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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.

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

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 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

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.

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

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
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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

Sri Lanka regrets EU resolution, rejects claims of arbitrary arrests: Foreign Ministry

"The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is revisiting provisions in the PTA as has already been communicated to the EU."

June 15, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka police discontinue lockdown traffic sticker; parties continue undetected

“On the whole, people’s behaviour has been satisfactory,” the police spokesman said.

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 10, 2021 3 min read

Poorly worded legal provisions can be construed to cover "fake news": Sri Lanka lawyer

"Sri Lankan law has no reference to fake news"

Himal Kotelawala
June 9, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka police warn of extortion racket targeting Easter bombings "suspects"

“This is being carried out by criminals or and certain prison inmates"

June 9, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka president gazettes new detention centre for suspects held under PTA

The Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit premises in Kirulapone, Colombo 05, will be used as the new detention centre

June 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka police arrests 913 alleged lockdown violators, introduces new sticker-pass system

Police has introduced a colour-coded sticker system to control traffic during the lockdown

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 7, 2021 2 min read

Two Sri Lanka police officers interdicted after suspect jumps off jeep to death

A sub-inspector and a sergent who made the arrest were interdicted for negligence.

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 7, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest six more who attended celebrity birthday bash

The spokesman said that one more suspect has yet to be arrested based on information available to the police.

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 4, 2021 1 min read