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Sri Lanka president vetoes military deal with US

"I will not allow any agreement that undermines our independence and sovereignty," President Sirisena said. "Several agreements currently being discussed are detrimental to our country." A year ago,..
IndiaTimes - Published

SriLankan apex court stays President Sirisena's execution order against drug convicts

Srilankan President Maithripala Sirisena last month signed the death warrants to hang four drug convicts.
DNA - Published

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Sri Lanka Bans Groups Suspected to Be Behind Attacks [Video]Sri Lanka Bans Groups Suspected to Be Behind Attacks

According to Reuters, Sri Lanka’s president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels. In a statement, President Sirisena said that..

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Sri Lankan police continue hunt for Islamic State-linked suspects [Video]Sri Lankan police continue hunt for Islamic State-linked suspects

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says police are looking for 140 people believed to have links with the Islamic State group over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels that killed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Sri Lankan PM Reinstated After Months of Governmental Crisis [Video]Sri Lankan PM Reinstated After Months of Governmental Crisis

The prime minister said this was a step back toward "normalcy" for the country.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:27Published


Sri Lanka president holds up umbrella for Narendra Modi during rains. See photo

The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena held up an umbrella for PM Narendra Modi as it rained during the latter's visit to Sri Lanka. The SL president also went on to share a picture of the same...
Mid-Day - Published

PM Narendra Modi visits terror attack hit church

* Colombo:* Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pledged India's solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka as he visited the St Anthony's church, one of the sites of the horrific Easter Sunday attacks,..
Mid-Day - Published

PM Modi meets top Sri Lankan leadership

"Met President @MaithripalaS, our second meeting in 10 days. President Sirisena and I agreed that terrorism is a joint threat that needs collective and focussed action. Reiterated India's commitment to..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi meets top Sri Lankan leadership; describes terrorism as a 'joint threat'

"Met President @MaithripalaS, our second meeting in 10 days. President Sirisena and I agreed that terrorism is a joint threat that needs collective and focussed action. Reiterated India's commitment to..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi gets Samadhi Buddha Statue as gift from Lankan President Sirisena

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a special gift, a replica of the Samadhi Buddha Statue, from a "special friend" Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena after the two leaders met on Sunday. Modi..
IndiaTimes - Published

Suspended police head blames President Sirisena for failing to prevent Lanka attack

Sri Lanka's suspended police chief has accused President Maithripala Sirisena of failing to prevent the Easter bombings that killed over 250 people as he filed a petition in the Supreme Court against..
IndiaTimes - Published

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

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday said he has not received any report that the suicide bombers involved in the Easter Sunday terror attacks had travelled to India.
DNA - Published

Modi's oath taking ceremony: Lankan President Sirisena, Bhutanese PM Lotay Tshering, others arrive in Delhi

Leaders from all BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) member-states have confirmed their attendance for the event.
DNA - Published

Sri Lanka intel agency warns political leaders not to travel together

*Colombo:* Sri Lanka's intelligence agency has warned the country's top leadership not to travel together during the coming few weeks after information was received of possible terror attacks, a media..
Mid-Day - Published

'Lanka attacks vengeance for our Syrian brothers'

The Islamic State (IS) group's elusive chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has purportedly appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released on Monday by the jihadist organisation. It..
Mid-Day - Published

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: President Sirisena bans radical groups - Published

Over 130 suspects linked to Islamic State have been operating in Sri Lanka: President Sirisena

Over 130 suspects linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been operating in Sri Lanka, says President Maithripala Sirisena.
DNA - Published

Resigned to 'protect' political bosses, says ex-Lankan defence secretary

Lankan President Sirisena on Wednesday sought the resignation of the defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando as well as the inspector general of police. He said the intelligence supplied by a friendly..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lanka PM Wickremesinghe, President Sirisena at loggerheads over war crime probes

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday appeared to be on collision course with President Maithripala Sirisena over Sri Lanka's commitment to the UNHRC on war-time atrocities against Tamils as..
DNA - Published

Indian allegedly held in plot to assassinate Lankan President Sirisena acquitted

An Indian national held in Sri Lanka over an alleged plot to assassinate president Maithripala Sirisena was acquitted on Wednesday, court officials said.
DNA - Published

Ranil Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka PM, sworn in by President Sirisena

Ranil Wickremesinghe was once again sworn in as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, likely ending a political crisis that began in late October when he was..
DNA - Published

Lanka: Sacked PM to be reinstated tomorrow

​Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday to end the political turmoil and pave way for the return of ousted premier Ranil Wickremesinghe. President Sirisena also agreed to reinstate Wickremesinghe..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's PM

