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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacks deputy tourism minister for rocking coalition

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Tuesday sacked a minister who had threatened to split his coalition government, three weeks after another was fired.

published on : 12th September 2017

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena vows to defend Lankan military

Sirisena's remarks came as Human rights groups filed lawsuits in Brazil and Colombia against Sri Lanka's ambassador in Latin America Jagath Jayasuriya.

published on : 4th September 2017

Sushma Swaraj calls upon Sirisena, discusses bilateral cooperation 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met the top Sri Lankan leadership and discussed with them bilateral issues of mutual collaboration.

published on : 1st September 2017

Sri Lanka ruling party urges President to expel justice minister

Rajapakshe was accused of violating collective responsibility at the United National Party (UNP) working committee meeting held last week.

published on : 22nd August 2017

Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga urges ICC to probe Sri Lanka chief

Blaming the country's cricket chief, the 53-year-old said there was no proper discipline in the national team which has had a horror run of results.

published on : 9th August 2017

Sri Lanka scales back Hambantota port deal with China

Sri Lanka's Cabinet today approved the sale to a Chinese firm of a 70 per cent stake in the strategically-located Hambantota port, tweaking the deal after the initial agreement sparked protests.

published on : 26th July 2017

Sri Lanka's coalition government to face first poll test

The unity government of two major political parties in Sri Lanka is likely to face its first major test when the provincial councils go to polls by the end of the year.

published on : 22nd July 2017

Sri Lankan President signs Office on Missing Persons Act

The Act will help in tracing around 20,000 people who are still missing, eight years after the end of the nearly three-decade-long civil war.

published on : 20th July 2017

Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena pledges to release lists of disappeared

The families of the disapeared persons laid out five key demands including releasing a list of all those who had surrendered or were detained by the Lankan armed forces during and after the war.

published on : 13th June 2017

Sri Lanka makes key changes to cabinet, appoints new Foreign Minister

This is the first reshuffle of the government which took office in 2015.

published on : 22nd May 2017

Sri Lanka offers fresh probes into civil war's missing thousands

Maithripala Sirisena said he would establish a mechanism to search locations where there are reports that people may still be incarcerated after the war.

published on : 20th May 2017

Sri Lankan President says will not make war heroes suspects in war crime cases

The Sri Lankan President said that it is the responsibility and duty of the government to protect war heroes who fought for the motherland.

published on : 29th March 2017

Rajinikanth cancels trip to Sri Lanka; asks Tamil leaders not to prevent his next visit

VCK chief T. Thirumavalavan had said that Rajinikanth's visit might prove to the world that things are back to normal in Sri Lanka.

published on : 25th March 2017

Ansari takes up fisherman killing issue with Lankan president

Ansari raised the issue during a bilateral meeting with Srisena in Jakarta yesterday on the sidelines of the Summit of Indian Ocean Rim Association.     

published on : 8th March 2017

Had guts to dismiss UN demand for foreign judges: Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

His comments are being seen as a response to criticism by his own SLFP party.

published on : 3rd March 2017
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