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New evidence in Sri Lanka’s ‘Black Monday’ mayhem


May 23, 2022 2 min read

Indian shipment of rice, milk powder, medicines worth 2bn arrive in Sri Lanka

9,000 metric tonnes of rice, 200 metric tonnes of milk powder and 24 metric tonnes of essential medicines arrived.

May 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka utility regulator rubbishes "baseless" power cut forecasts by politicians

Ratnayake also urged citizens to keep the upcoming GCE Ordinary Level examinations in mind when conducting protests.

May 22, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka President’s shaman had 250-man army guard

She did not see the attack coming, but believed its was due to a “sin” she had committed in a previous life

May 22, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka ethnic issue: Sirisena says majority support essential, calls for all-party govt

“Nothing the Buddhist monks are opposed to can ever be attempted,” said Sirisena.

Sri Lanka's A H M Fowzie returns to parliament replacing SJB's Mujibur Rahuman

Fowzie secured 48,701 votes from the party's Colombo District list at the 2020 parliamentary polls.

Airbus bribery suspect sent money to Nimal Perera - State Counsel

The Fort Magistrate's court heared yesterday that the accused in the Airbus case sent cash to a man in Sri Lanka named N...

February 20, 2020 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines directors faulted for Airbus deal, termination payments by COPE

A parliamentary committee overseeing Sri Lanka's state enterprises has faulted the board of directors of SriLankan Airli...

February 19, 2020 2 min read

China, India and the West will support us - President

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is claiming that India, China and the Western countries have confidence in hi...

February 19, 2020 2 min read

UNHRC resolution: SL will withdraw; country divided between patriots and traitors - MR

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa drew a line today between what he called the patriotic camp and “born traitors” loo...

February 19, 2020 3 min read

New municipality for Saindamaruthuu a political bribe - JHU

National Organizer of Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe is alleging that the government’s sudden de...

February 19, 2020 1 min read

Easter attacks: Indications of collusion - Cardinal

Bishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith called for a thorough investigation into, among other things, “indications ...

February 19, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka SEC chief to seek brokers views after meeting CSE officials

Sri Lanka's newly appointed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Viraj Dayaratne, and other members of t...

February 19, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka public finance committee clears NBT, PAL, ESC tax changes

The public finance committee of Sri Lanka's parliament has given the nod to change to a laws relating to Nation Building...

February 19, 2020 1 min read

MR-led alliance prepares for hustings

The Mahinda Rajapaksa-led Sri Lanka Podujana Nidahas Sandhanaya (SLPNS) leaders met Tuesday night at Temple Trees and fo...

February 19, 2020 2 min read

UNP alliance will use Swan symbol for Parliamentary poll

The United National Party-led "Samagi Jana Balavegaya" Alliance will use the Swan symbol in the upcoming Parliamentary G...

February 18, 2020 1 min read
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Fort Magistrate questions why officer probing MIG case has been transferred

The Fort Magistrate has issued a notice asking why officers who were investigating the MIG case had been transferred out...

February 18, 2020 4 min read

Selling of animal parts on Facebook; two arrested in Seeduwa

Two men who had tried to sell Leopard teeth, nails, skin, oil and ivory products on Facebook were arrested in Seeduwa by...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 18, 2020 2 min read

National question: Govt not obligated to fulfill Yahapalana promises - Lakshman Yapa

The government will be cautious of providing a solution to the national question that could trigger a fresh conflict bet...

Chanka Jayasinghe
February 18, 2020 2 min read

UNP suspicious of attempts to derail Udayanga Weeratunga case

The UNP requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today to intervene in the “suspicious” transfer CID officials investi...

Nisali De Silva
February 18, 2020 2 min read

Ranjan tapes jump to Sri Lanka foreign relations from domestic affairs

Several recordings tabled by legislator Ranjan Ramanayake not only contained conversations involving domestic affairs bu...

February 18, 2020 3 min read

Govt to withdraw from UNHRC resolutions; US being hypocritical - Dayasiri

Confirming a government decision to withdraw from the UNHRC resolutions 30/1 and 40/1, a state minister accused the US o...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 18, 2020 2 min read

US Congress delegation wants to advance relationship with Sri Lanka

A bipartisan delegation from the United States Congress has “articulated the strong desire of the Government of the Un...

February 18, 2020 2 min read

Unchanged SLPP-SLFP alliance to fight Parliamentary elections

The same coalition that brought victory to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will fight the Parliamentary General elections

February 18, 2020 1 min read

HRW alleges families of the missing are being harassed

Human Rights Watch is alleging that Sri Lankan security forces and intelligence agencies have intensified surveillance a...

February 17, 2020 2 min read

Reactions to Shavendra ban exposes Sri Lankans' political divide

The ban imposed by the United States on Army Commander Lt General Shavendra Silva for alleged war crimes committed durin...

Arjuna Ranawana
February 17, 2020 3 min read