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
Sri Lanka had plunged into political crisis since Sirisena sacked Wickramasinge and appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as his successor.
29 Oct 2018 5:20 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
Both India and China are jostling for influence in the island nation.
29 Oct 2018 1:57 AM
New PM Rajapaksa announced snap polls though next parliamentary elections are not due before Feb 2020.
29 Oct 2018 1:26 AM
Being pro-India and pro-West as Wickremasinghe was seen to be, he was always bound to be suspect in the eyes of Sinhala hardliners.
28 Oct 2018 4:47 AM
Stalin said the return of Sri Lanka's former prez Rajapaksa as country's new PM has shocked Tamils across the world.
27 Oct 2018 7:12 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
The move that took the island nation by surprise came amid growing tensions between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe on several policy matters.
27 Oct 2018 8:17 AM
The development came after Sirisena's UPFA announced quitting current unity govt with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNP.
26 Oct 2018 9:14 PM
So why the invitation to Mr Rajapaksa, the man under whom Sri Lanka first inched closer to China?
12 Sep 2018 1:32 AM
A back-of-the-envelope calculation shows the enormous difference in the financials between the Chinese investment in Sri Lanka and that in Pakistan.
29 Jun 2018 6:56 AM
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
Sri Lankan officials have said, the port’s security will be handled by Colombo to allay fears that China could use it as a military hub.
29 Jul 2017 5:51 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Mahinda Rajapaksa at the latter's request, the Indian High Commissioner to Colombo said.
12 May 2017 11:54 AM
Weeratunga is alleged to have committed financial misappropriation of USD 14 million while purchasing 4 Ukraine-built MIG-27 aircraft.
08 Apr 2017 5:03 PM
The centrepiece of Chinese plans for a future base in Sri Lanka is Hambantota at the southern tip of the island, 240 km from Colombo.
06 Jan 2017 12:40 AM
The external affairs ministry is always a difficult place to be in if the PM has a strong diplomatic agenda and foreign policy orientation.
30 Dec 2016 12:55 AM