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The 20th Amendment will make free politics, fair elections and non-partisan justice impossible in Sri Lanka – Thisarnee Gunasekara

“If history is continuity and discontinuity, resolution and catastrophe, it is also surprise and unanimity; a total fascist state that in January 1933 was...

Constitutional changes create dynastic rule – Dr Ameer Ali

With all the debates, controversies and rigmarole surrounding the issue of abolishing 19A with 20A, and the demand from certain quarters for a new...

Why is the draft 20th Amendment hostile to greater public accountability? – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

As public concern over Sri Lanka’s draft 20th Amendment to the Constitution increases exponentially since this amendment was gazetted on 2nd September 2020, so do the...

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksha tripple brothers snatch 168 important state institutions!

Gotabhaya Rajapaksha administration, having appeared as an interim government, has shared almost all the important institutions among the three Rajapaksha Brothers. There are 168 important...

Sri Lanka returns an authoritarian to power – Editorial, Japan Times

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is Sri Lanka’s new president. The former defense minister bested Sajith Premadasa, a serving Cabinet minister who focuses on domestic affairs, in...

What’s your point? ; Be aware of the effects of the message – Shivani De Zylva

We live in an age when everything is instant. Instant coffee, instant noodles, instant information and most importantly, Instagram. Entertaining content and sensationalized news...

Indictments against Gotabaya Rajapaksa read out at Special HC, Colombo, Sri Lanka

By Tharindi Pabasara. The indictments against the seven defendants including former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa pertaining to the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case have been read...

Lasantha’s daughter delivers damning indictment of President on OIC Nishantha Silva’s removal

Image: The Sunday Leader Founding Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge’s daughter Ahimsa Wickrematunge weeping over her father’s body in January 2009. Ahimsa was the only one of...

Sri Lanka is on the brink of economic anarchy and chaos: Mangala Samaraweera

Image: Civilian protests are ongoing against the Illegal moves by Sirisena. Nov 20, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s former Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera says that...

Sri Lanka: How privately owned media distorted court proceedings in favour of a convicted murderer

Image: Duminda Silva. State prosecutors also flagged unethical and contemptuous media reporting on Duminda Silva’s appeal case, and told the Supreme Court during the appeal...

Jaffna Film Festival removes  ‘Demons Of Paradise’ for projecting LTTE in negative light.

Demons in Paradise, a film directed by Jude Ratnam, has been removed arbitrarily from the Jaffna international film festival. Writing a letter to Anoma Rajakaruna,...

Sri Lanka: Female lawyer accused of wearing saree with buddha image

Jaffna Police has initiated an investigation over an incident where a female lawyer has come to the court wearing a saree with an image...

Sri Lanka: Journalists barred from covering case of misappropriating state funds by a Minister

The case against former minister and MP, Johnston Fernando and two others would be taken up today at the Kurunegala High Court. They have...

Sri Lanka: Rajapksa led JO resigned from sub-committees of the Constitutional Assembly.

Members  of the Rajapaksa led Joint opposition   resigned from the Sub Committees attached to the Constitutional Assembly today. Members of the parliament  Bandula Gunawardane, Keheliya...

Former LTTE Women’s Political Wing Leader’s Book: What Does She Say

Q: According to Thamilini’s book, did she believe in an armed struggle to win the Tamil cause? A: No; in this book she very clearly...

Sri Lankans Reject Nepotism: LMD/TNS Poll

The latest nationwide survey conducted by research firm TNS Lanka, for business magazine LMD, reveals that the public is dead set against nepotism. Outraged...

Comedian Pusweddilla Writes to President

(Chaminda Pusswedilla) My dear Trymeepala. I just sow your interveew with those Bee Bee Cee felows. I have one thing to say: "You is a star" First you...

Sri Lanka: Siriliya Saviya Red Cross Jeep Involved in Crimes?

( Shranthi Rajapaksa accepting the defender) Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday ordered the CID to probe the alleged misuse of a Defender vehicle belonging...

Presidential Office Back Tracked on Offical Song & Now Says There is no Such Thing

The President’s Secretary P.B. Abeykoon issuing a press release today (11) claimed an official song had not been released to mark the completion of...

Sri Lanka: In the Throes of Political Reform

— Photo: AP   K. Venkataramanan "The outcome of the presidential and parliamentary elections of last year represents significant democratic gains that Sri Lanka can ill-afford...

Sri Lanka Uncovers Horror in Sexual Jealousy Crime

ECONOMYNEXT - Gruesome details have emerged of the murder of Sri Lanka rugger player Wasim Thajudeen ahead of the exhumation of his body, official...

Sri Lanka Police Probing Former First Lady’s Siriliya link to Rugger Player’s Murder

( Sri Lanka rugger player Wasim Thajudeen was found murdered inside his car in May 2012 and authorities now say he was also tortured) ECONOMYNEXT...

Mahinda’s Return as PM: Not Yet a Done Deal

In Lanka, talk of Cash flow fueling political jockeying, graft charges and memories of rights violations during former president’s rule loom over parliamentary polls by...

Rajapaksa’s PCS in Hot Water Over Rs 18m Claimed for Unregistered Trust:

(Kumarasiri Hettige, was a big shot in  the Rajapaksa circle) The Jathika Uruma Trust, headed by Kumarasiri Hettige, the former Parliamentary Co-ordinating Secretary (PCS) to...

Of That Threat to Rjapaksa – Editorial, CDN

Former President Mahinda Rajapksa has complained of a threat to his life. The Organiser of the Peoples' Media Centre along with two lawyers of...

The Man and the Hour: An Interview with the Elections Commissioner

Pic & striy by Maheen Senanayake. I had tried several times to meet him. He too, in all fairness, made a valiant effort to make...

Finally CBK Gets What She Wanted

Fulfilling her wish to come back to her political home, President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed  Former president Chandrika Kumaratunga as the chair of the...

The Traitor and the Patriot! – Dharisha Bastians

In 2009, some months after the war ended, media personnel were offered military tours of Velupillai Prabhakaran’s ‘luxury’ bunker and swimming pool deep inside...

Lions Share of The Budget Goes to Rajapaksa Family – R. Sampanthan

By R. Sampanthan , MP- President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning also, has presented his 10th Budget. In...

Rajapaksa family run the state airline ‘SriLankan’ gobbles up Rs. 60m a day

The SriLankan Airlines incurs a loss of nearly Rs. 60 million a day, reports by the Central Bank point out.The airlines’ losses are increasing...
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Sovereign default risks to rise further in 2021; Sri Lanka among the high risk countries: Goldman Sachs

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UNESCO writes to Sri Lanka Govt on the “LankaGama road” being built across World Heritage property “Sinharaja Forest Reserve”

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