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Sri Lanka YouTuber arrested over "blasphemous" remark after MPs demand action

An activist and popular YouTuber, Amarasinghe is known for being a freethinker and non-believer.

January 6, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka MPs set aside differences to break out pitchforks over YouTube comment

“Our feelings as Buddhists and those of our venerable monks have been hurt by this insult,” said Rajapakshe.

January 5, 2023 6 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka vacate over 16,000 army personnel ahead of IMF deal

Sri Lanka is in the process of reducing government expenditure ahead of the IMF deal

December 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka business chambers call to cancel Nov. 2 protest amid growing public anger

Chambers say protests may adversely impact economy, tourism

November 1, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka Cabinet Spokesman backs rehabilitation law to protect fundamental rights

Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill strongly criticized by rights groups

Sri Aurobindo: Mystical Awareness Supplants Production

In India, religion and socialism commingle and collide.

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
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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

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

Neshella Perera
August 2, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka imposes indefinite police curfew ahead of protest to oust president

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

July 8, 2022 3 min read

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
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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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