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Maithripala Sirisena
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

World  /  Published 30.10.18

Ranil supporters paralyse Colombo

More than 10,000 protesting supporters of Sri Lanka’s ousted Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, brought parts Colombo to a standstill on Tuesday as political turmoil on the island entered its fif...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 27.10.18

Sri Lanka's president suspends parliament

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By AP in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 16.02.19

Citizen-science studies could help reduce man-animal conflict

Parting shotSir — Communication is an ever-evolving process. At present, it is the language of emojis that is the preferred medium of conveying what is on one’s mind. Even this language, though, i...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 03.12.18

Lanka court bars Rajapaksa from acting as PM

A Sri Lankan court on Monday barred Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as Prime Minister. This comes as a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena who had installed his former rival in place of Rani...
By PTI in Colombo

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

Opinion  /  Published 23.04.19

Bombings rekindle painful memories in Sri Lanka

Irony can be cruel. The spirit of terror was resurrected on Easter Sunday — the paradox is unmistakable — in Sri Lanka, claiming the lives of over 200 people. Among the dead were Indians as well a...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 22.04.19

Sri Lanka declares emergency from midnight

Sri Lanka will impose a state of emergency from midnight on Monday in the wake of the deadly Easter blasts that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500 others, enhancing the counter-terrorism powe...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 14.11.18

Rajapaksa loses trust vote in Lanka Parliament

Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday, presenting a standoff with the Opposition and throwing the country deeper ...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 12.12.18

Sri Lanka's sacked PM proves his majority

Sri Lanka's former prime minister whose October sacking by the president precipitated a political crisis won a confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday.Ranil Wickremesinghe received 117 votes in fav...
By AP in Colombo


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