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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
September 09, 2020 12:27 am
Proposed 20th Amendment, campaign to undo the 13th, are worrying portents for the future in Sri Lanka
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.
January 09, 2015 2:55 pm
Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat to oppostion candidate Maithripala Sirisena in the Sri Lanka presidential elections.
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.
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.