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Lanka firmly committed to SAARC, says Gotabaya Rajapaksa

SAARC is regional intergovernmental organisation and geopolitical union of states in South Asia, including, India and Pakistan.

09 Dec 2019 3:03 PM

Invest in Sri Lanka to keep China at bay, says Prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka has traditionally been allied to India but became close to China, securing about USD 7 billion in loans and investment.

02 Dec 2019 12:37 PM

Top detective, who probed officials under Mahinda's rule, flees Lanka after ‘threats’

Inspector Nishantha Silva has sought asylum in Switzerland, according to media reports.

26 Nov 2019 2:06 PM

Sri Lanka won’t do anything that will harm India’s interests: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa, who is considered pro-China, said he wanted Sri Lanka to be a 'neutral country' and work with all the countries.

26 Nov 2019 9:15 AM

Credited with ending civil war, Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn-in as Lanka Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe stepped down as prime minister earlier Thursday to clear the way for the president to form his government.

21 Nov 2019 2:16 PM

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Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn as PM today

Leaders of the parties that backed Gotabaya during the presidential polls will be given preference in the Cabinet.

21 Nov 2019 10:32 AM

In 1st polls since Easter attacks, Sri Lankans up for tomorrow's showdown

Nearly 16 million people are eligible to vote for the president from among a record 35 candidates.

15 Nov 2019 1:07 PM

Malinga's fifer guides Sri Lanka to defeat New Zealand by 37 runs

Chasing a target of 126 runs, New Zealand were bundled out for 88.

07 Sep 2019 8:28 AM

293 suspects arrested in connection with Lanka's Easter Sunday attacks

'Moves were also underway to freeze 6 billion Sri Lankan rupees worth of assets belonging to the suspects,' the police spokesman said.

06 Sep 2019 10:14 AM

Ross Taylor's quick fire knock help New Zealand defeat Sri Lanka in 1st T20I

Chasing 175, New Zealand got off to the worst start possible as Lasith Malinga rattled the stumps of Colin Munro (0) in the very first over.

02 Sep 2019 12:13 PM

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Lasith Malinga crosses Shahid Afridi to be highest wicket-taker in T20Is

Earlier in the match, the pacer had also dismissed Colin Munro to equal Afridi's record.

02 Sep 2019 12:04 PM

Sri Lanka ends emergency four months after Easter attacks

President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending the emergency on 22nd of each month since April 21 attacks on 3 hotels and 3 churches.

23 Aug 2019 1:22 PM

Still not decided to contest Presidential polls: Sirisena

Sirisena made the statement while addressing the representatives of his party, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Daily Mirror reported.

07 Aug 2019 3:03 PM

626 families in Sri Lanka given houses built by Tata

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister thanked the Indian government for the development partnership assistance over the years.

02 Aug 2019 12:18 PM

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 4 Indian fishermen

The apprehended fishermen were handed over to a Sri Lanka Coast Guard craft and were later escorted to the naval base SLNS Elara.

02 Aug 2019 11:53 AM

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Easter Day attacks endanger Sri Lanka economic recovery

They have devastated Sri Lanka's vital tourism industry, source of jobs for many, and are hindering foreign investment.

30 Jul 2019 3:37 PM

Parts of illegal waste sent from UK offloaded to India, Dubai: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's pushback comes as Indonesia and the Philippines also returned shipments of foreign rubbish to their ports of origin.

27 Jul 2019 1:07 PM

Attackers of Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings were inspired by ISIS

NTJ leader Zahran Hashim made a video with fellow NTJ members pledging allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Bagdadi.

25 Jul 2019 8:58 AM

Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday attacks were meant for international audience

The terror that visited Sri Lanka in April 2019 was something that local people had hoped was long consigned to the past.

19 Jul 2019 4:39 PM

Sri Lankan President claims drug gangs behind Easter bombings

The statement comes amid a nationwide narcotics crackdown, with President aiming to reintroduce capital punishment for drug offences.

16 Jul 2019 9:15 AM

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