(Lanka-e-News -28.March.2020, 11.30PM) The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) strongly condemns Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa’s decision to pardon and release Sunil Ratnayake, an army officer on death row for killing eight internally displaced Tamil civilians, inc Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -28.March.2020, 12.25PM) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s pardon of a soldier convicted of massacring eight civilians, including children, shows the administration’s disregard for justice for the worst abuses, Human Rights Watch sai Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 27.March.2020, 8.00PM) ‘Contact Sri Lanka’ an online portal jointly created by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) for the benefit of Overseas Sri Lankans was launched yest Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -25.March.2020, 5.00PM) The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has announced.
Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health", a spokesman said, adding that the Duchess Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -21.March.2020, 8.40PM) - Four inmates of Anuradhapura Prison have been shot and killed as usual by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa system.
The incident has been caused by the inmates of the prison fearing that an inmate who had been brought from outsi Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -20.March.202, 7.20PM) This attached infographic designed by CMEV Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -20.March.2020, 2.00PM) A curfew has been imposed from 6.00 pm today to 6.00 am Monday, 23rd of this month, the Presidential Secretariat said in a statement. Public transports and essential services can be... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -18.March.2020, 9.30PM) Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has requested foreign governments to facilitate the appropriate extension of visas for Sri Lankans currently visiting their countries, and facing difficulty to return to Sri Lank Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -15.March.2020, 6.45 pm) A Foreign Ministry lady official from Sweden has contracted the corona virus and it has been concealed from the public. Lanka -e-News yesterday published an article entitled "Is Sri Lanka's foreign minister suffering Read more >>
-Former Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera
(Lanka-e-News- 22.March.2020, 7.00PM) Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who as the Minister of Finance, has the legal responsibility to release to the public a Pre-Election Budgetary position report containing information on the fiscal position of the cou Read more >>
Rights Activists, Journalists Facing Surveillance, Threats
(Lanka-e-News -04.March.2020,11.30PM) Sri Lankan security agencies are stepping up surveillance, harassment, and threats against human rights activists and journalists, Human Rights Watch said today. Since November 2019, when the government of President G Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News - 29.Feb.2020.11.45PM) I move to our update on Sri Lanka, HRC/43/19, assessing the progress made in implementing Human Rights Council resolution 30/1. I regret that the new Government has announced a very different approach to the commitmen Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 27.Feb.2020,3.55PM) While militarising entire law enforcement sector, Military Intelligence arm of the Nandasena Rajapakse government, removed original investigation files relating to 37 high profile sensitive from the CID. The most respect Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -24.Feb.2020, 11.30PM) The Nigerian Navy had intercepted a foreign vessel MT Zeebrugge in Nigerian waters while transporting 838 metric tons of crude oil on 12 December 2019 along with seven Sri Lankan crew members on board.
Currently the Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -18.Feb.2020,11.30PM) Notorious Political prostitute, the former president and the leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party Maithripala Sirisena who bragged that if SLFP is divided and make new parties that he would allow to walk in the roads, by e Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 18.Feb.2020, 11.00PM) The president and the prime ministers cousin Udayanga Weerathunga who was arrested and remanded upon his arrival at the Katunayake airport on suspicious for the mig air craft deal, selling arms seized by the LTTE to Uk Read more >>
Another exposure by the Jailor Podda
(Lanka-e-News -17.Feb.2020, 11.30PM) Prison drug mafia and the media mafia in Sri Lanka have been stirred by the recent revelation of jailor Podda's news in Lanka e news about President Nandasena who did not meet Drug Kingpin Duminda and Dematagoda Chamin Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -16.Feb.2020, 11.30PM) An accused of Rs 260 million bribery charges currently inquired in a magistrate's court was appointed as the Judge of the Court of Appeal. Law-abiding people will surely question in which tribal country the rule of law Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -14.Feb.2020, 11.30PM) Commander of the Sri Lanka Army and Acting Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva and his immediate family members have been barred to entering the United States. US state department's statement iss Read more >>
- By Dr SLM RIFAI
(Lanka-e-News -13.Feb.2020, 11.30PM) How should we read, analyse and examine this natural calamity of coronavirus? As a Muslim community how should we respond to this natural disaster? How should we share our thoughts and ideas about this natural tragedy Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -12.Feb.2020, 11.30PM) Lawyers in Colombo staged a protest for the second time against Attorney General Dappula De Livera who has forgotten to prosecute Maithripala Sirisena who is directly responsible for the deaths of over 300 people who d Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -11.Feb.2020, 9.00PM) The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) met last evening and decided that the symbol of the United National Party (UNP) the alliance which is to contest the upcoming parliamentary election, should be th Read more >>
By Wimal Dheerasekere
(Lanka-e-News -10.Feb.2020, 11.30PM) The heartbeats of the general public was stopped for a moment from the response given by the chief government whip when a question raised by the JVP parliamentarian Dr. Nalin De Jayatissa.
