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Sri Lankan woman throws five-year-old son into river, attempts suicide

Police was unable to confirm if the incident was motivated by economic woes.

June 16, 2022 1 min read

Crisis management roadmap for MP input on the way, Sri Lanka PM tells key MPs

By Thursday (16) afternoon, transport has been all but crippled.

June 16, 2022 2 min read

UNFPA with China donates medical equipment to Sri Lanka worth 800,000 dollars

“It is crucial that frontline workers are equipped to respond to their needs.”

June 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka CEB ex chair's letter to be tabled for discussion at next COPE meeting

Herath said he will table the letter, dated June 11, for discussion at the next COPE meeting.

June 15, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka CPC officials pressured at Human Rights Commission meeting, claims minister

CEB agreed for uninterrupted power supply until February 17.

Sri Lanka President says will fully implement 13th amendment

Land and police powers have to be implemented

Sri Lanka denies it will sign MCC deal after the elections; contradicts recent reports

Sri Lanka is denying reports that it will sign a controversial grant agreement with the United States Millennium Challen...

June 18, 2020 2 min read

Former Prez Sirisena refuses to accept responsibility for Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attacks

Denying any prior knowledge of last year’s Easter Sunday attacks, Sri Lanka’s former President Maithripala Sirisena ...

June 18, 2020 3 min read

Government continuing efforts to raise Plantation Workers daily wage to Rs 1000

The government is continuing to pursue efforts to get a deal to pay the country’s estate workers a guaranteed wage of ...

June 18, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Welisara Navy base epicentre of the biggest COVID 19 cluster to re-open soon - Defence S...

Sri Lanka’s defence authorities are expressing confidence that they have the largest cluster of COVID 19 patients, whi...

Arjuna Ranawana
June 17, 2020 3 min read

Samagi Jana Balavegaya youth wing pledges to hold party accountable

Sri Lanka’s opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya’s (SJB) recently formed youth wing, the Samagi Tharuna Balavegaya (STB...

June 17, 2020 3 min read

Crackdown in Prisons begins as raids are conducted for illegal phones in jails

The Prisons Department is carrying out the directive of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to eliminate corruption and prevent...

June 17, 2020 2 min read

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
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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

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