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Sri Lanka signs MoU with India's EXIM bank for USD 55mn credit line for urea imports

The request for the credit facility was sought to purchase fertilizer to meet immediate demands during the yala season.

June 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM wants TNA MP's speech probed; 'aragalaya' has blood on its hands, says ex-PM

“This means that the houses were burnt because of an opposing view,” said Wickremesinghe.

June 10, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka business magnate Dhammika Perera leaves director boards; speculation rife

Perera's resignation comes amid mounting speculation that he is set to enter parliament via the SLPP national list.

June 10, 2022 1 min read

Black Monday violence: Sri Lanka PM writes to Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

"We need an impartial investigation."

June 10, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka, India agree to raise ceiling on high-impact community development projects

His presence in Sri Lanka was testimony to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Neighbourhood First policy, said Jaishankar.

Sri Lanka opposition MP Mujibur Rahuman steps down to run for Colombo mayor

"People's right to vote must be protected," he said.

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
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Former President cancels gift distribution event in Polonnaruwa after Election officials object

Elections Commission officials are praising former President Maithripala Sirisena for calling off an event he was the ch...

June 15, 2020 2 min read

SJB accuses govt of halting repatriations to keep COVID 19 numbers low

The Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) is saying that the government is delaying the repatriation of Sri Lankans ab...

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 15, 2020 2 min read

Civil Society organisations say the COVID 19 crisis should not be an excuse for militarization

Civil Society organisations are expressing grave concern regarding the establishment of a spate of Presidential Task For...

June 15, 2020 3 min read

Vanni region Security Forces asked to excercise caution after boxes with Low Explosives found

Security Forces in the Vanni region have been warned to be wary of handling parcels left near their camps after one of t...

June 15, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka scrambles to give passports to 10,000 illegal immigrants in Italy

Sri Lanka's embassy in Rome has made arrangements for over 10,000 persons who have immigrated to Italy illegally to get ...

June 14, 2020 2 min read

Mangala steps away from Parliament, where will he go now?

In Sri Lankan political terms Mangala Samaraweera has done the unthinkable. After being a major player in the break- up ...

Arjuna Ranawana
June 14, 2020 5 min read

Sri Lanka's virus curfew illegal: rights commission

Sri Lanka's nation-wide curfew to contain the coronavirus had been imposed illegally, the independent Human Rights Commi...

June 13, 2020 3 min read

COVID 19 – No crowds allowed to watch or participate at Pereheras in Kandy, Kataragama and other v...

COVID 19 will deal a devastating blow to places like Kandy and Kataragama as crowds are banned from gathering for the ma...

June 13, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka President orders police to halt seizing of defaulted lease assets

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered police to stop leasing companies from re-posseing defaulted leases ...

June 13, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka should sell more to Asia in a post-COVID 19 scenario – Pathfinder Foundation

The Pathfinder Foundation, a think tank advising the government, wants Sri Lanka to sell more to Asia which it calls the...

June 12, 2020 3 min read