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Sri Lanka's friendly nations abstained UNHRC voting - foreign minister

Sri Lanka sees toughest UNHRC resolution after continuous failure to address human rights

October 6, 2022 5 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party MP Ranjith Bandara appointed COPE chair

Analysts say Bandara is a close ally of SLPP architect Basil Rajapaksa,

October 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka opposition not scuttling 22A, govt must get house in order: Sajith

"He can say 'prime minster, I need this' and can keep as many ministries as desired."

October 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to hold ground at UNHRC vote on Oct 06: foreign minister

“This is not a fair reflection of the people’s will. This is heavy lobbying. This is geopolitics,” he said.

October 5, 2022 5 min read
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Sri Lanka must not allow elections to distract from stabilisation: ex-central bank chief

"We must not allow the gains that we have made to be reversed through policy slippage,” he said.

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SL cardinal calls for international probe over Easter attack, suspend cops after new revelation

British Channel 4, citing whistle blowers, has said there was plot behind Easter attack

Opinion: Political pressure to revise 20th amendment remains alive

With some government Parliamentarians finding the courage to oppose the 20th Amendment to the Constitution alongside opp...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
October 13, 2020 6 min read

FMM demands action after two more journalists probing deforestation are assaulted

Media activists are condemning physical assaults on reporters who have investigated alleged illegal deforestation after ...

October 13, 2020 1 min read
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“20th Amendment will deal a death blow to democracy” – Amarapura and Ramanna Monks

A section of Sri Lanka’s powerful Buddhist clergy is opposing a Constitutional Amendment proposed by the government of...

October 12, 2020 2 min read

“Leaked” Supreme Court determination on 20A “disappointing,” say lawyers

In an unprecedented event a document purporting to be the determination of the Supreme Court on the proposed 20th Amendm...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 10, 2020 3 min read

South Asia’s Garment export sector needs regional outlook, new markets

COVID -19 or not, South Asia’s readymade garment sector needs to strengthen its regional ties and explore new markets ...

Kshama Ranawana
October 10, 2020 7 min read

Government MPs want Riyaj Bathiudeen re-arrested over Easter Bombings

More than two-thirds of the country’s governing party Parliamentary Group has signed a letter addressed to the Preside...

October 10, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka President asks China to reduce trade deficit, invest in tech university

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has asked China to purchase more goods to reduce a large trade deficit and als...

October 9, 2020 3 min read

Tens of thousands in the Katunayake FTZ can catch Covid – Workers' Bodies

A Collective of Workers Organisations representing Garment Factory staff is warning that around 50,000 employees in fact...

October 9, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka and China expect more trade, investments after PM, Yang Jiechi meet

Sri Lanka is expecting more Chinese firms to invest in export sectors Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had said at a mee...

October 9, 2020 1 min read

Covid second wave because Govt said it was over - Opposition

The Parliamentary Opposition is charging that the general public let down their guard against the Covid 19 pandemic beca...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 9, 2020 3 min read
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Dozens detained for breaking quarantine curfews - Police

Police have arrested 80 people for violating quarantine curfew as at 6 am this morning since the curfew was implemented ...

October 8, 2020 1 min read

The furore over the removal of MRI chief continues

Both pro-government and opposition spokesmen are questioning the removal of the Director of the Medical Research Institu...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 8, 2020 2 min read

Parliament says no staffer is Covid positive

Sri Lanka’s Parliament is saying that reports on social media that a family member of a Parliament employee has contra...

October 8, 2020 1 min read

Government to crackdown on pro-Cannabis lobby – Prime Minister

The government is taking a tough stance against those promoting the legalization of Marijuana with Prime Minister Mahind...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 7, 2020 2 min read

Use Government Ambulances to come to treatment centres Pavithra tells Covid patients

The Health Minister is appealing to people in the Gampaha and adjacent areas to avail themselves of the Department’s A...

October 7, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka raises workmen's compensation to Rs2.0mn

Sri Lanka will almost double the compensation limit paid to workers in the case of death or permanent disability to 2.0 ...

October 7, 2020 1 min read

Brandix Covid cluster reaches 707 patients as police clarify curfew areas - officials

Police headquarters has issued a clarification saying that Quarantine Curfews have been declared in the Gampaha, Divulap...

October 6, 2020 2 min read

Government not satisfied with prosecutions of child abusers – Prof GL

Only a little over nine per cent of victims of child abuse handled by the government agencies are continuing their educa...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 6, 2020 2 min read

MR says PM’s and President’s offices will be audited after 20A but Auditors’ Union disagrees

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is saying that the offices of the President and the Prime Minister will continue to be ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 5, 2020 3 min read

President Gotabaya says no deal with Bathiudeen over 20A

Sri Lanka’s President has shot down speculation that he is “cutting a political deal” with a powerful Muslim polit...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 4, 2020 3 min read