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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

Sri Lanka wants Chinese help to recover evidence of 'assassination plot'

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

Defeated Maldives President blames 'disappearing ink' for poll results

A lawyer for the EC, which Yameen accused of colluding with printer to ensure his defeat denied any wrongdoing, including using special ink.

15 Oct 2018 6:29 PM

Maldives: Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidential polls

Results released by the Elections Commission early Monday morning showed Solih had secured 58.3 per cent of the popular vote.

24 Sep 2018 1:05 PM

Sri Lanka to urge UN to remove war crime charges against its troops

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

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‘Even dog wouldn’t eat’, airline removes nuts after Sri Lanka Prez’s rage

'I want to know who authorised the purchase of these nuts,' the President told a meeting of farmers.

12 Sep 2018 3:53 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

China offers USD 295 mn grant to Sri Lanka in a bid for increased influence

Grant offer comes when Chinese firm faces criticism for allegedly financing last election campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

22 Jul 2018 5:05 PM

Tamil separatist-extremists regrouping abroad, warns Sri Lanka President

Maithripala Sirisena said govt forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels’ separatist ideologies despite military conquer.

21 May 2018 11:31 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

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No need to extend 'state of emergency' in Sri Lanka: Law and Order Minister

The 10-day 'state of emergency' in Sri Lanka will expire on Thursday, March 15.

13 Mar 2018 3:59 PM

Sri Lankan Prez Sirisena to appoint committee to probe anti-Muslim riots

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

Prez Sirisena India bound amid Sri Lanka state emergency, violence

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

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

Amid riots, Facebook, Whatsapp, others blocked across central Sri Lanka

Anti-Muslim riots began Monday after a Buddhist Sinhalese man died after reportedly being attacked by a group of Muslim youths.

07 Mar 2018 4:46 PM

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Sri Lanka declares 10-day emergency after Buddhist-Muslim clashes

Some Buddhist nationalist have also protested against the presence of Muslim Rohingya asylum-seekers from mostly Buddhist Myanmar.

06 Mar 2018 2:33 PM

In a rebuke to China, ex-Maldives president urges India to act as 'liberators'

Nasheed, whose Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) functions from Colombo, had appealed for India's help on Tuesday.

07 Feb 2018 9:46 PM

Amid political crisis, Ex-Maldives President urges India to ‘act swiftly’

The archipelago was plunged into chaos on Thursday when the Supreme Court called for the release of 9 imprisoned opposition politicians.

06 Feb 2018 1:19 PM

Sri Lanka’s president reimposes ban on women buying liquor

'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

Communal riots in Sri Lanka put troop on high alert

Police said 19 people have been arrested in connection with the weekend riots and the authorities were looking for more suspects.

19 Nov 2017 4:25 PM

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