July 18, 2022 7:19 am
On the streets of Colombo, fewer private cars are plying, serpentine queues outside petrol stations are a common sight and most residents have been walking long distances, keeping the little fuel they have for an “emergency”.
July 18, 2022 5:25 pm
Along with Mahinda Rajapaksa, as Gotabaya continued to stoke Sinhala pride, Buddhist extremist group Bodu Bala Sena got a free hand to unleash violence against Muslims.
June 09, 2022 7:24 pm
With the Rajapaksas coming under intense public pressure for their mishandling of the economic crisis, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the prime minister and elder brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, had to resign last month.
May 17, 2022 12:58 pm
C Raja Mohan writes: Ukraine conflict, developments in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan underline need to reframe regional ties, work with the logic of geography in Subcontinent
July 10, 2022 6:58 am
They were the most powerful political clan in Sri Lanka until the recent crisis spun out of control leading to Mahinda Rajapaksa stepping down as PM and paving the way for Ranil Wickremesinghe. Mahinda has gone. But has he? Nirupama Subramanian traces the arc of Sri Lanka’s complex political history and finds that it could be hard to keep the Rajapaksas down for too long
May 12, 2022 4:00 pm
The Fort Magistrate's Court asked them to surrender their passports to the court due to the investigations taking place on the attacks on the GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama peaceful protest sites.
May 12, 2022 3:18 pm
The 73-year-old United National Party (UNP) leader held talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday and is expected to meet him again on Thursday, the Colombo Page newspaper reported.
May 12, 2022 11:50 am
Sri Lanka has been without a government since Monday when prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned after violence erupted following an attack on the anti-government protesters by his supporters.
May 12, 2022 9:50 am
Following similar directions to the Sri Lankan armed forces, the police said they have been given orders to shoot if lives are threatened and to prevent looting and damage to public property.
May 11, 2022 6:14 pm
Rajapaksa is facing calls for his arrest from Opposition politicians for inciting violence against peaceful anti-government protesters who were seeking his resignation for mismanaging the country's economy.
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.