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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

Sri Lanka turns 82 British-era 'traitors' national heroes

Sirisena signed a gazette notification to rescind their names from the list of "traitors" at Kandy, the erstwhile British capital of the country.

Published on 1st March 2017
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Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar urges Tamil National Alliance to unite to fight for Tamils’ rights  

The Tamil leaders also complained that the Tamils of the North are going jobless because companies from South Sri Lanka bring labor from the South.

Published on 20th February 2017
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Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar to meet Sri Lankan leaders on Monday

Officials described Jaishankar’s visit as a routine one to keep himself abreast of the latest developments in the island nation, besides keeping track of the progress of existing Indian projects.

Published on 17th February 2017

Sri Lankan President dubs anti-reconciliation forces as country’s enemies

Sirisena’s references were to the Rajapaksa era in which post-war ethnic and religious reconciliation got a bad jolt.

Published on 4th February 2017

Rajapaksa says he will oppose Sri Lanka's new Constitution

Reports from six sub-committees comprising members from all political parties are to be referred to the main steering committee.

Published on 28th January 2017

Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran’s appeal to Sri Lankan President to save lives of hunger strikers

Wigneswaran suggested that a time frame be given for proper steps to be taken with regard to the missing or disappeared.

Published on 25th January 2017

Sri Lanka president to probe controversial bond sale

While parliament has no powers to instigate prosecutions, the presidential commission could set the stage for criminal charges.

Published on 23rd January 2017
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Sri Lankan President denies agreement with Chinese company on Hambantota port

The head of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna says the Hambantota port affair shows that there is complete confusion in the government.

Published on 6th January 2017

Sri Lankan opposition asks Sirisena to scuttle Hambantota port deal with Chinese company

On the SLPA’s valuation of the project at US$ 1.4 billion, the Joint Opposition wanted to know on what basis this figure was arrived at.

Published on 3rd January 2017

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