The good governance that cam Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -09.Feb.2020, 11.00AM) Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's first overseas visit to India after becoming Prime Minister and President twice again has become a hoax. Despite a five-day visit, the Indian leaders met the premier in two days and i Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -06.Feb.2020,11.30PM) Colombo magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday 6th ordered to remand the former chief executive officer of Sri Lankan air line Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Neomali Wijenayake till the 19th of this month for Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -29.Jan.2020, 6.20PM) Kili Maharaja has told Sajith Premadasa that he should give nominations for four of his associates and another four of his men should be given national list entrance to at the next parliamentary election
Kili Maharaja Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 28.Jan.2020, 7.30PM) Indian National Security Advisor Ajith Kumara Doval arrived in Sri Lanka on January 18th. He met both Mahinda and Gota. Gota's official media reported that Ajith Doval agreed to provide US $ 50 million to purchase equip Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 26.Jan.2020, 5.20PM) Kanishka Wijerathne who was appointed as the new director general of the Bribery and Corruption is a Rajapaksa fanatic who is a pro Rajapaksa associate famous for his sordid judgments. He is a relative to the Rajapaksa Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 24.Jan.2020, 1.30PM) Today is 10 years since the disappearance of journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda. It also marks 10 years of struggle for truth and justice by his wife, Sandya Ekneligoda and two young sons.
Investigative repo Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 23.Jan.2020, 11.30PM) Dr. Jayampathy Wickramarathne who represented the Samasamaja party and became a mp from the united people’s alliance resigned from his parliamentary seat from the 20th of this month.
The resignation letter was present Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 22.Jan.2020, 11.30PM) A medical student studying in the medical faculty of the Jaffna University has been killed by an army soldier. The medical student is a Sinhala student from in Beruwala.
The incident has occurred near a garden located Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -21.Jan.2020, 3.30PM) It appears that the Sri Lanka cricket is day by day is going towards the pit but cannot see any improvement. Although Thilanga Sumathipala is no longer in the Sri Lanka cricket, which was once run by Thilanga Sumathipal Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 20.Jan.2020, 12.45PM) The Sri Lanka Chapter of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA-SL) condemns the recent attack by political thugs on senior provincial journalist and foreign correspondent Prasad Purnamal Jayamanne on January 17 Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -19.Jan.2020, 11.30PM) Sajith and his selfish gang without protesting to any of the witch hunt conducted against the opposition, the oppression against the media, the increase of cost of living, pruning reliefs, increase lawlessness and bri Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News - 16.Jan.2020, 11.30PM) Ranjan Ramanyake who was arrested 15th under the section 111 d (2) for influencing judges Padmini Ranawaka (retired), Gehan Pilapitiya and Dhammika Hemapala, was produced before the Nugegoda chief magistrate Wasantha Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 14.Jan.2020, 11.45PM) The attorney general has ordered the director of Colombo crimes to immediately arrest Ranjan Ramanayake and produce him before the courts for recording telephone calls and exposing them without the notice of the other Read more >>
By a former army intelligence officer
(Lanka-e-News- 14.Jan.2020, 11.45PM) From our previous letter we pointed out how the Indian soil has become a seed farm of the Islamic State. We said about the separation of Kashmir, the change of Muslim marriage and divorce act, transfer of Ayodhya to Hi Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News 10.Jan.2020, 4.30PM) Law abiding police officers allege why Ranjan Ramanayake, who has become an idiot because of his voice, is not revealing the voice clips of previous high-ranking police officers, and the former justice minister, spoken Read more >>
‘Stop! It’s Anti-democratic; Danger of ‘end to reconciliation achieved from hard work’ -Rishad
(Lanka-e-News 09-Jan-2020, 2.45PM) The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) warned that any constitutional amendments to remove minority parties from the Parliament are anti-democratic adding that ‘there’s a danger to end of reconciliation achieved by hard w Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News 06.Jan.2020, 11.30PM) Lanka e news internal judicial news service reports, attorney general Dappula De Livera ignoring the traditions of the judiciary, has forced the chief justice to distort the case and rescue the 14 navy soldiers accused Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -31.Dec.2019. 11.35 PM) The accusation against the Swiss head of state by the state attorney general representing Sri Lanka is a serious matter, pointed Gania’s lawyer Upul Kumarapperuma to the Colombo chief magistrate Ms. Lanka Jayarathna d Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -30.Dec.2019. 11.35 PM) The government's decision to discontinue the singing of the national anthem in Tamil is another sign that the Tamil people are being treated as an ethnicity rejected by the Sri Lankan nationality, said TNA media spoke Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -29.Dec.2019. 11.35 PM) A bestial thug of Gotabaya has assaulted an innocent and broken his spinal cord and living without prosecution. The incident has happened in Kahagalle in the Katugasthota police division on the 15th.
The thug is iden Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -26.Dec.2019. 11.35 PM) Dr. Rajitha Senarathna entered the cardiac unit of a private hospital in Colombo yesterday when impotent Gota’s government who is unable to bring down the prices of essential food, exploited a press conference convene Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -25.Dec.2019. 10.35 PM) People in the judiciary circle say that it is suspicious about the sudden death of the Supreme Court judge Prasanna Jayawardana.
