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US President Joe Biden nominates Julie Chung for ambassador to Sri Lanka

Chung currently serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the US Dept of State

June 16, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka opposition SJB to confer party position on MP Patali Champika Ranawaka

Denying any rift within the SJB, Fonseka insisted that the party works through dialogue and consensus.

June 16, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka to discuss preferential trade deal with Bangladesh

Bilateral trade minimal despite various agreements

June 15, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka regrets EU resolution, rejects claims of arbitrary arrests: Foreign Ministry

"The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is revisiting provisions in the PTA as has already been communicated to the EU."

June 15, 2021 4 min read
Sri Lanka no confidence motion: Ceylon Workers' Congress decides to vote against government

"CWC, after extensive discussions, has collectively taken a decision to vote against the present government," he said.

Undergrad protesters surround Sri Lanka PM's residence; demand resignation

IUSF members in their thousands were greeted by police barricades at entry points to the Galle Face Green.

Ranil promises to hand over reins to young leaders

Outgoing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the party will be handed over to a group of young leaders who can...

November 21, 2019 1 min read

Defence Secy instructs acting IGP to be extra vigilant in coming days

Newly appointed Secretary to the Defence Ministry Major General Kamal Gunaratne has instructed the Acting Inspector Gene...

November 21, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya released from D. A. Rajapaksa memorial case; passport released

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been released from all indictments in the D. A. Rajapaksa memorial case, sources said.

November 21, 2019 1 min read

Six new governors appointed by President Rajapaksa

Six new governors were appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (21 Nov), the presidential secretariat sai...

November 21, 2019 1 min read

Mahinda becomes PM for the third time today

Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as Prime Minister to head an interim government by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at 1:...

November 21, 2019 1 min read

Mahinda as Sri Lanka PM, 15-member interim cabinet

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's brother Mahinda Rajapaksa would be sworn in as Prime Minister later Thursday and a 15 mem...

November 21, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's new president names brother Mahinda as PM

Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will swear in his elder brother Mahinda -- a former president himself -- as...

November 20, 2019 1 min read

New Sri Lanka president urged to respect Tamil vote for devolution

Sri Lanka's main minority Tamil party has called on newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to respect their supporte...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Ranil will resign tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign from office tomorrow he said in a statement released to Media a short wh...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Waiting for Ranil to resign so Mahinda can be PM - Dinesh

MP Dinesh Gunawardena says the SLPP is waiting for PM Wickremesinghe to resign so that SLPP leader Mahinda Rajapaksa can...

Nisali De Silva
November 20, 2019 2 min read
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Constitution change de-politicized institutions, allowed free polls: outgoing Sri Lanka PM

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he will formally resign tomorrow, allowing President Gotabaya Rajap...

November 20, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM to resign paving way for new cabinet

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign paving the way for newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaks...

November 20, 2019 1 min read

Ranil has decided to resign will issue statement later

November 20, 2019 1 min read

Will forge ahead with new leader - Harin

Former Minister Harin Fernando says the Sajith Premadasa faction of the UNP will forge ahead with a new leader in the ru...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka President says looking forward to working with the US, EU

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he is looking forward to working with the United State and European Un...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Our strategy brought Gota to power - Gnanasara

Bodu Bala Sena Chief Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero is taking the credit for the election of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Harsha resigns, asks to keep Sri Lanka Suwa Seriya paramedic service going

Economic Reforms Minister Harsha de Silva has resigned asking to preserve the Suwaseriya paramedic service which takes a...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

Ranil is staying put; postpones decision to quit

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was expected to resign after he met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today has not d...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

Over 20 incidents of post-election violence in 72 hours - CMEV

The CMEV states that 22 incidents of post-election violence have been recorded in the 72 hours since election night (16...

Imesh Ranasinghe
November 19, 2019 2 min read

Nalin Bandara calls for collective resignation allowing Rajapaksa govt to fail

Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara insisted today that the Yahapalana Government should resign collectively and let the new g...

Nisali De Silva
November 19, 2019 2 min read