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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena seeks support to defeat LTTE's ideology

Sirisena said although the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) had been defeated militarily, its ideology and agents are very much alive.

published on : 20th May 2018

Sri Lanka President says no persecution of soldiers

Sirisena pledged in 2015 in the run up to his election in which he defeated Rajapaksa that all alleged human rights violations during the Rajapaksa regime would be duly investigated.

published on : 12th May 2018

Need to address Tamil political issue: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Sirisena also urged the parties to put an end to power struggle, both within his own unity government and within the opposition groups.

published on : 8th May 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's Chief of Staff arrested for bribery 

The Indian firm was to revive the eastern province's Kantalai state sugar factory owned by the state and was seeking state approval for the project, officials said.

published on : 3rd May 2018

Sri Lanka police arrests presidential aide for graft: Official

There was no immediate comment from the presidential secretariat, but Sirisena's senior aides said he had been informed of the arrest.

published on : 3rd May 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena​ appoints new ministers

The reshuffle took place after the defection of six ministers from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to the opposition last month.

published on : 2nd May 2018

Sri Lanka reinstates sacked justice minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe amid government tensions

Former justice minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe was sworn into cabinet with the higher education and culture portfolios, in a reshuffle prompted by the resignation of six ministers last month.

published on : 1st May 2018

Sri Lanka support proposal to abolish the Executive Presidency

Sirisena's current government in 2015 through the nineteenth amendment to the constitution restored the two term limit. This means Rajapaksa cannot become President again.

published on : 17th April 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena​ suspends Parliament in growing political crisis 

In a surprise move, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today issued a proclamation suspending the sessions of Parliament without any official reasons.

published on : 13th April 2018

Six Sri Lankan ministers quit President Sirisena-led unity government

The other SLFP ministers, who had remained absent from the House during the no-confidence motion, will remain in the government, sources said.

published on : 12th April 2018

Sri Lanka President under attack from Opposition over no trust motion defeat

Wickremesinghe, 68, who leads a national unity government in alliance with Sirisena's Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), received 122 votes against the motion while 76 favoured the motion to oust him.

published on : 5th April 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes Maithripala Sirisena will back no-confidence motion against PM

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is part of the unity government with Wickremesinghe is yet to decide on the way they will vote on the motion.

published on : 1st April 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrives in Pakistan

During his visit, the Sri Lankan president will meet President Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and hold discussions on issues of mutual importance, officials said.

published on : 22nd March 2018

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
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