He was 63 years, sporty and a healthy person who gave righteous judgments in the Suprem Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -24.Dec.2019. 4.20PM) Colombo additional magistrate Kanchana Neranjala Silva ordered bail to Champika Ranawaka rejecting the insulting attempt taken by the police who remanded Champika under public property act without the... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -22.Dec.2019, 8.45 AM) There are many first ladies who abused political power. Lady Imelda Marcos of Philippine is one such. “I dodnt have 3000 shoe pairs, I only had 1060, Even if I win or lose I will go shopping” said Imelda Marcos in a pr Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -22.Dec.2019, 8.30 AM) Athuruliye Rathana has once again started his religious and racial extremism aiming to win the coming general election.
Accordingly, he has presented a bill to repeal the... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -20.Dec.2019, 11.30 PM) Switzerland is continuing high-level talks with Sri Lanka to resolve the current crisis. Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis phoned his Sri Lankan counterpart, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, on 18 December 2019 to Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -19.Dec.2019, 10.30 PM) When Maithripala Sirisena's was the president, his chief of staff I.H.K Mahanama and Timber Corporation Chairman Piyadasa Dissanayake were caught while accepting a Rs. 200 million bribe at hotel Taj Samudra Hotel car Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -18.Dec.2019, 11.00 PM) Supporters of Champika Ranawaka gathered before the CCD Dematagoda following his arrest and protested against the police for taking him to the magistrate.
Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -17.Dec.2019, 10.00 PM) The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement on Monday criticizing the lack of due process in the case against a local worker at the Swiss embassy in Sri Lanka. Here is the full statement:.. Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -16.Dec.2019, 11.30 PM) Following Gotabaya Rajapaksa became the president, the country has plunged into a lawless state. Instead of taking Champika Ranawaka’s driver Dilum Thusitha Kumara, his mother, wife and his infant reported to have bee Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -15.Dec.2019, 11.30 PM) Colombo chief magistrate Ms. Lanka Jayarathna has ordered the CID to start an investigation against the sordid media and people, muddling against the Swiss embassy staff abducted and sexually harassed, the embassy an Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -15.Dec.2019, 11.00 PM) The extremist Gotabaya government is planning to hunt down two former ministers of the good governance and three lawyers who supported the good government, Lanka e News reports.
Before the presidential election minis Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -14.Dec.2019, 8.30 PM) The news published on the 12th by Lanka e news “Anarchy in the country ..! Ministry of Defense without a Defense Minister, Gota violates the constitution ..” has striked the attention of president Gotabaya and he plan Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -12.Dec.2019, 10.30 PM) The President has issued a special gazette notification covering the subjects and institutions of ministries belonging to the ministers of the government. Senior lawyers say Gotabhaya Rajapakse's administration is in Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -11.Dec.2019, 10.30PM) An incident was reported in December 2019 from India regarding the gang rape of a woman and what happened thereafter. The news of the gang rape stirred up a massive protest from many parts of India. Among those who wer Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -10.Dec.2019, 9.30PM) On the 27th of July police special task force surrounded an illicit large kasippu production at Pinhena Aluthgama backed by politician Rohitha Abeygunawardana alias Raththaran and seized 20,000 liters of Goda and arrest Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -09.Dec.2019, 9.30PM) The Alliance for Economic Democracy (AED) is a concerned group of trade unionists, farmers, fishers, students, academics and activists who uphold the value of economic rights and justice in public policymaking. We wish Read more >>
S.V. Kirubaharan, France
(Lanka-e-News -07.Dec.2019, 10.00PM) “Don’t trust too much. Don’t love too much. Don’t hope too much. Because that too much can hurt you so much” – Gautama Buddha
Dear Mr President Gotabaya Rajapaksa... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -06.Dec.2019, 12.30PM) Looming signs of the Rajapaksa administration have already begun to show. While starting from the demise of the former premier, leading to an international diplomatic crisis, landslides, and floods has finally ended up Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -05.Dec.2019, 7.30PM) UNP parliamentarians including Ranil Wickramasinghe have decided to give the opposition leadership to Sajith Premadasa. This decision was taken today 5th at Sirikotha party headquarters
Ranil wickramasinghe would conti Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -04.Dec.2019, 11.30PM) The national police commission abolished the police media spokesperson post of the police department held by police spokesperson SSP lawyer Ruwan Gunasekera and made him the director of police legal division on the 2th Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -02.Dec.2019, 11.30PM) President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has terminated the current term of parliament after midnight today, according to the powers vested to him by Article 70 of the Constitution. The new term of Parliament will be ceremonially Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -27.Nov.2019. 4.20PM) The first white van abduction has commenced with the abduction of a foreign diplomat in Sri Lanka, bringing back the white van terror of the decade. An officer of the visa section of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka has b Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -26.Nov.2019. 11.30PM) Today 26th morning the Mirihana Police have broken into a News Web site called 'News Hub' claiming that the website has published defamatory news articles against Gotabaya. The police have shown a court-ordered for the Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -25.Nov.2019. 7.20PM) Gota has once again reaffirmed that his government policy is to mock the true law abiding police officers and to tame and meek police officers who did crimes and facing prosecutions during the Rajapaksa era.
