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
Sri Lanka says media reports that Sirisena had blamed RAW of plotting to assassinate him were ‘utterly false and mischievous’.
18 Oct 2018 1:12 AM
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
The five are among 18 people, including a woman, on death row for drug offences whose execution will go ahead, according to Sirisena.
23 Aug 2018 11:26 AM
Maithripala Sirisena said govt forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels’ separatist ideologies despite military conquer.
21 May 2018 11:31 AM
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
The vulnerability of the minorities was stressed as Muslim shops and residences were burnt in the central hill district of Kandy.
10 Mar 2018 1:42 AM
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
At least 20 Muslim homes appeared badly damaged and flames engulfed one two-story home.
08 Mar 2018 1:36 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
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
The highest number of cases is in the region around the city of Colombo, though cases were being reported across the tropical island nation.
04 Jul 2017 2:44 PM
Bringing Sri Lanka back into India’s sphere of influence in the region’s geopolitics may be a greater priority.
14 May 2017 12:09 AM
Sri Lanka's parliament was warned recently that the 23 million tonnes of garbage rotting at Kolonnawa was a serious health hazard.
15 Apr 2017 1:56 PM
During his visit, the Indian Foreign Secretary called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
21 Feb 2017 9:59 AM
Unlike bureaucrats, male Sri Lankan politicians have traditionally opted to wear the national dress.
09 Jan 2017 8:49 PM
Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni, who was jailed for attacking Gandhi, made an astrological prediction on Facebook about death of Sirisena.
21 Dec 2016 10:51 AM