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Apr 27, 2019
Sri Lanka's intel failure result of political rivalry between PM, president; ‘lack of communication’ between leaders aided Easter Sunday blastsGovernment dysfunction and an intelligence failure that preceded the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka are traced to simmering divisions between the president and prime minister after a weeks-long political crisis that crippled the country last year.
Oct 09, 2018
Sri Lanka's former Tamil state minister Vijeyakala Maheswaran arrested for making remarks in favour of LTTE ruleVijeyakala Maheswaran, a former lone woman Tamil minister in the Sri Lankan Cabinet, was arrested on Monday for allegedly making controversial remarks favouring the banned outfit LTTE
Mar 09, 2018
Sri Lanka communal clashes: 81 suspects arrested after fresh anti-Muslim violence erupts in KandyThe communal violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in the Indian Ocean island nation has not subsided despite a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of troops in riot-hit Kandy district
Mar 06, 2018
Sri Lanka declares Emergency updates: US embassy calls for quick action against perpetrators, end to EmergencySri Lanka has declared a state of Emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy.
Feb 25, 2018
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena reshuffles Cabinet amidst political turmoilSri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena reshuffled the Cabinet in the backdrop of the ongoing political turmoil. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed as the Minister of Law and Order in the unity government's second Cabinet reshuffle.
Feb 11, 2018
Mahinda Rajapaksa-led SLPP expected to win majority in Sri Lankan local government electionsFormer Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa led SLPP is expected to win the local government elections based on the results so far
Dec 28, 2017
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena adds loyalist to govt, makes bid to strengthen party ahead of local pollsSri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena included a veteran politician and his loyalist in the Council of Ministers, in a bid to strengthen his party ahead of local-level elections.
Dec 12, 2017
Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa meets Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe; regional security, defence among issues discussedChief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo and held discussions on matters of bilateral importance
Dec 10, 2017
Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port to China on 99-year lease, opposition dubs it as a sell-outSri Lanka formally handed over the strategic southern port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease, in a deal dubbed by the opposition as a sell-out
Apr 16, 2017
Hope fades for Sri Lanka's missing as garbage dump death toll hits 23Hopes of finding anyone alive under a collapsed mountain of garbage in Sri Lanka's capital faded Sunday as the death toll reached 23 with another six reported missing, police said.