Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 | Last Update : 08:22 PM IST

Ranil Wickremesinghe

India says no poll interference: 'Back Sri Lanka quest for stability'

Observers see Mr Wickremesinghe’s victory as good news for India as he has a particularly good working relationship with New Delhi

21 Jul 2022 8:35 AM

Wickremesinghe elected new Sri Lankan president; protesters demand his resignation

Wickremesinghe secured 134 votes in 225-member House while his nearest rival and dissident ruling party leader Dullas Alahapperuma got 82

21 Jul 2022 12:12 AM

Lanka PM's home set on fire, Prez flees

Chaos as protesters take to streets

10 Jul 2022 12:33 AM

Easter Sunday attacks: Lanka's failure to act on Indian intel played up in Parliament

Three explosions were reported from three five-star hotels - the Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury in Colombo

19 Jul 2021 5:43 PM

Credited with ending civil war, Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn-in as Lanka Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe stepped down as prime minister earlier Thursday to clear the way for the president to form his government.

21 Nov 2019 2:16 PM

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Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn as PM today

Leaders of the parties that backed Gotabaya during the presidential polls will be given preference in the Cabinet.

21 Nov 2019 10:32 AM

In 1st polls since Easter attacks, Sri Lankans up for tomorrow's showdown

Nearly 16 million people are eligible to vote for the president from among a record 35 candidates.

15 Nov 2019 1:07 PM

Lanka's Wickremesinghe says govt responsible for mistakes that lead to Easter blasts

Lankan PM made the statement while testifying before Parliamentary Select Committee, appointed to probe the Easter Sunday blasts.

07 Aug 2019 3:42 PM

UAE, Sri Lanka welcome India’s move

Similarly, the ambassador of UAE to India is the first foreign envoy to back India’s move.

07 Aug 2019 3:22 AM

'Creation of Ladakh' India's internal matter: Lankan PM

‘Buddhists are 70 per cent of Ladakh's population and it will be the first Indian state with Buddhist majority,’ he also said.

06 Aug 2019 2:56 PM

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New laws will be introduced to prevent terrorism: Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe

The Islamic State group also claimed responsibility for the attacks.

22 Jul 2019 4:05 PM

Sri Lankan President claims drug gangs behind Easter bombings

The statement comes amid a nationwide narcotics crackdown, with President aiming to reintroduce capital punishment for drug offences.

16 Jul 2019 9:15 AM

Sri Lanka signs port deal with India, Japan to develop container terminal

The three countries are to work out details of the deal at joint working group meetings to be held inn the future.

29 May 2019 8:37 PM

SL PM Wickremesinghe vows to stop ISIS terrorism rising again

He said the security forces and police have been able to apprehend everyone involved in the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people.

26 May 2019 2:16 PM

SL PM appeals to Global community to life travel warnings

Representatives of the country's security apparatus had told the foreign envoys that the law would be enforced to its fullest.

25 May 2019 8:31 AM

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SL cant rule out more ISIS terror attacks: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings.

07 May 2019 4:22 PM

Sri Lanka PM: Most linked to bombing slain or held

The authorities have said there are about 140 followers of the Islamic State group in the country.

29 Apr 2019 3:35 AM

Most Sri Lanka Islamist radicals killed or arrested: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Three churches and three hotels were targeted by suicide bombers in the attacks in which at least 40 foreigners were killed.

28 Apr 2019 8:58 PM

It was like movie, there was blood everywhere: Survived Lanka blasts

Sri Lanka has a population of 21 million which is a patchwork of ethnicities and religions, dominated by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority.

28 Apr 2019 4:53 PM

Search ongoing for 140 people with links to ISIS: SL President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday police are looking for 140 people believed to have links with the ISIS group.

26 Apr 2019 2:55 PM

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