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Sri Lanka CEB chairman resigns after Adani deal revelations

After a recent change to the CEB law deals can be made without competitive tender Adani project

June 13, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition MP rejects PM's insinuations; says he does not condone violence

The PM’s claims and insinuations, Rasamanickam said, could pose a threat to his life.

June 13, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka's state-run Litro Gas chairman Vijitha Herath resigns

The reasons for Herath's departure were not immediately clear.

June 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka business tycoon Dhammika Perera appointed ruling party MP

Perrea's entry to active politics has been speculated over the past week.

June 10, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka to hold local government elections on March 09

The election will be held as scheduled, the election commission was quoted as saying.

JVP stalwart says Sri Lanka local polls a referendum, calls for protests if delayed

"Better yet, they can all just resign. There's no need to hold elections. There is no money for elections anyway."

Opinion: A silver lining in pitch darkness - Victor Ivan's take on Mangala's surprising decision

Senior journalist Victor Ivan shares his thoughts on veteran politician Mangala Samaraweera's surprising decision to not...

June 19, 2020 5 min read

Deported COVID 19 positive Indian passenger hospitalised at IDH

A Bombayite is a guest of the Sri Lankan government, not in the sense of an incarcerated person or an invited personage....

June 19, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka to allow more foriegn universities to enter the country - President

Sri Lanka is amending its University Act to permit more foreign universities to set up shop on the island, President Got...

June 19, 2020 2 min read

Prison officials warned not to assist convicted criminals inside the jails

Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Major General (Rtd) Kamal Guneratne has warned Prisons officials to refrain from ge...

June 19, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka denies it will sign MCC deal after the elections; contradicts recent reports

Sri Lanka is denying reports that it will sign a controversial grant agreement with the United States Millennium Challen...

June 18, 2020 2 min read

Former Prez Sirisena refuses to accept responsibility for Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attacks

Denying any prior knowledge of last year’s Easter Sunday attacks, Sri Lanka’s former President Maithripala Sirisena ...

June 18, 2020 3 min read

Government continuing efforts to raise Plantation Workers daily wage to Rs 1000

The government is continuing to pursue efforts to get a deal to pay the country’s estate workers a guaranteed wage of ...

June 18, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Welisara Navy base epicentre of the biggest COVID 19 cluster to re-open soon - Defence S...

Sri Lanka’s defence authorities are expressing confidence that they have the largest cluster of COVID 19 patients, whi...

Arjuna Ranawana
June 17, 2020 3 min read

Samagi Jana Balavegaya youth wing pledges to hold party accountable

Sri Lanka’s opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya’s (SJB) recently formed youth wing, the Samagi Tharuna Balavegaya (STB...

June 17, 2020 3 min read

Crackdown in Prisons begins as raids are conducted for illegal phones in jails

The Prisons Department is carrying out the directive of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to eliminate corruption and prevent...

June 17, 2020 2 min read
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Magistrate orders probe as to whether journalist's computer had been tampered with

Colombo’s Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday June 16 ordered the Government Analyst to examine a laptop belong...

June 17, 2020 2 min read

Twenty Indian soldiers dead in “brawl” with Chinese Army at tense border where no shots were fir...

At least 20 Indian soldiers including a Colonel are dead in a clash with Chinese forces in a disputed Himalayan border a...

June 17, 2020 2 min read

“President’s vision helped us to control COVID” - Kamal Guneratne

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Major General Kamal Guneratne is claiming that the combination of the Security ...

June 16, 2020 1 min read

Arrest warrants issued against directors of ETI Finance Ltd.

A Colombo Magistrate has issued warrants for the arrest of the Directors of Edirisinghe Trust Investments Finance Ltd., ...

June 16, 2020 2 min read

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of libel

High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of libel in the Philippines' in a case seen as a te...

June 16, 2020 2 min read

Continued harassment of Muslims could prove detrimental to Sri Lanka: Amnesty International

Continued harassment of Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority could prove detrimental to the country, global human rights watch-...

June 16, 2020 3 min read

“Cured” COVID patient relapses and is admitted to the IDH

A Kuwait returnee who was declared COVID 19 positive and treated and released from hospital is showing signs of the dise...

June 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka COVID positive number closes in on the two thousand mark as repatriation flights continue

Sri Lanka’s total number of people diagnosed with COVID 19 nudged closer to the two-thousand mark last night as more r...

June 16, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka ex-editor's laptop seized by police CID

Sri Lanka's police had searched the house of Dharisha Bastians, a former editor of state-run The Sunday Observer and sei...

June 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka to return vehicles seized by police during Covid-19 curfews

Sri Lanka's will return vehicles taken seized by police during a curfew clamped to stop the spread of Coronavirus to the...

June 16, 2020 1 min read