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Thursday February 29th, 2024
Politics

Sri Lanka to allow English as court language in selected courts

Certain courts be allowed to conduct proceedings in English

February 20, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka sends more workers to Israel

A total of 602 have left for agricultural positions in Israel, and more will leave in the coming days

February 20, 2024 2 min read

Iran foreign minister in Sri Lanka to discuss expanded cooperation

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hossein Amir Abdollahian on official visit to Sri Lanka

February 20, 2024 2 min read

US remains concerned over Sri Lanka's online law but encouraged by amendment process

"The digital economy is seen by everybody as a means to continue building Sri Lanka's economic future."

February 19, 2024 4 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.

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

Tennakoon is appointed as the 36th IGP of Sri Lanka

Online bill sends negative signal on Sri Lanka reforms and recovery: US envoy

Global tech companies characterize the bill as stifling innovation and democracy, instead of addressing online crimes

January 31, 2024 2 min read

Indian firm to manage Sri Lanka’s three key airports: Minister

Efforts to expand Sri Lanka's main airport has faced delays due to economic crisis

January 31, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Speaker endorses international settlement and notaries bills

The two bills were passed in Parliament recently.

January 31, 2024 1 min read

Shasheendra Rajapaksa Sri Lanka's new State Min for Irrigation and Water Resources

Shasheendra Rajapaksa appointed State Minister for Irrigation and Water Resources Management

January 31, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka political parties do ad-hoc nominations to fill 25 pct female quota

Political parties did not have a pool of already trained and experienced women

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 31, 2024 4 min read

AKD leads Sri Lanka presidential voting intent poll with 50 pct support in December

Support for the NPP leader has increased 14 points since mid-2023.

January 31, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka main opposition SJB protest tear-gassed as elections loom

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January 30, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka sends tea to Palestine

"Hoping that this contribution brings solace and strength during moments of crisis."

January 30, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka former presidents CBK, Sirisena to back incumbent, claims AKD

"Everyone on TV is talking about one thing: the NPP."

January 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka's NPP on 39 pct of all adults, ahead of SJB, SLPP in December: poll

Support for the SJB was at 27 percent in December while support for the SLPP was at 10 percent that month.

January 29, 2024 3 min read
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British ship HMS Spey arrives in Sri Lanka

HMS Spey, a 90.5m long Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) manned by a crew of 56, arrived at the port of Colombo

January 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka defence sector to join tourism initiatives

All hands on deck approach

January 27, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka Police to take street children into custody

Sri Lanka Police will continue to take street children into State custody, eventually place them with guardians

January 26, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka President prorogues parliament till Feb 07

Prorogued with effect from midnight Jan 26

January 26, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to host UN FAO's 37th regional conference for Asia Pacific

Civil society organisations from Asia and the Pacific are expected to take part in this major multilateral conference.

January 26, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka to amend penal code to criminalise rape of young boys

The country is also looking to close loopholes in the law on the rape of females, the Cabinet of Ministers decided

January 26, 2024 2 min read

US expresses concern over Sri Lanka law to police online discourse

The U.S. urges Sri Lanka to prioritize transparency and ensure any legislation does not stifle the voices of its people

January 25, 2024 2 min read

Pandemonium as opposition says Sri Lanka online law changes not in line with SC order

This is a very serious matter

January 24, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament passes online speech law despite opposition

108 MPs voted for and 62 voted against the bill, with amendments.

January 24, 2024 1 min read

In Sri Lanka, snitches will get riches

Sri Lanka Police will offer cash rewards from 10,000 to 250,000 to informants in their Operation Yukthiya

January 24, 2024 1 min read
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