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Sri Lanka police arrest more suspects who attended celebrity birthday bash

Eight arrests have been arrested in total so far.

June 1, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to shift police HQ from Colombo to suburban Pepiliyana at cost of LKR 10 bn

The police HQ is currently maintained in three buildings that are over 100 years old.

June 1, 2021 1 min read

Disciplinary action against Sri Lanka cops who threw birthday bash for Kurunegala mayor

What happened was against quarantine regulations and it’s something that should not have been done by police”

May 31, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest record numbers for COVID-19 quarantine violations

Critics argue that the law is applied unequally, with quarantine violations by privileged parties allegedly overlooked

May 28, 2021 1 min read
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

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.

Traffic lane law: No fines at first, "disciplinary" classes for tuk drivers, motorcyclists

Police will not fine drivers who do not adhere to Sri Lanka's new traffic lane law during an introductory phase from Mon...

Imesh Ranasinghe
September 15, 2020 2 min read

Young Lankan Housemaid allegedly tortured to death in Kuwait

The body of a 31-year old Sri Lankan maid who has allegedly been tortured to death in Kuwait is to be repatriated to Sri...

September 12, 2020 1 min read
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GR denies influencing courts regarding Choka Malli’s swearing-in

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is saying neither he nor Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa exerted undue influence on the Co...

September 11, 2020 2 min read

Minister’s brother connected to wetlands destruction - probe

A prominent governing party State Minister’s brother is connected to the unlawful clearing of a section of the protect...

September 10, 2020 3 min read

SJB launches a movement against the 20th Amendment to the Constitution

The Main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) today Sept 8 launched a protest movement to safeguard the democratic pr...

September 8, 2020 1 min read

Opposition protests in Parliament as murder convict Jayasekara is sworn in as MP

Parliament descended into a raucous shouting pit this afternoon after the Opposition came to the House clad in Black sha...

September 8, 2020 2 min read
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Proposed New 20th Amendment will take Sri Lanka back to the Stone Age - NPP

Opposition activist, Attorney at Law Harshana Nanayakkara is saying that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution if enact...

Imesh Ranasinghe
September 7, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka court permits death row inmate Jayasekara to come to Parliament

The Court of Appeal has issued an interim order permitting convicted murderer Premalal Jayasekara to attend Parliamentar...

September 7, 2020 2 min read

Opinion: Onus on University staff to enforce discipline to stop ragging

Pasindu Hirushan Silva, the Sri Jayewardenepura student who was seriously injured when a tyre fell on him, has gone to c...

Kshama Ranawana
September 6, 2020 7 min read

Media Freedom organisations hope editor’s arrest will not restrict reporting on courts

Media watchdog organisations are expressing the hope that the arrest of the Editor of the lankanewsweb.org website, will...

September 6, 2020 2 min read
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Seriously injured Japura fresher student files FR Petition

A student of the Shri Jayewardenepura University who was seriously injured in a recent ragging incident is asking the Su...

August 31, 2020 2 min read
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Courts orders investigation into “wilful destruction” in Anawilundawa sanctuary

The Chilaw courts have ordered the Department of Wildlife Conservation to investigate, identify and charge those involve...

August 28, 2020 2 min read
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Aluthgamage is President’s nominee to the Constitutional Council

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has nominated Mahindananda Aluthgamage as his nominee to the Constitutional Council (CC), t...

August 26, 2020 1 min read
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Hope that the country will go towards an inclusive nationalism

There is a concept of inclusive nationalism, in which everyone born within the boundaries of the country (regardless of ...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
August 25, 2020 6 min read

Dispute over National Seat between Monks headed to Court - Deshapriya

The dispute as to who should be nominated to the single National List seat won by the Buddhist Monks-led Our People’s ...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 25, 2020 3 min read

Government has “desire for untrammelled power” - SJB  

The main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) is warning that the government’s desire to abolish the 19th Amendment...

August 24, 2020 2 min read

Ending violent ragging in Lanka's Campuses

Some Universities in Sri Lanka opened this morning and new university entrants walked into campus taking their first ste...

Kshama Ranawana
August 24, 2020 6 min read

They‘re back! Sri Lanka’s famous Parliamentary pugilists are returned by the voters

Many of the Parliamentarians who fought like street thugs in front of live TV cameras are back in the House and are join...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 20, 2020 4 min read

New Justice Minister Ali Sabry promising court reforms to reduce delays

Newly minted Justice Minister Mohamed Ali Sabry is promising major reforms in the Courts system because he has seen the ...

August 18, 2020 2 min read

Environmentalists protest against road construction in Sinharaja Forest

The Centre for Environment and Nature Studies (CENS) in Sri Lanka, is protesting against the construction of a road in t...

August 17, 2020 2 min read