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Thursday September 21st, 2023

Sri Lanka does not align itself with India or China: President

Sri Lanka is open to collaboration with any global partners willing to respect its autonomy, the president said.

September 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s labor minister talks workplace rights with transgender community

Need to align labor laws with global standards like ILO’s C190 and C180

September 19, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s top sleuth drops cluster bomb over Easter probe

Senior DIG CID Ravi Seneviratne suggests there are several areas that merit further investigations

September 19, 2023 3 min read

Alarm over Sri Lanka law for ‘online safety’, ‘online truths’


September 19, 2023 4 min read
Sri Lanka signs treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons

By becoming 69th party to the treaty Sri Lanka reaffirmed its commitment towards nuclear disarmament in favor of harmony

Sri Lanka's 'online truth' law can be revised, President tells Facebook

A planned 'Online Safety' Law can be further amended or challenged in the Supreme Court Wickremesinghe told Meta

SL cardinal calls for international probe over Easter attack, suspend cops after new revelation

British Channel 4, citing whistle blowers, has said there was plot behind Easter attack

September 7, 2023 3 min read

Channel 4 documentary "anti-Rajapaksa tirade", says Sri Lanka former president

“To claim that a group of Islamic extremists launched suicide attacks in order to make me President, is absurd,” he ...

September 7, 2023 8 min read

Sri Lanka to use Biyagama free trade zone as blueprint for industrialisation: president

“These areas are set to undergo rapid development, transforming into vibrant commercial cities,” he said.

September 7, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka says measures taken to ensure digital security of Indian-funded unique ID project

India-funded Sri Lanka Unique ID project has raised concerns over data privacy

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September 6, 2023 2 min read

Dayasiri's suspension from Sri Lanka Freedom Party only temporary: Sirisena

“He hasn’t been removed. His duties have temporarily been suspended,” said Sirisena.

September 6, 2023 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.

September 6, 2023 2 min read

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

September 6, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Freedom party removes general secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara

Jayasekara told EconomyNext Wednesday September 06 morning that a course of action has yet to be decided.

September 6, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka ministers contradict cabinet discussion over Channel 4 Easter Bombing claim

Cabinet Spokesman denies Channel 4 discussion; Labour Minister says Cabinet decided to appoint a panel

September 5, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka draws up law on online "untruths", religious hurts

Law will arbitrate on the truth or otherwise of various statements published online

September 5, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka cabinet to appoint parliamentary panel over Channel 4 revelation - minister

Analysts have said Easter Sunday attack helped Gotabaya Rajapaksa come into power

September 5, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka opposition leader demands international probe into Easter bombings

“I don’t believe the masterminds can be found in a domestic investigation," he said.

September 5, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's inland revenue (amendment) bill can be passed by simple majority: SC

The bill was challenged in the Supreme Court in terms of article 121(1) of the constitution.

September 5, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Suresh Sallay complicit in Easter bombings: report

The paper was quoting from an interview with an insider to be aired on Tuesday on Britain's Channel 4

September 4, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka Freedom party celebrates 72nd anniversary amid inner turmoil

"But about 60 percent of the population have yet to decide whom to vote for in a future election,” he said.

September 4, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka's Anura Kumara Dissanayake is the only common candidate: JVP gen secy

“If anyone says you need a common candidate to defeat Ranil Wickremesinghe, that person is already here,” said Silva...

September 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Sajith Premadasa says will definitely run for president, alludes to threat to life

“However, to contest the election, I will have to be alive,” said Premadasa.

September 4, 2023 2 min read

Indian defence minister's Sri Lanka visit deferred within hours of official announcement 

India has raised concern over possible visit of Chinese research vessel next month

September 2, 2023 2 min read

Indian defence minister visits Sri Lanka amid Chinese request to dock second research vessel 

India has raised security concerns over Chinese vessel visit - analysts

September 1, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka repays USD 100 mn in second installment of Bangladesh loan

Colombo paid 50 million dollars in August in the first installment of the loan repayment.

September 1, 2023 2 min read