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Sri Lanka crisis can turn into bloodbath, says Parliament Speaker

'We should settle this through parliament, but if we take it out to the streets, there will be a huge bloodbath,' Jayasuriya said.

29 Oct 2018 3:50 PM

US calls on Sri Lankan President Sirisena to ‘immediately reconvene parliament’

UN chief Guterres called on the Sri Lanka govt to respect democratic values, constitutional provisions and process and uphold rule of law.

29 Oct 2018 9:27 AM

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

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

‘Hope democratic values respected’: India on Sri Lanka political crisis

'India is closely following the recent political developments in Sri Lanka,' MEA spokeperson Raveesh Kumar said.

28 Oct 2018 1:13 PM

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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

Sri Lanka crisis deepens as PM Wickremesinghe resists sacking

Parliamentary Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has said he will decide Saturday whether to recognise Rajapakse or not, after seeking legal advice.

27 Oct 2018 12:45 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

Sacking of Sri Lanka PM seen as setback

The developments are bound to cause considerable concern to India, which is closely watching the developments in its southern maritime neighbour.

27 Oct 2018 1:24 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

Modi holds talks with Sri Lanka PM to boost ties

The two leaders also “exchanged views on regional and global issues”.

21 Oct 2018 4:25 AM

Sri Lanka PM meets Congress high command

w Anand Sharma was also part of the Congress delegation that met the Sri Lankan PM.

20 Oct 2018 5:11 AM

India hands over first lot of houses in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas

It is the largest Indian assistance project in any country with a grant of over USD 350 million.

12 Aug 2018 7:01 PM

Sri Lanka part of China's One Belt One Road initiative: Communist Party

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

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An empty Lankan airport holds promise for India

If Mattala airport is well marketed and incentivised by Sri Lanka’s tourism authorities, it may well be a commercial success.

09 Jul 2018 3:33 AM

China clears USD 1 billion road in Sri Lanka, countering India influence

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

Sri Lanka president removes Prime Minister after communal riots

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

‘Sinosphere’ growing, threat to India rising

Nepal has already voted in K.P. Sharma Oli’s “Left alliance” and the traditionally pro-India Nepal Congress sits on the Opposition benches.

01 Mar 2018 12:05 AM

Sri Lankan PM, Modi discuss ties

India in advanced talks to operate an airport on the island.

24 Nov 2017 12:28 AM

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