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Voting begins to elect Sri Lanka's new president in three-cornered contest

A candidate has to cross the magical figure of 113 in the 225-member House to win the election

20 Jul 2022 10:37 AM

Sri Lankan Parliament meets to announce president's vacancy

During the 13-minute special session, Dhammika Dassanayake, Secretary General of Parliament, announced the vacancy for the post of president

16 Jul 2022 11:55 AM

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya leaves for Singapore from Maldives

Rajapaksa has departed from the Maldives on Saudi Airline flight SV 788 to Singapore, sources said

14 Jul 2022 1:37 PM

K.C. Singh | Bad policies and ill luck cause Sri Lankan crisis

The installation of Ranil Wickremesinghe as PM also had temporary impact as a quick solution to a complex scenario was not visible

13 Jul 2022 7:05 AM

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees as protesters storm home

Sirasa TV, a private broadcaster, showed crowds entering the once tightly-guarded residence

09 Jul 2022 2:05 PM

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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices to record high

The price of diesel was raised from Rs. 289 to Rs. 400 a litre, while the cost of a litre of petrol was increased from 338 to 420 rupees

24 May 2022 12:15 PM

'India big brother to Sri Lanka': Namal Rajapaksa thanks India for humanitarian aid

India handed over a large amount of humanitarian assistance consignment worth over Rs 2 billion to Sri Lanka which reached Colombo on Sunday

23 May 2022 12:33 PM

Sri Lanka president set to name new Prime Minister

Respected five-time former premier Ranil Wickremesinghe was the frontrunner to head a 'unity government' with cross-party support

12 May 2022 11:36 AM

AA Edit | TN's helping hand for Lanka

India, and Tamil Nadu specifically, share historic ties with Sri Lanka

04 May 2022 1:33 AM

AA Edit | Power strife adds to Lanka woes

The Rajapaksa siblings should sort the executive powers issue between themselves & get down to addressing the problem of the economic crisis

21 Apr 2022 12:59 AM

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Sri Lankan Prez sacks brother and Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa

Basil has been replaced by Ali Sabry, who was until Sunday night the Minister of Justice

05 Apr 2022 4:10 AM

AA Edit | Be friend in need to Colombo

A historic turn of events came with the ending of the war with the Liberation Tigers in 2009 but India has lost much ground since

22 Oct 2021 3:49 AM

Rajapaksa ends 50-yr association with Sirisena's party, joins newly-formed SLPP

Rajapaksa's move signaled that he would contest snap polls, to be held on Jan 5, under his own party banner and not that of SLFP.

11 Nov 2018 6:57 PM

As Sri Lankan crisis deepens, Minister says China financing horse-trading

A deputy minister in Wickremesinghe's administration, Ranjan Ramanayake, accused China of paying for Rajapaksa to buy legislators.

30 Oct 2018 6:18 PM

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

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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

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

Sri Lanka crisis: 3 injured as minister Ranatunga's guard fires at mob

Parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga's guard shot and injured three people at the state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.

28 Oct 2018 6:33 PM

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