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Maithripala Sirisena demands repealing of 19th Amendment, blames it for political instability

The 19A was the main election pledge of Sirisena when he challenged former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Opposition's common candidate in 2015.

In a surprise move, Sri Lanka extends emergency over Easter Sunday terror attacks

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.

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'Together with you- come rain or shine': Sri Lankan President offers to hold umbrella for PM Modi

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.

Modi in Sri Lanka HIGHLIGHTS: India’s position in world getting stronger, PM tells Indian diaspora

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.

Sri Lankan presidential polls to be held between Nov 15 and Dec 7: EC

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.

India sent terror alert to Lanka but I wasn’t told, says Sirisena

Modi held a bilateral meeting with Sirisena during which both leaders noted that terrorism continues to pose a threat to humanity.

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No report that terrorists involved in Easter bombings had travelled to India: President Sirisena

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.

PM Modi to visit Sri Lanka in June, President Sirisena confirms after bilateral meeting

Modi's Sri Lanka visit will be his second foreign tour after taking the oath of office. He is scheduled to travel to the Maldives next month in his first bilateral visit.

Careful planning can help Sri Lanka, a tourist destination, rebuild and rebound

If the image of Sri Lanka as resilient is not created, and tales of woe are the only messages we give out, it will not enhance our destination image. We can learn from other countries on how to rebound post-disaster.

Easter Sunday bombings: Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew for second night

Easter Sunday bombings: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena issued an extraordinary gazette banning a number of extremist organisations on Monday. He also prohibited the use of drones in the country until further notice.

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PM Modi pays tribute to Easter attack victims in Sri Lanka

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.

PM Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka; signs 4 agreements

Sri Lanka is the final stop of his three-nation tour of Indian Ocean island nations.

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Why there is a political storm in Sri Lanka

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

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