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Tuesday November 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka expands hazardous jobs list for minors following teen domestic aide death

The 2016 Education Act extended the age limit for compulsory to education to 16.

July 26, 2021 2 min read

Death of teen domestic aide: Sri Lanka MP's family members to be produced in court

"Our intention is to carry out a sharp investigation," police spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana said.

July 26, 2021 3 min read

Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o domestic aide: Police arrest MP's wife, in-laws

A 64-year-old suspect who had brought the girl to work at the former minister’s residence was also arrested.

July 23, 2021 2 min read

Duminda release: Sri Lanka Prez should've pardoned all four convicts, says Hirunika

"They too should’ve been pardoned in the interest of fairness,” she said.

July 22, 2021 3 min read
Sri Lanka violence could tarnish image as democratic liberal market country: SLIM

SLIM said it empathizes with all Sri Lankans grappling with ongoing breakdowns in various public services.

Sri Lanka court slaps travel bans on ex-PM, other MPs over May 09 violence: report

The Fort Magistrate issued the bans on 13 legislators representing the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

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

MP Ranjith De Zoysa passes away

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Ranjith De Zoya passed away this morning (04) while undergoing...

December 4, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya's early parametres need revision

Along with the change of government that took place after the November 16 presidential election there is a sense of stro...

Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
December 4, 2019 6 min read

President setting an example - Dayasiri

State Minister of Industries Dayasiri Jayasekara said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had clearly proved to the people...

December 4, 2019 1 min read
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RSF says harassment of journalists surge under new Govt

Pointing to alleged acts of intimidatiion, international media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said media harassment ...

December 4, 2019 2 min read

UAE and New Zealand envoys meet President

Envoys from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and New Zealand called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Se...

December 4, 2019 1 min read

Rebel UNP MPs give one week to resolve leadership crisis

Rebel UNP MPs has demanded a speedy resolution to the party's ongoing leadership crisis, failing which they would be com...

Nisali De Silva
December 3, 2019 3 min read

Travel ban imposed on Swiss Embassy employee

The Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court imposed a temporary travel ban today on the Swiss Embassy employee until she makes ...

December 3, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka studying MCC deal, reviewing others: Minister

Sri Lanka's new administration is studying a draft agreement with America's Millennium Challenge Corporation for grant f...

Chanka Jayasinghe
December 3, 2019 1 min read

Will contest independently if UNP refuses nominations - Ranjan

Ranjan Ramanayake will contest next year's general elections as an independent candidate if the party decides not to giv...

Imesh Ranasinghe
December 3, 2019 1 min read

Handunnetti to keep COPE forensic audit report confidential till next P'ment

COPE Chairman MP Sunil Handunnetti will keep the committee's forensic audit report on the alleged Central Bank bond scam...

Himal Kotelawala
December 3, 2019 1 min read

Italian and Norwegian envoys call on the President

Italian and Norwegian envoys called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat, the Presi...

December 3, 2019 1 min read

Switzerland asks Sri Lanka to explain evidence against Embassy's version of events

Switzerland State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl has asked Sri Lanka to explain the purported evidence against the version ...

December 3, 2019 2 min read

SLFP to remove all MPs who went against party policy - Amaraweera

The SLFP has decided to remove all parliamentarians, provincial councilors and local govt members who went against party...

December 3, 2019 1 min read