Sri Lankan President
World  /  Published 28.03.21

Lanka won’t succumb to UNHRC pressure

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday stated that the recent UNHRC resolution against his country was the doing of local and foreign forces which do not want Sri Lanka to progress. He even...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Colombo

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

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 04.11.18

Ranil claims US, Japan aid freeze

Sri Lanka’s deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the US and Japan had frozen more than a billion dollars of development aid after his abrupt dismissal raised doubts about the future of d...
By Agencies in Colombo

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

World  /  Published 02.11.18

Lanka MP ‘offered cash to defect’

A Sri Lankan legislator on Friday said he had been offered $2.8 million and a ministerial post by a telephone caller from the opposite camp to switch his support to new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaks...
By Reuters in Colombo

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

World  /  Published 18.11.18

Lanka talks fail to end deadlock

An all-party meeting called by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena failed to make any breakthrough on Sunday amid the political crisis set off by his decision to remove Prime Minister Ranil Wick...
By PTI in Colombo


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