Nine Indians have been arrested in Sri Lanka's Uva province for allegedly staying in the country without a visa.
08 Feb 2019 3:21 PM
Sri Lanka is considering a USD 300 million loan offer from the Bank of China.
17 Jan 2019 1:41 PM
The total loan was expected to have been disbursed with a seventh tranche by mid-2019.
10 Jan 2019 11:39 AM
The forming of the cabinet was delayed because the president wanted to retain media and the police, govt spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said.
20 Dec 2018 4:26 PM
Addressing members of his United National Front, Sirisena reiterated he does not like Wickremesinghe, despite having to reappoint him as PM
17 Dec 2018 6:59 PM
Mahinda Rajapaksa signed what was called a 'resignation' letter at his residence in capital Colombo.
15 Dec 2018 11:56 AM
The stepping down of Rajapaksa signals an end to a turbulent seven-week long struggle for power in the island nation.
14 Dec 2018 7:48 PM
'Irreparable damage' could be done to Sri Lanka if Mahinda Rajapakse was allowed to remain as head of government, the court said.
03 Dec 2018 5:00 PM
Sirisena might rescind order of dissolving Parl, effectively pre-empting a court ruling that they expect to overturn his decision anyway.
01 Dec 2018 1:14 PM
Rajapaksa loyalists declared the vote illegal and called into question the impartiality of the speaker.
30 Nov 2018 2:09 PM
Sirisena's party members walked out of Parliament, protesting against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya's move to appoint five members of UPFA.
23 Nov 2018 4:35 PM
JVP boycotted the meeting and wrote to Sirisena stating he should end the crisis as he created it. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya also stayed away.
19 Nov 2018 10:21 AM
Brawl occurred day after Speaker announced there is no PM or government following no-confidence motion against disputed PM Rajapaksa.
16 Nov 2018 8:23 PM
The Speaker’s office said that the Speaker has requested the President to take the next step under the Constitution.
15 Nov 2018 2:29 AM
Speaker ruled that majority of 225-member assembly supported no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa who was made PM on Oct 26.
14 Nov 2018 11:23 AM
The decision was the latest dramatic twist in the crisis that has gripped Sri Lanka since Sirisena sacked PM Wickremesinghe.
13 Nov 2018 6:33 PM
Sirisena on Sunday stoutly defended his move to dissolve Parliament, saying it was taken to prevent clashes among rival lawmakers.
12 Nov 2018 3:36 PM
Rajapaksa's move signaled that he would contest snap polls, to be held on Jan 5, under his own party banner and not that of SLFP.
11 Nov 2018 6:57 PM
Sirisena had called for January polls after it was clear Rajapaksa wouldn't command majority in legislature.
10 Nov 2018 7:31 PM
Sirisena called for January polls after it was clear Rajapaksa wouldn't command majority in legislature, a move opponents called illegal.
10 Nov 2018 1:20 PM