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Island-wide restrictions on image and video sharing on messaging apps WhatsApp and Viber were lifted on Wednesday.
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.
Sirisena, who is in New Delhi to participate in the International Solar Alliance Summit, called on the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
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.
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.
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.
Sources said Wickremesinghe has come under pressure from within the party to handover the party leadership to someone else.
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.
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.
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.
President Maithripala Sirisena today vowed to fight against corruption which he said has an adverse impact on Sri Lanka's economy.
China is willing to work with Sri Lanka for better development of strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
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.
Sirisena's current term ends in January 2020 and the next presidential election must be declared by November 2019.
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.