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Sunday July 25th, 2021
Political News

Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o domestic aide: Police record statement from other employees

The victim's mother, R Ranjani, rejected speculation of possible suicide by the girl.

3 min read

Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o maid: Police seize male coworker's phone

The victim’s mother said she had asked Bathiudeen’s wife to go easy on the child as she was still minor.

3 min read

Sri Lanka Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha amid third wave of COVID-19

Prayer congregations are limited to just 100 people.

3 min read

Vietnam envoy Ho Thi Thanh Truc meets Sri Lanka Foreign Minister

Vietnam had recently offered to share the country's experience in organic fertilizer

3 min read

Death of former Sri Lanka MP's 16-y-o maid: Postmortem reveals vaginal penetration

The postmortem report is to be presented to court on Monday.

Sri Lanka apparel exporters hopeful of GSP+ extension

Says authorities addressing concerns

Vietnam offers to help with organic farming, Sri Lanka proposes Port City, religious ties

Expanding tourism also discussed

2 min read

16-year-old working in former Sri Lanka minister's residence dies of burn injuries

The teenager was a resident of Dayagama and had come to work as a maid at the former minister’s house , police said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka, India, Maldives train to combat maritime crime, rescue in Indian Ocean

Virtual table top exercise (TTX) to improve joint operations and co-operation

2 min read

Amnesty International declares detained Sri Lanka lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah prisoner of conscience

Amnesty International said Hizbullah was detained on "trumped-up charges" under the "draconian" PTA.

2 min read

Alleged Sirasa conspiracy: Sri Lanka media minister dismisses opposition claims

"I will not hesitate to take legal action against any media organisation that attempts to disturb the peace."

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Human rights situation in Sri Lanka further deteriorated in 2020: UK report

The report noted, among other issues, an alleged increase in surveillance and intimidation of civil society.

5 min read

New prison complex in Horana to expand Sri Lanka's prison capacity to 100,000: Minister

Sri Lanka’s overcrowded prisons housed 28,000 to 30,000 prisoners at any given time before the pandemic.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka president, three other regional leaders in RSF "press freedom predators gallery"

Seventeen of the 37 leaders are making the list for the first time.

2 min read

Duminda pardon: Slain former Sri Lanka MP's family reluctant to go to int'l community

However, the family has yet to arrive at a final decision, she said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

China-backed Port City act could be Sri Lanka's Nanjing treaty: former finance minister

“It will be a centre for international money laundering for the local and international mafia."

10 min read

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Sri Lanka archaeology dept won't take action against Chinese dredging company

The archaeology department does not wish to harass anybody by dragging them to court, the director general said.

Mahadiya Hamza

3 min read

Hudson Samarasinghe returns as chair of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation

This is at least the fourth occasion in Samarasinghe's decades-long career that he was appointed to this position.

1 min read

Duminda's pardon highlights need for genuine rule of law in Sri Lanka: Human Rights Watch

"... not favors to friends or blatantly cynical measures to keep trade preferences," the HRW South Asia Director said.

7 min read

Sri Lanka cricketers in hot water over possible bio-bubble breach in England

A video circulating online shows Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka also roaming the streets of Durhan.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Jailed Sri Lanka top detective Abeysekara makes first media appearance since release

“I won’t have to face punishment because I have not done any wrong.”

3 min read

Sri Lanka death row inmates on hunger strike after release of murder convict politico

Reports showed inmates at the Welikada prison protesting from the roof of a building at the prison premises.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Duminda's release typical of Sri Lanka's arbitrary pardons that weaken rule of law: OHCHR

"Another example of selective, arbitrary granting of pardons that weakens rule of law and undermines accountability"

2 min read

UNHRC core group concerned over Sri Lanka's lack of progress on human rights

"We regret the lack of progress on these issues, with a number of further concerning developments," the core group said.

Mahadiya Hamza

4 min read

Sri Lanka to expand oxygen storage, boost hospital supply with concentrators: Health Minister

Sri Lanka’s state hospital system has a daily demand of 40 tonnes for oxygen

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka records highest number of arrests for violating lockdown: police

There has also been an increased number of attempts to cross provincial borders, police said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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