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Thu, 29 January 2015 21:28
(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka's new government presented an interim budget with sweeping relief for poor they promised in election manifesto. Supersized taxes on Casinos and large corporations expected to cover the cost of unprecedented generous budget giveaways; a Robin-hood style take, according to local media, by a government led by a Prime accused by opposition for neo liberalist policies in his last administration.
 
Sat, 17 January 2015 11:07
(NIDAHASA News) Pope Francis, ending his Sri Lanka visit on Thursday (15), said it would not be easy to overcome the "bitter legacy" of injustice and hostilities in the island nation. In fact, for the newly elected President who promised a "compassionate rule" with justice and harmony restored, the task seems to be more challenging than winning the election, beating Rajapaksa in a highly unfair race.
 
Sun, 11 January 2015 11:13
(NIDAHASA News) While Sri Lanka's newly elected president Maithirpla Sirisena calls for a all party government, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa tries to regain the power in his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), likely with the intention of toppling new interim government which promised to carryout massive reformations within hundred days.
 
Fri, 09 January 2015 00:26
(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka finally sees the end of decade-long Rajapaksa rule, after President was beaten by his one time colleague Maithirpala Sirisena in yesterday's (08) presidential poll.
 
Tue, 06 January 2015 09:58
[WARNING: Graphic Images] (NIDAHASA News) Two prominent opposition activists were sent severed heads of dogs to their homes yesterday (05), a mafia style death threat, also a symbol that sums up the ruthlessness of presidential campaign where incumbent seeks for an unprecedented third term.
 
Mon, 29 December 2014 02:12
Third Edition(NIDAHASA News) A group of artists were attacked while campaigning for common opposition candidate in Kurunegala today (29).
 
Election laws dumped;
Thu, 25 December 2014 22:28
(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka's upcoming presidential election is increasingly becoming an unfair game as violence against opposition goes high while powerful ruling party supporter including ministers are practically immune from law and order.
 
Tue, 23 December 2014 06:21
(NIDAHASA News) President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (23) promised to reform the presidential system, just one day after he lost two-third majority in parliament to do it.
 
Sat, 20 December 2014 04:04
(NIDAHASA News) Common Opposition presidential candidate Mathiripala Sirisena launched his election manifesto yesterday (19) with pledges to reform the country's highly corrupted political system.
 
Thu, 11 December 2014 20:48
(NIDAHASA News) A Sri Lanka Air Force plane crashed in Athurigiriya area this morning (12) killing four out of five people onboard, police says. The survivor was admitted to the General Hospital-Colombo with severe burn injuries.
 
 
Other Headline News
Poetic justice for Lasantha, now on the hands of people
Tue, 06 January 2015 21:36
(NIDAHASA News) Hundreds of journalists and activists gathered to Colombo last evening (06) to mark the sixth death anniversary of Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was killed in broad day light in a Colombo’s high security zone.
 
Sri Lanka: a godforsaken 'Disneyland'? [Video]
Tue, 30 December 2014 23:42
(NIDAHASA News) "Why my parents gave me birth into this godforsaken 'Disneyland'?" an emotional Jagath Manuwarna broke down to tear in a press conference yesterday; he was among the artists who were attacked on Monday (29) during a street campaign in Kurunegala.
 
Rajapaksa "wins" election in a "phony" survey
Sun, 21 December 2014 22:07
(NIDAHASA News) A Colombo based think tank denied authenticity of an election survey published by a pro-government web site.
 
Hundreds of activists gather to say they want "No More July"
Thu, 24 July 2014 22:50
(NIDAHASA News) "Racism is a butchery where the butcher satisfies us using our own flesh", a young artist expressed his view in an event held in Colombo to commemorate the black July of 1983.
 
Sri Lanka bans press conference, workshops and press releases for NGO
Tue, 08 July 2014 02:10
Second Edition (NIDAHASA News) Defense ministry have issued orders to all NGOs in the country preventing them from conduct press conferences, workshops, training program for journalists and disseminating press releases.
 
Pro-Muslim monk's wounds are self-inflicted, Police says
Mon, 23 June 2014 23:09
(NIDAHASA News) Police spokesman says the pro-Muslim monk who was found dumped with cut wounded had inflicted the cuts by himself.
 
Buddhist monk who criticized extremists abducted and beaten
Wed, 18 June 2014 23:08
(NIDAHASA News) A prominent monk who openly opposed Buddhist extremism was found dumped near a bridge in Panadura with his hands and legs tied.