Rajapaksa vows to abolish Sri Lankan constitution's 19th Amendment that curtails presidential powers

The 19A adopted in 2015 by the then reformist government was subject to much criticism by the Rajapaksa clan as it prevented dual citizens from contesting elections.

published on : 20th August 2020

Sri Lanka's new parliament set to open on August 20 after delays

At the inaugural session, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is due to present his policy statement of his government for the next five years.

published on : 16th August 2020

Sri Lanka to resume repatriation flights from July 31

The government halted the repatriation of its citizens from various countries from July 14 in view of the increasing number of cases.

published on : 29th July 2020

Sri Lanka will withdraw from any international forum if 'war heroes' targeted: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The UN rights body has passed three successive resolutions since 2013 calling for war crimes investigations on both government troops and the LTTE.

published on : 19th May 2020

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants civil war disappearances probed: Sri Lanka President's office

Rajapaksa told the UN official that after the conclusion of the necessary investigations, steps would be taken to issue death certificates and support for the families.

published on : 22nd January 2020

Thousands missing since end of war 'dead', most of them taken by LTTE: Lankan President

The Tamils alleged that thousands were massacred during the final stages of the war that ended in 2009 when the government forces killed LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran.

published on : 21st January 2020

Sri Lanka will not kowtow before any foreign nation, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa tells Parliament

In his first ceremonial address to Parliament, the president outlined his government's vision for efficiency, eradication of corruption and crime with accelerated infrastructure development.

published on : 3rd January 2020

Sri Lanka army chief Shavendra Silva appointed as acting Chief of Defence Staff

Shavendra Silva's 58th division has been accused of violating international human rights laws, including shelling a hospital. 

published on : 1st January 2020

Can't entertain 2015 UNHRC resolution on war crime in current form in Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa

Commenting on the Tamil demand for political autonomy, Rajapaksa on Thursday stressed that no devolution of power would be possible without the consent of the majority.

published on : 20th December 2019

Sri Lanka's Tamil party to discuss 13th amendment with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The 13th amendment, an outcome of an agreement reached between India and Sri Lanka in 1987, deals with devolution of land and police powers to the provinces in Sri Lanka.

published on : 8th December 2019

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa prorogues parliament for one month

His party - Sri Lanka People's Front - lacks the working majority in the 225-member assembly and ending the session will give him freedom to rule without obstruction from the Opposition.

published on : 4th December 2019

Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa orders committee to expedite Easter attack probe

The President said the security situation was continuously reviewed with intelligence officers.

published on : 3rd December 2019

Sri Lanka-India bilateral ties revitalised, will maintain warm relations with New Delhi: Gotabaya Rajapaska

India offered a USD 400 million credit line to Sri Lanka for development of its infrastructure and economy during president Rajapaksa's visit to New Delhi.

published on : 2nd December 2019

'Gotham' renewed for final season

The show is based on DC Comics characters and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. 'Gotham' is aired on Zee Cafe in India.

published on : 14th May 2018