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Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules President's term is five years

President Maithripala Sirisena made the unusual request as different views were expressed in the legal, civil and political circles about the duration of the term of Presidency.

published on : 15th January 2018

Reconciliation is the top priority for govt in 2018: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has set reconciliation as a top priority for his government in 2018.

published on : 1st January 2018

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena adds loyalist to government ahead of local polls

Piyasena Gamage, 68, a member of parliament from the Southern province's Galle district, WAS sworn in as the State Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development.

published on : 28th December 2017

Sri Lanka to hold polls seen as key test of president

President Maithripala Sirisena's allies say the president has deliberately stalled local council polls to buy time as he tries to heal rifts within his own party, an accusation he denies.

published on : 27th November 2017

Troops who committed war crimes at behest of politicians would be punished: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

The LTTE ran a nearly three-decade separatist campaign leading to a bloody war with the Sri Lankan security forces.

published on : 12th November 2017

Sri Lanka's SC annuls Rajapaksa loyalist's election for holding dual citizenship

Supreme Court annulled the parliamentary seat of Geetha Kumarsinghe, an actress-turned-politician and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's loyalist, for holding dual citizenship.

published on : 2nd November 2017

Sri Lanka Tamils to protest for release of political prisoners during President Sirisena's visit to Jaffna

The protest warning has come after a shutdown was observed in the region over the same issue recently.

published on : 14th October 2017

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrives in Tirumala

After an overnight stay, he and his family were expected to participate in 'Suprabhatha" recitation ritual inside the temple early tomorrow, according to temple sources. 

published on : 7th October 2017

Mahinda Rajapaksa bid to remove Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena as SLFP leader fails

Two Sri Lanka Freedom Party activists loyal to the former president Rajapaksa had filed a case in 2016 saying that Sirisena taking over from him was against the party constitution.

published on : 29th September 2017

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
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