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Rajapaksa family dominates Sri Lanka's new Cabinet

August 12, 2020 5:51 pm

President Gotabaya administered the oath of office to the 28-member Cabinet which is two less than the 30 allowed by the Constitution and also appointed 40 state ministers.

Sri Lanka's new Parliament session to commence on Aug 20 with strict COVID-19 health precautions

August 10, 2020 1:47 pm

Sri Lanka, one of the very few countries in Asia to hold a General Election amidst the pandemic, has reported 2,844 coronavirus cases, including 2,579 recoveries and 11 fatalities.

Sri Lanka's strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa to take oath of PM for 4th time on Sunday

August 08, 2020 6:11 pm

He will take the oath of office for the ninth Parliament at the sacred Rajamaha Viharaya in Kelaniya.

After the landslide

August 08, 2020 8:08 am

Sri Lanka's new government is likely to wear majoritarianism on its sleeve, use Beijing as counterweight to Delhi

Explained: What the massive election victory for Rajapaksa means for Sri Lanka

August 09, 2020 10:33 am

Sri Lanka Election Results 2020: The parliament election results has once again proven that Mahinda Rajapaksa is the most popular majority Sinhala Buddhist leader of independent Sri Lanka.

Mahinda Rajapaksa-led SLPP registers landslide victory in Sri Lanka's parliamentary polls

August 07, 2020 12:47 pm

The party led by the prime minister won all but 4 of the 22 electoral districts on offer. There are over 16 million eligible voters in the country. The August 5 poll will elect a 225-member parliament for a five-year term.

Mahinda Rajapaksa: South Asia's longest serving ruler returns to power after a gap

August 06, 2020 10:33 pm

Ending the nearly 30-year-long bloody civil war with the LTTE, where all his predecessors had failed, Rajapaksa became a hero and used it to return to power with a thumping win in 2010, leading to political analysts labelling him "a man with a midas touch."

Sri Lanka election: Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win in Lanka polls

August 06, 2020 9:58 pm

President Gotabaya hopes for a two-thirds majority for the SLPP so that he can amend the Constitution to restore presidential powers curbed by a 2015 constitutional change.

Sri Lanka's general election sees high voter turnout, Rajapaksa clan expected to win

August 05, 2020 10:03 pm

According to Chairman of the National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya, the election, conducted amidst COVID-19 pandemic fears, concluded in a peaceful manner, with the voter turnout being 70 per cent.

Explained: Why Rajapaksa clan is likely to win the Sri Lanka parliamentary polls

August 06, 2020 10:03 am

The election brings an end to constitutional uncertainties since President Gotabaya dissolved the parliament after his poll victory last year so as to let Mahinda become Prime Minister despite the SLPP not commanding a majority.   

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All eyes on Jasprit Bumrah as 'Men in Blue' sweat it out in Guwahati ahead of Sri Lanka series

January 05, 2020 8:58 am

All eyes will be on comeback man Jasprit Bumrah as India take on Sri Lanka in the first T20I in Guwahati on Sunday.

Seven months after Easter Sunday bombings, Sri Lanka elects a new president

November 17, 2019 8:45 am

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2019: The elections come seven months after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings left more than 250 people dead in the country.

PM Modi pays tribute to Easter attack victims in Sri Lanka

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.

Classrooms near empty in Sri Lanka amid fears of more attacks

May 08, 2019 6:48 am

Two weeks after the Easter bombings which killed 257 people, soldiers conducted a security sweep of schools on Sunday after state institutions were asked to re-open on a staggered basis.

Multiple blasts rock Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, churches and hotels targeted

April 22, 2019 12:18 pm

Explosions rocked three churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing several people and wounding scores more, police sources said. The hotels and one of the churches are in the nation's capital Colombo. The other church is in Negombo, north of Colombo.

PM Narendra Modi's Buddha moment in Sri Lanka: 17 photos from his bilateral visit

May 12, 2017 11:49 am

PM Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka which is celebrating it's first Vesak Day celebrations this year.

England beat Sri Lanka inside three days after James Anderson bags ten-for

May 22, 2016 12:19 am

James Anderson picks 10 wickets in the match as England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs, inside three days.

Eng vs SL: On Day 2, James Anderson and Stuart Broad swing it England's way

May 21, 2016 10:58 am

After Jonny Bairstow hundred, James Anderson and Stuart Broad wreak havoc to enforce follow-on on Sri Lanka.

Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow bring England back in after Dasun Shanaka's trio on Day 1

May 19, 2016 11:19 pm

Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow shared an unbeaten 88-run stand as England finished Day 1 at 171/5 after rain stopped play at Headingly.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa conclude World T20 campaign with comfortable win

March 29, 2016 12:36 am

South Africa brought curtains on their World Twenty20 campaign with a comfortable eight–wicket win over defending champions Sri Lanka.

SRI LANKA VIDEOS

Why there is a political storm in Sri Lanka

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.

On this day in 1960, Sri Lanka elected its first female head of state.

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the prime minister of Sri Lanka, giving the country its first female head of state. See more: https://bit.ly/2Ld0BOG

Asia Cup T20: Game Changers Sri Lanka

February 24, 2016 4:40 pm

11 fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy

February 11, 2016 5:31 am

Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 11 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended 11 Indian fishermen and their country boats on charges of trespassing into the territorial waters of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Navy said the fishermen were held in the Gulf of Mannar. The Sri Lankan Navy also seized two trawlers.

Indian team looks balanced for the series: Dhoni

February 08, 2016 4:48 pm

Pune, Feb 08 (ANI): After T-20 clean sweep in Australian, India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks confident for the upcoming series with Sri Lanka. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Dhoni said the team looks balanced and settled as of now, but the individuals also have to take on their respective roles. Dhoni added that fortunately the team has been batting till number 8, which at some point acts as an opportunity for the batsman to express himself on the field. Dhoni also said that in the series, they will focus more on the things that they want to achieve, rather than looking too much into the Sri Lankan side.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.