The Minist Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -24.Nov.2019. 11.30PM) People who were infuriated by religious fanatics and racism, following three days an American citizen whose criminal charges were investigated before the judiciary, was made an executive president of the country, the l Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -23.Nov.2019. 11.30PM) In accordance with the powers vested in the President by Article 12 of the Public Security Ordinance, all members of the Armed Forces have been summoned by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa with effect from November 22, 2019, to mai Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News 21.Nov.2019, 11.30PM) Releasing another election result, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been acquitted of all charges in the Madamulana Rajapaksa family grave tomb case filed by the special High Court today the 21st.
The case was called today... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News 19.Nov.2019, 11.30PM) Following the presidential election victory and the swearing in, a discussion was held with the speaker, prime minister, opposition and leader all political party leaders about how the current parliament should move for Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News 18.Nov.2019, 11.30PM) Gotabaya Rajapaksa violated the constitution within a moment he sworn in as the president. Addressing the people he said that “I have met you all as the executive president of this country, commander of the... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News 17.Nov.2019, 11.30PM) The election commission a while ago officially informed informed Nadasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa who took a majority of 69,24225 votes obtaining 52.25% became the seventh president of Sri Lanka... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News 17.Nov.2019, 5.30PM) Following the victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa prime minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has decided to step down from his premiership and Finance minister... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -15.Nov.2019, 12.45PM) Gotabhaya Rajapaksas’s wife, Ioma Rajapaksa (nee Pieris) is the only daughter of Late Mr. Lucas Pieris and of Mrs. Padma Pieris. Ioma also has a brother.
Gotabhaya and Ioma presently lives in Mrs. Padma Pieris’s hous Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 13.Nov.2019, 10.45PM) The following picture of an original passport confirm the so called president counsels Ali Sabry’s blatant lie of deceiving all Sri Lakans. Ali Sabri during a press conference yesterday showed the US passport of his cl Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 13.Nov.2019, 10.45PM) Ali Sabri, who is supposed to be a notorious president's lawyer who bum suck Gotabaya’s filthy lucre, has himself established that he is more a scammer than a thief. Few days ago, he posted an affidavit on his FB page Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 13.Nov.2019, 9.45PM) Retired Army Major Major Hasitha Siriwardena revealed a conspiracy of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who was conspiring to bring down an underworld leader to Sri Lanka while he was the Defense Secretary to assassinate three minist Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 12.Nov.2019, 9.45PM) Reports reaching us confirms that ugly Gota’s illegal military wing is planning two conspiracies on the end of the presidential election campaign tomorrow. The first bomb is scheduled to explore in an election rally in Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 10.Nov.2019, 10.45PM) See the November 2019 list of those who have been stripped of American citizenship
The latest list issued every six months of American Citizenship Revocation... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 07.Nov.2019, 11.45PM) Sajith Premadasa, who is contesting on the swan mark, says that after he becomes president, a new prime minister with a majority of parliament will be appointed. Sajith Premadasa made a special statement to the nation Read more >>
Prepared by a number of university professors
(Lanka-e-News 07.Nov.2019, 5.30AM) Sri Lanka’s entire system of education, at pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary levels, has been facing multiple crises. Attempts made in the recent past to address some aspects of these crises have either succeed Read more >>
An exposure by former Intelligence Officer Keerthi Ratnayake
(Lanka-e-News 03.Nov.2019, 11.30PM) Mahinda visited the prison recently and had a discussion with Pilleyan. Mahinda went to see Pillayan not look for his well being but to plan a conspiracy. Pohottuwa has already announced that Pillayan will be released o Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -17.Oct.2019, 4.15PM) Malaka Devapriya, the award-wining dramatist, radio playwright, film producer and director has been noticed by the Organized Crimes Prevention Division(OCPD) of Sri Lanka Police to be present there today (17 October) mo Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -08.Oct.2019, 4.15PM) Simply put, because of fear of a military coup (the reason described elsewhere) if the upcoming presidential election is “too close to call”. Last time the MR regime, so sure of winning, learned a bitter lesson for not Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -07.Oct.2019 -10.20PM) 35 candidates submitted their nominations to the Election Commission today 7th october. 41 people have placed their deposits, but six people have not filed nominations. Chamal Rajapaksa and Kumara Welgama were among th Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -04.Oct.2019 -8.20PM) The court of appeal dismissed the petition filed by the Civil Society Collective stating that Gotabhaya Rajapakse had obtained his dual citizenship in 2005 in a systematic manner and was still an American citizen.
