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In Sri Lanka, the government looks increasingly like a family firm

July 11, 2021 10:10 am

The family has been in power for much of the past two decades. During his 10 years as president, Mahinda Rajapaksa ended Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war in 2009, crushing the rebels known as the Tamil Tigers.

Imran Khan in Sri Lanka: Multiple facets of a relationship India is watching

February 25, 2021 7:47 am

The Colombo trip is only Imran Khan's second foray in the neighbourhood since becoming Prime Minister. His first was to Afghanistan last November, two years after his election.

Explained: Why Sri Lanka pushed India out of Colombo terminal project, what's being offered as compensation

February 04, 2021 11:04 am

After the Sri Lankan decision reneging on the 2019 agreement, the country's cabinet has now approved a proposal to develop the west terminal of the Colombo port as a Public Private Partnership with Japan and India.

Sri Lanka calls for joint patrols to resolve fishing issues with India

January 01, 2021 6:51 pm

During a virtual meeting of the Sri Lanka-India Joint Working Group (JWG) on Fisheries held last month for the fourth time, the two sides discussed the issues related to fishermen.

Ajit Doval calls on Lanka PM, talks ties with defence secy

November 28, 2020 1:34 am

Ajit Doval is visiting Colombo for the fourth national security advisor trilateral meeting on maritime security cooperation, which will take place on Saturday.

India pitches for devolution of powers by Lankan govt to minority Tamils

September 26, 2020 5:04 pm

During the bilateral summit between Narendra Modi and Mahinda Rajapaksa, Modi emphasised on full implementation of the 13th amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, saying it is essential for the peace and reconciliation process, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

PM Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa

September 26, 2020 2:30 pm

"An opportunity has come to begin a new chapter in India-Sri Lanka ties after your party's electoral victory. People from both the countries are looking at us with new hope and expectations," Modi said.

Regional ties: PM Modi, Mahinda Rajapaksa to hold virtual bilateral meet tomorrow

September 25, 2020 1:43 am

This will be Prime Minister Modi’s first such virtual engagement with a neighbouring country. It will also be Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa’s first diplomatic engagement with a leader of a foreign nation after he was sworn in on August 9.

Sri Lanka: Panel on 20A set for last round of deliberations

September 15, 2020 4:56 pm

Amendment 20 A proposes to restore full executive power and legal immunity to the president, removing the provisions of Amendment 19 which lay down the procedure to take legal action against the president.

Amending to destroy

September 09, 2020 12:27 am

Proposed 20th Amendment, campaign to undo the 13th, are worrying portents for the future in Sri Lanka


Top Frames: Vladimir Putin's sea adventure, Rajapaksa's election loss

August 22, 2015 8:00 am

Vladimir Putin submerging into the waters of the Black Sea; Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new prime minister in Colombo.

Sri Lanka election result: Mahinda Rajapaksa loses polls

January 09, 2015 2:55 pm

Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat to oppostion candidate Maithripala Sirisena in the Sri Lanka presidential elections.

Nawaz Sharif, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Hamid Karzai in India for Narendra Modi's swearing-in

May 26, 2014 2:09 pm

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrived in India for the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi.


Why there is a political storm in Sri Lanka

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Over one weekend, there was a sudden change in the leadership in Sri Lanka. Here's what happened and how.