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Sri Lanka's anti-terror law under scrutiny again as protestor detention continues

First billed as a temporary Act in 1978, the PTA has been used sporadically throughout Sri Lanka’s recent history. 

August 22, 2022 3 min read

Two Sri Lankans named among top 25 Canadian immigrants

This is an annual awards program that celebrates the achievement of the immigrants in Canada.

August 22, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Navy seizes petrol hoard worth 900,000 rupees

The suspects along with petrol and the vehicles used for the illegal act were handed over to the Kalpitiya Police.

August 22, 2022 2 min read

Australia to work with India to provide fuel to Sri Lanka's navy, air force

Australia recently provided Sri Lanka 75 million US dollars in food and medicine aid. 

August 22, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka plans law to punish candidates, media who violates election guidelines

Instead of amending each law, a separate law called Election (special provision) act would be drafted.

Sri Lanka president's loyalist Navin Dissanayake appointed provincial governor

“I will bring 20 years of experience to improve the public delivery systems in the province," said Dissanayake.

Murder convict Premalal Jayasekara cannot sit in Parliament or vote in the House - AG

Premalal Jayasekara the convicted murderer who was elected to Parliament from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna in the Rat...

August 31, 2020 2 min read
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Seriously injured Japura fresher student files FR Petition

A student of the Shri Jayewardenepura University who was seriously injured in a recent ragging incident is asking the Su...

August 31, 2020 2 min read
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The UNP leadership will go from one RW to his cousin another RW – Ruwan Wijewardene

The United National Party which was decimated at this month’s Parliamentary General Elections will look to rebuild for...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 31, 2020 3 min read
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Sri Lanka sea reclamation project's China affiliates on US export blacklist

The United States has placed several subsidiaries of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), the ultimate pare...

August 30, 2020 3 min read

In Sri Lanka, political parties are “bought and sold”

When Vedinigama Wimalatissa Thero, former General Secretary of the Our Peoples’ Power Party (OPPP) confessed that the ...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 29, 2020 3 min read

Karu debunks statement that he is no longer a member of the UNP

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has shot back at the United National Party members who have said that he cannot become th...

August 28, 2020 2 min read

Courts orders investigation into “wilful destruction” in Anawilundawa sanctuary

The Chilaw courts have ordered the Department of Wildlife Conservation to investigate, identify and charge those involve...

August 28, 2020 2 min read
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Mangala accuses govt of militarising Sri Lanka amid harsh economic woes

Sri Lanka’s former Finance Minister Mangala Samarweera has accused the newly elected government of lacking an economic...

August 28, 2020 3 min read

The cost of a meal for a MP in the Parliament is not as high as reported - Speaker

Members of Parliament are miffed at media reports that it costs the taxpayer Rs 3,000 per meal to feed our representativ...

August 28, 2020 2 min read
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Opinion: Treat roadbuilding in Sinharaja with caution

The road that connects Neluwa to Deniyaya is mired in controversy, with many questions being asked about the development...

Kshama Ranawana
August 28, 2020 8 min read
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Handunetti cannot depose before Presidential Commission - Speaker

A Chairman of a Committee or an official of Parliament cannot be summoned before Presidential Commission of Inquiry to r...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 27, 2020 1 min read
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Animal Welfare Organisations taking over government’s role in dealing with stray dogs

Sri Lanka’s street dog population keeps sky-rocketing as authorities fail to set clear policies and create systems for...

Tania Madies
August 27, 2020 5 min read
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Government violated the Constitution by passing Votes on Account without Parliament - Harsha

The Main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) says the government should admit it violated the constitution when it a...

August 27, 2020 2 min read
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Viggy’s controversial remarks: Speaker upholds MPs right to hold opinions

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has ended the spat over whether C.V. Vigneshwaran’s statement that Tamil was the firs...

August 27, 2020 1 min read

Campaign to protect 19A will see opposition defeated a third time: Keheliya

The ongoing campaign to protect the 19th amendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution will result in a third consecutive defe...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 27, 2020 2 min read
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By using Mattala and Katunayake airports repatriation will be speeded up – officials

Sri Lanka will use two of its international airports at Katunayake and Mattala for the repatriation of Lankans abroad wh...

August 27, 2020 2 min read
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Matale Mayor Daljit Aluwihare suspended and put under investigation by Governor

Matale Mayor Daljith Aluwihare has been suspended and an inquiry ordered into decisions he has made in the recent past.

August 27, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition warns against weakening parliament's COPE, COPA oversight

Sri Lanka's opposition warned against appointing government ministers or members to key oversight committees of the parl...

August 27, 2020 1 min read

Vigneshwaran’s statement about Tamil in Parliament has ruffled feathers

A controversial statement made by first-time Member C.V. Vigneshwaran delivering his maiden speech at Parliament on Augu...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 26, 2020 3 min read

NCPA nabs youth charged with impregnating 15-year-old

The special police unit of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has arrested a 22- year-old who had fled after...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 26, 2020 1 min read