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Sri Lanka braces for protest over PM Wickeremesinghe's sacking

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

Arjuna Ranatunga arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka amid political crisis

One person succumbed to his injuries and two others were hospitalised in the shooting incident.

29 Oct 2018 5:54 PM

Observing, not interfering in Sri Lanka's political crisis: China

Sri Lanka had plunged into political crisis since Sirisena sacked Wickramasinge and appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as his successor.

29 Oct 2018 5:20 PM

Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes charge as new Sri Lankan Prime Minister

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

India: Hope democratic values will be respected

Both India and China are jostling for influence in the island nation.

29 Oct 2018 1:57 AM

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Rajapaksa calls for snap polls in inaugural statement as new PM

New PM Rajapaksa announced snap polls though next parliamentary elections are not due before Feb 2020.

29 Oct 2018 1:26 AM

Sri Lanka coup, a concern for India

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

Tamils worried over 'mysterious' political developments in Sri Lanka: Stalin

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

Sirisena suspends parliament as political crisis deepens in Sri Lanka

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

'Follow Constitution, refrain from violence': US urges Sri Lankan parties

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

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Ex-Lankan prez Rajapaksa becomes new PM amid political drama

The development came after Sirisena's UPFA announced quitting current unity govt with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNP.

26 Oct 2018 9:14 PM

At last, Delhi asks Rajapaksa for a dance

So why the invitation to Mr Rajapaksa, the man under whom Sri Lanka first inched closer to China?

12 Sep 2018 1:32 AM

For Pak, Chinese lessons from Lanka

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

Sri Lankan ex-president's son arrested for leading violent anti-India demonstrations

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 Lanka signs long-delayed $1.5-billion port deal with China to pay off loan

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

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Sri Lanka-India deals signed ahead of Modi's visit: Rajapaksa

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

Int'l warrant issued to arrest Lanka's ex-diplomat to Russia over financial fraud

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

Chinese Navy revisits Sri Lanka 6 centuries after the Ming era

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

‘3 am tweet’ mantri resets MEA

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