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Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism: Ranil Wickremesinghe

July 22, 2019 4:22 pm

Pointing out that in England the laws dealing with terrorism had been amended 15 times between 2001 and 2019, the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the existing laws in Sri Lanka are not adequate to deal with this kind of terrorism.

Sri Lanka PM to appear before Parliamentary Committee probing Easter attacks

July 13, 2019 3:46 pm

Ranil Wickremesinghe made the remarks after his government on Thursday defeated the no-confidence motion that accused it of failing to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings despite receiving intelligence inputs from India.

Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe says he is opposed to capital punishment

June 30, 2019 10:27 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said Wednesday he was committed to bringing back capital punishment for drug offenders, months after vowing a tougher line on spiralling narcotics-related crime.

Sri Lanka still faces threat of ISIS terror attacks: PM Wickremesinghe

May 07, 2019 6:43 pm

Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday killing more than 250 people. The Islamic State claimed the attacks.

Sri Lanka's PM says potential bombers at large, suspects 'may go for suicide attack'

April 26, 2019 6:56 am

Approximately 250 people were killed in the string of suicide bombings at churches and luxury hotels in and around the capital, Colombo, Sri Lanka's health ministry said. The death toll was revised down from previous police estimates of 359 people.

Elusive justice

March 11, 2019 1:13 am

Political rivalry casts a shadow on Colombo’s commitment to UNHRC to probe war crimes.

Sri Lanka: 2018 will be remembered for worst political crisis in history

December 26, 2018 2:07 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena's dramatic move to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and install former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place following differences over policy issues left the country without a functioning government for nearly two months.

Looking forward to continuing to engage with Lankan PM Wickremesinghe: US

December 20, 2018 1:39 pm

Sirisena had to reinstate Wickremesinghe after the Supreme Court ruled that his action violated the constitution and the legislature voted confidence in Wickremesinghe.

Victory for democracy, says reinstated Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wikremesinghe

December 16, 2018 4:57 pm

Wickremesinghe, the 69-year-old United National Party leader, was administered the oath of office by President Sirisena, who had sacked him on October 26 and installed former rival and ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.

Resolution of Lankan crisis a reflection of political maturity: India

December 16, 2018 6:18 pm

"India remains committed to taking forward its people-oriented development projects in Sri Lanka. We are confident that India-Sri Lanka relations will continue to move on an upward trajectory," the MEA said.

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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.