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Monday December 4th, 2023

Payments to Zuberi made under instructions from govt: Cabraal

Following a statement by JVP leader

May 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka MP Namal Rajapaksa denies allegations of corruption, promises legal action

“We will take legal action as some of [the allegations] are already being investigated and some cases are ongoing."

May 3, 2022 1 min read

China to provide 300 million RMB in emergency aid to Sri Lanka for drugs, food, fuel

The new grant will increase the total emergency aid from China to 500 million renminbi (over 75 million US dollars).

May 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka main opposition to table no confidence motion against govt on May 04

The former minister also called for a new parliament-first system.

May 3, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka state minister wants govt to reduce provincial councilors by 50-pct

Provincial Councils are considered as white elephants by many Sri Lankans

After RAW chief's visit, Indian Naval chief arrives in Sri Lanka

Political analysts see the Indian moves as to counter increasing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka cabinet clears laws to remove debt repayment levy

Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers had cleared changes to the Finance Act that are required to remove the Debt Repayment L...

February 9, 2020 1 min read

Nepal Airlines Airbus bribery probe finds US$1.8mn promised, Sri Lanka $16.8mn

Airbus, in s deal with Nepal Airlines Corporation, had committed 1.8 million US dollars to agents linked to government o...

February 9, 2020 4 min read

Building Race Relations in Uneasy Batticaloa

The Eastern city of Batticaloa in Sri Lanka is one of the most multicultural and multi-lingual in the country, but is ri...

Arjuna Ranawana
February 9, 2020 6 min read

Modi asks Mahinda to "realize expectations of Tamils"

India is exhorting Sri Lanka to ensure that the minorities in the country, particularly the rights of the Tamil people a...

February 8, 2020 2 min read

Who's afraid of election campaign finance regulations?

Sri Lanka’s 8th presidential election held on November 16, 2019, saw a record turnout of 83.72% of the nearly 16 milli...

February 8, 2020 8 min read

Mahinda hails security cooperation with India after meeting Modi

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he looks forward to India’s continued support “on co-operation in regard ...

February 8, 2020 3 min read

Mahinda to meet Modi this afternoon

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is in New Delhi and has begun a packed schedule which started with a bilateral meeting ...

February 8, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Cricket to be examined by COPE - Handunetti

The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) will summon three major government institutions including Sri La...

February 7, 2020 2 min read

SF challenges Prez to present 'Api Wenuwen Api' fund audit report

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) challenged President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today to present the audit repor...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 7, 2020 1 min read

Future UNP govt will cooperate with President only when he is right - SF

A future UNP government will cooperate with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa only when he is right, UNF MP Sarath Fonseka sa...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 7, 2020 2 min read
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SriLanka Airline ex-boss Chandrasena remanded over Airbus-linked money laundering probe

A Sri Lanka court has remanded the ex-Chief Executive Kapila Chandrasena and his wife over a suspected money laundering ...

February 6, 2020 2 min read

Making sense of the Agitation Site

Sri Lanka yesterday announced a state-approved Agitation Site for protestors. This is an attempt to understand it, with ...

Himal Kotelawala
February 6, 2020 5 min read

The public must be told what relief they can expect from tax cuts - Vasu

The public needs to be informed about the drop in prices of essentials after the tax cuts imposed by the government Stat...

February 6, 2020 1 min read

AG must file action against SriLankan airlines bribe-takers - Eran

UNP Parliamentarian Eran Wickremeratne is demanding that the Attorney General file action against those persons who took...

February 6, 2020 3 min read

SriLankan ex-CEO Kapila Chandrasena and wife surrender to police

SriLankan Airlines ex-Chief Executive Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Wijenaike who are wanted in the Airbus br...

February 6, 2020 2 min read

Corruption in Sri Lanka, deeply entrenched spans govts, Airbus, PTL emblematic: Eran

Corruption has become deeply entrenched and has become so systemic in Sri Lanka in recent years, that it is spanning cha...

February 6, 2020 6 min read

UNP accuses govt of slashing CKD allowance

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) accused the government of discontinuing an allowance paid to chronic kid...

Nisali De Silva
February 5, 2020 1 min read

Hemasiri, Pujith granted conditional bail

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera are out...

February 5, 2020 1 min read

President's speech excellent, says Mangala; Twitter reacts

Hours after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told the nation in his Independence Day address that his government welcomed di...

Himal Kotelawala
February 5, 2020 2 min read

Airbus bribery: Govt yet to find whereabouts of Kapila Chandrasena - Mahindananda

Co-Government Spokesman Mahindananda Aluthgamage is saying that the state has not been able to trace the whereabouts of ...

February 5, 2020 2 min read