This also marks the return of the powerful Rajapaksa dynasty known for its pro-China tilt.
18 Nov 2019 7:02 AM
Nearly 16 million people are eligible to vote for the president from among a record 35 candidates.
15 Nov 2019 1:07 PM
A surfeit of candidates may be seen as an indication of greater public enthusiasm for participation in the democratic process.
15 Nov 2019 12:58 AM
Sirisena, who is stepping down after Saturday's presidential election, announced last month he was considering to grant Jayamaha a pardon.
10 Nov 2019 12:51 PM
The following year, the Sirisena government allowed Chinese projects to resume after demanding changes in some.
20 Sep 2019 10:46 AM
President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending the emergency on 22nd of each month since April 21 attacks on 3 hotels and 3 churches.
23 Aug 2019 1:22 PM
However, four out of five permanent members in the United Nations did not support Pakistan contentions over India's decision.
23 Aug 2019 8:13 AM
Sirisena made the statement while addressing the representatives of his party, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Daily Mirror reported.
07 Aug 2019 3:03 PM
NTJ leader Zahran Hashim made a video with fellow NTJ members pledging allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Bagdadi.
25 Jul 2019 8:58 AM
The statement comes amid a nationwide narcotics crackdown, with President aiming to reintroduce capital punishment for drug offences.
16 Jul 2019 9:15 AM
The petitioners argued that it would result in the violation of fundamental rights as established in Article 12 (1) of the constitution.
01 Jul 2019 6:19 PM
The emergency can be declared for a month at a time, and parliament must ratify it within 10 days.
22 Jun 2019 11:05 AM
Sirisena also suspended police chief Pujith Jayasundera and his top defense bureaucrat Hemasiri Fernando after the bombings.
21 Jun 2019 7:55 PM
Muslim Cabinet minister and two provincial governors were accused of having sponsored National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) blamed for attacks.
19 Jun 2019 3:33 PM
Muslim leaders tell Parliamentary panel they alerted officials repeatedly on radicalisation.
12 Jun 2019 2:30 AM
PM Modi is in Sri Lanka on the second leg of his first foreign visit after the elections last month.
09 Jun 2019 5:00 PM
A ministerial source told AFP Sirisena has refused to allow any police, military or intelligence personnel to testify before the committee.
08 Jun 2019 11:00 AM
The Muslim politicians also protested what they term the government's inability to ensure the safety of their community.
04 Jun 2019 11:51 AM
Sri Lanka was hit by a wave of bombings on Easter Sunday in which over 250 people were killed.
01 Jun 2019 10:39 AM
Meanwhile, in response to another question, Mr Maithripala described both regional groupings BIMSTEC and SAARC as “significant”.
01 Jun 2019 1:25 AM