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Sri Lanka's Galle Face protestors ordered to vacate site by August 05

"We aren’t happy. We will fight this legally," said one of the protestors.

August 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka must fund fuel imports with export income, remittances, says president

"We also have to limit selected imports in order to balance the payments for fuel."

August 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President Wickremesinghe parliament address - full text

Calls for unity in a country torn apart by nationalism and monetary instability

August 3, 2022 23 min read

Sri Lanka opposition MP endorses president's views on reform, calls for consensus

Political analysts say the SJB's response to the President's open invitation has been less than warm.

August 3, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka to change EPF Act to assure 9% return after DDR

The domestic debt restructure involves extending maturities at fixed rates

Sri Lanka to probe shooting involving excise officers

Four persons in a van had shot at another vehicle

Sri Lanka parliamentary polls to be held after May 14

Sri Lanka’s Election Commission will set a date after May 14 to hold the upcoming parliamentary election, the Commissi...

March 21, 2020 1 min read

Cops nab curfew violaters

The Police have nabbed 62 people so far for violating the curfew, the Police Media Division said.

March 21, 2020 1 min read

Opposition wants government to give Rs 10,000 each to poor families

The Opposition is calling on the government to grant the poorest of the poor in the country Rs. 10,000 per family so tha...

March 21, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka asks illegal returnees to come forward as 72 coronavirus cases confirmed

Sri Lanka is appealing any returnee who had entered the country through unofficial channels to come forward promising no...

March 21, 2020 3 min read

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
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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

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