Maithripala Sirisena
World  /  Published 15.04.20

Indian blast alert fell through Lankan leadership crack

Disclosures that India had alerted Sri Lanka as early as on April 4 to the possibility of suicide attacks and an apparent communication gap at the top in the island nation have triggered what looks li...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.02.20

Sri Lanka's unresolved past

Sri Lanka’s born-again prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, must feel he is among kindred spirits in Delhi. His hosts will have explained that while the English name, Palk Strait, divides the two coun...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.19

Lessons from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

The prime minister, Narendra Modi, after his re-election with a thumping majority, visited Sri Lanka on June 9, 2019 on his way back from the Maldives. Sri Lanka had then just begun healing after the ...
By Gyan Bhushan in

Opinion  /  Published 07.08.19

The death penalty is never the answer

After a moratorium of 43 years, the gallows were getting ready in Sri Lanka. Two executioners with ‘excellent moral character’ and ‘mental strength’ were appointed. A list of four convicts —...
By Sonia Sarkar in

World  /  Published 22.06.19

Sirisena extends Sri Lanka emergency

A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka’s President on Saturday, going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people.Maithripala Si...
By Reuters in Colombo

India  /  Published 09.06.19

PM Modi arrives in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday on the second leg of his first foreign visit after re-election last month to strengthen the bilateral ties with the island nation, reflecting t...
By PTI in Colombo

India  /  Published 25.05.19

Guessing game over guests of PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony

Officials on Saturday played down media reports from Colombo about Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena attending the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying nothing had been firmed u...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

World  /  Published 29.04.19

Militants planning another wave of attacks: Sri Lanka

By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 26.04.19

Sri Lanka attack kingpin preached slaughter

Zahran Hashim, a radical Muslim preacher accused of masterminding the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, never hid his hatred.He railed against a local performance in which Mus...
By New York Times News Service in Kattankudy

World  /  Published 24.04.19

Sri Lanka asks top security officials to resign

Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defence secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of...
By AP in Colombo


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