Maithripala Sirisena
World  /  Published 11.11.18

Rajapaksa leaves ally for solo fight

Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday ended his five-decade association with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) of President Maithripala Sirisena, who had appointed him Prime Minister in a disputed move, and jo...
By Agencies in Colombo

World  /  Published 10.11.18

US critical of Sirisena decision

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament, worsening an already major political crisis, has drawn criticism from western powers, including the US and Britain. Sirise...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 05.11.18

Rajapaksa must prove majority: Lanka Speaker

Since Rajapaksa left office in 2015 after a decade in power, the Constitution has been changed to reduce the authority of the President and give more powers to the Prime Minister.Rajapaksa, whose rule...
By Reuters in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 31.10.18

A troubling moment in Sri Lanka

Politicking can only partially explain the onset of political instability, the kind that is being witnessed in Sri Lanka at the moment. The subversion of constitutional provisions is an undeniable fac...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 15.12.18

Rajapaksa quits as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed Sri Lanka's Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move, resigned on Saturday as two crucial Supreme Court decisions made the embattle...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 15.12.18

Rajapaksa set to step down as Sri Lanka PM

A Sri Lankan lawmaker said that disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign on Saturday to end the country's political crisis.The pro-Rajapaksa lawmaker, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, told repo...
By AP in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

Sri Lanka at crossroads on death penalty

Not the first but the fourth prime minister of Ceylon and occupying that office for just over three years, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike remains modern Sri Lanka’s most iconic politician. ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.18

In Sri Lanka the constitution follows the leaders

K.P. Nayar reported for The Telegraph as a foreign correspondent from Washington, DC, for 15 years...
By K.P. Nayar in

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.18

Poor policies make public transport unsafe

Sir — The state government had said in June that it will do away with the ‘commission system’ of earning for bus drivers and conductors. The ‘commission system’ — under which bus workers e...
By The Telegraph 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


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