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COVID scare prompts Sri Lanka's Colombo Grand Mosque to cancel Friday prayers

However, the mosque did not remark on daily prayers.

August 5, 2021 1 min read

Ban or regulate social media in Sri Lanka, top minister tells parliament

“In China, there is no social media. We’re not like that."

August 5, 2021 2 min read

Protests continue in Sri Lanka over teachers' salary demands, KNDU bill; two arrested

Teachers also defied a government order to all state public servants to return to work on Monday (02).

August 4, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka p'ment will not debate controversial defence university bill this week

"I believe MPs and the public should be given more time to express their views [on the bill],” the minister said.

August 4, 2021 3 min read
Sri Lanka police shake up after mob violence

Some 230 people have been arrested in connection with the arson attacks

Sri Lanka Defence Ministry to investigate information on purportedly planned LTTE attack

May 18, the day the attack is reportedly expected to take place, marks the end of the war.

Magistrate wants threats against lawyer probed

Colombo Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne has asked the Senior Counsel appearing on behalf of the victim of the Swiss Embassy ...

December 12, 2019 2 min read

Bar Association condemns anti-Judge remarks

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) is condemning “statements made with reference to concluded cases, pending liti...

December 12, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to review financial zone, laws, proposed for CHEC Port City

Sri Lanka's new administration has appointed a committee of experts to review an investment zone and laws proposed on a ...

December 12, 2019 1 min read

School-based system to replace Z score; new trilingual national schools on the cards

The Cabinet announced a decision today to introduce a new “school-based scientific method” to select students for go...

Imesh Ranasinghe
December 12, 2019 3 min read

Mahinda is "Super Minister" in Cabinet

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is the “Super Minister” in the new Cabinet, controlling 86 departments or instituti...

December 12, 2019 1 min read

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
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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

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