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Sri Lanka will ask for vote on upcoming “unfair” UN resolution: foreign minister

“It is against our constitution and we have to respond to that."

September 29, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka to change legal definition of 'child' to person under 18

It has also been proposed to amend the words "children and young persons ordinance" to "children’s ordinance"

September 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president concludes Tokyo visit; off to Manila to chair ADB meeting

Treasury Secretary Mahinda Siriwardena is expected to join the president at the ADB meeting.

September 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President likely to revoke High Security Zone Gazette - sources

Lawyers and public have protested against the president's HSZ declaration

September 27, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka parliament must pass inland revenue amendment bill this week: president

“The courts have already given its determination. This house now has to pass it,” he said.

Sri Lanka hopes to pass DDR superannuation linked tax in two days : Minister

The debate was to take place from 4.30 pm on Wednesday and be voted on Thursday based on an agreement with party leaders

Sri Lanka to ban cattle slaughter, import beef

Sri Lanka will ban cattle slaughter by changing existing laws and import beef for consumers, under a proposal by Prime...

September 29, 2020 2 min read

NPP taking the struggle against the 20th Amendment to the people – Dr Amarasuriya

The National People’s Power believes resistance to the proposed 20th Amendment cannot be limited to a court challenge,...

September 29, 2020 2 min read

Unprecedented 39 petitions challenge 20th Amendment before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court this morning September 29, will begin proceedings to hear Fundamental Rights applications filed by an ...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 29, 2020 3 min read

20th Amendment is necessary for National Security – Prof GL

The government is introducing the 20th Amendment to the Constitution to ensure that a situation such as the security lap...

September 28, 2020 2 min read

The 20A: A Very Wrong Approach to Constitution-Making - Uyangoda

Eminent Emeritus Professor of Political Science Jayadeva Uyangoda writes that the proposed 20th Amendment has several ma...

Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda
September 28, 2020 6 min read

Tourism: Maldivian and Nepali business leaders urge collaboration to revive industry

For the Maldives and Nepal, whose economies are heavily dependent on the tourism sector, getting their countries back on...

Kshama Ranawana
September 28, 2020 7 min read

North and East protest government actions to disallow memorials for war dead

Most schools, shops and businesses in many parts of the North and East remained closed today in protest against the auth...

September 28, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka highest court to hear 18 petitions on constitution amendment; BASL to intervene

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court is scheduled to hear 18 petitions on a controversial amendment to the constitution, September ...

September 28, 2020 1 min read

Indian grant not-linked to implementation of the 13th Amendment - Keheliya

Sri Lanka is denying reports that a USD15mn grant announced by the Indian Prime Minister to Sri Lanka on Sunday is linke...

September 28, 2020 2 min read

Army, Police combined raid catches over a hundred illegal sand miners in Trinco

A large scale combined Security Forces operation has netted 144 suspects allegedly engaged in illegal sand mining in the...

September 28, 2020 1 min read
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Opinion: Reform the proposed 20th Amendment to strengthen, not weaken, transparency

Following parliamentary elections, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa wasted no time in obtaining cabinet approval and therea...

Shreen Saroor - Human Rights Activist
September 27, 2020 5 min read

India expects Sri Lanka to move on port, energy; US$1bn swap, debt relief talks continue: Rajapaksa-...

India expects Sri Lanka to go ahead with agreed deals on ports and energy request for Prime Minister Narendra Modi had s...

September 26, 2020 2 min read

Russian Airman has had Covid 19 and has recovered - Epidemiologist

The Russian airman who created panic in Matara by seen shopping after testing positive for Covid 19 has had the disease ...

Mahadiya Hamza
September 26, 2020 6 min read

Sri Lanka president orders verbal instructions to be written circulars

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered that verbal orders issued to bureaucrats should be treated as writt...

September 26, 2020 2 min read

Sirisena claims he was a victim of Ultra-Right Wing forces like SWRD

Former President Maithripala Sirisena is saying he was the victim of ultra-right-wing forces as much as the late slain P...

September 26, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka army busts illegal jellyfish worth Rs 625,000

Sri Lanka’s military apprehended 50 kilogrammes of illegal jellyfish that was being transported in a Sri Lanka Transpo...

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 25, 2020 1 min read

SAARC countries should come together to ensure post-Covid recovery - Dinesh

Sri Lanka has stressed the need for South Asian countries to collaborate to revive the economies of the region which is ...

September 25, 2020 2 min read

New Diamond Owners agree to pay an initial claim made by Sri Lanka - AG

Lawyers representing the stricken MT New Diamond crude oil tanker have agreed to settle the initial claim made by the go...

September 24, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka army nabs smuggled turmeric, Kerala ganja in Mannar

Sri Lanka’s military on Wednesday (23) apprehended a haul of contraband turmeric and cannabis along with four Sri Lank...

September 24, 2020 2 min read

20 Amendment - the Government determined to stay the course – senior officials

The government is determined to follow procedure and not make any changes to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution befo...

September 23, 2020 2 min read