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Sunday April 14th, 2024

Sri Lanka President does not want to create election mentality amid reforms: state minister 

Sri Lanka is likely to hold presidential polls between Sept 18 - Oct 18

April 10, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka president wants legal system modernised to facilitate economic growth

He also called for legalising the agreements with the IMF to ensure that the benefits reach the people.

April 9, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to hike election deposits paid by candidates

The deposit placed by a candidate representing a party has been increased to 2.6 million rupees.

April 9, 2024 1 min read

Chinese onion becomes cheaper in Sri Lanka than Indian ahead of festivals

Chinese onion price reduced by Rs. 120 per kg to 375, Indian onion price slashed by Rs. 50 to 445

April 9, 2024 3 min read
War of words continues between Sri Lanka's SJB, NPP on debate

NPP member and All Ceylon Farmers Federation Convener Namal Karunaratne scoffed at the suggestion of a debate.

For Sri Lanka and India, cooperation is the only option: High Commissioner

For us, as close and proximate neighbours, cooperation is the only option," Santosh Jha tells India-SL Defence Seminar

Sri Lanka's Anura Dissanayake ready to debate opposition leader Premadasa

SJB member Chandima Weerakkody told reporters that the NPP should take up the challenge.

April 3, 2024 2 min read

Short term pain from Sri Lanka's reforms subsiding, economy strengthening: Minister

"There was a short term pains from those reforms, and by today those pains have subsided a bit."

April 3, 2024 3 min read

Canada funds UNDP, UNFPA project to help victims of sexual violence in Sri Lanka

National guidelines to establish management system to register, monitor, and enhance quality of services for victims

April 3, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Speaker dismisses role of foreign forces in 2022 protests-led regime change

Ruling SLPP politicians believe the 2022 protests-led regime change was a foreign-backed democratic coup

April 3, 2024 4 min read

World Bank concerned over potential reform fatigue in Sri Lanka's election year

The concern is articularly with regard to state-owned enterprises (SOEs), a World Bank official said.

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April 2, 2024 5 min read

Sri Lanka President appoints Wijerathne as new DG for CIABOC with wide powers

New Act has empowered anti-graft body to effectively investigate, prosecute cases of bribery, corruption

April 2, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka gives USD1mn to Gaza Children’s Fund

Sri Lanka has donated an initial one million dollars to assist children impacted by Israel's assault on Gaza.

April 2, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka president appoints independent committee to review central bank salary hike

The committee includes former governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy.

April 1, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka president took on task of stabilising economy, must now restructure debt: Patali

"If there is a president in October, there will be an election in November," he said.

April 1, 2024 2 min read

No pressure from China, says Sri Lanka state finmin after official visit

Sri Lanka delegation has returned after concluding a 6-day visit to China

April 1, 2024 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's Rajapakshe says in discussion with religious leaders on common presidential candidate

Sri Lanka should have the presidential poll by Oct 18, 2024

April 1, 2024 1 min read

Modi slams India Congress for giving up claims on Kachchthivu island to Sri Lanka

This has angered every Indian and reaffirmed in people’s minds- we can’t ever trust Congress

March 31, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka president must priortise debt restructuring, stability over Rajpaksas: Patali

"The president must decide what's important, whether to send five Rajapaksas to parliament or to speak to our creditors"

March 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka's voters will be overjoyed by NPP govt's first cabinet decision: ex MP

"If you're sitting down with your plate of rice, be careful."

March 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka president to be common, independent candidate at poll: UNP

"President Wickremesinghe will contest as an independent national candidate on a common platform."

March 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka launches online child sexual abuse reporting portal

3 out of 10 children who are internet users in urban and semi urban areas are being victimized by online perpetrators

March 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Abans says McDonald's local franchisee mainly owned by its MD, not subsidiary  

McDonald's outlets have been closed since the court order which is effective till April 4

March 28, 2024 2 min read

Patali says willing to run for Sri Lanka president if invited by new alliance

"I'm quite confident that I can build this country," he said.

March 28, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka's opposition parties make modest gains in voting intent poll

Support weakened for the UNP and 'Other' parties, continuing trends since July 2023.

March 28, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Buddhist monk Gnansara thero sentenced to four years RI: report

The monk has also been ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 rupees.

March 28, 2024 2 min read