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Sri Lanka opposition leader Sajith Premadasa says will take 'crucial step' shortly

On my way to Parliament to take a crucial step

July 19, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka executive presidency opposed by 70-pct: Poll

Broadly the same opinion across the South, North and East

July 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka police probe into key protest leaders receiving overseas money

Protesters have said they are now being targeted by the government under Wickremesinghe.

July 19, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka acting president wants to review Easter bombings probe, may enlist UK help

The acting president called it a divisive issue.

July 18, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka destroys seized cigarettes which could have cost Rs13bn in taxes

A stock of 204 million cigarettes, valued at 15 billion rupees, was destroyed at a storage yard in Kerawalapitiya

Sri Lanka opposition must rally behind Sajith-AKD ticket or vice versa: FPC

All opposition parties, factions and groups must agree on a viable arrangement, according to Perera.

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

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
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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

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