Peti Read more >>
By Basil Fernando
(Lanka-e-News -04.Oct.2019, 2.35PM) The 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka is an outstanding example of how meaning can be manipulated through the weaponisation of ambiguity. It uses language that gives the appearance of a liberal democratic constitution of a Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -04.Oct.2019, 1.30PM)
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am delighted by the prospect of having this opportunity of meeting all of you. Let me... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News - 29.Sep.2019, 7.45AM) I wish to address you Honorable Sirs, on a matter that may be insignificant to you, the candidates, nevertheless the principles if recognized and due attention is given, , would be far reaching and first step to stop t Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 25.Sep.2019, 2.20PM) The seniors of the UNP have decided to nominate Sajith Premadasa as the presidential candidate for the United National Alliance if the latter is complying to party’s conditions. Sajith Premadasa too has agreed to those Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 20.Sep.2019. 9.00AM) Karu Jayasuriya, who has remained silent on his candidature for the presidential election, has issued an official announcement after the request of the Maha Sangha and civilian leaders.... Read more >>
Sajith, Ravi, Akila, Harin, Navin, Gayantha, Haleem, Mano
(Lanka-e-News – 10.Sep.2019, 11.45 PM) Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) filed a complaint with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) today, citing information obtained through the Right to Information Act Read more >>
By Thushara Wanniarachchi
(Lanka-e-News- 09.Sep.2019, 11.45PM) In the dawn of another election season, fake Dutugamunus, Parakramabahus and Terminators are springing up like mushrooms. Along with them, their ages-old lame slogans and posters too have come out of the chests they we Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 30.Aug.2019, 2.30PM) Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has nominated Gotabaya Rajapaksa as its candidate. There is lots of discussions and debate about his American citizenship in the political arena. But what many of us do not realize is that t Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -27.Aug.2019, 11.30PM) The upcoming presidential election is not just about electing the next president of Sri Lanka. What is at stake is democracy. Gotabaya Rajapakshe has already been nominated by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna as their p Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -27.Aug.2019, 1.45PM) Reports reaching Lanka e news confirms if Karu Jayasuriya contest from the UNP lead national democratic alliance, the coalition for left and the civil societies has decided to cast their first preference to Karu and If Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -21.Aug.2019, 11.30PM) The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement released on Monday (19), adding that Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -09.Aug.2019, 11.30PM) From the inception of Islam, each and every groups and sects of Islam has been threatening and oppressing the people who do not accept the conditions imposed by Islam. Still we can hear the war drums perpetrated during Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -10.Aug.2019, 11.30PM) A group of Sri Lankan descent American youth performed a traditional Kandyan Drums Orchestra at the 10th Annual Cultural Celebration organized by the South Asian American Employee Association of the U.S. Department of Read more >>
Reinvigorate Commitment to Justice for Civil War Atrocities
(Lanka-e-News -02.Aug.2019, 11.30PM) Sri Lankan authorities have failed to bring to justice those responsible for the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers 13 years ago, Human Right Watch said today. On August 4, 2006, alleged Sri Lankan security for Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -02.Aug.2019, 11.30PM) LAWASIA notes with deep concern a recent increase in the use of the death penalty for drug related offences, within the Asia Pacific region, which it considers to be a violation of international human rights law and st Read more >>
End of Mission Statement – United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association
(Lanka-e-News -29.July.2019, 11.30PM) The people of Sri Lanka must act together to secure democracy, human rights and the rule of law, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News - 21.July.2019, 3.45PM) Lanka e News internal information has received all information about a conspiracy of President Pallewatta Gamarala who is trying to renew his president murder drama II through another conspiracy trying to entangle pr Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News - 18.July.2019, 2.45PM) A delegation of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today met with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last evening (17th July) at Temple Trees.
The PM assured the delegation that Government has not signed Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News - 16.July.2019, 9.20AM) The Shilpasena Exposition, the first in a series of expositions, being organized by the Ministry of Science Technology & Research, under the directions of Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe, aimed at bridging the gap between Sc Read more >>
Tariq A. Al Maeena, Special to Gulf News
(Lanka-e-News - 15.July.2019, 9.15AM) When nine Sri Lankans blew themselves up in churches and luxury hotels and led to the deaths of more than 250 people, the ugly head of the Sinhala extremist group Bodu Bala Sena... Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News - 15.July.2019, 10.30AM) A magistrate in the northeastern town of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, acquitted all 13 defendants in the execution of five ethnic Tamil students on January 2, 2006, known as the “Trinco Five” case, Human Rights Watch and Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 02.July;2019, 11.30PM) Resigned Muslim Ministers are not in any hurry to return to their latent Ministries. “Both the Prime Minister and President called us to return to our Ministries and take back our portfolios” said ACMC Leader Rishad. Read more >>
By George Braine
(Lanka e News -16.June.2019, 5.40PM) Sri Lanka’s first Cardinal, Thomas Cooray, passed away in 1988, and for decades, he was not replaced. In 2007, President Rajapakse and his wife Shiranthi, a Catholic, visited the then Pope, who asked Rajapakse what he Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -17.June.2019, 1.45PM) We are reliably informed that the Organised Crime Division has petitioned the Colombo Magistrate Courts against journalist Kusal Perera who has written a political column in the Daily Mirror every Friday for many years Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News- 16.June.2019, 8.15PM) The Free Media Movement strongly condemns the attempts to pursue legal action under the provisions of the INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS (ICCPR) ACT No 56. of 2007 and urges all responsible stak Read more >>
(Lanka e News -15.June.2019, 6.35PM) The Organised Crime Division is reported to have moved Colombo Magistrate Courts against journalist Kusal Perera and the Daily Mirror to investigate a complaint against his article on 17 May in the Daily Mirror on deve Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News 10.June.2019, 11.30PM) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade - one of the sites of the horrific Easter Sunday attacks - soon after his arrival in... Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 29.May.2019, 8.30AM) The attention of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has been drawn in the recent past to a series of incidents which appears to have a serious impact on the Rule of Law and the independence of the Judiciary.
