Sri Lankan Government
30 Jan 2021
Sri Lanka: No adverse reactions so far following vaccination
No adverse reactions or side-effects have so far been reported by those who were vaccinated in Sri Lanka on Friday with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine Covishield, provided by India, health officials said on Saturday.
21 Aug 2020
IPL 2020: Lasith Malinga set to miss the first half
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga is set to miss the first half of the 2020 IPL for Mumbai Indians due to personal reasons.
29 Nov 2018
US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan
The US is demanding transparency over China's debt on Pakistan, Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing, amid concerns that Islamabad is seeking a multibillion-dollar bailout package from IMF to pay back Chinese creditors.
13 Nov 2018
Sri Lanka: Supreme Court stays President's decision to dissolve parliament
On Tuesday, Sri Lanka's Supreme Court stayed President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the country's parliament till another hearing, scheduled for next month.
11 Nov 2018
UN expresses concern over Lankan President's decision to dissolve Parliament
UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament, underlining the "utmost importance" of respecting democratic processes and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law.
04 Nov 2018
Long-held Tamil prisoners may be released soon: Rajapaksa's son
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's legislator son Namal today indicated that the long-held demand of the Tamil minority community to release all Tamil prisoners in the country may be fulfilled soon, a move aimed at persuading the Tamil legislators to support Rajapaksa.
01 Nov 2018
Sri Lankan Navy chases away 3,000 TN fishermen, snaps fishing-nets
Over 3,000 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu were chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy, who also hurled stones at them and snapped nets of 50 vessels for fishing in their territorial waters.
18 Mar 2018
Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena announced that he is bringing an end to the nationwide state of emergency which has been in place since the 6th of March.
15 Jan 2018
Sri Lankan President doesn't want women to buy alcohol
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has overruled his government's reform to let women buy alcohol.
09 Nov 2017
Tamil men accuse Sri Lankan govt. of rape, torture, branding
Over 50 Tamil men have accused the current Sri Lankan government of abducting, torturing and raping them on allegations of trying to revive the Tamil Tiger rebel group.