Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 | Last Update : 02:53 PM IST
Mr Wickremesinghe's 11-day tenure as the law and order minister was marred by racial tension in the central district of Kandy since Monday.
08 Mar 2018 6:23 PM
Anti-Muslim riots began Monday after a Buddhist Sinhalese man died after reportedly being attacked by a group of Muslim youths.
07 Mar 2018 4:46 PM
Some Buddhist nationalist have also protested against the presence of Muslim Rohingya asylum-seekers from mostly Buddhist Myanmar.
06 Mar 2018 2:33 PM
Nasheed, whose Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) functions from Colombo, had appealed for India's help on Tuesday.
07 Feb 2018 9:46 PM
The archipelago was plunged into chaos on Thursday when the Supreme Court called for the release of 9 imprisoned opposition politicians.
06 Feb 2018 1:19 PM
'The idea was to restore gender neutrality,' ministry spokesman Ali Hassen said of the decision to roll back the ban.
15 Jan 2018 10:51 AM
Police said 19 people have been arrested in connection with the weekend riots and the authorities were looking for more suspects.
19 Nov 2017 4:25 PM
A brawl degenerated into street violence between two groups, majority Buddhist Sinhalese and minority Muslims.
18 Nov 2017 7:49 PM
China runs the seaport in Sri Lanka's Hambantota town with a 99-year lease and was planning to expand its footprint with the refinery.
13 Oct 2017 1:00 PM
Rajapakse accused the government of trying to sell the airport named after his father to an Indian company at a rock bottom price.
11 Oct 2017 11:20 AM