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Sri Lanka lifts Facebook ban after hate speech assurance

Island-wide restrictions on image and video sharing on messaging apps WhatsApp and Viber were lifted on Wednesday.

published on : 15th March 2018

Following improvement in communal situation, Sri Lanka government under pressure to lift social media ban 

The government imposed a state of emergency last week and blocked Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media sites following anti-Muslim violence in Kandy and Ampara districts.

published on : 15th March 2018

President Kovind welcomes Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, lauds his leadership

Sirisena, who is in New Delhi to participate in the International Solar Alliance Summit, called on the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

published on : 11th March 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena removes PM Wickremesinghe as law and order minister after communal riots

Ranjith Madduma Bandara, a senior politician from Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) was sworn in this morning as the new minister in charge of the police.

published on : 8th March 2018

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena promulgates emergency for a week

Sirisena promulgated a state of emergency for a limited period of one week in the country by bringing into force Section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance.

published on : 7th March 2018

Sri Lanka government appoints members to probe into civil war disappearances

The Office of Missing Persons (OMP) aims to bring in reparations to the victims of the nearly three-decade long armed conflict in the country.

published on : 1st March 2018

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in crisis after Mahinda Rajapaksa comeback win

Sources said Wickremesinghe has come under pressure from within the party to handover the party leadership to someone else.

published on : 13th February 2018

Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa calls for snap elections 

He said that the government had lost its mandate to govern and that the people must be given a chance to elect a new parliament.

published on : 12th February 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa heading for landslide victory in Sri Lanka local poll

Official results showed Rajapakse's Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, or People's Front, had won 143 of the 182 councils counted so far, out of a total of 340.

published on : 11th February 2018

Sri Lanka goes to polls in crucial vote

Sri Lanka's ruling coalition faces its first polls test today with over 15 million eligible voters participating in the election to appoint 340 of the island's 341 local councils.

published on : 10th February 2018

Local politics overshadows Sri Lanka's 70th Independence Day

President Maithripala Sirisena today vowed to fight against corruption which he said has an adverse impact on Sri Lanka's economy.

published on : 4th February 2018

President Xi Jinping says improving China-Sri Lanka ties have his 'high attention'

China is willing to work with Sri Lanka for better development of strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

published on : 4th February 2018

Sri Lanka still using draconian anti-terror laws: Human Rights Watch

The government of President Maithripala Sirisena promised to abolish the act after it was elected in 2015, but has so far failed to do so.

published on : 29th January 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena undecided on second term

Sirisena's current term ends in January 2020 and the next presidential election must be declared by November 2019.

published on : 26th January 2018

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena takes charge of economy as coalition rift widens

Sri Lanka's president announced that he would take control of the island's economy from the prime minister, as relations worsen between the ruling party and its main coalition partner.

published on : 20th January 2018
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