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World  /  Published 03.12.19

Lanka House prorogued

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has prorogued the parliament for one month and fixed January 3, 2020, for the commencement of the next session, a move that will give his minority government fr...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 18.11.19

Friends with all: Gotabaya

Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made national security his top priority after being sworn in on Monday at an ancient temple in the north-central city of Anuradhapura where he ...
By Reuters and PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 20.03.20

Lanka imposes nationwide curfew

Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide curfew from Friday until Monday to combat the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 9,000 lives globally, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 03.02.20

No Tamil anthem at Lanka celebrations

For the first time since 2016, there will be no Tamil national anthem at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations in Sri Lanka and it will only be rendered in Sinhalese, the government announced on Mond...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 17.11.19

Rajapaksa returns, China boost seen

Sri Lanka’s former civil wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats follo...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 16.11.19

Sri Lanka results today

Polls have closed in Sri Lanka where elections were held on Saturday for a new President of the tourism-dependent island nation still struggling to recover from the Easter Sunday militant attacks whic...
By Reuters in Colombo

India  /  Published 12.03.20

From Calcutta to Colombo, a clash

A bunch of top realtors in Calcutta have complained of being taken for a ride in Colombo by a partner in an audacious manner.Jaideep Halwasiya, a businessman, has been accused of grabbing control of a...
By in Calcutta

World  /  Published 21.11.19

Rajapaksa clan cement comeback

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa clan on Thursday tightened its grip on political power with President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa swearing-in his elder brother Mahinda as the prime minister, amidst apprehensions amon...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 02.03.20

Sri Lanka House dissolved

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday dissolved parliament six months ahead of its schedule and called a snap election on April 25.He signed the Gazette notification dissolving parliament ...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 15.02.20

Lanka objects to US ban on army chief

Sri Lanka has taken a “strong objection” to the US imposing a travel ban on its army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, saying the move is based on “unverified information”, after secr...
By PTI in Colombo


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