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Tuesday November 29th, 2022

Vietnam offers to help with organic farming, Sri Lanka proposes Port City, religious ties

Expanding tourism also discussed

July 17, 2021 2 min read

Quarantined protestors in Sri Lanka released several days short of 14-day isolation period

The union members had been arrested for engaged in protests that police said were in violation of a ban on protests.

July 16, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka public security minister defends mandatory military training proposal

The idea was not to create more soldiers as claimed by some, Weerasekara said this Friday.

July 16, 2021 1 min read

16-year-old working in former Sri Lanka minister's residence dies of burn injuries

The teenager was a resident of Dayagama and had come to work as a maid at the former minister’s house , police said.

July 16, 2021 2 min read
From war hero to target of angry crowds: Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa falls from grace

Despite political differences, the family has always been united, sources close to Rajapaksa say.

Sri Lanka's president calls to reject attempts for racial, religious disharmony

Clashes erupted after Rajapaksa's supporters attacked peaceful, unarmed protesters while police watched the attack.

Speaker recognises Ranil as Opp. Leader

Formally recognising United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today that hi...

November 27, 2019 1 min read

Seth FM – Radio that heals

Seth FM the local community Radio station that operates from the Katuwapitiya area became the nodal point after the East...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 27, 2019 4 min read

New State and Deputy Ministers sworn in

New State Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the interim government were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at ...

November 27, 2019 2 min read

Dinesh wants Diplomats to find solutions to external pressures

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinesh Gunawardena is calling on the country's diplomatic service to find solutions for exte...

November 27, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka President appoints state ministers

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed state minister for the following portfolios.

November 27, 2019 1 min read

Career diplomats heading Sri Lanka foreign missions increased to 58-pct

A majority 58 percent of Sri Lanka's foreign missions are now headed by career diplomats, up from 37 percent a year ago...

November 27, 2019 1 min read

Police search newsroom

A Police team from the Mirihana Police searched the newsroom of this morning, investigating a complaint that...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka airports on alert after top cop flees

The Sri Lankan government has put airports on alert to stop police detectives leaving without permission after a top off...

November 26, 2019 2 min read

FMM Concerned by Shani transfer

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is asking the National Police Commission to reconsider the hasty transfer of the Director ...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Namal permitted to travel abroad till 10 Feb

The Colombo High Court hearing the Gowers Corporate case granted permission to MP Namal Rajapaksa today to travel abroad...

November 26, 2019 1 min read
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Indian consent important to reform Provincial Councils

It is best that any reform or abolition of the provincial councils should be done in consultation with India and with th...

Jehan Perera - Excecutive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
November 26, 2019 5 min read

Enter the Speaker; Karu trying to bring peace to UNP

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is stepping in to try and end the civil war in the United National Party..

Arjuna Ranawana
November 26, 2019 2 min read

MCC compact to be "launched soon" in SL - Alice Wells

The controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact will be launched in Sri Lanka soon, a senior US diploma...

Himal Kotelawala
November 26, 2019 3 min read

TISL launches, a politically exposed persons’ online database

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) launched an online database today (26) with information on politically expos...

November 26, 2019 2 min read

Govt will abolish the fuel price formula only if necessary-Amaraweera

Minister of Passenger Transport Management, Power and Energy Mahinda Amaraweera is saying the government will abolish th...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

British and Saudi envoys meet President

British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton and Deputy Commissioner Tom Burn called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Foreign Travel ban on 704 CID officers

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has made a request through the Immigration and Emigration Department to susp...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka will not threaten India's security, will change Hambantota deal: President

Sri Lanka will not engage in activities to harm the security interests of India and will re-negotiate a deal that with ...

November 26, 2019 2 min read

Will not harm Indian interests; leasing H'tota Port was a mistake - President

In his first ever interview as Head of State, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told an Indian journalist that he will not ha...

November 25, 2019 6 min read

The need for safe places for women highlighted

The most predominant human rights violation in all places at all times is gender-based violence

Yakuta Dawood
November 25, 2019 2 min read