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Sri Lanka Freedom Party will oppose any move to arrest Harin: Dayasiri

Jayasekara said Fernando had presented some important information to parliament about the Easter attack probe

April 28, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka govt trying to cover up shortcomings by highlighting India's pandemic woes: NPP

"The government is trying, unsuccessfully, to highlight the Indian situation and claim that we have it better”

April 28, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka President meets China Defence Minister

April 28, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka website Colombo Gazette crashes after alleged Chinese bot attack

The DDoS attack is a sequel to a similar event that occurred in March last year

April 28, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka president to meet Tamil National Alliance on March 15

“For us not to have land issues in the future, we must first discuss a political solution."

Govt health workers in Sri Lanka go on strike in Western, Eastern provinces

Health workers also demand that the government name the health profession a closed service

Campaigning to end midnight today; final rallies of main candidates in Colombo suburbs

Propaganda activities for the presidential election to be held on Saturday (16) will come to an end at 12.00 midnight to...

November 13, 2019 2 min read

Presidential candidates charged premiums for advertising

Radio, television and newspapers are charging premium rates of 150 to 300 per cent of standard prices from candidates in...

November 13, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka Presidential candidates charged premiums for advertising

Sri Lanka's radio, television and newspapers are charging premium rates of 150 to 300 percent of standard prices from ca...

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 13, 2019 2 min read

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
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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

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