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Sri Lanka partners with USAID to convert petrol-run tuktuks to electricity

The move also aims to promote a greener transportation sector, a statement said.

August 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's runaway ex president to return on Aug 24, 25: cousin

Rajapaksa resigned from the presidency after mass protests against the worst economic crisis since Independence.

August 17, 2022 1 min read

Japan PM congratulates Sri Lanka president, hopeful of improved relations

Kishido said he would like to work in concert with Wickremesinghe to “further develop the cordial ties".

August 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka relaxed visas to remove a barrier to Korean investment

Korea had been the top foreign investment generator in 80s and it desires to regain that position

August 17, 2022 1 min read
USAID and IREX host 'Mojo Lanka' mobile journalism festival

The two-day festival intends to educate content creators on the latest trends

Sri Lanka opposition MP Harsha de Silva appointed COPF chair

The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) had been allegedly blocking de Silva's appointment to the post.

No decision on UNP National List MP as yet

The United National Party (UNP) has not yet decided on who they will nominate to the single National List seat it won in...

August 21, 2020 2 min read
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President promises University education for all students who pass the Advanced Levels

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is promising to overhaul the education system, solve issues in schools, increase the capaci...

August 20, 2020 3 min read

Full Text of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's speech to Parliament

The full text of the speech delivered by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the inauguration of the Ninth Parliament of Sri...

August 20, 2020 15 min read

Sri Lanka President promises a Constitution with “One country, one law for all people”

• Sweeping changes to the country’s Constitution that will ensure a stable Parliament • Priority will be given...

August 20, 2020 3 min read
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New mechanism to address public complaints against police: Def Secy

Sri Lanka’s defence establishment plans to launch a new mechanism to address public complaints and petitions against t...

Tharumalee Silva
August 20, 2020 2 min read

Police probing skeletal remains found in Pannai in Jaffna

Skeletal remains found near a temple in Jaffna are now with the Medical Officer for the forensic medical test and dating...

August 20, 2020 1 min read

Sub-committee to draft 20th amendment to Sri Lanka constitution; 19A out, salient features to remain

Sri Lanka’s newly appointed cabinet of ministers will appoint a five-member subcommittee to draft the proposed 20th am...

August 20, 2020 2 min read

Most Sri Lankans stranded in the Middle-East can’t afford the pricey tickets home - Returnee

Sri Lanka resumed flights to bring back migrant workers from Kuwait today, but returnees say many Sri Lankans remain stu...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 20, 2020 2 min read
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Ninth Parliament: Mahinda Yapa Speaker, Siyambalapitiya Deputy, Sajith Leader of the Opposition

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene was elected as Speaker of the Ninth Parliament of Sri Lanka unanimously by the new Members toda...

August 20, 2020 2 min read

Mahinda Yapa Elected unanimously as new Speaker of Parliament

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene was elected as the new Speaker of Parliament unanimously by members of Parliament.

August 20, 2020 1 min read
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President expected to  lay-out the government’s plan to recover from the current crisis today in ...

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will ceremonially declare the Ninth Parliament of Sri Lanka open this afternoon where he is...

August 20, 2020 2 min read

They‘re back! Sri Lanka’s famous Parliamentary pugilists are returned by the voters

Many of the Parliamentarians who fought like street thugs in front of live TV cameras are back in the House and are join...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 20, 2020 4 min read

Committee to probe irregularities, misconduct in state banks during the past regime

The Cabinet has appointed a committee to investigate alleged irregularities, unproductive initiatives and misconduct in ...

August 19, 2020 1 min read

Cabinet approves the decision to change the country’s constitution

At its first Cabinet meeting, the new government has approved making changes to the Constitution, the Cabinet Spokesman ...

August 19, 2020 2 min read

Ruwan Wijewardene says UNP will “join hands” with the SJB

Deputy Secretary-General of United National Party (UNP) Ruwan Wijewardene says his party hopes to join hands and work wi...

August 19, 2020 2 min read
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Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena likely to be Speaker of the Ninth Parliament

The new Speaker of Parliament will likely be veteran parliamentarian Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, the Parliament Spokesman ...

August 19, 2020 2 min read

Kurunegala taxpayers will foot Rs 2mn Lawyers bill to defend Mayor

The Kurunegala Municipal Council passed a resolution yesterday to cover the legal expenses incurred in the case against ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 18, 2020 2 min read

OPPP National List dispute: Monk complains to Swiss Embassy

A Monk associated with the Our People’s Power Party (OPPP) has complained at the Swiss Embassy in Colombo saying he wa...

August 18, 2020 2 min read
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Whither Sri Lanka's opposition?

Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda in conversation with EconomyNext about what lies ahead for Sri Lanka's opposition in the wake of ...

Himal Kotelawala
August 18, 2020 18 min read

New Justice Minister Ali Sabry promising court reforms to reduce delays

Newly minted Justice Minister Mohamed Ali Sabry is promising major reforms in the Courts system because he has seen the ...

August 18, 2020 2 min read