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Sri Lanka police chief appointment against constitution: Opposition Leader

Tennakoon has been appointed as the 36th IGP of the country

February 27, 2024 2 min read

All major party leaders Sri Lanka remained unpopular in January: poll

Leftist leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake increased his favourability by 12 points to -10 in January.

February 27, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka president appoints Supreme Court-faulted official as police chief after CC clearance

Tennakoon is appointed as the 36th IGP of Sri Lanka

February 26, 2024 2 min read

Patali wants Sri Lanka presidential powers pruned, meets party leaders

The programme calls for "revisiting and reducing the President's executive powers to the levels observed in 2015".

February 26, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka's NPP continues to lead voting intent poll ahead of main opposition

It showed no substantial change in general election voting intentions in January 2024 compared to the previous month.

Sri Lanka's religious leaders need to cultivate harmony: Prez

Acknowledged the intrinsic connection between religion and reconciliation

Sri Lanka cabinet nod for draft amendment bill for Online Safety Act

The legal draftsman has been directed to put together the draft amendment bill in this light, a statement said.

February 13, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Freedom Party to support abolishing presidency; SJB cries foul

"If there is such a referendum, we the SLFP will raise not one hand but both in support," he said.

February 13, 2024 2 min read

Wickremesinghe looking to abolish Sri Lanka's executive presidency: Sirisena

"President Wickremesinghe is speedily working towards constitutional reform," said Sirisena.

February 12, 2024 2 min read

India visit doesn't mean change of stance on Sri Lanka Telecom, Amul: AKD

"We're small people, but no powerful nation or corporation can buy us."

February 12, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka Police deny arrest under online safety law

Sri Lanka has not arrested anyone under the recently passed online safety law, Police spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa said

Apsara Rodrigo
February 12, 2024 1 min read

SJB govt will remove 18 pct VAT on fertiliser, other agriculture inputs: SJB

"An SJB government will definitely introduce a new price formula that's fair by both the farmer and the consumer."

February 12, 2024 2 min read

Iran keen to share technology and science knowledge with Sri Lanka: Ambassador

Iran's ambassador said that Iran hopes to share technology and science knowledge with Sri Lanka.

February 12, 2024 2 min read

Sections of Sri Lanka's Online Safety Act appear non-compliant with court order: HRCSL

"Full compliance with the Court's Determination on a Bill is crucial to guaranteeing the fundamental rights."

February 9, 2024 6 min read

Sri Lanka’s copyright laws need to be updated for artificial intelligence: Lawyers

Sri Lanka’s Intellectual Property Act needs revisions to recognize creations by artificial intelligence

Apsara Rodrigo
February 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka govt expediting development projects targeting election: PAFFREL

"The government is prioritising elections that it has a higher probability of winning over other elections."

February 8, 2024 2 min read
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Sri Lanka JVP's official visit triggers political, religious leaders to raise anti-Indian sentiment

Many Sri Lankans still criticize India for not fast tracking investments in Trincomalee oil tank farm

Shihar Aneez
February 8, 2024 4 min read

Sri Lanka former navy chief joins main opposition SJB

The former navy commander has been appointed as Adviser on Maritime and Naval Policy to the SJB.

February 7, 2024 1 min read

Enactment process of Sri Lanka's online safety act raises questions on law-making: CPA

CPA urged the government to replace the act with a law that "genuinely addresses" concerns on online safety.

February 7, 2024 3 min read

UNICEF welcomes amendments to Sri Lanka's Children & Young Persons Ordinance

"The amendment marks a significant step towards protecting the rights and welfare of all children in Sri Lanka."

February 7, 2024 3 min read

India’s official invitation for Sri Lanka’s Marxists seen positive amid political concerns

JVP has opposed many Indian projects strongly in the past

Shihar Aneez
February 7, 2024 5 min read

Sri Lanka online safety law will impact digital marketing industry: Professional

Social media channels need to be active, but now people will restrict their activities

Apsara Rodrigo
February 6, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka allocates Rs10bn for presidential and general elections in 2024

Sri Lanka has to conduct presidential and general elections within Rs10bn allocated for them in 2024 budget

February 6, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka needs to balance global powers for economic growth: Minister

Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the Asia Pacific region has attracted many world powers

February 5, 2024 4 min read

Sri Lanka’s India-funded Unique ID project to have new consultant: Indian HC

India has already given 450 million Indian rupees to Sri Lanka for Unique ID project

February 2, 2024 2 min read

A K D D Arandara appointed Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom

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February 2, 2024 1 min read