Rajapaksa informed the lawmakers of United People's Freedom Alliance that he has resigned from the post, MP Shehan Semasinghe told reporters. He was appointed the prime minister on October 26 by..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka: President Sirisena fails to meet deadline to end political crisis

[Sri Lanka], Dec 11(ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirirsena's deadline to find a solution to the ongoing political crisis in the island nation has ended on Tuesday.
Sify - Published

Rajapaksa bribed parliamentarians to prove majority: President Sirisena

[Sri Lanka], Dec 9(ANI): President Maithripala Sirisena here on Saturday said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had tried to bribe politicians in order to show majority in the country's
Sify - Published

Maithripala Sirisena says Lankan political crisis to end in seven days

Sri Lanka is going through a major political crisis since October 26 when President Sirisena, in a controversial move, removed Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Rajapaksa in his place. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka President Sirisena vows never to reappoint ousted premier Ranil Wickremesinghe

President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday reignited the political crisis that has crippled Sri Lanka's government for more than a month, vowing never to reappoint arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe as..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Lanka parties agree to form select committee

Sri Lankan political parties in decided to form a select committee to conduct parliamentary affairs. All-party meeting called by President Sirisena yesterday to resolve the crisis ended inconclusively...
IndiaTimes - Published

President Maithripala Sirisena's all-party crisis talks fail to end political stalemate in Sri Lanka

The crisis erupted when President Sirisena suddenly announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.
Zee News - Published

Lankan president holds all-party meeting talks

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday held an all-party meeting. The crisis had erupted when President Sirisena suddenly announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lankan parliament votes against PM Rajapaksa

The Parliament on Wednesday met for the first time since October 26, when President Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspended the Parliament plunging the island nation into a..
Sify - Published

Sri Lanka's SC overturns sacking of parliament by President Sirisena

Sirisena dissolved Parliament and ordered snap election on January 5, plunging the country's into an unprecedented political and constitutional crises.
Zee News - Published

Sri Lanka Crisis: Key parties, EC member move SC against President Sirisena

Sri Lanka's major political parties and an election commission member on Monday dragged President Maithripala Sirisena to the Supreme Court, challenging his controversial move of dissolving Parliament,..
DNA - Published

UN chief Guterres expresses concern over Sri Lankan President Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament, underlining the "utmost importance" of respecting..
DNA - Published

Amid political uncertainty, Sri Lankan President Sirisena dissolves parliament

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament after power-struggle, reporte news agency AFP.
DNA - Published

Sri Lanka Speaker presses for floor test to resolve crisis, says status quo before Ranil Wickremesinghe's sacking to be considered

Sri Lanka Speaker Karu Jayasuriya's remarks came two days after he slammed President Sirisena, saying it was "anti-democratic" to sack Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspend the Parliament, and..
Firstpost - Published

Lanka crisis: Rajapaksa has support of 113 MPs to prove premiership, says President Sirisena

His comments came after Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya earlier in the day slammed Sirisena's "unconstitutional and undemocratic" actions to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspend
DNA - Published

Sri Lankan Parliament will not be convened on Monday: President Maithripala Sirisena's party

Sri Lanka's suspended Parliament will not be convened before November 16, President Maithripala Sirisena's party said on Thursday, hours after officials at Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's office..
DNA - Published

Lankan prez lifts Parliament suspension

President Sirisena was under increasing political and diplomatic pressure to reconvene Parliament which he had suspended till November 16​. Prior to the crisis, ​Wickramasinghe had the backing of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lankan Parliament may reconvene next week after top judge rejects sacking of ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Speaker Jayasuriya held emergency talks with president Sirisena this evening to convince him on the need to reconvene parliament to try and end the current political impasse over the sacking of prime..
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka braces for protest over ousted PM Wickremesinghe's sacking

ri Lanka, a Buddhist-majority nation in the Indian Ocean, was plunged into chaos on Friday when President Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Wickremesinghe in a surprise move. He also suspended parliament..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ex-Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe sacked over assassination plot or political misconduct? Maithripala Sirisena says both

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday said that he sacked former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe mainly because of the alleged involvement of a Cabinet minister in a plot to..
Firstpost - Published

India roots for democracy in Sri Lanka amid crisis

New Delhi is closely following political developments in the neighbouring country and is hopeful that constitutional process is followed in Sri Lanka, the Centre said on Sunday after President..
DNA - Published

SL crisis: President Sirisena suspends Parliament

While Wickremesinghe decried the coup as "unconstitutional" and illegal, Rajapaksa took to the streets to call upon the leader to step down "to respect the law and democracy." In 2015, the constitution..
IndiaTimes - Published

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