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Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe's private residence set on fire

Protestors had gathered outside Wickremesinghe's residence on 5th Lane, Colombo, demanding his resignation.

July 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President's palace becomes public bathhouse

Protestors storm Presidential palace

July 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka PM regrets assault on journos, police chief to take action

Police Chief to take action

July 9, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Newsfirst journalists assaulted in front of PM residence

Journalists attacked

July 9, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka COPF chair deadlock persists despite president consenting to Harsha

“I would like to know if there is some problem within the government," said Premadasa.

Sri Lanka parliament votes to remove PUCSL chief

123 members voted to oust Janaka Ratnayake

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
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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

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

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