India can ill afford to ignore the strategic advantage China has gained in Sri Lanka so close to peninsular India.
08 Nov 2018 10:49 AM
The entire matter was pre-planned and the events can only be described as a coup, albeit one without the use of tanks and guns, he said.
07 Nov 2018 1:26 PM
Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on October 26 but he has refused to accept the decision or to leave the residence.
04 Nov 2018 2:27 PM
Tamils say some of the prisoners have been held over a long time under an anti-terrorism law without even being formally charged.
04 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Ranil Wickremesinghe warned time is running out to avert a 'bloodbath' while voicing hope that parliament will resolve the situation soon.
03 Nov 2018 12:07 PM
Sri Lanka’s president Sirisena named Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM on Friday after abruptly dismissing the government of Ranil Wickremesinghe.
01 Nov 2018 12:01 PM
Rajapaksa has been accused by diplomats of serious human rights abuses in the war against rebels from the Tamil minority.
01 Nov 2018 11:42 AM
A deputy minister in Wickremesinghe's administration, Ranjan Ramanayake, accused China of paying for Rajapaksa to buy legislators.
30 Oct 2018 6:18 PM
He also suspended parliament in an apparent bid to shore up support for newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
30 Oct 2018 12:43 PM
One person succumbed to his injuries and two others were hospitalised in the shooting incident.
29 Oct 2018 5:54 PM
'We should settle this through parliament, but if we take it out to the streets, there will be a huge bloodbath,' Jayasuriya said.
29 Oct 2018 3:50 PM
Sirisena on Friday sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa as new PM in surprise move that is being debated as constitutional coup.
29 Oct 2018 2:26 PM
Parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga's guard shot and injured three people at the state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.
28 Oct 2018 6:33 PM
It came as a major relief to the embattled UNP leader, who was sacked last week by President Maithripala Sirisena.
28 Oct 2018 3:56 PM
Sri Lanka’s President has suspended parliament until November 16, even as the Prime Minister he fired claims he has majority support.
27 Oct 2018 2:18 PM
Parliamentary Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has said he will decide Saturday whether to recognise Rajapakse or not, after seeking legal advice.
27 Oct 2018 12:45 PM
The development came after Sirisena's UPFA announced quitting current unity govt with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNP.
26 Oct 2018 9:14 PM
A man named as M. Thomas from Kerala was arrested in Sri Lanka on September 22 on suspicion of involvement in the plot.
24 Oct 2018 11:11 AM
A lawyer for the EC, which Yameen accused of colluding with printer to ensure his defeat denied any wrongdoing, including using special ink.
15 Oct 2018 6:29 PM
Results released by the Elections Commission early Monday morning showed Solih had secured 58.3 per cent of the popular vote.
24 Sep 2018 1:05 PM