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Sri Lanka Port City still at risk of incompetent regulators: Samarajiva

Regulators in this country tends to give 'balloon decisions' which means nothing or delay decisions

May 25, 2021 7 min read

Bahrain latest country to ban inbound passengers from COVID-hit Sri Lanka

Singapore, Kuwait, Italy, Dubai and the Maldives have also slapped a travel ban on Sri Lanka till May 31.

May 24, 2021 1 min read

Former president CBK slams Port City act, claims Sri Lanka becoming Chinese colony

"This is a dangerous situation. We remember Mrs Bandaranaike now more than ever," she said.

May 22, 2021 3 min read

May 20, 2021, a day of betrayal, says Sri Lanka's Jantha Vimukthi Peramuna

Government members have forfeited their right to boast about patriotism, Silva said.

May 22, 2021 3 min read
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission probing rehabilitation centre mass escape

“We will give our recommendations based on our independent investigation,” said Liyanage.

Sri Lanka BASL urges police, army chiefs to ensure freedom of expression after arrest, disruptions

Six protesters arrested by police while army personnel have tried to disrupt a protest demanding Rajapaksa step down

Sri Lanka outgoing president says established democracy, media freedom

Sri Lanka's outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena said in a farewell address that he had established democracy, media ...

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Presidential polls close with high turnout

Sri Lanka's presidential polls closed Saturday with turnouts in many districts reporting turnouts over 70 percent report...

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka presidential election 2019 - live

Around 50 to 60 percent of votes had been cast in many districts by 1300 hours Saturday, reports said while elections of...

November 16, 2019 2 min read

'Pad Man' faces 'Terminator' in Sri Lanka vote fight

Sri Lanka's presidential election is a showdown between a man offering free sanitary pads and a former soldier dubbed th...

Amal Jayasinghe
November 16, 2019 4 min read

Sri Lanka military roadblocks in the north cleared by police

Roadblocks set up by the military in the northern Jaffna peninsular has been cleared, police said.

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Shots fired at buses carrying Muslim voters

Police are investigating an incident where stones were thrown and shots fired at two buses carrying Muslim voters from P...

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Presidential election 2019 - live

Click to see live updates of the election coverage

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Presidential polls open, subsidies and tax cuts offered amid rising debt

Sri Lankans began voting Saturday on elections to select their next President, with key candidates offering subsidies, t...

November 16, 2019 3 min read

Gunmen fire on buses carrying Muslim Sri Lankan voters

Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest Sri Lanka on Saturday, hours before...

November 16, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka President asks people vote without fear

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has asked people to go to vote on November 16 to elect a president without fe...

November 16, 2019 1 min read
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Voting begins in crucial poll

The battle between the contestants is also a struggle to replace Sri Lanka's septuagenarian leadership with younger lead...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 16, 2019 3 min read

Rajapaksas eye comeback in Sri Lanka presidential election

Sri Lankans choose a new president on Saturday in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, lauded by supporter...

November 16, 2019 3 min read

Food poisoning hits Sri Lanka officials ahead of vote

At least 50 Sri Lankan election officials at the capital Colombo's main counting centre were admitted to hospital on Fri...

November 15, 2019 1 min read

Removal of posters, banners and cutouts cost Rs 60 million to date -Police

It has cost the authorities Rs. 60 million to date to remove posters, banners and cutouts promoting canddiates so far, t...

November 15, 2019 2 min read

NPP lodges complaint against false report on second preference

The National People’s Power (NPP) has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against a Sunday newspaper ...

November 15, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka author attacked ahead of key polls

Armed men stabbed and injured a writer in Sri Lanka on Thursday, a week after he published a book criticising the main ...

November 14, 2019 3 min read

Journalist attacked over book on corruption in previous govt

A freelance journalist and writer in Galle came under attack this morning over a book he wrote about alleged corruption ...

November 14, 2019 1 min read

All schools to be closed tomorrow - Mistry of Education

All government schools across the island will be closed tomorrow (15) in view of the presidential election scheduled for...

November 14, 2019 1 min read

My pardon not arbitrary; met Rathana Thero five years ago - Royal Park convict

In an open letter circulating on social media, the Royal Park murder covict claims his presidential pardon was not arbit...

November 14, 2019 4 min read

Numerous complaints on the misuse of state buildings and vehicles – TISL

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said today (14) that it has recorded complaints of a number of incidents of ...

November 14, 2019 2 min read