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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

New twists to Sri Lanka ruling party's factional theatrics as alliance partners cry foul

"Such immature actions ultimately result in the people losing confidence in the government."

June 14, 2021 4 min read

Tamil Nadu on high alert following unconfirmed Sri Lanka armed group infiltration threat

Authorities had been alerted of armed men sailing on a boat from Sri Lanka “to enter the state with a sinister design"

June 14, 2021 2 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 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

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
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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

Gotabaya assumes office as President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa moved into the Presidential Secretariat as he formally took office as the seventh President...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

No decision yet to handover the government to Gota-Ashok

Former Minister Ashok Abeysinghe that there is no decision has been taken yet to handover the government to the new Pres...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

UNP requests supporters to report incidents of post-election violence

The UNP called on its supporters who have allegedly become victims of post-election violence to report such incidents to...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

Future of Sri Lanka government, elections to be decided this week: Speaker

Sri Lanka's parliamentary speaker said a party leaders meeting will be called this week to decide on the government and ...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

Party leaders'meeting to decide on future action

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is saying that the leaders of political parties in Parliament will meet this week and decide on ...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumes office as Sri Lanka President

Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed duties at the presidential secretariat Tuesday after winning 52 per...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

Ranil to meet new Sri Lanka President, tipped to resign

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to meet new Sri Lanka President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and current opposition leader...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

UNP agreeable for Election after Feb 15 - Kiriella

The United National Party Parliamentary Group is not agreeable to support the dissolution of Parliament immediately but ...

November 18, 2019 2 min read