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Politics

Sri Lanka appoints new state minister of trade and environment

Sathasivam Viyalendiran took oath as the State Minister of Trade and Environment before President Ranil Wickremesinghe

June 24, 2024 1 min read

India supports Sri Lanka Coast Guard to boost maritime security

Coast Guard Ship Suraksha was also gifted to Sri Lanka by India in October 2017

June 23, 2024 1 min read

Comments by Sri Lanka President, Justice Minister, intimidates judiciary: Lawyers collective

Disagreement cannot cross into threat or intimidation

June 22, 2024 7 min read

Indian FM meets Sri Lanka political leaders; focuses on committed deals

Sri Lanka has seen some rise in anti-Indian sentiments recently

June 21, 2024 4 min read
State minister visits Myanmar, Thailand to seek repatriation of trafficked Sri Lankans

"We are optimistic that some of these students will be released in the near future,"

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna must work with leaders in line with its principles: committee

"You will see that in due course. It's not the clothes that are important, it's the thinking," he said.

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will contest elections as part of alliance: MP

Speaking to reporters, Bandara said the SLPP holds the biggest vote base in the country.

June 13, 2024 2 min read

Switzerland returns bones, tools of Adivasi to Sri Lanka

The artefacts include 42 human skeletons and skulls of Veddas, tools and weapons, and everyday items

June 13, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to investigate SIS, CNI actions prior to Easter attack

Whether adequate actions were taken by State Intelligence Service, Chief of National Intelligence

June 13, 2024 2 min read

Conflict left in Sri Lanka constitution to avoid referendum

It leaves an ambiguity at best and a loophole at worst

June 13, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka's 6-year Presidential term: problem in drafting 19th amendment explained

Drafting team had to work within President Sirisena's manifesto which promised only changes without a referendum

June 12, 2024 6 min read

Sri Lanka president needs referendum to extend his tenure: Justice Minister

Presidential election will be held between September 17 and October 16, the Election Commission has announced

June 12, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka to amend criminal code to strengthen laws against sexual assault

The draft Bill will be submitted to Parliament for approval.

June 12, 2024 1 min read

AKD on Sri Lanka's ethnic issue: NPP concerned with future, not past

The NPP leader did not elaborate on the meaning of "right to make decisions for themselves".

June 11, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka environmentalists, Bishop file FR petition over Indian Adani's Mannar wind power deal   

Already Mannar project is challenged in the Supreme Court by Sri Lanka's Wildlife and Nature Protection Society

June 11, 2024 3 min read

NPP says will honour debt obligations, Sri Lanka must restructure debt

"To come out of this crisis, we really must go for a debt restructuring," he said.

June 11, 2024 2 min read
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Jaishankar to visit Sri Lanka ahead of Indian Prime Minister: President

"Plans to visit Sri Lanka soon to oversee progress and coordinate Prime Minister Modi’s visit,"

June 11, 2024 1 min read

India should act strictly on fishermen poaching, bottom trawling in Sri Lankan sea: Minister

Northern fishermen have chosen Chinese assisted sea cucumber farming after their livelihood hit by bottom trawling

June 11, 2024 3 min read

Constitutional Error Could Give Ranil and Parliament Another Year

Wording implies referendum not required

June 11, 2024 3 min read

Sajith on sharing police, land powers: Will implement "13; not 13 minus or 13 plus"

"I was talking of 13 and not of 13 minus or 13 plus. It was about 13 that I spoke."

June 11, 2024 2 min read

Russia to stop recruiting Sri Lankans for Ukraine war: FM after meeting Lavrov

Addressed issues concerning ex-Sri Lankan servicemen in the Russian military

June 11, 2024 2 min read

Half of Sajith's people will join RW after poll date announcement: UNP spox

"There are no alternatives. President Wickremesinghe is the only leader that can develop the country."

June 10, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka, India reaffirm commitment to strengthening ties

"Sri Lanka is an important partner in our Neighbourhood First policy. India is proud to be a dependable partner"

June 10, 2024 2 min read

Sajith says SJB government will implement Sri Lanka's 13th amendment

"The people say enough talk, make it happen."

June 10, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka President, South Asia leaders at Indian PM's swearing in

Prime Minister Modi won a third consecutive term as prime minister of India

June 9, 2024 1 min read

Trupti Mehta – A Pioneer in Winning Land Rights for Indigenous Communities

The road to that change has neither been easy, nor short

June 9, 2024 4 min read