The Read more >>
(Lanka e News -19.May.2019, 11.45PM) What can a true Buddhist say about the following brutality which happened in the land where next Maithri Lord Buddha will given birth? This happened in Minuwangoda, is the police correct? Not only during the repression Read more >>
A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission
(Lanka-e-News -13.May.2019, 11.30PM) Although there was a two day parliamentary debate held to discuss the Easter Sunday carnage caused by the bombs that were exploded in three churches and several tourist hotels, no consensus has yet emerged as to the pr Read more >>
By A former army intelligence officer
(Lanka-e-News -11.May.2019,9.45PM) During the end of the world war one the Turkish Ottoman Empire was destroyed. The British intelligence did a decisive role during the war. They influenced the local leaders of the Arabian Gulf against the Turks. The movi Read more >>
In a special statement, Rishad says allegations are false, not supported
(Lanka-e-News- 10.May.2019, 4.35PM) In a special statement, Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Leader of ACMC clarifies various allegations made against him, stressing that they are attempts to accuse him falsely. “I am ready to prove that I am correct” he a Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -08.May.2019, 11.55PM) Robert O. Blake was the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka from 2009 to 2013. He was the architect of initiating US action on Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council in 2012. Since then, he has retired from US Government Servic Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News -08.May.2019, 11.55PM) A commemorative event for the victims of the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka was held on Friday 03 May 2019 at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The event, to honor th Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 27.April.2019, 9.45PM) We are all still reeling from the shock and sorrow of the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday. The goal of the perpetrators behind this inhuman act was to start a bloodbath in our country. But Sri Lanka stood... Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 24.April.2019, 3.30PM) People of Sri Lanka learns that president Sirisena’s fourth defense secretary Hemasiri Fernando should resign from his post and leave the country for giving an idiotic statement before a foreign media without taking Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 23.April.2019, 5.35PM) Isis has just claimed Sunday’s suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, claiming they were the work of “fighters of the Islamic State” via their AMAQ news... Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 21.April.2019, 11.30PM) Suicide bombers who carried the bombs to the Negombo church and Hotel Shangrila has been identified from their blown head from the CCTV footages. The suicide bomber of the Shangrila Hotel has been identified s one H Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 21.April.2019, 11.30PM) Sri Lanka faces adversity on Easter Sunday; explosions in nine places, More than 300 dead in churches and hotels in Colombo, 560 injured, All attacks done by suicide killers, a foreign Muslim Islamic terrorist group Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 17.April.2019, 2.20PM) Here is the case against Gotabhaya Rajapaksha, filed in the USA courts by the daughter of the Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was murdered in the High Security Zone in Colombo. Common questions rais Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 17.April.2019, 5.30PM)) Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera is representing Sri Lanka at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum on Financing for Development (FfD) convened by the President of ECOSOC, Inga Rhonda King, at the Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 17.April.2019, 5.30PM) State Minister of Finance, Eran Wickramaratne, led the Sri Lankan delegation for IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC from 08th – 13th April 2019, accompanied by Secretary to the... Read more >>
(Lanka e News -12.April.2019, 8.35PM) As part of programmes under the theme ‘RATA WENUWEN EKATA SITIMU’, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conducted mobile consular services in the Batticaloa district from 10-11 April 2019.
These mobile services... Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 05.April.2019, 11.30PM) Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Sujeewa Senasinghe has appointed professor Rangika Halwathura as the new commissioner of the Sri Lanka inventors Commission. Mr. Halwathura is a Professor of Civil Engi Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 05.April.2019, 11.30PM) General Sevretary of the TULF Mr. V. Ananda Sangaree has written an open letter to the UNHRC. Here are the following... Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 05.April.2019, 11.30PM) The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission has presented 15 computers and printers to newly established Peace Keeping Training Centre of Sri Lankan Army.... Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 29.March.2019, 11.30PM) The past decade has seen the largest number of people forcibly displaced as a result of conflict, violence, or persecution since the Second World War. With most recent numbers reaching 68.5 million, the global refu Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 22.March.2019, 11.30PM) The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) acknowledges the passing of the resolution ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ (40/1) at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), and thank all those who Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 09.March.2019, 4.15PM)
V. Conclusions and recommendations
61. In 2015, by co-sponsoring Human Rights Council resolution 30/1, the Government of Sri Lanka recognized the need to address the past in order to build a brighter future, ground Read more >>
(Lanka e News -08.March.2019, 2.30PM) A Donor from abroad is very interested to construct an Olympic standard Aquatic Sports Complex and requested Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister’s Office to find the suitable location in Jaffna. Government Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 06.March.2019, 11.15AM) As per the pledge given by the Government to provide free Wi-Fi in public areas, currently 1176 public locations have been covered under this programme with the collaboration of the telecommunication service provide Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 01.March. 11.30PM) A group of 5 members of parliament from across party lines came together today to publish their declarations of assets and liabilities in the public domain. The five MP’s who came forward to take this step towards chang Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 01.March.2019, 7.30AM) I am extraordinarily honored to be here today. It is wonderful to be back in Sri Lanka, for the first time since 2015, when I visited as a member of President Obama’s cabinet. Read more >>
Speech made by Mangala during the adjournment debate on the Constitutional Council in Parliament on Today
(Lanka e News - 21.Feb.2019, 7.00PM) This is the speech made by Minister of Finance and Media, Mangala Samaraweera in Parliament today (21), during the adjournment debate on the Constitutional Council.
