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Young Journalists renew appeal to safeguard poet Ahnaf Jazeem

The Young Journalists Association (YJA) is renewing its appeal to the authorities to intervene in the case of young Poet...

March 31, 2021 2 min read

Former President says SLFP aiming to form a government

Former President and leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Maithripala Sirisena has said that his party is workin...

March 31, 2021 2 min read

Vietnam new ambassador to Sri Lanka targets investment, tourism and trade

Vietnam's new Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ho Thi Thanh Truc had presented credentials to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, promi...

March 30, 2021 2 min read

License for Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters: Minister to go ahead with discussions

Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda expects to hold discussions with the Tamil Nadu government to allow a limited numbe...

March 30, 2021 4 min read
Uproar in Sri Lanka parliament over opposition MP's electric torch

"How is one supposed to use the bathroom when there are no lights? That’s why I brought a torch,” he said.

Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs Delhi-based missions ahead of UNHRC session 

"Sri Lanka has undertaken substantial steps with a view to accountability, restorative justice and reconciliation."

Left Front switches from AKD to Sajith

Yesterday 23rd the Central Committee of the United Left Front decided to withdraw support from Anura Kumara Dissanayake ...

October 24, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday probe drops bombshell on Sirisena

Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Select Committee on Easter Sunday attacks dropped a bombshell Wednesday accusing President ...

October 24, 2019 3 min read

State Intelligence Service should be blamed for Easter massacre - Parliamentary Committee

The Director of the State Intelligence Service, Nilantha Jayawardena, “bears the greatest responsibility” in the fai...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 23, 2019 2 min read

Gota’s promises on education unrealistic – UNP

(SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's promises on education reform are unrealistic and impractical, UNP MP ...

October 23, 2019 2 min read

Royal Park murder: More deserving convicts awaiting pardon - Prisoner rights activist

The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners came out strongly today against reports that President Sirisena is cont...

Nisali De Silva
October 23, 2019 3 min read

Hakeem defends himself against accusations

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Minister Rauff Hakeem says the video clip showing him with terrorist Zaharan Ha...

October 23, 2019 3 min read

All parties should unite to defeat Gota

The Voice of Citizens (Purawesi handa) organisation urges the NPP and other alternative forces to unite under the umbrel...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 22, 2019 2 min read

Registering tamed elephants: Conservationists cry foul over Cabinet paper

Conservationists and animal rights groups are up in arms over an alleged Cabinet proposal to release illegally captured ...

Nisali De Silva
October 22, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka turning from culture of secrecy to transparency with RTI law

Sri Lanka's Right to Information Commission (RTI Commission) said it has seen an encouraging increase in appeals by peop...

October 22, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka's central bank warns of forex trading scams

Sri Lanka's central bank has issued a warning on illegally forex trading scams operated by some companies where people ...

October 22, 2019 1 min read
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EU election observation mission launched; 80 observers in total

Thirty long-term observers were deployed in all nine provinces of Sri Lanka this morning as part of a European Union Ele...

October 22, 2019 3 min read

"Don't be just keyboard warriors" Youth leader says

Youth Leader Gimhani Liyanage is urging youth to not be politically ignorant, but rather act upon issues and to contribu...

Yakuta Dawood
October 22, 2019 3 min read

Slain Sri Lanka editor’s daughter to appeal in U.S. assassination case against Gotabaya

The daughter of slain Sri Lanka editor Lasantha Wickremetunga said she will appeal against the decision of a United Stat...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

US Court dismisses case against Gota over Lasantha killing

A California Court has dismissed the case filed against SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa alleging that he ...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

Army Chief in Gota ad: action against newspaper demanded

Journalist and Political Commentator Kusal Perera is demanding that the Elections Commission take action against the new...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

President’s retirement benefits will cost Rs. 360mn over 20 years - TISL

TISL has urged the Cabinet to immediately reconsider a decision to allow President Maithripala Sirisena to retain his of...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka taken off FATF grey list: Central Bank

Sri Lanka has The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a a global anti-money laundering body has taken the island off its...

October 22, 2019 1 min read

Gnanasara noticed to appear before court

Notice has been issued to the Bodu Bala Sena leader Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero and two Police officers by the Court ...

October 21, 2019 1 min read

COPE report on 23 enterprises out on Wednesday

The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) will release its report on 23 state sector organisations on Wedn...

October 21, 2019 1 min read

SLFP Seniors who left are coming back

Senior Sri Lanka Freedom Party stalwarts who dumped their party to gather around the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna may not...

October 21, 2019 2 min read