April 21, 2022 7:27 am
The enactment of the historic 19th Amendment in April 2015 was rushed by the then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. It had removed the powers of the President to sack the Prime Minister at his discretion.
November 16, 2019 10:02 am
According to about a dozen Tamil voters who spoke to The Indian Express on the eve of polling, the situation has changed in the last five years of the Sirisena regime.
September 22, 2019 1:47 pm
According to an extraordinary gazette notification on Saturday, the committee would comprise two appeal court judges, two retired high court judges and a retired administrator.
June 23, 2019 6:09 pm
The 19A was the main election pledge of Sirisena when he challenged former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Opposition's common candidate in 2015.
June 22, 2019 1:26 pm
There was no immediate word from the government on why Sirisena changed his mind and extended the emergency period, but security remains tight in the capital. However, Emergency can only be declared for a month at a time, and parliament must ratify it within 10 days.
June 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar tweeted the photograph of President Sirisena and PM Modi standing under the cover of the umbrella during the ceremony.
June 09, 2019 6:09 pm
PM Modi in Sri Lanka HIGHLIGHTS: The prime minister is visiting Sri Lanka on the invitation of President Sirisena, who was recently in India to attend the new government's swearing-in ceremony.
June 02, 2019 11:51 am
Sirisena speaking to reporters in New Delhi after attending Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony said he had not decided on seeking another term in the election.
June 01, 2019 7:18 am
Modi held a bilateral meeting with Sirisena during which both leaders noted that terrorism continues to pose a threat to humanity.
June 01, 2019 12:02 am
Sirisena also said a clear report about a possible terror attack was sent by Indian intelligence agencies to their Sri Lankan counterparts 17 days prior to the April 21 bombings but he was not informed about it. "Had I known about a possible attack, I would have taken necessary steps to prevent it," Sirisena said during a media interaction.
June 10, 2019 7:00 am
This is PM Modi’s first visit to Sri Lanka after returning to power, and the deadly terror attacks on Easter Sunday in which 250 people were killed in the Island nation.
March 13, 2015 3:34 pm
Sri Lanka is the final stop of his three-nation tour of Indian Ocean island nations.
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.