Supreme Court Orders Notices to Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sunil Ratnayake to Testify in Landmark Case
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Supreme Court Orders Notices to Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sunil Ratnayake to Testify in Landmark Case

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka issued a significant order on May 17, 2024, directing former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Army Sergeant Sunil Ratnayake to testify regarding the controversial presidential pardon granted to Ratnayake by the former President. This case, which involves the killing of eight civilians, including a small child, in…

Another death reported from among victims of Fox Hill tragedy
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Another death reported from among victims of Fox Hill tragedy

The 16-year-old schoolgirl who was injured during the Fox Hill Super Cross 2024 racing event died yesterday.She died yesterday while receiving treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Badulla Base Hospital. The Fox Hill Super Cross 2024 racing event was held in Diyatalawa on April 21.The girl is from the Galedannda area of…

Preparing for Free & Fair Elections
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Preparing for Free & Fair Elections

Elections provide a unique situation where people become equal regardless of their class or ethnic and religious identity. This offers space to rival politicians to address their unmet needs. The government has commenced several development initiatives that will take resources to the community level in a targeted manner. These initiatives would be beneficial to the…

Arrests in Trincomalee Over Porridge Distribution for commemoration
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Arrests in Trincomalee Over Porridge Distribution for commemoration

On May 12th, four individuals were arrested in the Sampur area of Trincomalee district for allegedly distributing porridge in remembrance of their deceased relatives. The arrests, carried out by the Sampur police, included Kamleswaran Vijitha (40), Kamaleswaran Themila (22), Selva Vinod Kumar Sujani (40), and Navaratna Raja Harihara Kumar (43). Reports indicate that the police…

Prosecuting Crimes Requires A System Change
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Prosecuting Crimes Requires A System Change

In the context of Sri Lanka, a crucial question arises: Does the country still possess the capability to effectively prosecute crimes? This query can be raised for numerous reasons. However, even before delving into these underlying issues, one glaring reality has become evident to the people of Sri Lanka in recent years: a perceived lack…

ත්‍රිකුණාමලයේ සාපි නගර් ප්‍රදේශයේ වෙල්ලාවල් පාලම දැඩි අවදානම් තත්වයක
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ත්‍රිකුණාමලයේ සාපි නගර් ප්‍රදේශයේ වෙල්ලාවල් පාලම දැඩි අවදානම් තත්වයක

ත්‍රිකුණාමලය දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ මූතූර් ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශයේ සාපි නගර් ප්‍රදේශයේ වෙල්ලාවල් පාලම දැඩි අවදානම් තත්වයක පවතින බවට ප්‍රදේශවාසිහු බිය පල් කරති. මීට වසර දෙකකට පෙර මහත් ආන්දෝලනයකට තුඩු දුන් සාපි නගර් වැලි කැනීම් ජාවාරමේ බලපෑම මෙම අනතුරට හේතුව බව ප්‍රදේශවාසීන් ගේ චෝදනාවයි. ප්‍රදේශයට මහා විනාශයක් සිදු කරමින් කරගෙන යන මේ මහා වැලි ජාවාරම ගැන ප්‍රදේශවාසියෙකු වන…

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 Extends Best Wishes to Sri Lankan Cricket Team Heading to T20 World Cup
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President Extends Best Wishes to Sri Lankan Cricket Team Heading to T20 World Cup

President Ranil Wickremesinghe extended his well-wishes to the Sri Lankan Cricket Team as they embark on their journey to participate in the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup Cricket Tournament, set to take place in America and the West Indies from June 1st to June 29th. In a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (13th),…

Sri Lanka’s Digital Future Shaped by Ambitious National Strategy Amid Regulatory Concerns
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Sri Lanka’s Digital Future Shaped by Ambitious National Strategy Amid Regulatory Concerns

Ajith Parakum As Sri Lanka positions itself to become a more connected and technologically advanced nation, the government has endorsed the National Digital Strategy 2030. This strategy outlines a broad and ambitious plan focusing on infrastructure, connectivity, access, skills, literacy, industries, jobs, and the establishment of a connected digital government. The aim is to foster…

Sri Lankan Army Commander Files Defamation Suit Under Online Safety Act Over Accusations of War Crimes
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Sri Lankan Army Commander Files Defamation Suit Under Online Safety Act Over Accusations of War Crimes

Sri Lanka’s Army Commander, Vikum Liyanage, has initiated legal proceedings under the new Online Safety Act against Thushara Saliya Ranawaka, citing a defamatory social media post. The lawsuit, filed in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, also targets Google and YouTube for disseminating a video that allegedly slanders Liyanage with accusations of war crimes and corruption….