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Fun protests to toppling Rajapaksa; covering Sri Lanka's unprecedented Presidential Palace storming

An eye witness piece by Economy Next reporters who share what they saw in July 9 Sri Lankan revolution.

July 13, 2022 10 min read

Strong Rajapaksa dynasty member refused to leave Sri Lanka

Many Rajapaksa family members have gone hiding and whereabouts are unknown since July 9.

July 12, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka airport VIP terminal shut by union move

Basil prevented from leaving in the early hours: report

July 12, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka parliament to select new president on July 20 amid nomination speculation

Election of President if there are more than one nomination

July 12, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka's next election likely to be presidential poll: UNP deputy leader

“The way I see it, the next election will be a presidential poll,” said the former MP.

Sri Lanka MP seeks amendment to asset declaration law to include president

An electronic automated asset declaration system is also proposed.

Sri Lanka has food, fuel, follow advice of doctors and govt: PM

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the public to follow the advice of doctors and the government, af...

March 21, 2020 2 min read

Dambulla Mayor arrested for violating rules on public events

Police today arrested the Mayor of the ancient city of Dambulla and produced him before a Magistrate for organizing a pu...

March 20, 2020 2 min read

Gnanasara Thero's Nomination rejected

Election officials have rejected the nomination papers of firebrand Buddhist Monk Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara who was plan...

March 19, 2020 1 min read

Deshapriya says only COVID19 can decide when we can hold the elections

Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary General elections scheduled for April 25 has been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID19 ...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 19, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka elections postponed over Coronavirus

Sri Lanka's independent elections commission had postponed general elections scheduled for April 25 as an epidemic of Co...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 19, 2020 1 min read

Nivard Cabraal, Advisor to FinMin, on Sri Lanka Podujana Party list

Senior Advisor to Finance Minister Nivard Cabraal has signed nominations papers to be on the national list of the Sri La...

March 19, 2020 1 min read

Gnanasara and Rathana Theros contesting General Elections

Firebrand Buddhist Monks Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara and Athureliye Rathana are both contesting the upcoming Parliamentary...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 19, 2020 2 min read

Curfew lifted for Election Nominations to be handed over

The police curfew imposed on Puttalam, Chilaw and part of the Negombo district to prevent secondary transmission of the ...

March 19, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka asking foriegn countries to extend visas for Lankans stranded there

Sri Lanka is asking foreign governments to extend the visas of Sri Lankans currently visiting their countries and unable...

March 18, 2020 2 min read

Harsha quits as UNP Treasurer, joins Sajith

Former State Minister Dr Harsha de Silva is the latest of the high-profile United National Party leaders to throw in the...

March 18, 2020 2 min read
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Sajith calls for national unity to face the threat of COVID-19

Leader of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Sajith Premadasa is calling for national unity to face the threat of COVID-19 whi...

March 18, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka declares curfew to fight Coronavirus in Puttalam

Sri Lanka has declared police curfew in several areas in the Puttalam district a day after military chief said there wer...

Mahadiya Hamza and Chanka Jayasinghe
March 18, 2020 1 min read

CMEV says free and fair elections unlikely under current conditions

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is calling for the postponement of the General Election which is scheduled t...

March 18, 2020 2 min read

Mixed reactions on Twitter to President's speech

The immediate reaction to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s address to the nation last Tuesday night is mixed at best wit...

March 18, 2020 2 min read

President calls on citizens to cooperate to fight virus

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called on all Sri Lankans to cooperate with the government to ensure that the threat posed ...

March 17, 2020 3 min read

Sajith wants the whole country quarantined

Sajith Premadasa is calling for the whole country to be quarantined to prevent the further spread of the COVID19 virus.

March 17, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka postal voting application deadline extended over coronavirus

Sri Lanka's Election Commission has extended the March 17 postal voting application deadline for a few more days due to ...

March 17, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka Defence Secretary says more than 170 returnees skipped quarantine

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kamal Gunaratne said more than 170 Sri Lankans who had returned from Italy and Kore...

March 17, 2020 2 min read

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to address the nation at 8 pm tonight

The Director-General of Media in the Presidential Secretariat said that important government decisions taken in the cour...

March 17, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka asks returnees from Europe, Korea to register or risk punishment

Sri Lanka's defence ministry asked all returnees from Europe, South Korea who had arrived in the country from March 1 to...

March 16, 2020 2 min read