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Sri Lanka: Over 900 Complaints on Corruption to PRECIFAC

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption as Abuse of Power, State Resources, and Privileges (PRECIFAC)...

Sampanthan Should Thank Mahinda for His New Post – M.S.M. Ayub

A Tamil becomes the Opposition leader after a 32-year minority vacuum. Recognising R. Sampanthan as the Opposition Leader of Parliament by Speaker Karu Jayasuriuya on...

Sri Lanka:PM says Parliament will go live on TV

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Parliament proceedings will be broadcast live on television from next year. He said that the relevant authorities are looking into...

Thajudeen’s Injuries Could Have Been From Assault: JMO

Ex –JMO Prof. Ananda Samarasekera in his final autopsy report filed in court asserts that the death of Mohamed Waseem Thajudeen was due to...

Sri Lanka and its Democratic Revolution: The Constitutional Challenge of Unity and Diversity

The results of Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election on 17 August can be seen as an endorsement of recent reforms to limit the powers of...

R Sampanthan Appointed Opposition Leader

(R Sampanthan) Speaker Karu Jayasuriya named TNA leader R. Sampanthan as the Opposition Leader of the Eighth Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri...

Sampanthan TNA’s Parliamentary Group Leader, Sumanthiran Spokesman

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentary Group convened today (1st Sep 2015). Hon. R. Sampanthan was elected as the TNA’s Parliamentary Group Leader at...

Roadmap to Reconciliation: 4 Post-election Challenges for Sri Lanka

These are critical times for Sri Lanka. This week the country completed its second round of elections this year. A coalition led by Prime...

Why the Poor JVP Showing ? A Variegated Analysis of Electoral Performance. by Kumar Davd

Many, this correspondent included, expected the JVP to poll well and win 10 to 15 parliamentary seats – some people said 20+ even when...

TNA Should be Given the Opposition Leadership, in Accordance with Parliamentary Practice and Convention – TNA

( TNA leader Sampanthan: Will TNA be given its due place in the parliament) Press statement. At the General Election held on the 17th of August...

Sri Lanka’s Tangled Democracy; Primed for Progress in Colombo?

By Taylor Dibbert. Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election is over, and the results are in. By capturing 45.7 percent of the votes and 106 seats in...

In Shift, US Backs Sri Lanka’s Own War Crimes Probe

( War zone after the war's end) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at...

Sri Lanka: Fuss over National Lists warranted or not? Governing Requires Balance and Compromise

 by Rohan Samaragiva. An unnecessary fuss is being made about the National List. Hopefully, the evidence presented below will reduce the temperature a little. Article 99A...

Unique Opportunity to Address Issues of Governance – NPC

The outcome of the General Election held on August 17, and the victory secured by the United National Front for Good Governance led by...

Ranil Hopeful of Political Solution to Tamil question

by N. Ram. A day after he assumed office, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke to N. Ram, former Editor-in-Chief of “The Hindu”, on...

Colombo Should Heal Wounds and Develop a Balanced Foreign Policy – FT

Sri Lanka says good riddance to Rajapaksa. ( ©APMahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's former president) Sri Lankan voters have dealt a decisive blow to the comeback ambitions...

Sri Lanka: Challenges Before Wickremesinghe

The Sri Lankan parliamentary poll results have shown that the voters have rejected divisive politics and authoritarianism by electing Ranil Wickremesinghe. The message is...

Sri Lanka Election 2015: District Wise Performances of the UNP

Here are brief accounts of district wise performances by candidates at Monday’s parliamentary elections: COLOMBO DISTRICT: Almost a reverse of the 2010 parliamentary elections. This...

Sri Lanka: Post-election Colours, Prospects and Casualties by Rajan Philips

(Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, now an MP-elect of the Kurunegala district, chats with Ranil Wickremesinghe during Friday’s simple ceremony where he (Wickremesinghe) was sworn...

Sri Lanka’s Defeated Rajapaksa Faces More Woes

(PM ELECT:  Prime Minister-elect Ranil Wickremesinghe with wife Maithree in Colombo on August 19.) ECONOMYNEXT, Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa whose prime ministerial dream was...

China Cannot Be Avoided: State-run Media After SL Polls

By PTI Chinese official media asserted that "China cannot be avoided" because its ties with Colombo transcended "partisan politics". | P.K.Balachandran BEIJING: As a sense of...

Sri Lanka: A vote for Continuing Change by Jayadeva Uyangoda

AP "The question that helps us to understand Sri Lanka’s current trends in politics is not why the UNP-led coalition won the highest number of...

Why Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Failed to Make a Comeback

After being toppled as president, Mahinda Rajapaksa wanted to become PM. But the Sri Lankan leader's comeback bid has ended in defeat as early...

2015 General Election Sri Lanka Final Result: UNP 106

The UNP received a total of 5,098,916 votes and won 106 seats including 13 from the national list, thereby becoming the largest single party...

New Era for Sri Lanka as Rajapaksa Loses

James Crabtree in Colombo As former president Mahinda Rajapaksa comes to terms with his second electoral defeat in eight months, many in Sri Lanka are...

Rajapaksa’s Failure to Make a Comeback Great News for India

With the government looking at UAE's commitment on terror as a snub to Pakistan, it had another reason to rub its hands in glee...

Sri Lanka UNP Leader Calls for a Government Based on Consensus

ECONOMYNEXT - The leader of Sri Lanka's United National Party which is heading to be the largest grouping in parliament after yesterday's has called...

Rajapaksa Accepts Defeat, Reports AFP

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa accepted defeat at the 2015 General Election, AFP reported a short while ago. "“My dream of becoming prime minister has faded...

Election Violence: Interim Report, Parliamentary General Election 2015

(CMEV) Profile of Major Incidents At the end of the campaign on August 14th, 2015, CMEV received 810 complaints of which 143 were classified...

Over 15 M. Voters From 22 Electoral Districts to Elect 225 MPs

Over 15 million voters across 22 electoral districts will go to the polls tomorrow to elect 225 Members of Parliament (MPs) in the country’s...
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Fort Magistrate makes historic order in Hejaaz Hizbullah case: PTA detention order does not suspend Criminal Procedure Code

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Leaked UN Rights Commissioners Report on Sri Lanka: Summary, Conclusions & Recommendations

Summary The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 40/1 which requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human...

Leaked UN Rights Commissioner’s report on Sri Lanka: “Emerging threats to reconciliation, accountability and human rights”

Image: The High Commissioner is particularly troubled the appointments of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, as Army Chief and Major General (retired) Kamal Gunaratne, as...

Sandya Ekneligoda’s decade long fight for justice: Ekneligoda Forum and web site launched in Colombo

ON the 11th year of Prageeth Ekneligoda abduction and disappearance Sandaya Ekneligoda launched a new initiative launching Ekneligoda Forum and https://ekneligodaforum.org/. Ekneligoda Forum is a...