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Commonwealth calls for peaceful Sri Lanka transition

I call on all those in positions of leadership to safeguard democratic principles, the rule of law and human rights

July 14, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka protestors ready to hand over seized govt buildings except president's office

"Acquiring the buildings was not the aim of the struggle and this withdrawal is a step forward in the struggle itself."

July 14, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in Colombo district from July 14-15

Curfew was imposed from 12 noon on July 14

July 14, 2022 1 min read

Clashes between protestors and Sri Lanka army leave 44 protestors, 16 soldiers injured

Protestors had also taken possession of a soldier’s T-56 firearm.

July 14, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka's SJB vows to form new alliance amid intense speculation of crossovers

"Today, the UNP has no base. It's the SJB that has a vote base. UNP supporters are with the SJB."

Sri Lanka adds trousers and skirts to lawyer's attire, removes frocks

Skirts will be monitored for their lengths

Opinion: An All Women Party mooted to break into male-dominated politics

Though it is eighty-nine years since the first Sri Lankan woman, Adeline Molamure entered the State Legislature, then kn...

Kshama Ranawana
August 2, 2020 7 min read

President and PM taking tough line over the Port workers strike

The government is talking tough about the Port Authority workers whose strike has crippled the Colombo Port causing huge...

August 2, 2020 2 min read

Graphite will be Sri Lanka's ticket to success: Harsha De Silva

Sri Lanka’s ticket to success lies in the graphite layer under the island’s surface, Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) Co...

Tharumalee Silva
August 1, 2020 5 min read
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Former top sleuth Shani Abeysekara allegedly planted evidence – Police spokesman

Former CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekara was arrested this morning by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) for allegedly cre...

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 31, 2020 3 min read

Leading SLPP candidate in Ratnapura sentenced to death for murdering UNP supporter

The Ratnapura High Court has sentenced a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Candidate Premalal Jayasekara to death for the murd...

July 31, 2020 2 min read

No space for women to join the political conversation: NPP candidate Chamila Thushari

Women who were democratically elected were deprived of their rightful chance to enter parliament in recent years, human ...

Tharumalee Silva
July 31, 2020 4 min read

Former CID Director Shani Abyesekera arrested

The former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department SP Shani Abeysekara has been arrested by his former departm...

July 31, 2020 1 min read

Leasing "white elephant" Hambantota Port helped ease debt burden: Ranil

By leasing the “white elephant” Hambantota Port to China, the Yahapalana Government was able to free the people of S...

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 30, 2020 3 min read

Democratic rights, economic concerns will decide this election: NPP candidate Dr Nihal Abeysinghe

Sri Lankan voters are faced with an important choice in the run-up to the upcoming parliamentary polls and must prioriti...

July 30, 2020 6 min read

UNP supporters will vote for us - PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is claiming that the followers of the UNP had ass...

July 30, 2020 1 min read
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The Friday Forum questions the call to hand over more powers to the President

A group of eminent personalities are questioning the call for handing over more powers to the Presidency by abolishing t...

July 30, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka will resume full repatriation of migrant workers from August 9 - officials

Sri Lanka will fly home some 600 migrant workers from Abu Dhabi and Dubai on July 31 and August 1, but begin full repatr...

July 29, 2020 2 min read

Eligible voters under quarantine can vote after 5 pm on polling day – Elections Commission

Sri Lankan citizens who are eligible to vote in the Parliamentary General Elections and are quarantined due to COVID 19 ...

July 29, 2020 2 min read

Probe finds misappropriation of funds in the Central Cultural Fund – Prime Minister’s office

A three-member committee that probed alleged misappropriation from the Central Cultural Fund has found that the fund had...

July 29, 2020 2 min read

Sacking pro-SJB members from the UNP “was long overdue” – Asst. Leader RaviK

With a week to go for the elections, the United National Party (UNP) and the breakaway Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) fire...

July 29, 2020 2 min read

Over 1.2 million new votes registered for Sri Lanka's upcoming polls

Over 1.2 million new votes are expected to be cast in the upcoming parliamentary election in Sri Lanka which is schedule...

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 29, 2020 2 min read

Jordanian Police rescue Sri Lanka Embassy staff held hostage by migrant workers

Jordanian police fired tear gas to help rescue three staffers of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Jordan who were being held ho...

July 28, 2020 2 min read

Younger MPs will get more responsibility in an SLPP government – Tharaka Balasuriya

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will encourage younger, first-time Members of Parliament to take more responsibility, says ...

July 28, 2020 4 min read

Hate speech, divisive language on the rise on Sri Lanka's campaign trail: CMEV

Despite a relatively low incidence at the start, hate speech and divisive language can already be heard on the campaign ...

July 28, 2020 6 min read

Five nabbed for defrauding migrant worker savings

Five suspects were arrested in Kirulapone on Sunday (26) for allegedly defrauding migrant workers of their savings, poli...

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 28, 2020 2 min read