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India Navy delivers 100 tonnes of oxygen to Sri Lanka

More shipments planned

August 24, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka obligated to respect rights of Afghan asylum seekers: main opposition SJB

It specifically calls upon the government to respect the obligation of non-refoulement."

August 23, 2021 3 min read

Prison doctor claims Sri Lanka MP Rishad Bathuideen threatened his life

Both the prisons department and the police will independently investigate the incident, said Ekanayake.

August 23, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party sees conspiracy in internal calls for lockdown

“Perhaps some believe they too can do something similar to how the Taliban took over after the Americans left Kabul."

August 23, 2021 4 min read
Sri Lanka court suspends enjoining order issued against Russian Aeroflot flight

The court will decide whether or not to issue an interim injunction, the sources added.

Sri Lanka lawyer and activist Senaka Perera summoned by CID

“We cannot be silenced with stunts like this. We will be more active tomorrow than we are today,” said Perera.

Police search newsroom

A Police team from the Mirihana Police searched the newsroom of this morning, investigating a complaint that...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka airports on alert after top cop flees

The Sri Lankan government has put airports on alert to stop police detectives leaving without permission after a top off...

November 26, 2019 2 min read

FMM Concerned by Shani transfer

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is asking the National Police Commission to reconsider the hasty transfer of the Director ...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Namal permitted to travel abroad till 10 Feb

The Colombo High Court hearing the Gowers Corporate case granted permission to MP Namal Rajapaksa today to travel abroad...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Indian consent important to reform Provincial Councils

It is best that any reform or abolition of the provincial councils should be done in consultation with India and with th...

Jehan Perera - Excecutive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
November 26, 2019 5 min read

Enter the Speaker; Karu trying to bring peace to UNP

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is stepping in to try and end the civil war in the United National Party..

Arjuna Ranawana
November 26, 2019 2 min read

MCC compact to be "launched soon" in SL - Alice Wells

The controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact will be launched in Sri Lanka soon, a senior US diploma...

Himal Kotelawala
November 26, 2019 3 min read

TISL launches, a politically exposed persons’ online database

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) launched an online database today (26) with information on politically expos...

November 26, 2019 2 min read

Govt will abolish the fuel price formula only if necessary-Amaraweera

Minister of Passenger Transport Management, Power and Energy Mahinda Amaraweera is saying the government will abolish th...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

British and Saudi envoys meet President

British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton and Deputy Commissioner Tom Burn called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday...

November 26, 2019 1 min read
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Foreign Travel ban on 704 CID officers

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has made a request through the Immigration and Emigration Department to susp...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka will not threaten India's security, will change Hambantota deal: President

Sri Lanka will not engage in activities to harm the security interests of India and will re-negotiate a deal that with ...

November 26, 2019 2 min read

Will not harm Indian interests; leasing H'tota Port was a mistake - President

In his first ever interview as Head of State, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told an Indian journalist that he will not ha...

November 25, 2019 6 min read

The need for safe places for women highlighted

The most predominant human rights violation in all places at all times is gender-based violence

Yakuta Dawood
November 25, 2019 2 min read

Public transport: 90% of women face harassment but less than 4% complain

While over 90% women are victims of gender-based violence in public transport, fewer than 4% seek legal recourse, a gend...

Nisali De Silva
November 25, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka to make laws to clear state workers from prosecution: PM

Sri Lanka will make new laws to clear state workers from the wrongdoing or lapses committed by taking decisions made in...

November 25, 2019 1 min read

CID probing IP Silva's departure

Police headquarters have ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to immediately investigate and submit a ful...

November 25, 2019 1 min read

Need to create a strong Opposition-Manusha

Parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara said that the United National Party MPs should stop helping the government for their...

November 25, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka industrial zone shelved as expropriation thwarted

Sri Lanka has shelved plans to set up an industrial zone with Thailand's Rojana as an attempt expropriate leased land fr...

November 23, 2019 2 min read

Police Commission criticized over Shani transfer

Civil Society activists and Opposition Members of Parliament are criticizing the National Police Commission (NPC) for tr...

November 23, 2019 2 min read