Given the trajectory of the China relations — Sri Lanka’s ‘India First’ policy will obviously be confined to bilateral security issues and New Delhi’s concerns in the matter.
Narendra Modi holds virtual bilateral summit with Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, discusses trade and defence ties
In the interaction with his Sri Lankan Lankan counterpart, Modi referred to his government's neighbourhood-first policy as well as SAGAR and said India gives priority to its relations with Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan govt tables 20th Constitution Amendment Bill that proposes complete presidential immunity
The government on 2 September gazetted 20A, which would prevent the Supreme Court even considering whether an act by the president amounts to a violation of the Constitution
The SLPP, led by Mahinda and his brother Gotabaya, registered a landslide victory in the 5 August general election, securing two-thirds majority in Parliament
Ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s UNP won only one seat while SJB emerged victorious in 55 seats of the 225-member parliament
Sri Lanka's former sports minister says claims of 2011 World Cup final being sold based on 'suspicion'
The Lankan government has ordered an enquiry into the matter and a special Police investigation unit recorded Aluthgamage's statement on Wednesday. He told the team that he was only suspicious of fixing.
Aluthgamage, who was Sri Lanka's sports minister at the time, said. 'Today I am telling you that we sold the 2011 World Cup, I said this when I was the sports minister.'
Mahinda Rajapaksa in Delhi: Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan PM hold talks; India calls on island nation to fulfil Tamil community's aspirations
Mahinda Rajapaksa, elder brother of Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, arrived in Delhi on Friday on a five-day visit
Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to reach India tomorrow for 4-day visit; trade, defence, maritime talks on cards
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will undertake a four-day state visit to India and hold talks on a number of key areas including trade, defence and maritime security cooperation
Ahead of visit to New Delhi, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka won't do anything to harm India's interests
Newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is considered pro-China, said he wanted Sri Lanka to be a 'neutral country' and work with all the countries
Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints ex-PM and brother Mahinda as Prime Minister after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns
Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed the prime minister on 26 October, 2018 by the then president Maithripala Sirisena, who sacked Wickremesinghe in a controversial move that plunged Sri Lanka into an unprecedented constitutional crisis
India rushes S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka to shield Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China, but stressed economy hampers New Delhi's diplomatic moves
The biggest issue for India, however, is its slowing economy and the strategic cost that it has to pay for lack of economic muscle.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa's victory in Sri Lanka not setback for India; New Delhi should disregard narrative shaped by western fears
The fact that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won the popular mandate fair and square makes him the legitimate leader of Sri Lanka. India will engage with him the way they would have engaged with Sajith Premadasa had he won
Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take oath as Sri Lanka's 7th executive president in Anuradhapura today
Sri Lanka's controversial wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will take oath as the seventh executive president of Sri Lanka on Monday at the Ruwanweli Seya precincts in the ancient north-central town of Anuradhapura
Gotabaya Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka's presidential polls: Controversial 'war hero' played central role in ending LTTE conflict
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the man who ruthlessly ended Sri Lanka's nearly 30-year civil war with the LTTE, is both a controversial and a respected figure in the island nation where he is considered a 'war hero' by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority
Sri Lanka Elections: Ex-defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be elected as new President after winning with 48.2% of vote share
Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected president, his spokesman said Sunday following a fiercely fought election seven months after Islamist attacks killed 269 people
Sri Lankan presidential elections: Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes early lead in polls with 52.87% votes, housing minister trails with 39.67%
Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa took an early lead Sunday in a fiercely fought presidential election conducted under high security seven months after deadly Islamist attacks
Sri Lanka presidential election sees 80 percent turnout amid multiple poll violations; convoy of Muslim voters in northwest attacked
The Sri Lanka election on Saturday took place nearly seven months after homegrown radicals pledging loyalty to the Islamic State terror group detonated suicide bombs at three churches and three posh hotels, killing 269 people, seriously hitting the tourism industry, one of the main forex earning sectors of the country
Sri Lanka elections: Lauded for crushing civil war, condemned for 'war crimes', Rajapaksa clan eyes another shot at power as Gotabaya among top contenders in presidential polls
Sri Lankans voted Saturday for a new president in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, lauded by supporters for crushing the Tamil Tigers but condemned by critics for war crimes, corruption and cosying up to China
Sri Lanka elections: Gunmen open fire on convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters; no casualties reported
Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest Sri Lanka on Saturday, hours before polling in presidential elections got underway, police said