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Sunday December 3rd, 2023

Sri Lanka former minister accused of instigating violence files petition to prevent arrest

 "A date for the appeal has not been given yet," the Appeal Court registrar said.

June 8, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister to Singapore for bilateral meeting with leaders 

Peiris visit comes when Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis and is seeking international funding.

June 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Tri Forces at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pageant

In 2022, the Queen Elizabeth II became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee

June 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM laments unilateral termination of Japan, India-funded projects

“Japan is our long time friend; a nation that has helped our country greatly. But they are now unhappy with us."

June 7, 2022 3 min read
India to expand investment in Sri Lanka's energy sector, other core areas: Jaishankar

"I am confident that the gravity of the situation is realised by policymakers here,” Jaishankar said.

Sri Lanka minister urges to delay LG polls until stability returns 

Says the state will have to bear 12.6 rupees for elections and maintain elected candidates

Sri Lanka diplomats claim their efforts helping country regain lost export markets and win new buyer...

The government is claiming that its efforts to regain export income for Sri Lankan products are gaining ground and earni...

June 11, 2020 2 min read

Urgent supplies sent to Lankans in the Maldives - Government

Sri Lanka has dispatched urgent supplies for its citizens in the Maldives who are facing difficulties due to the shortag...

June 11, 2020 1 min read

“Leasing Mafia” blamed for alleged beating to death of Three-wheeler trade union leader Jayaward...

Eight persons have been arrested by the Mirihana Police over the horrific beating to death of Sunil Jayawardena the Chai...

June 11, 2020 1 min read

Cabinet “disapproves” of the way Police handled Black Lives Matter demos in Colombo on Tuesday -...

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Cabinet of Ministers are joining a host of others in expressing their disapproval o...

June 11, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka delaying bringing back migrant workers due to shortage of hospital beds – Cabinet Spokes...

The government is saying it has had to delay the process of repatriating Sri Lankans abroad because the capacity of the ...

June 11, 2020 2 min read

Police actions against peaceful protestors in Colombo condemned

There is a chorus of condemnation of the way Police yesterday broke up and arrested activists protesting against racial ...

Arjuna Ranawana
June 10, 2020 3 min read

Alleged Doctor-robber being questioned by police after Magistrate issues 48-hour detention order

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has begun the process of expelling the doctor who was arrested yester...

June 10, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Parliamentary General Election to be held on Aug 5

The Elections Commission has decided that the Parliamentary General Election will be held on August 5, Chief Elections ...

June 10, 2020 2 min read

UNP - President choosing to ignore the norms, Task Force is illegal

The United National Party is raising concerns over the appointment of the Presidential Task Force to build a “Secure C...

June 10, 2020 2 min read

Police arrest Frontline Socialist Party members protesting against the US

Police have arrested dozens of people who tried to stage a demonstration near the United States embassy in Colombo in sy...

June 9, 2020 1 min read
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Mangala steps down from Parliamentary politics: "Gotabaya is inefficient and shortsighted"

Veteran politician Mangala Samaraweera is saying he is stepping down from Parliamentary politics and asked voters not to...

June 9, 2020 3 min read

Minuwangoda – A wounded town tries to heal

Most residents of the town of Minuwangoda remember the night of May 13, 2019 vividly as that was when mobs rampaged thro...

Arjuna Ranawana
June 9, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka refutes UN assertion that it has “clamped down” on freedom of expression over COVID 19

Sri Lanka is raising concern over a press release issued by the United Nations which alleged that the government has cla...

June 9, 2020 3 min read

American diplomat came back to get a PCR test - Foreign Minister

Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena says that the arriving US diplomat who was controversially allowed to exit...

June 8, 2020 2 min read

Dharga town teen assault: Cops interdicted because they failed to detain autistic kid

Police headquarters is confirming that the three police officers involved in the alleged assault of an autistic teen in ...

June 8, 2020 2 min read

Opposition charges the government wants to set up surveillance systems to threaten critics

The opposition is accusing the government of collecting personal data that can be used to threaten or intimidate citizen...

June 8, 2020 3 min read

Exiting Sri Lanka nationals to get free Covid-19 tests in Lebanon

Lebanon has agreed to do free Coronavirus tests for exiting Sri Lanka nationals in the country, the Foreign Ministry sai...

June 6, 2020 2 min read

CPA – Presidential Task Forces “demonstrates to troubling trends of authoritarian rule and milit...

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is expressing deep concern about the two Presidential Task Forces established t...

June 6, 2020 3 min read

Police say officers “used necessary force” on autistic teenager and did not assault him

The Police department is denying that its officers assaulted autistic teenager Thariq Ahamed at Dharga Town during curfe...

June 5, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka makes PCR test at the airport mandatory for all including foreign diplomats

Sri Lanka is setting strict guidelines for all diplomatic personnel entering the country with regard to the prevention o...

June 5, 2020 2 min read