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Rare banter between Sri Lanka PM and opposition leader as they agree to cooperate

"Our party does not spend 24/7/365 on marginalising you."

May 18, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka has asked to use world bank money for oil

"Yesterday we received 160 million dollars from the World Bank. We cannot use it for fuel but we are discussing it."

May 18, 2022 1 min read

Krishantha Cooray writes to Sri Lanka Prime Minister

If you are to succeed, you can only do so by unifying and integrating, not by dividing and conquering

May 17, 2022 8 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest five more in connection with May 09 violence

"The Attorney General ordered to summon these people and get their statements."

May 17, 2022 2 min read
Thousands of Sri Lankans protest against tax hike

If the government fails to respond, the unions will bring the country to a standstill.

Sri Lanka opposition mum as monks burn India-backed constitutional amendment

“He won’t bring it. He plays this game every time. He wants to set fire to this country and protect his power,” he...

Dappula orders Pilapitiya arrested immediately

The Attorney General is displeased at the way the police are going about the taking action over the investigation into t...

February 12, 2020 2 min read

Concerns that Sri Lanka tax changes may violate democratic principles, defy Supreme Court order

Concerns have been raised that a series of tax changed by cabinet decree without parliamentary consent may violate a rec...

February 12, 2020 4 min read

Sajith loyalists see sabotage-attempt in fuss over party symbol

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa loyalists in the UNP called into question today the controversy surrounding the symbo...

Nisali De Silva
February 11, 2020 2 min read

Maithripala Sirisena never asked for co-leadership-Dayasiri

Maithripala Sirisena never asked for Co-leadership in the SLFP-SLPP alliance, says the General Secretary of Sri Lanka Fr...

February 11, 2020 1 min read

Govt will not seek to send only educated persons to parliament - Susil

State Minister of International Co-operation Susil Premajayantha says that the government will nominate a variety of per...

February 11, 2020 1 min read
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Sri Lanka withholding tax removal may increase taxes of some payers

Some tax payers may end up paying a higher 18 percent tax on interest income after withholding tax deduction of 5 percen...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 11, 2020 2 min read

UNP crisis worsens: Sajith walks out of Working Committee

The crisis in the United National Party appears to have deepened after a meeting of the Party’s top decision-making bo...

February 10, 2020 3 min read

A refund from Airbus is possible: TISL chief Obeyesekere

Sri Lanka’s best option is to use the dispute resolution mechanisms provided by the Organisation for Economic Cooperat...

Tania Madies
February 10, 2020 3 min read

Sajith's gambit: A new alliance with a new name

Sajith Premadasa is likely to contest the forthcoming election leading a new alliance called the Jathika Samagi Balavega...

February 10, 2020 1 min read

UNP crisis: Crucial Working Committee meeting today

There were negotiations this morning between the two sides in the deeply divided United National Party (UNP) as it strug...

February 10, 2020 2 min read
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Bandula in do-or-die battle to save Open University of Sri Lanka students

Unknown forces have launched a conspiracy to de-stabilize the Open University of Sri Lanka and he is ready to enter a do...

February 10, 2020 2 min read

UGC calls for public complaints on university ragging

All national newspapers carried a government advertisement today calling for public complaints on ragging at institutes ...

February 10, 2020 1 min read

Colonel and soldiers among 21 arrested for digging for Tiger Gold

The Police Special Task Force has arrested 21 people in Dharmapuram in Kilinochchi yesterday for allegedly excavating a ...

February 10, 2020 1 min read

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
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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