Tamil and Muslim voting trends in Presidential Elections
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Tamil and Muslim voting trends in Presidential Elections

The Sri Lanka Election Commission announced last week that the 2024 Presidential Elections would be held on a date between September 17 and October 16 this year. The Election Commission was reiterating what was already known. Though a specific date has not been announced, it is speculated widely that the poll is likely to be…

President Calls for Unified Environment, Climate Change Law at Sri Lanka Climate Summit
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President Calls for Unified Environment, Climate Change Law at Sri Lanka Climate Summit

President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized on-going efforts to enact unified legislation addressing environmental protection and climate change. He highlighted the government’s commitment to crafting economic policies geared not only towards fostering export-oriented competitiveness but also towards transitioning to a green economy, aiming to achieve net-zero by 2050. Acknowledging the recent prolonged spells of extreme climate conditions…

PRESIDENT WICKREMESINGHE LEADS SRI LANKA’S ECONOMIC REVIVAL AMID GLOBAL CHALLENGES
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PRESIDENT WICKREMESINGHE LEADS SRI LANKA’S ECONOMIC REVIVAL AMID GLOBAL CHALLENGES

In a recent press conference in Colombo, UNP Chairman and Parliamentarian Vajira Abeywardena lauded President Ranil Wickremesinghe for his pivotal role in pulling Sri Lanka back from the brink of bankruptcy. Serving as the Finance Minister during critical global economic disruptions and conflicts, President Wickremesinghe’s policies have revitalized the nation’s economy and strengthened the Sri…

Strengthening Sino-Sri Lankan Relations: Prime Minister Gunawardena’s Official Visit to China
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Strengthening Sino-Sri Lankan Relations: Prime Minister Gunawardena’s Official Visit to China

During an official visit to China from March 25 to 30, 2024, at the invitation of H.E. Li Qiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, participated in the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference. Throughout the visit,…

Former President Maithripala Sirisena’s Revelation Demands Immediate Attention, Says NMSJ
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Former President Maithripala Sirisena’s Revelation Demands Immediate Attention, Says NMSJ

Regarding the Easter attack, former President Maithripala Sirisena’s revelation demands immediate attention, says the National Movement for Social Justice. The translation of the full statement is as follows: The public statement made by former President Maithripala Sirisena, in which he claims to know the real individuals responsible for the Easter attack, arguably the most meticulously…

Charitha Herath, Dayasiri, Marikkar too resign from COPE
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Charitha Herath, Dayasiri, Marikkar too resign from COPE

Members of Parliament Charitha Herath, Dayasiri Jayasekara and S. M. Marikkar have also resigned from the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) protesting against the appointment of ineligible members to the committee. Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Eran Wickramaratne yesterday announced his decision to resign from the COPE.  

Eran Wickramaratne steps down from COPE
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Eran Wickramaratne steps down from COPE

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Parliamentarian Eran Wickramaratne has resigned from his position as a member of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE). Speaking at a press conference yesterday morning (18), Wickramaratne stated that he has handed over the resignation letter to the Speaker of the Parliament. In his resignation letter, the SJB MP mentions that…

The Sri Lankan Collective Against Torture Denounces the Appointment of Mr. Deshbandu Tennakoon as Inspector General of Police
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The Sri Lankan Collective Against Torture Denounces the Appointment of Mr. Deshbandu Tennakoon as Inspector General of Police

The Sri Lankan Collective Against Torture (SLCAT) strongly condemns the appointment of Mr. Deshbandu Tennakoon as the Inspector General of Police (IGP). They argue that this decision directly contradicts democratic principles and the rule of law in Sri Lanka. The SLCAT highlights several concerns regarding the appointment process. Firstly, they point out that Mr. Tennakoon…

Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella Faces Remand Over Alleged Criminal Offenses
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Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella Faces Remand Over Alleged Criminal Offenses

In a significant development, former Minister of Health, Keheliya Rambukwella, has been remanded by the Maligakanda Magistrate, Ms. Lochani Abeywickrama Weerasinghe, over grave allegations of criminal misconduct. The court ruling follows an extensive investigation into Rambukwella’s actions during his tenure as Health Minister. Deputy Solicitor General Miss Lakmini Girihagama, representing the prosecution, revealed startling details…