An Echelon Media Company
Sunday June 26th, 2022
Constitutional Amendments

SJB will seek to expel Assistant Secretary Gamage from the Party - spokesman

The main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya will initiate disciplinary proceedings against its Assistant Secretary Diana ...

October 23, 2020 2 min read

Breaking: Several SJB MPs including Assistant Secretary Diana Gamage support 20th A

The Second Reading of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution sailed through Parliament tonight with a number of the main...

October 22, 2020 1 min read

Dual citizens who want to serve the Motherland must be given the chance - Kariyawasam

Many Sri Lankans who fled violence and persecution in the country and have become citizens of other countries must be gi...

October 22, 2020 1 min read

Amid rumours his party MPs will support 20A, Hakeem urges them to oppose it

Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Rauff Hakeem is urging the members of his party not to vote in favour of the ...

October 22, 2020 2 min read
SLMC must reveal details of deal struck with Govt. to support 20A - UNP

The United National Party is demanding that the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress reveal the deal it struck with Prime Minister ...

Pompeo meets Lankan leadership today to keep Colombo within US orbit

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who arrived in Sri Lanka last night will have talks today with President Go...

Government MPs want Riyaj Bathiudeen re-arrested over Easter Bombings

More than two-thirds of the country’s governing party Parliamentary Group has signed a letter addressed to the Preside...

October 10, 2020 3 min read

MR says PM’s and President’s offices will be audited after 20A but Auditors’ Union disagrees

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is saying that the offices of the President and the Prime Minister will continue to be ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 5, 2020 3 min read

Challenging the 20A: All submissions to Supreme Court end tomorrow

The Supreme Court will close submissions from all parties challenging or supporting the controversial proposed 20th Amen...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 1, 2020 3 min read

Sajith calls for National effort to save the country’s economy

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa is calling on all political parties to shed their differences and come togethe...

September 30, 2020 2 min read

20A will create a President who is not accountable to anyone - Karu Jayasuriya

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is saying that the 20th Amendment to the constitution would make the President a ruler wh...

Imesh Ranasinghe
September 29, 2020 3 min read

NPP taking the struggle against the 20th Amendment to the people – Dr Amarasuriya

The National People’s Power believes resistance to the proposed 20th Amendment cannot be limited to a court challenge,...

September 29, 2020 2 min read

Unprecedented 39 petitions challenge 20th Amendment before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court this morning September 29, will begin proceedings to hear Fundamental Rights applications filed by an ...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 29, 2020 3 min read

20th Amendment is necessary for National Security – Prof GL

The government is introducing the 20th Amendment to the Constitution to ensure that a situation such as the security lap...

September 28, 2020 2 min read

The 20A: A Very Wrong Approach to Constitution-Making - Uyangoda

Eminent Emeritus Professor of Political Science Jayadeva Uyangoda writes that the proposed 20th Amendment has several ma...

Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda
September 28, 2020 6 min read

Opinion: Reform the proposed 20th Amendment to strengthen, not weaken, transparency

Following parliamentary elections, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa wasted no time in obtaining cabinet approval and therea...

Shreen Saroor - Human Rights Activist
September 27, 2020 5 min read
Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 367.1686 367.3982
UK Pound 452.6187 451.8938
Euro 388.4167 389.8979
Aus Dollar 255.6136 255.4851
Yen 2.7395 2.7267
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 4.6108 4.6159
Korea Won 0.2772 0.2772
Oman Rial 935.8320 937.3904
Saudi Riyal 96.0211 96.1836
UAE Dirham 98.0915 98.2549
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,470.19 1.59%
CSE All Share 7,651.19 1.26%
Turnover Rs million 1,245,549,656 1,102,192,667
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 21.20 21.45
6-m bill 21.88 22.16
12-m bill 22.51 22.77
5-yr bond 20.38 20.79
8-yr bond 20.46 20.49
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 14.50 14.50
Gilt Repo 14.50 14.50
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

20 Amendment - the Government determined to stay the course – senior officials

The government is determined to follow procedure and not make any changes to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution befo...

September 23, 2020 2 min read

Two more petitions to be filed against 20A by CPA and SJB

The Main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) and the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) are to file Fundamental Ri...

September 23, 2020 2 min read

Tabling the 20th Amendment “a dark day for democracy” - Sajith

Opposition Parliamentarians staged a protest in the Well of the House today when the government tabled the proposed 20th...

September 22, 2020 2 min read

20th Amendment to the Constitution tabled in Parliament amid uproar

he 20th Amendment to the Constitution which proposes to takes away power from Parliament and vest them with the Presiden...

September 22, 2020 1 min read

Opinion: Strong Government must be disciplined and deliver development

The extreme nature of the proposed 20th Amendment, tabled in Parliament today, which has been the cause of much disquiet...

Jehan Perera
September 22, 2020 6 min read

20th Amendment: End to Sri Lanka’s Democracy: Shouldn’t it be Resisted? - Uyangoda

Renowned Political Scientist Professor Emeritus Jayadeva Uyangoda finds the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution ...

Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda
September 20, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s Media freedom will be threatened by proposed 20th Amendment - FMM

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is expressing deep concern about the impending threat to the freedom of expression by the ...

September 17, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka President takes “ownership” of the 20th Amendment - Keheliya

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the main initiator of the controversial 20th Amendment to the Constitution which is now ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
September 17, 2020 2 min read

Opinion: Questions as to whether another review of the 20A is a sham to distract critics

With controversy arising over the proposed 20 Amendment to the Constitution is the Prime Minister using a review of the ...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 16, 2020 5 min read

Controversies Highlight Need For Greater Mindfulness About Repercussions

The formulation of the draft 20th Amendment and its unanimous acceptance by the cabinet is indicative of President Gotab...

Dr. Jehan Perera
September 15, 2020 7 min read