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Tuesday March 28th, 2023
Law and Order

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.

March 2, 2023 5 min read

Sri Lanka's rising political risks amid uncertain polls, IMF deal drag 

Sri Lanka sees new political risks since its sovereign debt default

February 7, 2023 6 min read

Sri Lanka sees rising beedi leaf smuggling from India amid increase in tobacco taxes   

Cash strapped Sri Lanka raised tobacco taxes three times since mid last year

January 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka police to make mufti cars out of seized vehicles

"Jeeps are being excluded because they are well known for being used in police work."

December 24, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka making more arrests to contain ice (crystal meth) menace: Minister

Measures are also being taken under provisions of the Act to destroy ice and other dangerous drugs, he said.

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

Sri Lanka president warns against unlawful anti-government protests

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

Neshella Perera
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

Mahadiya Hamza
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

Roshani Fernando
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

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

Melkishiya Andrew
October 18, 2022 3 min read

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

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
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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

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

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
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