• Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019
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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...

Sri Lanka U-turns on war crimes...

Sri Lanka U-turns on war crimes...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 6 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena said he will formally ask the United Nations rights body to reconsider...

Sri Lanka frees Indian 'spy' linked...

Sri Lanka frees Indian 'spy' linked...

South Asia

Thu, Feb 28 2019

Investigators said there was no credible evidence the man was plotting to kill Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka president names new cabinet...

Sri Lanka president names new cabinet...

South Asia

Thu, Dec 20 2018

Sirisena had earlier fired Wickremesinghe, accusing his government of failing to seriously investigate...

Sri Lanka lawmakers defect from president...

Sri Lanka lawmakers defect from president...

South Asia

Wed, Dec 19 2018

On Thursday Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled that Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament before...

Sri Lanka president weighs backing down...

Sri Lanka president weighs backing down...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 3 2018

A spokesman for Sirisena, Dharmasri Ekanayake, said he was unaware of any such plans

Sri Lanka court restrains Rajapaksa...

Sri Lanka court restrains Rajapaksa...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 3 2018

A majority of legislators asked the court last week to intervene, saying Rajapakse remained in office...

Sri Lanka holds sovereign bond issues...

Sri Lanka holds sovereign bond issues...

South Asia

Thu, Nov 22 2018

Sirisena dissolved parliament and called snap elections on January 5 but the legislature, restored by...