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Sri Lanka opposition leader blames crises on 20th amendment; faults Justice Minister

"Please, as demanded by the people of this country, resign and give them the opportunity to elect a new government."

May 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka police arrests 12 protestors outside parliament; opposition demands release

"This is a democratic country. Do these protesters lose their freedom after giving a letter to the speaker?"

May 4, 2022 2 min read

Payments to Zuberi made under instructions from govt: Cabraal

Following a statement by JVP leader

May 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka MP Namal Rajapaksa denies allegations of corruption, promises legal action

“We will take legal action as some of [the allegations] are already being investigated and some cases are ongoing."

May 3, 2022 1 min read

ICJ, academics, request Sri Lankan authorities to respect prominent lawyer's human rights

Acknowledging the need to conduct thorough investigations into any alleged offence, a collective of academics, lawyers, ...

April 23, 2020 4 min read

Constitutional Crisis looms as poll date goes beyond three months of dissolution

Constitutional experts are saying that because the President is accountable to Parliament it is vital that the House be ...

Arjuna Ranawana
April 23, 2020 4 min read

Constitutional Council to discuss Independent Commissions

The Constitutional Council is to meet tomorrow at the residence of former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to primarily discuss t...

April 22, 2020 1 min read

Alleged Kasippu dealer who attacked Inspector in remand

A man who allegedly assaulted a police officer at the Wariyapola Police Station on Sunday 19 April has been remanded, po...

April 22, 2020 1 min read

Pompeo remembers Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attacks, says will pursue justice

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his country will "not rest" in bringing to justice those involved in Easter Sunda...

April 22, 2020 1 min read

No elections till last COVID-19 patient recovers, surprised SJB tells NEC Chairman

A date for the upcoming parliamentary elections must be announced only after the last COVID-19 patient has officially re...

April 21, 2020 2 min read

Sajith wants written guarantees from Health Chief to hold election

Sajith Premadasa is saying that the Director-General of Health Services must issue a public guarantee that it will be sa...

April 21, 2020 2 min read

President says no desire to reconvene previous parliament under any circumstance

Noting that he has no power to convene parliament in the absence of an election after June 2, President Gotabaya Rajapas...

April 21, 2020 2 min read

Honouring the Victims of 21 April 2019 Through Togetherness and Unity

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Easter Sunday attacks, in which eight IS terrorists senselessly murdered 269...

Shreen Abdul Saroor - Human Rights Activist and founder of Women's Action Network 
April 21, 2020 6 min read

Parliamentary General Election on June 20

Sri Lanka’s COVID-hit Parliamentary General Election is to be held on June 20, an official statement issued by the Inf...

April 20, 2020 2 min read
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Educators urge President not to open schools without a plan

A group of renowned educators and school administrators is urging the government to refrain from re-opening schools on M...

April 20, 2020 3 min read

An election now will be an election of death: SJB

The government and the National Election Commission (NEC) must take full responsibility for any increase in COVID-19 rel...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 20, 2020 2 min read

"Operation stopgap" helping thousands ride the COVID storm

An Army of volunteers and donors from Sri Lanka and overseas are helping the needy, mainly daily wage earners, in all pa...

Arjuna Ranawana
April 19, 2020 6 min read

Sri Lanka election commission should fix new election date: PM

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has called on the country's Elections Commission to fix a new date, after t...

April 18, 2020 1 min read

Karu: “Sri Lanka only democracy to face the COVID crisis without a legislature”

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is warning the government that creating a constitutional crisis at this time would danger...

April 18, 2020 3 min read

Eran: Government trying to suppress criticism

Former MP Eran Wickramaratne is saying that the government has started suppressing criticism about the shortcomings in t...

April 18, 2020 2 min read

Social activists urge officials to care for marginalised citizens in COVID 19 fight

Sex-workers, homeless and migrant workers without a fixed abode are increasingly at risk of contracting COVID 19 and are...

Arjuna Ranawana
April 17, 2020 3 min read

Cardinal: Easter attackers "spritually forgiven" but plotters must be punished

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church is ready to “spiritually forgive” the plotters and the perpetrators of last year...

Arjuna Ranawana
April 17, 2020 3 min read

Cardinal says Government must probe attacks on Muslims after Easter Sunday blasts

Sri Lanka’s leading Roman Catholic Prelate says pogroms against Muslims three weeks after the 2019 Easter Sunday suici...

Arjuna Ranawana
April 16, 2020 3 min read

Prioritise containing COVID-19 over elections, says Cardinal

Now is not the time for elections in Sri Lanka, given the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said.

Arjuna Ranawana
April 16, 2020 2 min read