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Tuesday May 21st, 2024
Law and Order

Sri Lanka to criminalize marital rape: Justice Minister

Current laws also fail to recognize males as victims of rape. “We want to gender neutralize this"

March 25, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka spends Rs 4 Bn on prisoners, house arrest bill to be presented soon

Amendments to laws such as the Bail Act are also being considered to address this, he said.

March 15, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to bring in new laws, increase safe houses for women

Two new bills that will be presented to parliament after Cabinet approval

March 6, 2024 1 min read

Amid security concerns, India-funded unique ID card project faces delay in Sri Lanka

Minister in December expected the bid call to be announced by end 2023.

March 4, 2024 3 min read
Sri Lanka’s India-funded Unique ID project to have new consultant: Indian HC

India has already given 450 million Indian rupees to Sri Lanka for Unique ID project

Sri Lanka Police to take street children into custody

Sri Lanka Police will continue to take street children into State custody, eventually place them with guardians

January 26, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka Police Minister raps UN over anti-drug campaign concerns

Yukthiya operation has led to arrest nearly 39,000 people in 1 month - police

January 18, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka Police Minister rejects ICIJ shell company allegations  

An ICIJ analysis has alleged Alles of using shell companies to buy properties in the U.K.

December 27, 2023 2 min read

Two acres of plantation land for Sri Lanka's Rangala police station

Police to acquire two acre land from Udupussellawa Plantation Company's Duckwari Estate to build station

Apsara Rodrigo
December 13, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka seized drugs incinerated in Wanathavilluwa: Minister

All narcotic drugs seized in raids or by Customs will be destroyed at the new incinerator built in Wanathavilluwa

November 8, 2023 1 min read

Committee-stage amendments to Sri Lanka's 'Online Safety Bill': CPA concerned

The proposed amendments could drastically change the initially gazetted bill, the CPA said.

November 7, 2023 11 min read

Sri Lanka failed to explain its war globally to avoid current crisis – Sarath Weerasekera

UNHRC has already adopted resolution to collect, consolidate, analyse and preserve” war crime evidence

October 12, 2023 4 min read
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Alarm over Sri Lanka law for ‘online safety’, ‘online truths’

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Nethmi Rajawasam
September 19, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka Customs destroys Rs. 88 mln worth counterfeit goods, vows to protect IPR

Sri Lanka customs does not impose a penalty on the confiscated counterfeit goods

Apsara Rodrigo
August 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to enact 50 more laws to reduce corruption, wastage after IMF loan - legislator

Sri Lanka has enacted 55 laws since it declared bankruptcy

August 22, 2023 2 min read
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Lohia: General aims, Immediacy and Heretical Gandhism

Long-time Gandhi Acolyte Finds Gandhian Socialism the Only ’True’ Socialism.

August 18, 2023 18 min read

Sri Lanka to have a tax special court: State Minister

Sri Lanka should increase tax files from 300,000 to a million, Minister Siyambalapitiya said.

Nethmi Rajawasam
June 29, 2023 1 min read

Indian Marxists school on Gandhi

Disillusioned With Communism, Asoka Mehta and Narendra Deva Converge on Gandhian Socialism

Mark Hager
June 19, 2023 22 min read

Sri Lanka's police, health workers mostly violate rights of LGBTQ community - report

police have been the perpetrators in 96 rights violation cases, while 64 cases are involved with health workers

Apsara Rodrigo
June 8, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's TRC draft has nothing to solve Tamils' concerns - Sumanthiran

"There is nothing about accountability or amnesty"

Shihar Aneez
June 2, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka hikes import taxes on wheat flour to boost rice farmer profits

As a close substitute for rice, the price of wheat has to be 'managed' Minister Siyambalapitiya said.

May 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka state-run TV probes into #MeToo style sexual harassment allegation by news anchor

Sri Lanka has rarely seen sexual harassment allegations coming into the public domain.

Apsara Rodrigo
April 24, 2023 2 min read

EU raises concern over new anti-terrorism draft ahead of trade pact renewal 

Sri Lanka has fulfill some key international conventions to be eligible for GSP+ renewal

Nethmi Rajawasam
April 3, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's SJB has no official position on death penalty, MPs must freely vote: Eran

“These are issues to do with conscience,” said Wickramaratne.

Himal Kotelawala
March 2, 2023 5 min read
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Sri Lanka's rising political risks amid uncertain polls, IMF deal drag 

Sri Lanka sees new political risks since its sovereign debt default

Shihar Aneez
February 7, 2023 6 min read
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