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
Leaders of the parties that backed Gotabaya during the presidential polls will be given preference in the Cabinet.
21 Nov 2019 10:32 AM
Rajapaksa, 70, defeated Sajith Premadasa, 52, by more than 13 lakh votes, the election commission announced on Sunday.
18 Nov 2019 11:02 AM
Nearly 16 million people are eligible to vote for the president from among a record 35 candidates.
15 Nov 2019 1:07 PM
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
Furusawa's comments coincided with the latest tranche of a USD 1.5 billion IMF bailout package for Sri Lanka first approved in 2016.
02 Nov 2019 3:09 PM
SL had a Senate which was abolished in 1971 before the formulation of the 1972 Constitution whereby Sri Lanka left the British sovereign.
31 Oct 2019 7:40 PM
A Federal Court judge ruled last month there was enough evidence for the toddler’s case to go to trial, though a date has not yet been set.
05 Oct 2019 2:55 PM
Nadungamuwa Raja, 65 years old, is a celebrated elephant towering around 10.5 feet in height, the tallest tamed tusker in Lanka.
27 Sep 2019 12:52 PM
The animal was withdrawn from the finale of the annual pageant in Kandy after a social media firestorm erupted against parading it.
25 Sep 2019 2:51 PM
The following year, the Sirisena government allowed Chinese projects to resume after demanding changes in some.
20 Sep 2019 10:46 AM
The strike caused hardships to the patients who arrived at state-run hospitals, where doctors were providing only emergency treatment.
18 Sep 2019 3:33 PM
'Moves were also underway to freeze 6 billion Sri Lankan rupees worth of assets belonging to the suspects,' the police spokesman said.
06 Sep 2019 10:14 AM
The family's neighbours from rural Queensland have campaigned for them to stay.
31 Aug 2019 2:50 PM
He is being interrogated by top police officials at a police guest house in the city.
24 Aug 2019 7:56 PM
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
After a howl of protests over social media, festival organisers withdrew the aged animal from the grand finale on Wednesday.
16 Aug 2019 4:56 PM
Lankan PM made the statement while testifying before Parliamentary Select Committee, appointed to probe the Easter Sunday blasts.
07 Aug 2019 3:42 PM
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