UN Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice Pablo de Greiff takes part in a press conference in Colombo yesterday.


BASL expresses grave

concern over proposed

constitutional changes

The Bar Council of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, at a special meeting, yesterday (23) resolved to express its grave concern about the proposed amendments to Articles 1 and 2 of the present Constitution.

The Bar Council also noted that proposed amendments in the Interim of the Constitutional Assembly of Sri Lanka had the effect of converting the Unitary character of the State to a Federal structure.



Underworld kingpin killed in gun battle with STF commandoes


One underworld leader was killed in a shootout between a group of supporters of Tourism and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga and STF commandos near the Ballapana Junction at Henpitagedera in Divulapitiya yesterday. The deceased had ...

Sri Lanka suffer third series whitewash in 2017


Sri Lanka succumbed to their third series whitewash this year when they suffered an embarrassing nine wicket defeat at the hands of Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium yesterday. The batting woes continued to torment the Sri Lankans as a superb spell o...

Community divisions continue to dominate Sri Lanka’s political debate


The strident opposition to the government’s constitutional reform process highlights the regrettable fact that the country’s ethnic divide continues to be serious. The opposition is claiming that the Constitutional Assembly’s Steering...

Real interest rates in Sri Lanka swing without clear objective: economist


Real interest rates in Sri Lanka have often swung from negative to positive without any clear direction or objective, thereby hardly making any tangible positive impact on domestic savings, Dr. Amarakoon Bandara, senior economic advisor to UNDP in Z...

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