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
Sirisena, who will lead a delegation to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, will address general debate on September 25.
15 Sep 2018 1:26 PM
'I want to know who authorised the purchase of these nuts,' the President told a meeting of farmers.
12 Sep 2018 3:53 PM
Xi Jinping's multi-billion initiative focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, China and Europe.
03 Aug 2018 4:31 PM
Grant offer comes when Chinese firm faces criticism for allegedly financing last election campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
22 Jul 2018 5:05 PM
Maithripala Sirisena said govt forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels’ separatist ideologies despite military conquer.
21 May 2018 11:31 AM
Construction of the road linking the capital Colombo with the hill resort of Kandy had been delayed due to a lack of foreign funding.
15 May 2018 11:50 AM
The 10-day 'state of emergency' in Sri Lanka will expire on Thursday, March 15.
13 Mar 2018 3:59 PM
Anti-Muslim riots, since Monday, have left two persons dead and damaged several homes, businesses and mosques in the Kandy district.
10 Mar 2018 5:26 PM
Mr Sirisena will be in India to attend the first conference of the founding members of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi.
10 Mar 2018 4:25 PM
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