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Government MPs want Riyaj Bathiudeen re-arrested over Easter Bombings

More than two-thirds of the country’s governing party Parliamentary Group has signed a letter addressed to the Preside...

October 10, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka President asks China to reduce trade deficit, invest in tech university

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has asked China to purchase more goods to reduce a large trade deficit and als...

October 9, 2020 3 min read

Tens of thousands in the Katunayake FTZ can catch Covid – Workers' Bodies

A Collective of Workers Organisations representing Garment Factory staff is warning that around 50,000 employees in fact...

October 9, 2020 2 min read

Covid second wave because Govt said it was over - Opposition

The Parliamentary Opposition is charging that the general public let down their guard against the Covid 19 pandemic beca...

October 9, 2020 3 min read
"Illegal" Indian family arrested in Sri Lanka amid calls for tighter border control

This is the third family Sri Lanka police has arrested for alleged illegal migration to the island.

Sri Lanka's Muslims to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr this Friday: ACJU

However, festival celebrations will be muted this year due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the country

We wouldn't mind getting President's support - UNP MP

UNP Parliamentarian Wijepala Hettiarachchi said that UNP would not mind getting the support of President Sirisena for th...

October 2, 2019 2 min read

Sajith blames strikes on Mahinda

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa implied today that Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa may be behind ongoing trade ...

October 1, 2019 1 min read

A miffed government wants Gamlath to quit

Government upset after Gamlath said he was asked by the Prime Minister and Senior Ministers to take legal action against...

October 1, 2019 2 min read

Preschools to be free under Sajith

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa promised today to reform preschool education, address malnutrition and revitalise ...

October 1, 2019 3 min read

Seven elephants died of poisoning - Minister

Officials agree that the elephants were poisoned but are yet to discover whether it was a biological or an artificial su...

Nisali de Silva & Yakuta Dawood
October 1, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka asserts it values multilateralism

Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ravinatha Aryasinha remembered the Sri Lankan Peacekeepers who paid with th...

October 1, 2019 2 min read

SLFP to decide whether to back Gota on Saturday

The Central Committee of SLFP will decide whether to join hands with the SLPP and back its presidential Candidate Gotaba...

October 1, 2019 2 min read

Pujith arrested and given bail in intimidation case

The Criminal Investigation Department this morning arrested the former Inspector General of Police Pujith Jaysundera for...

October 1, 2019 1 min read

Appointment of Shavendra is not a concern of UN-Lord Naseby

Lord Michael Morris Naseby of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom said that the criticisms of the United Nations (U...

October 1, 2019 2 min read

Nivard Cabraal proposed as alternative Sri Lanka Podujana Party candidate

Former central bank governor Nivard Cabraal has been proposed as alternative candidate for the Sri Lanka Podujana Party ...

September 30, 2019 1 min read
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Gotabaya faces new court challenge ahead of Sri Lanka vote

Sri Lanka’s main opposition presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa faced a fresh legal challenge Monday as the Cou...

September 30, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka President says will not retire amid talks with SLPP, Sajith

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said he will was not ready to retire and a new step will be taken after Decem...

September 29, 2019 2 min read
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Sri Lanka supports Maldives re-entry to Commonwealth

Sri Lanka supports a proposal to re-admit Maldives to the British Commonwealth, the island's top foreign ministry offic...

September 28, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's UNP names Sajith as candidate for Presidential polls

Sri Lanka's United National Party has named Sajith Premadasa, the party's deputy leader as candidate for the United Nati...

September 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM, President in verbal spat over ex-bribery chief

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe denied a statement by President Maithripala Sirisena that he had recomme...

September 23, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka President, PM point fingers over abolition drama

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has said a last ditch attempt to abolish the presidency last week was a joke,...

September 22, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka PM drops presidential bombshell

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stunned the cabinet Thursday when he proposed a rushed constitutional amendment to a...

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September 19, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka emergency cabinet meeting summoned

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala has summoned an emergency meeting of the cabinet Thursday Plantations Minister Navin D...

September 19, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Millennium Challenge Grant to be hotly debated

forum on Sri Lanka's program with the Millennium Challenge Corporation will be held on from 6.00 pm with Megapolis Mini...

September 19, 2019 1 min read

Sajith calls for vote to decide UNP candidacy for Sri Lanka poll

United National Party Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa has called for an immediate meeting of the party's working committe...

September 17, 2019 2 min read
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