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UN chief urges Lankan prez Sirisena to allow vote in Parliament 'as soon as possible'

The political turmoil began after Sirisena sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and installed former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place in a dramatic turn of events last week.

Colombo powershift is Delhi opportunity

Rajapaksa’s active support to the Chinese proposal on the Maritime Silk Road has magnified New Delhi’s concerns about Colombo’s embrace of Beijing.


Sri Lanka ends the Mahinda Raj

Sirisena had scripted a sensational win with 6,217,162 votes overall to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 5,768,090.

Maithripala Sirisena sworn-in as Sri Lanka's new President

Sirisena was sworn-in as Sri Lankan President, bringing the curtains down on the 10-year rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Modi could have avoided inviting Sri Lanka President for swearing-in: DMK

MDMK, an ally of BJP, had already opposed Rajapakse's participation in Modi's swearing-in.

Will seek international rights probe if Lanka fails: David Cameron

Cameron said no one wants to return to days of LTTE when they did "dreadful and brutal things".


Sri Lanka defends rights record at Commonwealth

“We are open. We have nothing to hide,” Rajapaska said.

Notwithstanding Indian concerns,Sri Lanka may go ahead with dilution of 13th amendment

Salman Khurshid had conveyed India's concerns on the 13th amendment to Basil Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka President may allow cricket team's Pakistan tour: report

No Test-playing nation has visited Pak since 2009 when terrorists attacked Sri Lankan team.

Rajapaksa sworn in for second 6-year term in office

The Lankan leader was re-elected President by an overwhelming majority in the January 26 elections.