Maithripala Sirisena
World  /  Published 02.11.18

Sirisena party denies Parliament meet on Monday

Sri Lanka’s suspended parliament will not be convened before November 16, President Maithripala Sirisena’s party said on Thursday, hours after officials at Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s off...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 29.10.18

Rajapaksa takes charge as new Lankan PM

Former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday assumed charge as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister after the surprise sacking of his predecessor Ranil Wickremesinghe by President Maithripala Sirisena which...
By PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 20.12.18

Beijing: The elephant in the room in Colombo

Democracy is not for the meek. That could explain why, in the course of global history, the cause of democracy has been championed by the resolute. It is the collective purposefulness of individuals a...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 25.11.18

Won’t reinstate former PM: Sirisena

A political impasse in Sri Lanka could be set to drag on longer after President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday he would not reinstate Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister even if he was able to...
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 16.12.18

Ranil returns as Lanka Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister on Sunday, making a remarkable comeback weeks after being ousted by President Maithripala Sirisena under controversial circumstances.W...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 29.04.19

Militants planning another wave of attacks: Sri Lanka

By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 23.04.19

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

World  /  Published 29.10.18

Ranatunga held over shooting; out on bail

Sri Lankan petroleum minister in the ousted cabinet of Ranil Wickremesinghe and former cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested on Monday for a violent incident on Sunday that killed one person, ...
By PTI and Reuters in Colombo


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