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Sunday December 10th, 2023

Sri Lanka, India leaders meet at COP-28, discuss issues

Modi said that it was “wonderful to connect and discuss various issues” with Wickremesinghe.

December 1, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka govt MPs up in arms over opposition leader "taking up time" on cricket issue

Premadasa called his question a matter of “national importance”.

December 1, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka families of the missing join international conference

Families from Colombo, Vavuniya and Batticaloa joined International Conference for Families of Missing persons

November 30, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka MPs speak up in support of Palestine

November 29 is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, a UN-organized observance.

November 30, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka president appoints main opposition MP advisor

Suresh’s “pivotal role will centre around overseeing the comprehensive integration of Hill Country Tamils".

Sri Lanka, Maldives to cooperate legally on criminal matters

Sri Lanka will sign an agreement with Maldives on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters

Sri Lanka 2024 budget a confession to 75-year economic tragedy: AKD

The 2024 budget also contained proposals to borrow and sell assets, he said.

November 14, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka apex court rules de-radicalisation regulations unconstitutional

The regulations were published in the Extraordinary Gazette No. 2218/68 dated Friday, March 12, 2021. 

November 13, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party faction sceptical of president's 2024 budget

“We’re waiting to see if this year’s budget too will be limited to a presentation,” he said.

November 13, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition econ spox has mixed feelings on president's "difficult" budget

“The president did this from a very difficult place; we need not be disingenuous about that."

November 13, 2023 2 min read

Security tightened around parliament in anticipation of protests

Police presence was seen around Sri Lanka's parliament as President began presenting 2024 Budget

November 13, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka opposition calls SLPP bluff, challenges ruling party to defeat budget

The SLPP can defeat the upcoming budget if they want a parliamentary election, he said.

November 10, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's legal system delays discourage investors: Minister

Sri Lanka must digitise legal system, expedite court cases to attract investors, minister of foreign affairs says

Nethmi Rajawasam
November 10, 2023 3 min read

River for Jaffna project to supply water to Sri Lanka's north

Government to revisit 'River for Jaffna' project proposed by engineer decades ago, and in the pipeline for years

November 9, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Bar Association hits out at MPs commenting on court cases in parliament

It is seen as a direct threat to the independence of the judiciary, the BASL said.

November 9, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's returning female migrant workers don't plan for long-term sustainability: study

They rarely see the need for such reintegration as they do not understand the economic and labour market realities.

November 9, 2023 5 min read
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Sri Lanka drafting fresh legislation for people with disabilities

"1.6 million differently-abled community members have not received the empowerment they deserve."

November 9, 2023 3 min read

Cabinet nod for initiation of new agency replacing Sri Lanka's BOI, EDB

Sri Lanka is also drawing up a new law for Colombo Financial Zone at the Chinese-built Port City.

November 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's NPP may reach out to other MPs to form government: AKD

If it seems the voters have attempted to form an NPP government, the party will feel obligated to honour that, he said.

November 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's state workers must not disrupt revenue generating sectors: MP

“So why try to sabotage it now?” said Abeywardena.

November 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka seized drugs incinerated in Wanathavilluwa: Minister

All narcotic drugs seized in raids or by Customs will be destroyed at the new incinerator built in Wanathavilluwa

November 8, 2023 1 min read

Singapore, Sri Lanka MPs discuss violence against women

Action is needed by both the public sector and the private sector for prevention of violence against women

November 8, 2023 1 min read

Committee-stage amendments to Sri Lanka's 'Online Safety Bill': CPA concerned

The proposed amendments could drastically change the initially gazetted bill, the CPA said.

November 7, 2023 11 min read

Sri Lanka state minister defends salary hike proposal amid revenue shortfall concerns

"We're now doing the math. There are 1.4 million workers and 600,000 pensioners -- a total of 2 million."

November 7, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's 'Online Safety Bill' can be passed with simple majority subject to 31 amendments

The bill was challenged in the Supreme Court in terms of Section 121(1) of the constitution.

November 7, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka court orders BOI not to bar recyclers who refused irregular payments

Recyclers said they could not make payments that did not go the BoI or the consolidated fund

November 7, 2023 2 min read
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