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A second Sri Lankan police officer shoots himself in under a month

Police suspect the SI took his own life over a personal matter relating to a private dispute.

June 30, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM must present fiscal consolidation plan, go for SOE reform: opposition MP

Sri Lanka’s ongoing economic crisis is “utterly complicated. Coming months will be very tough,” he said.

June 30, 2022 2 min read

Fearing another attack, Sri Lanka parliament removes details of MPs on request - official 

Sri Lankans are frustrated of waiting in queues for days to buy fuel, cooking gas, kerosene

June 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s business mogul Dhammika Perera attempts to bring hope after govt failures

Dhammika Perera has been backing successive government and held posts in some while running his businesses

June 29, 2022 4 min read
Sri Lanka to enact public finance, revenue authority laws to facilitate IMF deal

“I have already informed the Treasury to start the process. Our two state ministers [of finance] will also be involved...

Legal advice sought on sexual harassment allegations levelled at Sri Lanka state TV official

Ishara Dewendra, a senior ITN news anchor, resigned last week after allegedly facing sexual harassment at the workplace.

Sajith wants Parliament reconvened

Sri Lanka’s former Leader of the Opposition is calling on the country’s president to reconvene the recently dissolve...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 13, 2020 2 min read
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A tussle over SLNPS leadership in Polonnaruwa

The Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Sandhanaya (SLNPS) is facing a tussle over who should lead their campaign in the upcoming...

March 13, 2020 2 min read

MR discusses Easter Sunday attack probe with Cardinal

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Bishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith have met and discussed the current s...

March 12, 2020 1 min read

Five students being questioned over alleged ragging incident at J'pura

Five students of the Sri Jayawardenapura University have been taken in for questioning by the Mirihana Police over the a...

March 11, 2020 1 min read

MR to contest from Kurunegala, no leader named for Polonnaruwa

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest the upcoming Parliamentary General Election from his adopted constituency ...

March 11, 2020 1 min read

Govt can use Active Liability Management Act to borrow- Harsha

Former MP Harsha De Silva is saying that the government can take advantage of historically low interest rates to take th...

March 11, 2020 2 min read

Japura alleged ragging incident: Police take fingerprints off tyre

Police investigators have taken fingerprints off the tyre that grievously injured Sri Jayawardenapura University undergr...

Imesh Ranasinghe
March 10, 2020 1 min read

All suspects wanted over Negombo incident now in police custody

All seven individuals suspected to have been involved in the violent incident at a restaurant in Periyamulla, Negombo, l...

Imesh Ranasinghe
March 10, 2020 1 min read

Tensions between SLFP and SLPP rise to the top

Simmering tensions between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) members of the ...

March 10, 2020 2 min read

Student in intensive care after an alleged ragging incident

The University Grants Commission has called for an investigation after a freshman student at the Shri Jayawardhanapura U...

March 10, 2020 1 min read
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Sajith's alliance Headquarters opened in Kotte

The leader of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Sajith Premadasa is inviting all those opposed to the government to join ...

March 9, 2020 1 min read

We will reinstate all who were politically victimised - Sajith

Leader of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Sajith Premadasa says that when he wins the parliamentary elections he will r...

March 7, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's parliamentary electoral process explained

Sri Lanka is set to go to the polls again on April 25. This is a brief explainer on the workings behind the all-importan...

Imesh Ranasinghe
March 7, 2020 5 min read
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Arrest warrants issued on RaviK and 10 others

The Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake Friday issued arrest warrants against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake an...

March 6, 2020 1 min read

Mullaitivu District Secy wants NGOs to prioritise infrastructure development

Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) must be allowed to provide “soft skills” to Sri Lankans unhindered the Nationa...

March 6, 2020 2 min read

Gota wants you to choose MPs carefully

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will campaign for the Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Sandhanaya (SLNPS) but will not be respon...

March 6, 2020 1 min read

Former UPFA Councillor arrested and given bail over alleged rape of foreigner

ECONOMYNEXT- Former Southern Provincial Councilor Krishantha Pushpakumara and his driver who was arrested by police this...

March 6, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka looks to set up broadcast regulator for television and radio

Sri Lanka is looking to regulate television and radio broadcasting and the cabinet of ministers had set up a committee ...

March 5, 2020 2 min read

Gotabaya agrees to term-limits for Presidency – “I need only one term”

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he wants his party to get a two-thirds majority in Parliament to make changes in the C...

March 5, 2020 2 min read
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Suspension of graduate recruitment drive: Sajith denies involvement

A government-backed misinformation campaign on social media has falsely accused him of involvement in suspending a contr...

Nisali De Silva
March 5, 2020 2 min read