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Third ex domestic aide at Sri Lanka MP's residence alleges sexual assault

Statements have been recorded from seven women who had worked at the Bathuideen residence as domestic aides.

August 2, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka celebs seek presidential pardon for imprisoned actor-politico

The petition was handed to the president’s private secretary Sugeeshwara Bandara Friday morning.

July 30, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka main opposition SJB not other side of any coin: Rehaan Jayawickreme

He said the country needed a 'viable alterative' and the SJB was that.

July 30, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka removes limits on flights carrying full vaxxed passengers

However, existing limitations on unvaccinated passengers will remain, the CAA said in a circular.

July 29, 2021 1 min read
Sri Lanka PM says ready to address protesters' concerns; appoints panels

Panels will be in charge of supporting the protesters and including their proposals in government policies.

Fireworks at post-mortem on Sri Lanka mob violence

Many SLPP members lost their homes after Rajapaksa loyalists attacked a peaceful protest

Uber reveals reports of 6,000 sexual assault, 450 rapes in US

Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 ...

December 6, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka Uber driver released on bail after aggravated assault on passenger

An Uber driver who slammed a passenger against his vehicle and left him fallen on the roadside with head injuries after ...

December 6, 2019 2 min read

Islamophobia in Sri Lanka: Muslim women pushed to the margins

Muslim women became victims of the Islamophobia that swept the country after Muslim extremists launched suicide bomb at...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 6, 2019 4 min read

Rishad requests President to probe Easter attacks and Wilpattu allegations

MP Rishad Bathiudeen has written to President Rajapaksa calling for separate presidential commissions to probe the Easte...

December 6, 2019 2 min read

Sajith will be proclaimed Leader of the Opposition after Throne Speech

Parliament will reconvene on January 3, when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will address the House as the new head of stat...

December 6, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka UNP names Sajith opposition leader, backers eye party leadership

Sri Lanka's United National Party has nominated Sajith Premadasa as opposition candidate, with allies saying a battle fo...

December 6, 2019 1 min read

Sajith to be Leader of the Opposition

The United National Party has decided to nominate Sajith Premadasa as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and a ...

December 5, 2019 2 min read

Environmentalists warn against relaxing sand, granite & soil transport regulations

Environmentalists have cautioned against a Cabinet decision to temporarily remove the need for a permit to transport san...

Imesh Ranasinghe and Nisali de Silva
December 5, 2019 3 min read

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
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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

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