An international human rights group says Sri Lanka’s government is using emergency laws to harass and arbitrarily detain protesters who are seeking political reform and accountability amid the island country’s economic crisis.
Sri Lanka Police on today (August 03) informed the protestors at Galle Face to remove all illegally set up tents and temporary shelters on Government & Urban Development Authority property before 5:00 PM on Friday (August 5).
Decision was taken at the party leaders’ meeting held this afternoon in Parliament that the adjournment debate on the government’s policy statement presented by the President in Parliament today (August 03) will be held on the 9th, 10th and 12th of August.
The Supreme Court today (August 03) extended the travel ban imposed on former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa until August 11, as they were named as respondents in a case filed over the economic crisis.
Sri Lanka will restart bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in August, its new president said on Wednesday, while calling on lawmakers to form an all-party government to resolve a crippling economic crisis.
A person who illegally entered the Sri Lankan President’s House in Fort on July 09 and took photographs while sitting on the President’s chair was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) in Deraniyagala.