The development came after Sirisena's UPFA announced quitting current unity govt with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNP.
26 Oct 2018 9:14 PM
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
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
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
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
'I want to know who authorised the purchase of these nuts,' the President told a meeting of farmers.
12 Sep 2018 3:53 PM
The five are among 18 people, including a woman, on death row for drug offences whose execution will go ahead, according to Sirisena.
23 Aug 2018 11:26 AM
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
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
Maithripala Sirisena said govt forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels’ separatist ideologies despite military conquer.
21 May 2018 11:31 AM
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
The 10-day 'state of emergency' in Sri Lanka will expire on Thursday, March 15.
13 Mar 2018 3:59 PM
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
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
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
At least 20 Muslim homes appeared badly damaged and flames engulfed one two-story home.
08 Mar 2018 1:36 PM
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
Some Buddhist nationalist have also protested against the presence of Muslim Rohingya asylum-seekers from mostly Buddhist Myanmar.
06 Mar 2018 2:33 PM
Nasheed, whose Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) functions from Colombo, had appealed for India's help on Tuesday.
07 Feb 2018 9:46 PM
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