Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka's ex-President Sirisena apologises for 2019 Easter Sunday bombings

Sirisena's apology came after Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on January 12 ordered him to pay SLR 100 million as compensation to the victims.

published on : 31st January 2023

Sri Lankan court orders ex-President to pay victims of 2019 Easter bombings

A seven-judge bench of the top court ordered Sirisena to pay 100 million rupees ($273,300) from his personal funds.

published on : 12th January 2023

Sri Lanka's former president Sirisena named suspect in Easter Sunday attacks

The probe had also found a host of other top defence officials, including former police chief Pujith Jayasundera and former defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando, guilty of ignoring prior intelligence.

published on : 16th September 2022

Sri Lanka's Acting President Wickremesinghe seeks UK help in 2019 Easter attacks probe 

On the third anniversary of the Easter terror attack in April, then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa vowed that the Sri Lankan government will not rest until justice has been served.

published on : 19th July 2022

Sri Lanka president agrees to remove brother as PM: Lawmaker

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed that a national council will be appointed to name a new prime minister and a Cabinet comprised of all parties in Parliament.

published on : 29th April 2022

Lankan economic crisis: Rajapaksa's grip on power weakens as dissidents plan to ditch government

The President invited the Opposition parties to join a unity Cabinet to tackle the raging public anger against the hardships caused by the economic crisis.

published on : 5th April 2022

Lanka economic crisis: Ruling coalition party urges President Gotabaya to form all-party govt

Party's general secretary and state minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said that the Central Committee decided on Friday to urge the formation of a government representing all parties in Parliament.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Sri Lankan leaders unite in congratulating Narendra Modi as BJP heads to major poll win

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and main Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated Modi.

published on : 23rd May 2019

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena promulgates emergency for a week

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.

published on : 7th March 2018

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