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Friday December 9th, 2022
Law and Order

Sri Lanka president proposes long neglected laws for gender equity, women empowerment 

Most Sri Lankan men are gender insensitive, not serious about violence against women

December 1, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president warns against unlawful anti-government protests

President says there is a move to initiate another round of protests

November 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka analysts frown upon Wickremesinghe's high defence budget 

Sri Lanka's defence budget is almost equal to the total of education, health allocations

November 15, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka court travel ban won't bar state minister from traveling abroad-lawyer

Sri Lanka lawmakers cannot hold duel citizenship after the recent constitutional amendment

November 12, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka business chambers call to cancel Nov. 2 protest amid growing public anger

Chambers say protests may adversely impact economy, tourism

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.

October 7, 2022 35 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 Customs seizes Rs.16 mln worth illegal cigarettes; five arrested

Suspects attempted to go through Green Channel - Customs

Neshella Perera
August 27, 2022 1 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 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.

Chanka Jayasinghe and Dulya de Silva
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

Shihar Aneez
July 8, 2022 12 min read

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

July 7, 2022 2 min read

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
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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

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
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