demanded

Journalist and Political Commentator Kusal Perera is demanding that the Elections Commission take action against the new...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

President’s retirement benefits will cost Rs. 360mn over 20 years - TISL

TISL has urged the Cabinet to immediately reconsider a decision to allow President Maithripala Sirisena to retain his of...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka taken off FATF grey list: Central Bank

Sri Lanka has The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a a global anti-money laundering body has taken the island off its...

October 22, 2019 1 min read

Gnanasara noticed to appear before court

Notice has been issued to the Bodu Bala Sena leader Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero and two Police officers by the Court ...

October 21, 2019 1 min read

COPE report on 23 enterprises out on Wednesday

The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) will release its report on 23 state sector organisations on Wedn...

October 21, 2019 1 min read

SLFP Seniors who left are coming back

Senior Sri Lanka Freedom Party stalwarts who dumped their party to gather around the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna may not...

October 21, 2019 2 min read

Sirisena leaves for Japan

President Maithripala Sirisena has left for Japan this morning (21) on an official visit, the President’s Media Divisi...

October 21, 2019 1 min read

80% public transport under AKD

Presidential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake says he wishes to increase public trasport from 52% to 80% under a future ...

October 21, 2019 2 min read

Colombo asking the UK to afford errant Brigadier diplomatic immunity

Sri Lanka has requested the Government of United Kingdom (UK) to honour the diplomatic immunity of Brigadier Priyanka Fe...

October 21, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka election commission asks army to remain neutral

Sri Lanka's election commission urged the military to "remain neutral" at next month’s presidential polls after army c...

October 20, 2019 2 min read