Sri Lanka
World  /  Published 09.10.20

China, Sri Lanka to discuss trade pact

China and Sri Lanka plan to restart discussions on a free trade agreement, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Friday, following a high-level meeting between the two countries. Seen as cl...
By Reuters in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 07.10.20

Caste and Sri Lankan politics

The August 5 parliamentary election result signals the dawn of a new political era in Sri Lanka. The two main political parties, the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, that governe...
By Pradeep Peiris, Hasini Lecamwasam in

World  /  Published 26.09.20

Modi seeks equality, in Lanka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for full implementation of a constitutional provision by the new Sri Lankan government to ensure devolution of powers to the minority Tamil community. ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.09.20

Lanka realty battle heats up

AAI had moved Commercial High Court in Colombo to challenge the dilution of their equity interest in IDPL. However, it now appears that the court has to first adjudicate on who represents AAI after th...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 28.08.20

An eloquent silence: Sri Lankan theatre online

The pandemic may have closed theatre venues, and the present situation may not seem at all promising, but theatre practitioners all over the world have engaged with digital platforms with such a feroc...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

World  /  Published 12.08.20

Rajapaksa family dominate new cabinet

Sri Lanka’s new cabinet, including four members of the Rajapaksa family, took oath on Wednesday with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa retaining the key defence ministry while the finance portfolio w...
By PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.20

Family firm: Sri Lanka and the Rajapaksas

Dynastic politics may be anathema to those who run New India. But a dynasty seems to have cemented its place beyond India’s southern borders. The Sri Lanka People’s Freedom Alliance &mdash...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 09.08.20

Mahinda Rajapaksa takes charge as PM

Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in on Sunday as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister at a centuries-old Buddhist temple after his party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections that allowed the ...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 08.08.20

Rajapaksa takes oath as PM today

Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister for the fourth time at a historical Buddhist temple on Sunday, allowing the powerful Rajapaksa clan to consolidate its grip on th...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 06.08.20

Rajapaksa clan head for landslide win

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was poised to stage a political comeback on Thursday as his party took an unassailable lead and was set for a landslide victory in the twice-postponed genera...
By PTI in Colombo


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