Supreme Court Petition Filed Over the 19th Constitutional Amendment and Presidential Election
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Supreme Court Petition Filed Over the 19th Constitutional Amendment and Presidential Election

A fundamental rights petition has been filed in the Supreme Court, asserting that holding a presidential election without the proper enactment of the 19th Constitutional Amendment into law violates the fundamental rights of the people of Sri Lanka. Attorney-at-Law Aruna Laksiri Unawatuna clarified the legal arguments underpinning the petition. The petition, filed by Unawatuna, requests…

Sri Lanka Gains International Support with Successful Debt Restructuring, Secures LKR 30 Billion from OPEC Fund for Mahaweli Water Security Investment Project
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Sri Lanka Gains International Support with Successful Debt Restructuring, Secures LKR 30 Billion from OPEC Fund for Mahaweli Water Security Investment Project

In a significant boost reflecting the international confidence in Sri Lanka’s economic reforms, the OPEC Fund has agreed to provide financial assistance of LKR 30 billion (USD 100 million) for the Mahaweli Water Security Investment Project. This support highlights the benefits of Sri Lanka’s successful debt restructuring efforts. State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe announced…

Multi-Sectoral National Action Plan to address Sexual and Gender-Based Violence 2024-2028 approved by cabinet 
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Multi-Sectoral National Action Plan to address Sexual and Gender-Based Violence 2024-2028 approved by cabinet 

Multi-Sectoral National Action Plan to address Sexual and Gender-Based Violence 2024-2028 was approved by the cabinet of Sri Lanka.    The National Action Plan ( NAP) consists of 13 main sectors with 5 sub sectors, namely Gender Empowerment, Child Affairs, Social Protection & Welfare, Education (General Education, Higher Education, Vocational and Technical Education & Training), Health…

Action Against Diana Gamage Despite Social Media and Opposition Accusations about Inaction
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Action Against Diana Gamage Despite Social Media and Opposition Accusations about Inaction

Despite accusations from social media and opposition parties alleging government inaction against former State Minister Diana Gamage, prosecutors have sought the Attorney General’s instructions to frame charges. The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court heard six cases against Gamage yesterday (11th) for violating immigration laws. The cases, filed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), highlight the complexity…

Sri Lanka Objects to India’s Proposal to Explore Cobalt Deposits in the Indian Ocean
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Sri Lanka Objects to India’s Proposal to Explore Cobalt Deposits in the Indian Ocean

Chethana Gomis Sri Lanka has objected to India’s proposal to explore cobalt deposits in the Indian Ocean. Thus, our country had objected to India’s recent proposal to obtain the necessary right to explore a cobalt deposit that may belong to the jurisdiction of Sri Lanka. Colombo argues that the area India wants to explore for…

President’s election dilemmas have national consequences
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President’s election dilemmas have national consequences

The deadline for presidential elections is fast approaching and the Election Commissioner will be empowered to declare the date of the election on July 17, just over a week from now. The election rallies are becoming larger and feistier. The two main opposition parties are showing their growing strength in the numbers attending their political…

Cabinet Approves Special Bill for Re-registration of Companies
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Cabinet Approves Special Bill for Re-registration of Companies

The Cabinet has approved to introduce a special bill for the re-registration of companies incorporated or registered under the Companies Act. The operations, procedures, and other requirements related to companies operating in Sri Lanka are outlined under the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007. As of March 31, 2024, there are approximately 199,484 companies incorporated…

Will what happened in Kenya, happen in Sri Lanka
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Will what happened in Kenya, happen in Sri Lanka

Harsha Gunasena Ahilan Kadirgamar (hereinafter referred to as AK), whose colourful academic credentials i.e., bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, master’s in economics and a doctorate in anthropology would impress anyone,  has written an article titled “Kenya to Sri Lanka: Protests, IMF and High Ambition” to the Daily Mirror published on July 1, 2024 (https://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/Kenya-to-Sri-Lanka-Protests-IMF-and-high-ambition/172-286106). I…

Second Phase of “Aswesuma” Welfare Benefit Program to Collect Data from July 15
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Second Phase of “Aswesuma” Welfare Benefit Program to Collect Data from July 15

The second phase of the “Aswesuma” welfare benefit program will begin data collection from July 15 to 30, as announced by the Welfare Benefits Board. Following the successful qualification of over 1.8 million individuals in the first phase, an additional 450,924 applications have been received for the second phase. The identification process to determine eligible…

Electronic Ticketing System for Public Transport Set to Launch by Year’s End- Ministry Secretary
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Electronic Ticketing System for Public Transport Set to Launch by Year’s End- Ministry Secretary

Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Highways Eng. Ranjith Ganganath Rubasinghe announced that an electronic ticketing system for public transport services, including trains, will be introduced by the end of this year. Addressing the press briefing titled “Two Years of Progress and Advancement” held at the Presidential Media Centre yesterday (08), the Secretary noted…