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Sunday May 26th, 2024

Sri Lanka cabinet ready to resign en masse pending all-party government

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had held discussions with the ministers Monday July 11 morning.

July 11, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka president will resign as previously announced: PM's office

President Rajapaksa had informed the Speaker that he would be stepping down on Wednesday July 13.

July 11, 2022 1 min read

Five Sri Lanka ministers quit after president, PM offer resignation

Sunday, Agri Minister Mahinda Amaraweera and Investment Promotion Minister Dhammika Perera announced their resignation

July 10, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president to resign on July 13: Speaker

Abeywardena urged the public to remain calm.

July 9, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka president apologises to Japan for cancellation of light rail project

Wickremesinghe met Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Thursday May 25.

Sri Lanka President bets for China-inclusive Asia-led economy

“We want an Asia that can accommodate the Indo-Pacific, the BRI, as well as the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo- Pacific”

Sri Lanka foreign ministry suspends consular services in Colombo

Sri Lanka's foreign ministry said it had suspended all services provided by the consular affairs division until March 20...

March 16, 2020 1 min read

Election Commission meeting health officials today to decide on elections

Members of the Elections Commission are set to meet health officials today to discuss the effect COVID-19 will have on t...

March 16, 2020 1 min read

JVP led NPP decides to temporarily halt election campaign

ECONOMYNEXT-Leader of National People’s Power (NPP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that NPP will temporarily halt all t...

March 16, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka President proposes unified South Asia Coronavirus response, Modi starts COVID19 fund

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has proposed a unified response to fight Coronavirus in South Asia during an on...

March 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka cardinal seeks UN probe on China's Coronavirus

The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church Sunday alleged that the highly contagious Coronavirus may be man-made an...

March 15, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka mulls extending holiday to battle virus

Sri Lanka is mulling an extended holiday for the public sector as the authorities struggle to contain the spread of the ...

March 15, 2020 1 min read

Deshapriya urges smaller gatherings during election campaign to fight COVID19

The Elections Commission has requested all political parties and independent groups contesting the upcoming Parliamentar...

March 15, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to limit consular services in UK, Belgium, Norway: foreign ministry

Sri Lanka will limit consular service provided by mission in London, Brussels and Oslo, from March 15 local time, the fo...

March 15, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka cuts down consular services in Coronavirus hotspots in Europe, Iran, Korea

Sri Lanka has limited consular services at 11 overseas mission in Europe, Iran and Korea after asking airlines to not t...

March 14, 2020 2 min read

Government will not reconvene Parliament - Bandula

The government will not reconvene Parliament to deal with the COVID19 crisis, a government minister said Saturday.

March 14, 2020 1 min read
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Controversial Sri Lanka IGP retires with pension and tax free permit

Inspector-General Pujith Jayasundara who retired after a 35-year chequered career today was granted his full pension and...

March 14, 2020 2 min read

No arrest but no bail either for RaviK and Bonds Scam accused

The Writ Petition filed by Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius, former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and two o...

March 14, 2020 2 min read

Ravi and Arjun mark their attendance in Magistrate's court

Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius and two others were ordered by the C...

March 13, 2020 1 min read

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

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