He said he believed the Easter day attacks had links to Islamic State.
23 Apr 2019 8:00 PM
Muslim brothers carried out two of the hotel suicide blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter, part of bombings that killed more than 320 people.
23 Apr 2019 4:44 PM
Sri Lanka's terror attack on Easter Sunday was carried out by local Islamic extremists in retaliation for mosque shootings in New Zealand.
23 Apr 2019 3:13 PM
Some quarters in Sri Lanka felt the recent bombings were a response for the March 15 Christchurch mosque attacks.
23 Apr 2019 1:48 PM
Donald Trump called Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to express condolences over the killing of nearly 300 people.
23 Apr 2019 10:39 AM
The Sri Lankan government never expected the Easter Sunday bombings of such magnitude, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said.
23 Apr 2019 10:27 AM
Warning by Indian intelligence sent on April 7 went unheeded.
22 Apr 2019 1:21 AM
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said all Easter masses in the Colombo district had been cancelled.
22 Apr 2019 1:14 AM
The Prime Minister renewed the offer of all possible help and assistance to Sri Lanka.
21 Apr 2019 4:27 PM
The forming of the cabinet was delayed because the president wanted to retain media and the police, govt spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said.
20 Dec 2018 4:26 PM
The Maldives is estimated to have racked up over $1.3 billion in debt to China.
20 Dec 2018 12:23 AM
The UNP leader had refused to step down asserting that his sacking was illegal.
17 Dec 2018 3:21 AM
As observers, India as well as the United States could only tender well-meaning advice as these were strictly internal affairs of a sovereign nation.
16 Dec 2018 12:02 AM
The stepping down of Rajapaksa signals an end to a turbulent seven-week long struggle for power in the island nation.
14 Dec 2018 7:48 PM
Sirisena might rescind order of dissolving Parl, effectively pre-empting a court ruling that they expect to overturn his decision anyway.
01 Dec 2018 1:14 PM
Rajapaksa loyalists declared the vote illegal and called into question the impartiality of the speaker.
30 Nov 2018 2:09 PM
Sirisena's party members walked out of Parliament, protesting against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya's move to appoint five members of UPFA.
23 Nov 2018 4:35 PM
JVP boycotted the meeting and wrote to Sirisena stating he should end the crisis as he created it. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya also stayed away.
19 Nov 2018 10:21 AM
Brawl occurred day after Speaker announced there is no PM or government following no-confidence motion against disputed PM Rajapaksa.
16 Nov 2018 8:23 PM
Speaker announces that the island nation ‘now had no government’.
16 Nov 2018 7:26 AM