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Sunday July 25th, 2021
Politics

Cabinet nod for permitting Sri Lanka's Muslim marriages, divorces under common law

Muslim activists and women’s rights organisations have for years been calling for reforms in the MMDA.

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Two Sri Lanka banks fined for failing due diligence rules

Rs 3mn in fines collected

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Sri Lanka's UNP, NPP to vote against energy minister against better judgement

Wickremesinghe said the no confidence motion has resulted in bringing government MPs together.

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Sri Lanka to establish judicial training academy

Currently, the Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute serves as the only establishment for judicial training.

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No-faith motion against Sri Lanka energy minister: The aftermath

“So who failed?” said SLPP MP Dilan Perera.

Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o maid: Police seize male coworker's phone

The victim’s mother said she had asked Bathiudeen’s wife to go easy on the child as she was still minor.

Sri Lanka opp. leader claims plans afoot to carve out 12,000 acres of Yala national park

"Reliable sources have also confirmed that illegal roadways are to be constructed," he said.

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Sri Lanka's Catholic church wants action against former president, PM over Easter bombings

The church has requested legal action against both Sirisena and Wickremesinghe for their failure to prevent the attack.

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka slipping into deep social, economic, environmental crisis: former speaker

"When we put the country first, we should not worry about if it is the government or the opposition - all must unite,"

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Sri Lanka police arrest 41 including one of their own with links to online sex-trafficking ring

The police media division said the latest suspect who is a resident in Negombo was arrested on Monday (12).

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Alleged Sirasa conspiracy: Sri Lanka media minister dismisses opposition claims

"I will not hesitate to take legal action against any media organisation that attempts to disturb the peace."

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka Easter attack probe: Cardinal sceptical of politically compromised law enforcement

“We will not end our struggle here, just because some cases have been filed. We will continue,” he said.

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Sri Lanka govt MP Nimal Lanza objects to treatment of protestors

"Though I represent the government, I must say that the way the protestors were taken away is wrong," he said.

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Bar Association of Sri Lanka warns against using quarantine to suppress peaceful protest

Forcible quarantine despite first contacts and some confirmed Covid-19 cases being kept at home

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Sri Lanka mis-using quarantine law to suppress protests, tearing clothes: opposition

Selective implementation of the law in allowing street celebrations

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Sri Lanka main opposition SJB files FR petitions against protestor arrests: report

The submissions were made a day after Sri Lanka police arrested over 40 protestors in Colombo and elsewhere.

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Human rights situation in Sri Lanka further deteriorated in 2020: UK report

The report noted, among other issues, an alleged increase in surveillance and intimidation of civil society.

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Enter Basil: Reshuffles, fireworks, frog marches mark arrival of Sri Lanka's new finance minister

Rajapaksa alluded to "unpleasant/bitter (අමිහිරි in Sinhala)" decisions that might have to be made as a fa...

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Sri Lanka police arrest over 45 for organising protests in violation of ban

Sri Lanka banned protests and public meetings until further notice on Tuesday (06).

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Basil Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's new Finance Minister

The ministry is tasked with accelerating economic development and social progress.

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Govt conspiracy under way against Sri Lanka's Sirasa TV network: opposition leader

“Why is the government trying to legally suppress Sirasa? Why are they so afraid of it?”

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka police arrest JVP protestors for violating quarantine regulations

The JVP members had protested the government’s chemical fertiliser ban with the participation of local farmers.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka bans protests and public meetings till further notice

Violations of said decision will be dealt with according to quarantine regulations, police said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

New prison complex in Horana to expand Sri Lanka's prison capacity to 100,000: Minister

Sri Lanka’s overcrowded prisons housed 28,000 to 30,000 prisoners at any given time before the pandemic.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka president, three other regional leaders in RSF "press freedom predators gallery"

Seventeen of the 37 leaders are making the list for the first time.

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Sri Lanka ruling party national list MP vacates seat to make way for Basil Rajapaksa

The actor-turned-politician handed over his resignation letter to the secretary general of parliament Tuesday.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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