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Sri Lanka's protestors told to obtain police permission six hours ahead

"No protest should cause obstruction to everyday life or to the economy," he said.

September 26, 2022 3 min read

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

Sri Lanka to establish broadcast authority to foster "better, more sophisticated" media culture

Cabinet approval was given to appoint a cabinet subcommittee to hold discussions with all stakeholders

September 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's arrested uni student protestors will not be detained under PTA: PM

The opposition leader said the govt was calling for an all-party government, all the while engaging in "state terrorism"

August 31, 2022 3 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

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 Lankan YouTuber and anti-government protestor Ratta arrested

Ratta, who has 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube, was a prominent figure in Sri Lanka’s anti-government protests.

Dulya de Silva
May 30, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka vlogger "unofficially" summoned by CID refuses to give statement

His YouTube channel SL Deshaya is known for its regular and often biting political commentary.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 25, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka court orders removal of Mynagogama site if protest doesn't remain peaceful

Refusing to leave the protest site, protesters said, no matter the court order, the agitation will continue.

May 4, 2022 2 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 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 president Gotabaya Rajapaksa restricts comments on Facebook page

Social media researcher Sanjana Hattotuwa tweeted that the apparent restriction of comments was "revealing".

March 31, 2022 1 min read
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Journo attack: Sri Lanka media minister ready to accept govt responsibility if investigations fail

“The government will be unable to absolve itself of that responsibility. I am still of that position,” he said.

March 15, 2022 3 min read

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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Responsibility for journo attack will fall on govt if police fails to act: Sri Lanka cabinet spox

"This 14th will be a month since the incident."

March 8, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka govt condemns attack on journalist as opposition cries foul

“It is the stink of a festering group of society that is emanating from this attack,” the minister said.

February 15, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka journalist's residence attacked; says too early to pinpoint possible culprit

“It’s still early. We have made videos on various issues. It’s hard to say at this point who might be behind it."

February 14, 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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Another Sri Lanka govt MP calls for social media regulation amid online backlash

“I think those who harm the country and destabilise the country have seized the opportunity,” he said.

October 21, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka govt mulls ways to control websites amid rising online activism

The minister said the govt is obligated to protect the rights of the people as much as it must ensure media freedom.

August 11, 2021 4 min read

Ban or regulate social media in Sri Lanka, top minister tells parliament

“In China, there is no social media. We’re not like that."

August 5, 2021 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
July 13, 2021 2 min read
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