Radical Buddhist monks stormed a United Nations safe house for Rohingya refugees near Sri Lanka’s capital Tuesday and forced authorities to relocate the group, officials said.
Saffron-robed Buddhist monks led... More
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) notes that it is alarmed by the lack of consultation and procedure adopted in the passage of the Provincial Councils Elections Amendment Act.
Issuing a... More
Sri Lanka's Ministry of Science, Technology and Research together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have come together to establish the first Social Innovation Lab in Sri Lanka.
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the government has openly insulted the judiciary and flouted the Constitution by introducing changes to the Provincial Councils Election Bill through the backdoor.
The Steering Committee of Sri Lanka’s “Constitutional Assembly” presented its Interim Report to parliament on Thursday. The present parliament is the “Constitutional Assembly” charged with the responsibility of drafting... More
President Maithripala Sirisena said he would take measures to conduct the forthcoming Local Government elections according to the new electoral system replacing the Preferential System as the new system... More
Amidst raging controversy on the issue, the Sri Lankan parliament will this Thursday (21 September) debate the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from... More
The government has informed the Commissioner of Elections not to hold polls till January next year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Thursday.
Mr. Wickremesinghe revealed this at a meeting... More
With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity and society to deliver on his electoral promises.
Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More
Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More
At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More
Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More