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Maithripala Sirisena

Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected asnew Sri Lanka President

This also marks the return of the powerful Rajapaksa dynasty known for its pro-China tilt.

18 Nov 2019 7:02 AM

In 1st polls since Easter attacks, Sri Lankans up for tomorrow's showdown

Nearly 16 million people are eligible to vote for the president from among a record 35 candidates.

15 Nov 2019 1:07 PM

Advantage Gotabaya as Lanka votes tomorrow?

A surfeit of candidates may be seen as an indication of greater public enthusiasm for participation in the democratic process.

15 Nov 2019 12:58 AM

Anger in Lanka as President pardons death-row killer who shattered Swedish teen’s skull into 64

Sirisena, who is stepping down after Saturday's presidential election, announced last month he was considering to grant Jayamaha a pardon.

10 Nov 2019 12:51 PM

Sri Lanka Presidential front-runner will restore ties with China: Adviser

The following year, the Sirisena government allowed Chinese projects to resume after demanding changes in some.

20 Sep 2019 10:46 AM

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Sri Lanka ends emergency four months after Easter attacks

President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending the emergency on 22nd of each month since April 21 attacks on 3 hotels and 3 churches.

23 Aug 2019 1:22 PM

Pak envoy apprises Sirisena for not speaking on Kashmir issue

However, four out of five permanent members in the United Nations did not support Pakistan contentions over India's decision.

23 Aug 2019 8:13 AM

Still not decided to contest Presidential polls: Sirisena

Sirisena made the statement while addressing the representatives of his party, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Daily Mirror reported.

07 Aug 2019 3:03 PM

Attackers of Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings were inspired by ISIS

NTJ leader Zahran Hashim made a video with fellow NTJ members pledging allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Bagdadi.

25 Jul 2019 8:58 AM

Sri Lankan President claims drug gangs behind Easter bombings

The statement comes amid a nationwide narcotics crackdown, with President aiming to reintroduce capital punishment for drug offences.

16 Jul 2019 9:15 AM

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10 fundamental rights petitions filed in Sri Lankan SC against death penalty

The petitioners argued that it would result in the violation of fundamental rights as established in Article 12 (1) of the constitution.

01 Jul 2019 6:19 PM

In surprise move, Sri Lanka extends emergency for another month

The emergency can be declared for a month at a time, and parliament must ratify it within 10 days.

22 Jun 2019 11:05 AM

Sri Lankan police officials to face criminal charges for Easter Sunday Attacks

Sirisena also suspended police chief Pujith Jayasundera and his top defense bureaucrat Hemasiri Fernando after the bombings.

21 Jun 2019 7:55 PM

Two sulking Muslim ministers in Sri Lanka return to government fold

Muslim Cabinet minister and two provincial governors were accused of having sponsored National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) blamed for attacks.

19 Jun 2019 3:33 PM

Lanka MPs defy Prez on blast probe

Muslim leaders tell Parliamentary panel they alerted officials repeatedly on radicalisation.

12 Jun 2019 2:30 AM

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Deep roots, strong relationship: PM Modi plants tree at Sri Lanka president's house

PM Modi is in Sri Lanka on the second leg of his first foreign visit after the elections last month.

09 Jun 2019 5:00 PM

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena vows to block Easter attacks probe: Report

A ministerial source told AFP Sirisena has refused to allow any police, military or intelligence personnel to testify before the committee.

08 Jun 2019 11:00 AM

9 ministers, 2 Guv from Muslim community in SL resign over Easter bombing allegations

The Muslim politicians also protested what they term the government's inability to ensure the safety of their community.

04 Jun 2019 11:51 AM

No proof that terrorists involved in Easter bombings had travelled to India: Sirisena

Sri Lanka was hit by a wave of bombings on Easter Sunday in which over 250 people were killed.

01 Jun 2019 10:39 AM

Modi to visit Sri Lanka June 9: Sri Lanka President

Meanwhile, in response to another question, Mr Maithripala described both regional groupings BIMSTEC and SAARC as “significant”.

01 Jun 2019 1:25 AM

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