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Sri Lanka Bar Association raises concerns over president's war-time high security zone declaration 

The new declaration comes as people are frustrated with high cost of living amid unaffordable food prices

September 24, 2022 1 min read

What should modern independent India be and how can it get there?

In India, religion and socialism collide and commingle

August 23, 2022 37 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest key protest leader amid fears of August 9 agitation 

Protesters have called for another massive protest to oust Ranil Wickremesinghe on August 9

August 2, 2022 2 min read

EU stresses need of individual rights after Sri Lanka military attack on peaceful protesters

EU is Sri Lanka largest exporter and is in the review of extending GSP+.

July 23, 2022 3 min read
Fun protests to toppling Rajapaksa; covering Sri Lanka's unprecedented Presidential Palace storming

An eye witness piece by Economy Next reporters who share what they saw in July 9 Sri Lankan revolution.

Sri Lanka imposes indefinite police curfew ahead of protest to oust president

Protesters, however, vowed to agitate as planned and oust Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka court rejects police request to prevent protest amid massive agitation plan

Anti-government protesters have planned a massive agitation on Saturday to oust President Rajapaksa

Mahadiya Hamza
July 7, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka BASL urges police, army chiefs to ensure freedom of expression after arrest, disruptions

Six protesters arrested by police while army personnel have tried to disrupt a protest demanding Rajapaksa step down

Neshella Perera
June 30, 2022 3 min read

Long delay, high fuel price turned Sri Lanka protesters violent: eyewitnesses

Protesters and police trade charges of instigating violence first

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
April 21, 2022 4 min read

US, EU, Amnesty International raise concerns over violence in Sri Lanka; call for impartial probe

US Ambassador to Colombo Julie Chung has discussed with the Human Rights Council of Sri Lankan for an investigation

April 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka protesters occupy near president's office to continue agitation

Demonstrations continued into Sunday night as they occupied Galle Face Green

April 11, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka President blocks deputy speaker's resignation amid losing support

Tuesday's mass defection from SLPP came amid a worsening economic crisis precipitated a political crisis

April 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lankan protestors in Wikipidia edit war on pages of leaders, ex-CB chief to express displeasure

Technical savvy youth have edited some of the Wikipedia pages of Rajapaksa family members

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
April 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President appoints his former lawyer as finance minister in temporary cabinet

Sri Lanka Parliament meets on Tuesday, April 5.

April 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka under international scrutiny after emergency rule to scuttle protests

Protest are triggered by shortages and steep fall of the currency

April 3, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka parliament passes data protection act amid privacy concerns

Justice Minister ensures to accommodate amendments, if necessary and privacy will be protected.

March 10, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka confident of no immediate withdrawal of EU's GSP+: Foreign Secretary

"We are confident that we will have the GSP plus for a while. But it does not mean that we should take it lightly."

February 25, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs diplomats ahead of tough UNHRC session

Sri Lanka likely to face strong criticism over its human rights situation, diplomats say

January 28, 2022 3 min read
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Opposition cries foul as cops in civvies arrest Sri Lanka student union leader

This week saw 53 protestors arrested, 44 of whom have been released on bail so far.

August 6, 2021 3 min read

New online laws will threaten Media freedom says FMM

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is calling on the Media Community to take concerted action to prevent the enactment of law...

April 22, 2021 2 min read

Young Journalists renew appeal to safeguard poet Ahnaf Jazeem

The Young Journalists Association (YJA) is renewing its appeal to the authorities to intervene in the case of young Poet...

March 31, 2021 2 min read

Effects and implications of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka explained

The result of the passing of a resolution concerning Sri Lanka in Geneva at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 25, 2021 5 min read

Dinesh claims Global South sent important message over Sri Lanka resolution

The member countries of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) from the Global South sent a message by voting against or ab...

March 24, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka loses vote at UN Human Rights Council

A Resolution against Sri Lanka has passed in the United Nations Human Rights Council, but Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 23, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka loses vote at UN Human Rights Council

Sri Lanka lost the vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council with 21 members voting for the Resolution calling for...

March 23, 2021 1 min read
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Sri Lanka lobbying Muslim countries ahead of crucial Geneva vote

Sri Lanka has ramped up contacts with Islamic countries as the vote on the Resolution against the island nation at the U...

March 22, 2021 2 min read
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