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Top ministers trade places in Sri Lanka's snap cabinet reshuffle

Gunawardena will inherit the teachers’ crisis and related issues from minister G L Peiris.

August 16, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka trying to evacuate nationals in Afghanistan

At least 43 Sri Lankans known to be in the country

August 16, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka party leaders convened to decide parliament sittings amid COVID spike

“Sittings are most likely to be limited because of the pandemic situation,” the official said.

August 13, 2021 2 min read

Head of Sri Lanka Catholic church alleges attempt to pin Easter attack on ISIS

“Why was that? We don’t know if it was an attempt to prevent the discovery of who was actually behind the attack."

August 13, 2021 5 min read
Sri Lanka's outgoing army commander Shavendra Silva to be Chief of Defence Staff

Prior to the appointment, Silva served as acting Chief of Defense Staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sri Lanka agriculture minister says food crisis avoidable, promises rice self-sufficiency in 2023

"It's okay to criticise us, but we ask that you do not discourage farmers from growing," he said.

Sri Lanka's new president names brother Mahinda as PM

Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will swear in his elder brother Mahinda -- a former president himself -- as...

November 20, 2019 1 min read

New Sri Lanka president urged to respect Tamil vote for devolution

Sri Lanka's main minority Tamil party has called on newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to respect their supporte...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Ranil will resign tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign from office tomorrow he said in a statement released to Media a short wh...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Waiting for Ranil to resign so Mahinda can be PM - Dinesh

MP Dinesh Gunawardena says the SLPP is waiting for PM Wickremesinghe to resign so that SLPP leader Mahinda Rajapaksa can...

Nisali De Silva
November 20, 2019 2 min read

Constitution change de-politicized institutions, allowed free polls: outgoing Sri Lanka PM

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he will formally resign tomorrow, allowing President Gotabaya Rajap...

November 20, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM to resign paving way for new cabinet

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign paving the way for newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaks...

November 20, 2019 1 min read

Ranil has decided to resign will issue statement later

November 20, 2019 1 min read

Will forge ahead with new leader - Harin

Former Minister Harin Fernando says the Sajith Premadasa faction of the UNP will forge ahead with a new leader in the ru...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka President says looking forward to working with the US, EU

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he is looking forward to working with the United State and European Un...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Our strategy brought Gota to power - Gnanasara

Bodu Bala Sena Chief Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero is taking the credit for the election of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

November 20, 2019 2 min read
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Harsha resigns, asks to keep Sri Lanka Suwa Seriya paramedic service going

Economic Reforms Minister Harsha de Silva has resigned asking to preserve the Suwaseriya paramedic service which takes a...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

Ranil is staying put; postpones decision to quit

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was expected to resign after he met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today has not d...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

Over 20 incidents of post-election violence in 72 hours - CMEV

The CMEV states that 22 incidents of post-election violence have been recorded in the 72 hours since election night (16...

Imesh Ranasinghe
November 19, 2019 2 min read

Nalin Bandara calls for collective resignation allowing Rajapaksa govt to fail

Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara insisted today that the Yahapalana Government should resign collectively and let the new g...

Nisali De Silva
November 19, 2019 2 min read

Gotabaya assumes office as President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa moved into the Presidential Secretariat as he formally took office as the seventh President...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

No decision yet to handover the government to Gota-Ashok

Former Minister Ashok Abeysinghe that there is no decision has been taken yet to handover the government to the new Pres...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

UNP requests supporters to report incidents of post-election violence

The UNP called on its supporters who have allegedly become victims of post-election violence to report such incidents to...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

Future of Sri Lanka government, elections to be decided this week: Speaker

Sri Lanka's parliamentary speaker said a party leaders meeting will be called this week to decide on the government and ...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

Party leaders'meeting to decide on future action

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is saying that the leaders of political parties in Parliament will meet this week and decide on ...

November 19, 2019 1 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumes office as Sri Lanka President

Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed duties at the presidential secretariat Tuesday after winning 52 per...

November 19, 2019 1 min read