• Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
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Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons...

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 10 2019

Many Sri Lankans took to social media to condemn Sirisena

Court blocks Sri Lanka leaders bid to...

Court blocks Sri Lanka leaders bid to...

World

Tue, Oct 29 2019

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court extended on Tuesday a stay order until the hearing of 15 petitions...

Sri Lanka parliament blames president...

Sri Lanka parliament blames president...

South Asia

Thu, Oct 24 2019

Some 269 people were killed on April 21 in a series of suicide attacks on hotels and churches blamed...

Sri Lanka ex-defence chief launches...

Sri Lanka ex-defence chief launches...

South Asia

Thu, Oct 10 2019

Launching his campaign in Sri Lanka's ancient city of Aruradhapura known for its Buddhist history,...

Sri Lanka president abandons re-election...

Sri Lanka president abandons re-election...

South Asia

Sun, Oct 6 2019

The Supreme Court later ruled against Sirisena's action and reinstated Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka orders fresh probe into Easter...

Sri Lanka orders fresh probe into Easter...

South Asia

Sun, Sep 22 2019

Sirisena, who is also the minister in charge of law and order, has said that all those responsible for...

UN official says some Sri Lankan laws...

UN official says some Sri Lankan laws...

South Asia

Sat, Jul 27 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena's government during its 2015 election campaign promised to ensure...

Drug gangs behind Sri Lanka Easter bombings,...

Drug gangs behind Sri Lanka Easter bombings,...

South Asia

Mon, Jul 15 2019

A statement issued by his office Monday, Sirisena said the attacks 'were the work of international...

Sri Lanka president vetoes military...

Sri Lanka president vetoes military...

South Asia

Sat, Jul 6 2019

Maithripala Sirisena said he was opposed to the draft Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) that the two...

Sri Lanka president rebuffs UN chief...

Sri Lanka president rebuffs UN chief...

South Asia

Mon, Jul 1 2019

"I told the Secretary General that I want to save my country from drugs," Maithripala Sirisena...

Sri Lanka faces legal challenges in...

Sri Lanka faces legal challenges in...

South Asia

Sun, Jun 30 2019

On Wednesday, Sirisena said he has completed formalities to resume hangings by signing the death warrants...

Sri Lanka president seeks to roll back...

Sri Lanka president seeks to roll back...

South Asia

Sun, Jun 23 2019

Sirisena said the 19th amendment to the constitution - which notably transferred some of the president's...

Modi makes unscheduled stop at bombed...

Modi makes unscheduled stop at bombed...

South Asia

Sun, Jun 9 2019

Modi is stopping in Colombo on his return home after an official visit to neighboring Maldives, where...

Australian minister in Sri Lanka to...

Australian minister in Sri Lanka to...

South Asia

Tue, Jun 4 2019

The UN refugee agency, a fierce critic of the Australia's strategy, said on Monday it was seeking...

Sri Lanka president slams intel chief...

Sri Lanka president slams intel chief...

South Asia

Thu, May 30 2019

In a statement, Sirisena denied claims by Mendis that the country's highest security body had not...

World leaders congratulate Narendra...

World leaders congratulate Narendra...

South Asia

Thu, May 23 2019

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the election results reaffirmed Modi’s...

China trip and son's wedding: Sri Lanka...

China trip and son's wedding: Sri Lanka...

South Asia

Tue, May 21 2019

Sirisena's allies say he did the best he could in a volatile situation, citing measures like temporarily...

Sri Lanka president vows to eliminate...

Sri Lanka president vows to eliminate...

South Asia

Mon, May 20 2019

The government has blamed a local jihadist group for the April 21 attacks against three churches and...

Leave my country alone, Sri Lanka president...

Leave my country alone, Sri Lanka president...

South Asia

Wed, May 1 2019

Sirisena also warned it may be possible Islamic State had launched a 'new strategy' by targeting...

Sri Lanka suspends police chief over...

Sri Lanka suspends police chief over...

South Asia

Mon, Apr 29 2019

Chief of police Pujith Jayasundara had refused to quit to clear the way for a shake-up of the 85,000-strong...

Singapore rejects Sri Lankan leader's...

Singapore rejects Sri Lankan leader's...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 20 2019

Sirisena said he appealed to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in January to return Mahendran, who is believed...