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Losing GSP+ will spell disaster for Sri Lanka's economy: former PM Wickremesinghe

"In the face of the danger that has arisen, the GSP+ must not be politicised."

June 13, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party kindles resignation drama over fuel price hike

Minister accused of not taking correct decisions

June 12, 2021 3 min read

On fake news, popular dissent & opposition silence: In conversation with MP Dr Harini Amarasuriya

 “It’s really rich coming from a government that routinely uses fake news to for its own projects,” said Dr Amara...

June 12, 2021 8 min read

Sri Lanka estate females suffering violence, child sex abuse: action needed: study

Midwives, grama niladaris over-worked, unions not interested

June 12, 2021 4 min read
Sri Lanka's top businesses express solidarity with protestors, call for solutions, stability

"We urge all key parties to reach consensus, within the construct of the constitution of the country."

Sri Lanka President declines the resignation of media minister Godahewa

"I want the cabinet to be more inclusive and in line with what people want," Godahewa.

Election largely peaceful but held in uneven playing field - EU observers

The EU election observers mission said that though the presidential election was largely peaceful, contestents had to co...

November 18, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka poll peaceful, bias, hate speech, disinformation in media: EU observers

Sri Lanka's 2019 presidential campaign was peaceful, but there was hate speech, disinformation and bias in media, an Eur...

November 18, 2019 1 min read

‘Sri Lankan media should self-regulate,’ - Election Observers

Asian Election observers faulted both private and State Media organisations for favouring their chosen candidates during...

November 18, 2019 2 min read

Coexistence has been ruined by politics - Patali

The country which was on the path to reunification has been divided by the politics of this election, former Minister Pa...

November 18, 2019 3 min read

U.S. says to support Sri Lanka’s sovereignty through heightened good governance

The United States said it is ready to work with new Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to support the country’s s...

November 18, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya wants minorities to join him

Newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is inviting the minority communities to join him for the betterment of the co...

November 18, 2019 3 min read

New Sri Lanka president pledges professionalism, efficiency in administration

Sri Lanka's newly-elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa Monday said he would rebuild government administration giving pri...

November 18, 2019 2 min read

Ranil to resign in the next 24 hours

The United National Front government will support the Sri Lanka Podujana party to go for early elections, House Leader a...

November 18, 2019 1 min read

Changing 19th Amendment SLPP priority - MR

The first priority of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will be to examine the 19th Amendment to the Constitution with a v...

November 18, 2019 2 min read

President-elect Gotabaya to swear in today

President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the country's seventh Executive President today at the sacred Ruv...

November 18, 2019 1 min read
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Calls for Sri Lanka parliamentary elections, new cabinet

Sri Lanka Podujana Party of newly elected Sri Lanka president is calling on members of parliament who backed Prime Minis...

November 18, 2019 2 min read

Mahinda Rajapaksa says looking at Sri Lanka constitutional, legal reforms

Sri Lanka Podujana Party leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said they are looking to change the constitution after his brother Got...

November 17, 2019 3 min read

Vote reveals stark racial divide between North and South

The vote revealed that the minority-dominated North and East voted heavily against Rajapaksa and the majority South for ...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 17, 2019 3 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will be President for all Sri Lankans

Newly-elected Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said he will be the President of all Sri Lankans regardless of their religion or race.

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Mangala resigns from Finance Ministry

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera resigned from the post of Finance Minister today after the election of Gotabaya Raj...

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidency in polarized vote

Sri Lanka's ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who helped defeat Tamil Tiger separatists is being elected in a deep...

November 17, 2019 2 min read

Pakistan congratulates Rajapaksa on winning Sri Lanka presidential poll

Pakistan has congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa for winning the Sri Lanka presidential elections.

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Harin Fernando steps down from his posts

UNP MP Harin Fernando has quit his Ministerial posts as well as all officwes he holds with the party after the rubbing t...

November 17, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka election

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of the Tamil Tigers 10 years ago, stormed to victory Sunday in S...

November 17, 2019 4 min read

Sajith steps down as UNP deputy leader; says most peaceful elections in history

Sajith Premadasa has said he is stepping down as Deputy Leader of the United National Party conceding defeat to Gotabaya...

November 17, 2019 2 min read