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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

Sri Lanka parliament endorses emergency law for 30 days 

The State of Emergency was declared on July 18 ahead of a parliament vote to elect President.

July 27, 2022 1 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.

July 13, 2022 10 min read

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
EXPLAINER - Why foreign nations use IMF as a shield to help crisis-hit Sri Lanka?

No country wants to help Sri Lanka despite a deep economic crisis; past records weigh

Sri Lanka government suspends fuel for health workers ahead of protest to oust President, PM

Many people have called all the citizens to join the Saturday protest in Colombo

Sri Lankan mother of two jumps into lake with children; only one survives

A similar incident occurred on June 15 in Colombo.

Neshella Perera
July 2, 2022 1 min read

A second Sri Lankan police officer shoots himself in under a month

Police suspect the SI took his own life over a personal matter relating to a private dispute.

Neshella Perera
June 30, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lankan police sergeant shoots himself dead with service weapon

The victim was a resident of Weeraketiya, Hambantota.

Neshella Perera
June 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lankan woman throws five-year-old son into river, attempts suicide

Police was unable to confirm if the incident was motivated by economic woes.

Neshella Perera
June 16, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka MP's death not a suicide, but brutal murder - Police

Violent clashes across the country started after Rajapaksa supporters unleashed violence against unarmed protesters

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 13, 2022 2 min read
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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

Sri Lanka minister says saved over 300 people by police shooting

"I must say if the police didn't take that action, 300 -400 would have been killed by now,"

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 21, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka calls for greater economic corporation among BIMSTEC members

Members asked BIMSTEC to fast-track activities in sectors such as agriculture, food security, connectivity and energy

March 30, 2022 2 min read

Over 16 pct Sri Lanka state uni students sexually harassed, 1.5 pct forced into sex: study

The study covered a cross section of universities: old and new unis, and those situated in previous conflict zones.

March 22, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka policeman found dead 51 days inside hospital water tank; cause unclear

"Hospital staff noticed a foul smell coming from the water tank. That was when they discovered the body," Thalduwa said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 3, 2021 2 min read
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Fishing in troubled waters: Sri Lanka’s war-hit fishermen frustrated over Indian bottom trawling

“We have lost around 40 percent of our daily fish catch due to bottom trawling by Indian fishermen,” he said.

Mahadiya Hamza
November 2, 2021 7 min read

Sri Lanka police on the prowl for employers of underage domestic workers

The operation comes in the wake of the death of a 16-year-old domestic worker at MP Rishad Bathuideen's residence.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 27, 2021 2 min read

Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o domestic aide: Police record statement from other employees

The victim's mother, R Ranjani, rejected speculation of possible suicide by the girl.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 22, 2021 2 min read

Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o maid: Police seize male coworker's phone

The victim’s mother said she had asked Bathiudeen’s wife to go easy on the child as she was still minor.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 21, 2021 2 min read

Death of former Sri Lanka MP's 16-y-o maid: Postmortem reveals vaginal penetration

The postmortem report is to be presented to court on Monday.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 19, 2021 2 min read

16-year-old working in former Sri Lanka minister's residence dies of burn injuries

The teenager was a resident of Dayagama and had come to work as a maid at the former minister’s house , police said.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 16, 2021 2 min read

New prison complex in Horana to expand Sri Lanka's prison capacity to 100,000: Minister

Sri Lanka’s overcrowded prisons housed 28,000 to 30,000 prisoners at any given time before the pandemic.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 6, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka death row inmates on hunger strike after release of murder convict politico

Reports showed inmates at the Welikada prison protesting from the roof of a building at the prison premises.

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 25, 2021 2 min read

Duminda's release typical of Sri Lanka's arbitrary pardons that weaken rule of law: OHCHR

"Another example of selective, arbitrary granting of pardons that weakens rule of law and undermines accountability"

June 25, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka records highest number of arrests for violating lockdown: police

There has also been an increased number of attempts to cross provincial borders, police said.

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 17, 2021 1 min read
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