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Sri Lanka president


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

November 03, 2018 1:13 pm

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

January 10, 2015 5:01 am

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

January 10, 2015 4:49 am

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

January 09, 2015 10:21 pm

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

May 22, 2014 2:33 pm

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

November 16, 2013 2:34 pm

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

November 15, 2013 2:09 am

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

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

July 07, 2013 3:14 pm

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

October 07, 2012 10:36 am

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

November 19, 2010 1:14 pm

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