Rajapaksa, 70, defeated Sajith Premadasa, 52, by more than 13 lakh votes, the election commission announced on Sunday.
18 Nov 2019 11:02 AM
The election is the first popularity test of the UNP-led government since the April 21 suicide bomb attacks that killed at least 269 people.
17 Nov 2019 10:20 AM
There were no immediate reports of casualties, but a police official said the attackers had burnt tyres on the road.
16 Nov 2019 8:31 AM
Sirisena, who is stepping down after Saturday's presidential election, announced last month he was considering to grant Jayamaha a pardon.
10 Nov 2019 12:51 PM
Furusawa's comments coincided with the latest tranche of a USD 1.5 billion IMF bailout package for Sri Lanka first approved in 2016.
02 Nov 2019 3:09 PM
The animal was withdrawn from the finale of the annual pageant in Kandy after a social media firestorm erupted against parading it.
25 Sep 2019 2:51 PM
The following year, the Sirisena government allowed Chinese projects to resume after demanding changes in some.
20 Sep 2019 10:46 AM
Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan de Silva said they received the all-clear from the defence ministry to leave for Pakistan on Tuesday.
19 Sep 2019 5:39 PM
Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan de Silva said he was satisfied with the security arrangements of their hosts.
18 Sep 2019 4:14 PM
The strike caused hardships to the patients who arrived at state-run hospitals, where doctors were providing only emergency treatment.
18 Sep 2019 3:33 PM
The first ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be played on September 27.
11 Sep 2019 8:43 PM
SLC held a meeting with the players to inform them about the security arrangements before the selectors sit for the selection of squads.
10 Sep 2019 9:18 AM
Mendis and Jayasuriya sustained an injury while fielding in the last T20I game against New Zealand.
05 Sep 2019 11:30 AM
Sri Lanka won the first test by six wickets in Galle.
26 Aug 2019 8:09 PM
It was not a good day for Sri Lankan bowlers as they managed to pick just one wicket on day four.
25 Aug 2019 8:24 PM
New Zealand were 295 for five at tea, leading the hosts by 51 runs after the first session was washed out due to rain and wet outfield.
25 Aug 2019 5:37 PM
The tourists were 196 for four at close of play on Saturday, trailing by 48 runs in response to Sri Lanka's 244 in the first innings.
25 Aug 2019 1:49 PM
Boult took two early wickets in one over after Sri Lanka resumed the day on 85 for two at Colombo's P. Sara Oval.
23 Aug 2019 1:53 PM
However, four out of five permanent members in the United Nations did not support Pakistan contentions over India's decision.
23 Aug 2019 8:13 AM
Karunaratne, fresh from a match-winning century in the first Test in Galle last week last week, hit six boundaries during his 100-ball stay.
22 Aug 2019 6:35 PM