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PM considers granting voting rights to Sri Lankans living abroad

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has disclosed that a select committee will propose to amend the election laws, including granting voting rights to Sri Lankans living abroad

Amnesty calls on Sri Lankan government to release prominent human rights lawyer

The global human rights watchdog Amnesty International Friday called on the Sri Lankan authorities to release prominent human rights lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah, who has been held in detention for more than six months under the country’s repressive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) without charge or any credible evidence being put before a court

Repatriation process of Sri Lankans to commence next week

Sri Lankans who were unable to return the country and remain stranded overseas will be repatriated from next week, said the Foreign Ministry on Saturday (17)

Sri Lanka's manufacturing and services sectors continue expansion

Purchasing Managers’ Indices for both Manufacturing and Services activities continued to expand in September 2020, compared to August 2020, the Central Bank said Thursday

'20th Amendment creates arbitrary executive, weak cabinet'

Three leading monks in Sri Lanka have warned the 20th Amendment to the Constitution leads to the creation of a president who would be able to control the Executive in an arbitrary manner and bring the Judiciary and Legislature under his control

Sri Lankan prime minister presents monetary aid to 40 Hindu temples

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (15) presented Rs. 50,000 each to 40 selected Hindu temples at Temple Trees to coincide with the Navaratri Pooja

Sri Lanka extends curfew area as COVID-19 cluster grows

Police in Sri Lanka on Thursday extended an ongoing curfew to the Katunayake area on the outskirts of capital Colombo, as the number of COVID-19 cases from a new cluster has increased in recent days

Former Sri Lankan PM says he would have prevented the Easter Sunday attack had he received the information on April 20

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Easter Sunday Attack on Tuesday (13) that he would have taken steps to prevent the Easter Sunday attack on 21 April 2019 if he had been given the intelligence information at least the day before

Sri Lanka focuses on providing a higher price for farmer, relief price for consumer

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has emphasized the need to create a market where farmers get higher prices for their products while consumers get relief prices

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports surpass $ 1 billion for the third time

Sri Lanka’s merchandize exports have surpassed the $ 1 billion mark for the third time this year in September after July, the Export Development Board said in its monthly report

10 government exams postponed indefinitely due to spread of COVID-19

The Sri Lanka Department of Examinations says that 10 government examinations scheduled to be held this month have been postponed indefinitely

Sri Lanka Catholic bishops oppose proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution

Sri Lanka’s Catholic leaders today urged the government not to proceed with the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution as the concentration of power in an individual without checks and balances does not augur well for a Democratic, Socialist Republic

Special guidelines for Sri Lanka's garment factories

The Ministry of Health has decided to expedite the formulation of a series of specific guidelines for the maintenance of the garment industry in the face of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 viral disease.

Sri Lanka coronavirus total tops 5,000, among lowest Covid-19 mortality in the world

Sri Lanka’s Coronavirus infections topped 5,035 with 194 new infections found on October 13 in a new cluster, and the country’s mortality rate remains among the lowest in the world, with 13 deaths (0.26 percent), data show.

Sri Lanka Tourism collaborates with International Travel Influencers to keep alive ‘Sri Lankan Holiday’ dream

Destination Sri Lanka is held high in the minds of the global traveler community as a ‘hotspot’ teeming with an unbelievable diversity of attractions far beyond its cute proportions