Maithripala Sirisena
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

World  /  Published 16.12.18

In Sri Lanka, President reinstates PM he had sacked

Sri Lanka's President reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister on Sunday, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a political stalemate in the island nation.The move promises to e...
By AP in Colombo

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

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

India  /  Published 28.10.18

Lethal Lanka power rift

The political crisis in Sri Lanka took a deadly turn on Sunday, with one person killed when sacked cabinet minister Arjuna Ranatunga tried to re-enter his office days after the President had removed t...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 26.10.18

Dramatic twist in Lanka after ripples in Delhi

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as Prime Minister on Friday after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe in a surprise move that threatens poli...
By Reuters and Our Bureau in Colombo

World  /  Published 06.11.18

Setback to Sirisena majority claim

A deputy minister of Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s United People’s Freedom Alliance government resigned on Tuesday and backed ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a setback to t...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 01.11.18

Sirisena reconvenes Sri Lankan Parliament

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has summoned Parliament on Monday, officials said on Thursday, a move that could resolve the political crisis that arose after he sacked Prime Minister Ranil ...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 19.11.18

Lanka PM could lose govt budget

Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost two motions of no confidence last week, may lose his government’s budget even as he clings to power. Lawmakers opposed to Raj...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 13.11.18

Lanka SC stays Sirisena parliament order

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday suffered a major setback as the Supreme Court overturned his decision to dissolve the parliament and halted until next month the preparations for s...
By PTI in Colombo


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