Ranil Wickremesinghe stepped down as prime minister earlier Thursday to clear the way for the president to form his government.
21 Nov 2019 2:16 PM
Leaders of the parties that backed Gotabaya during the presidential polls will be given preference in the Cabinet.
21 Nov 2019 10:32 AM
Nearly 16 million people are eligible to vote for the president from among a record 35 candidates.
15 Nov 2019 1:07 PM
Lankan PM made the statement while testifying before Parliamentary Select Committee, appointed to probe the Easter Sunday blasts.
07 Aug 2019 3:42 PM
Similarly, the ambassador of UAE to India is the first foreign envoy to back India’s move.
07 Aug 2019 3:22 AM
‘Buddhists are 70 per cent of Ladakh's population and it will be the first Indian state with Buddhist majority,’ he also said.
06 Aug 2019 2:56 PM
The Islamic State group also claimed responsibility for the attacks.
22 Jul 2019 4:05 PM
The statement comes amid a nationwide narcotics crackdown, with President aiming to reintroduce capital punishment for drug offences.
16 Jul 2019 9:15 AM
The three countries are to work out details of the deal at joint working group meetings to be held inn the future.
29 May 2019 8:37 PM
He said the security forces and police have been able to apprehend everyone involved in the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people.
26 May 2019 2:16 PM
Representatives of the country's security apparatus had told the foreign envoys that the law would be enforced to its fullest.
25 May 2019 8:31 AM
Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings.
07 May 2019 4:22 PM
The authorities have said there are about 140 followers of the Islamic State group in the country.
29 Apr 2019 3:35 AM
Three churches and three hotels were targeted by suicide bombers in the attacks in which at least 40 foreigners were killed.
28 Apr 2019 8:58 PM
Sri Lanka has a population of 21 million which is a patchwork of ethnicities and religions, dominated by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority.
28 Apr 2019 4:53 PM
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday police are looking for 140 people believed to have links with the ISIS group.
26 Apr 2019 2:55 PM
Sri Lankan nationals who joined ISIS could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organisation is not against the law.
26 Apr 2019 9:50 AM
Sri Lanka has requested, and been offered, international help in investigating the atrocities.
25 Apr 2019 12:14 AM
The US ambassador to Sri Lanka has denied the United States had prior knowledge of the Easter attacks.
24 Apr 2019 1:14 PM
He said he believed the Easter day attacks had links to Islamic State.
23 Apr 2019 8:00 PM