World6, Jul 2019, 11:50 AM IST
Sri Lanka Supreme Court stays President Sirisena's execution order against drug convicts
The Sri Lankan apex court's order came after it took into consideration a number of petitions filed against the president's order, that termed the order as a violation of the fundamental rights of the convicts
World25, May 2019, 1:30 PM IST
Sri Lanka at war after Colombo blasts, still hunting down National Thowheed Jamaath men
A month after the Easter Sunday blasts that claimed the lives of 258 people in Sri Lanka, the country’s police and authorities are still making arrests. The most recent is that of five people, who are suspected to have links with the local Islamist group National Thowheed Jamaath.
World23, Apr 2019, 4:08 PM IST
Embarrassed Trump deletes second awkward tweet on Easter Day terror attack on Sri Lanka
In his tweet, Trump not only got the name of the leader wrong, but also the day he made the call. Trump reportedly tweeted stating that he called Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday.
World14, Nov 2018, 1:31 PM IST
Sri Lanka Parliament votes out Rajapaksa's government, snaps fresh polls
The Supreme Court verdict on Tuesday overturned President Maithripala Sirisena's controversial decision to dissolve Parliament and halted the preparations for snap polls on January 5.
World12, Nov 2018, 3:10 PM IST
Sri Lankan political crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa ends 50-year-old association with Maithripala Sirisena’s party
The 72-year-old Mahinda Rajapaksa received the membership of the SLPP on Sunday. The party was launched by his supporters last year. In February this year, the party won two-third of the total 340 seats in the local council polls
World10, Nov 2018, 12:28 PM IST
Sri Lankan political crisis deepens as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves Parliament
The political crisis in the country began when Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and named former President Mahinda Rajapakse as the premier on October 26. However, Wickremesinghe has refused to leave the official residence
India6, Nov 2018, 9:50 AM IST
Sri Lanka's political crisis: What’s there for India and China
Political turmoil in the island nation was triggered late on October 26 when Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena appointed his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister. It was opposed by Ranil Wickremesinghe, who insists he's still in charge. The two are now set to face off in parliament in a confidence vote.