The Bar Council of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has called on the government to withdraw the Anti-Terrorism Bill and the Online Safety Bill, published in the Gazettes issued on 15th and 18th September respectively. Issuing a statement on Saturday, the BASL called on the government not to proceed with the said Bills […]
Dr. Gunadasa Amerasekera’s latest book, Mahagedera, has been launched. It is now available at leading bookshops, and the Colombo International Book Fair, which is currently on at the BMICH. Mahagedera is based on the current socio-political situation in Sri Lanka.
By Rathindra Kuruwita President Ranil Wickremesinghe and the representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will today (26) discuss the progress Sri Lanka has made on its reform programme. This is the final discussion IMF representatives, who are here to review the loan before approving its second tranche, will hold in Sri Lanka. The IMF team arrived on 14 September. The […]
By A.J.A. Abeynayake Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya yesterday ordered the CID to hand over the remains of the late businessman Dinesh Schaffter to his family as postmortem examinations had been concluded. The order was issued when the report of a magisterial inquiry on the remains of Schaffter’s exhumed body was taken up before the […]
By Shamindra Ferdinando Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe yesterday (25) questioned the conduct of some MPs who sought to direct public anger at officials over the economic crisis. Alleging that such an attempt had been made last year in the wake of attacks on politicians’ properties, Dr. Weerasinghe said that problems couldn’t […]
Over 200 corporate leaders attended the second Economic Forum sponsored by HSBC recently which was to discuss and share insights into the latest global trends and opportunities emerging for economic growth in Sri Lanka. Frederic Neumann, HSBC’s Chief Asia Economist and Co-Head of Global Research for HSBC Asia along with Aayushi Chaudhary, HSBC Economist for […]
By Prabhath Withana Officers of the Customs Narcotics Control Division on Sunday night (24th) arrested a Kenyan national who tried to smuggle in a consignment of cocaine with a street value of Rs 300 million. Customs officers said that 180 capsules of cocaine, weighing 04 kilos in total, were found concealed inside three metal cookie […]
By Prageeth Janaka Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has called on the government to ensure a credible, transparent investigation into the Easter Sunday terror attacks. He has said the need for an international probe could be avoided if the inquiry is carried out with integrity and devoid of political influence. Addressing the media during the […]
The reason why the United States sees China as an ever-bigger threat is not just because of its status as the world s second-largest economy. It is primarily because China presents an alternative development model distinct from that advocated by the US and its western allies...
Speaking at a press conference held at the Presidential Media Centre today (25) under the theme Collective Path to a stable country, Presidential Adviser on Climate Change Ruwan Wijewardene said that the nation stands to benefit significantly from President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s recent visit to the United States. He said that in addition to attending the […]
The fifth Asia Pacific Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities, the largest regional environmental event in the Asia Pacific region, will convene in Colombo from October 3rd to October 6th, according to the President s Media Division.
The Opposition has told the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it will review the agreement reached with Sri Lanka if a new Government led by Sajith Premadasa takes office. A group of representatives of the International Monetary Fund met the Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa today (25). The current state of the economic process in this […]
The Colombo Additional Magistrate has ordered the remains of businessman Dinesh Schaffter to be handed over to his family. The order was issued to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). The court was informed that a specialist doctors’ committee appointed to compile a report on Schaffter’s death had concluded its investigations. The remains of Dinesh Schaffter […]
The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, met local civil society members to discuss core anti-corruption issues. The Ambassador posted on X saying governance and economic reforms must go hand-in-hand in Sri Lanka. Julie Chung met with a coalition of civil society members, including representatives of Transparency International, Sri Lanka and the Centre for […]
The Police raided love making enclosures at a private park in Homagama and detained 24 couples. According to the Police, complaints had been received about the enclosures being used by young couples. Subsequently, the Police raided the park and found young couples making love inside the enclosures. According to the Police, the raid was carried […]
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachithra Senanayake, who was remanded over the allegations of match-fixing, has been granted bail. Senanayake was granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court. An overseas travel ban had been slapped on Senanayake over match-fixing allegations. The Colombo Magistrate’s Court had imposed the travel ban on Senanayake who was accused of […]
The United Kingdom (UK) raised the issue of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly during talks with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles. The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Andrew Patrick called on Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles. The High Commissioner was pleased to build an open dialogue on a […]
Chances of India’s Moon lander waking up after a freezing cold lunar night are “dimming with each passing hour”, space scientists from the country have told the BBC. But they said that they would keep trying until the end of the lunar day. A day and night on the Moon each last just over 14 […]
Sachithra Senanayake, the former Sri Lanka offspinner, has been granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s court, the police media division has confirmed. Senanayake had been arrested on September 6 on charges related to match-fixing. Bail was granted on two sureties of LKR 5,000,000 each, while the previously court-imposed travel ban is still in effect. […]
India women won Gold after defeating Sri Lanka women by 19 runs in the Asian Games Women's Cricket Competition.The post Asian Games 2023: India women bag Gold medal in cricket appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that Kumar Dharmasena and Nitin Menon will be the on-field umpires for the opening fixture of the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup taking place between England vs New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on October 5 England’s group-stage clash against New Zealand will be a […]
Dusty samples from the “most dangerous known rock in the Solar System” have been brought to Earth. The American space agency Nasa landed the materials in a capsule that came down in the West Desert of Utah state. The samples had been scooped up from the surface of asteroid Bennu in 2020 by the Osiris-Rex […]