If my memory serves me right, I can Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 20.Feb.2019, 11.00PM) The prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships for 2017-18 were awarded to 150 Advanced Level school students from all 25 districts across Sri Lanka by Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education of Sri Lanka, H Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 15.Feb.2019, 6.30AM) Here is the speech made by Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera at the national programme for debt relief in the drought affected areas, held yesterday (14), under the patronage of... Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 08.Feb.2019, 7.00PM) Statement Regarding the Activities of the Constitutional Council
I made a statement before this August Assembly even on 25th January 2019 regarding the activities of the Constitutional Council.
I informed on that oc Read more >>
(Lanka e News -29.Jam.2019, 9.40AM) For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka’s US $550 Mn footwear and leather sector, the industry has come forward to felicitate the Cabinet Minister in charge of it for “invaluable support and services” that he ren Read more >>
(Lanka e News -29.Jam.2019, 9.20AM) Perhaps one thing that was forgotten when Lord Dunmore gave Adult Franchise for all, and also when Sri Lanka became an independent nation, is the stability of the social structure of a country. This is what provides for Read more >>
(Lanka e News -27.Jan.2019, 2.40PM) President of Sri Lanka H.E. Maithripala Sirisena flagged off a new train, supplied by India, on 27 January, 2019. Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga and High Commissioner of Ind Read more >>
(Lanka e News -18.Jan.2019, 4.00AM German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka’s foreign minister Mr. Kadirgamer, reported by AP news
Federal prosec Read more >>
(Lanka e News -16.Jan.2019, 9.30AM) Minister of Finance & Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera and the delegation from Sri Lanka including Minister Harsha De Silva and the Governor of Central Bank Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy met with Ms. Christine Lagarde, Man Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 12.Jan.2019, 11.30PM) The recent appointment of Shavendra Silva (Silva) as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan army has sent shock waves through the Tamil community, and to all those interested in human rights and accountability in Sri La Read more >>
(Lanka-e-News - 01.Jan.2018, 11.30PM) Though the constitutional crisis that arose from the conspiracy hatched between the President and Mahinda Rajapakse which brought the country to the brink of civil war has ended due to the Supreme Court interpreting t Read more >>
(Lanka e News -16.Dec.2018, 9.00PM) It is a pleasure to me to address you once again as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
You all know that the basic law of our country is the Constitution. Now we have passed 87 years after we gained franchise. During thi Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 14.Dec.2018, 3.20PM) Historical verdict given by a seven-judge Supreme Court bench in Sri Lanka that the president had violated the constitution. Please read the full verdict... Read more >>
(Lanka e News -12,Dec.2018, 11.30PM) Alternative news bulletin Read more >>
(Lanka e News- 08.Dec.2018, 10.30PM) As per Article 33 (2) of the Constitution:
In addition to the powers, duties and functions expressly conferred or imposed on, or assigned to the President by the Constitution or other written law, the President shall Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 08.Dec.2018, 10.00PM) Sri Lanka have been suffering its worst days ever in its long history (of over 3500 years) since the Organized Coup on 26th October 2018 where the Executive President Violated the Constitution (on which he took oath t Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 22.Nov.2018, 8.00PM) I H.M Gaffore alias Jeff who was in charge of the English translation for Lanka e news for the past ten years, passed away on 20th November in Colombo.
At the time when Lanka e news was oppressed during the Rajapaksa Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 21.Nov.2018, 6.00PM) The Hon Speaker extends his heartfelt gratitude to all the religious leaders and Sri Lankans living within and outside Sri Lanka for the blessings invoked and the fathomless love extended on him over the commitment tow Read more >>
(Lanka e News -20.Nov.2018, 11.00PM) “ Make no mistake, Mr. President. If you try to stand in the way of justice for my father and other victims of brutality, you will fail.” Ahimsa Wickrematunge, the daughter of Lasantha Wickrematunge, writes a letter Read more >>
(Lanka e News -20.Nov.2018, 11.30PM) This letter faxed to the President Sirisena. It has been written according to the decision taken at a meeting organised by the Independent Civil Society for Unity, held in... Read more >>
(Lanka e News -20.Nov.2018, 8.00PM) Just 9 days prior to the presentation of the 2019 budget, the Sirisena-Rajapaksa “coup” ousting the legitimate and lawful Prime Minister and cabinet has thrown the country and citizens into an unprecedented crisis.
The Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 12.Nov.2018, 9.00PM) The illegal regime has created political turmoil by changing a government without an election, and compounded matters by announcing unsustainable, populist policy measures at a time of global economic turbulence. As a Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 09.Nov.2018, 4.30) The Delegation of the European Union issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission as well as the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland resident in Colombo... Read more >>
(Lanka e News -07.Nov.2018, 5.30PM) The Hon.speaker Karu Jayasuriya has once again issued a strict and stern order under the laws via a communique that the controversial changes which were effected in Parliament during the recent past are all outrageously Read more >>
(Lanka e News – 04.Nov.2018, 4.30AM) What no leader who ruled the country so far did to destroy the economy , peace , laws and the constitution on a scale that would never allow the country to be retrieved is being done by unpatriotic power greedy preside Read more >>
(Lanka e News – 03.Nov.2018, The party leaders and MPs who met at the parliamentary complex yesterday at the invitation of the speaker defeated the anti- state traitorous conspiracy of MARA –SIRA as not official , thereby confirming the MARA –SIRA junta c Read more >>
(Lanka e News -03.Nov.2018, 5.00PM) Believe it or not , the MARA –SIRA unconstitutional junta has appointed Hemasiri Fernando a notorious earner of illicit income who had close dealings with the most leading heroin magnates as their new defense secretary. Read more >>
(Lanka e News -02.Nov.2018, 11.30PM) The grave violation of constitution committed by MARA –SIRA junta by creating two prime ministerial posts without showing any concern for the laws of the country , economy and country’s future has precipitated an unpre Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 02.Nov.2018, 10.55 AM)
QUESTION: Right. I want to start on something that I don’t usually start on here, Sri Lanka. What is your understanding of the situation with the prime minister and the government there? Do you consider the former p Read more >>
(Lanka e News – 01.Oct.2018, 4.15PM) President Pallewatte Gamarala who violated the constitution , and hitherto only proved throughout his tenure of office as a biggest cut throat cum buffoon of a leader the world has ever produced said before the UPFA gr Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 28.Oct.2018, 11.30PM) We are a group of Sri Lankan students currently pursuing our education overseas. We write today to express our deep concern about Sri Lanka’s ongoing constitutional and political crisis.
Since 1931... Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 28.Oct.2018, 11.30PM) In the wake of the conflict that has been created between the two major parties in the country, in respect of the Prime Minister’s post, the Free Media Movement insists that relevant authorities should take immediate Read more >>
(Lanka e News -27.Oct.2018, 11.30PM) If a majority of the party leaders are for it , the speaker can convene parliament , said prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe when speaking to Lanka e news.
The P.M. went on to comment further as follows... Read more >>
Gaani Vasuhewa writes..
(Lanka e News -26.Oct.2018, 11.30PM) The president while inaugurating a program against frauds ,profligacy and corruption made a request to the public to expose those crimes. In compliance with his own request Lanka e news deems it is its duty to give her Read more >>
(Lanka e News -26.Oct.2018, 11.30PM) The appointment of Mahinda Rajapakse as the prime minister is unconstitutional , and Ranil Wickremesinghe is still the P.M. and he will not be resigning , a spokesman for P.M.’s office revealed to Lanka e news.
Under Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 25.Oct.2018, 2.40PM) A briefing session on the Sri Lanka ‘Boat Show and Boating Festival 2018’ was held at the Sri Lanka Consulate in Mumbai on 05 October 2018 to create awareness among the Indian business community on the upcoming Boat Sh Read more >>
Christian west demands justice while Muslims worldwide, display their hypocrisy, with their silence and indifference.
(Lanka e News - 25.Oct.2018, 4.50AM) While the entire Christian West-governments, civil societies and the media-continue to highlight the gruesome chopping to death of highly connected Saudi dissident-in-exile Jamal Khashoggi, Muslims worldwide remain sil Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 23.Oct.2018, 5.00AM) The High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom along with the British High Commission in Colombo facilitated an investment promotion event under the auspices of the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Read more >>
(Lanka e News – 22.Oct.2018, 11.30PM) The illegal directive issued by the president disbanding the boards of directors(including chairpersons) of two state banks as well as the Board of Investment owing to his ignorance of the powers vested in him followi Read more >>
(Lanka e News 18.Oct.2018, 11.00PM) Even as the president was making a statement during the cabinet meeting on the 16 th that the Indian RAW intelligence service is conspiring to assassinate him , his senior presidential advisor (NGO crook) Shiral Lakthil Read more >>
(Lanka e News - 17.Oct.2018, 11.50AM) President Pallewatte Gamarala at the cabinet meeting today (16) made a disclosure that shocked the entire cabinet of ministers. He said , the RAW (intelligence service) informants of India are engaged in activities to Read more >>
(Lanka e News -16.Oct.2018, 2.30PM) Asgiriya chapter Mahanayake Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanaratne Thera of the Siyam nikaya summoned president Pallewatte Gamarala and Kurunegala M.P. Mahinda Rajapakse (MR) and held secret discussions in his Aawasa mandiraya Read more >>