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Apr 28, 2019
Sri Lanka blasts: Mahinda Rajapaksa says no need for India to send NSG troops, blames president, PM for inaction against terror groupsMahinda Rajapaksa said India has been helpful after the attacks in Sri Lanka, but there is no need for the NSG to come in.
Jun 28, 2018
Sri Lanka polls: Mahinda Rajapaksa's aide calls allegations of Chinese funding 'misrepresentation of facts'A close aide of Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday rejected as "gross misrepresentation of facts" a media report that claimed China had funded his unsuccessful 2015 presidential re-run.
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.
Aug 06, 2017
Among rising graft cases, Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe says his govt will not tolerate corruptionSri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Sunday his government will not tolerate corruption and "remove" all those found involved in graft cases.
Feb 04, 2016
Sri Lanka lifts 'unofficial ban' on Tamil national anthem on country's Independence dayLifting an unofficial ban, Sri Lanka's national anthem was today sung in Tamil at a ceremony here to mark the the country's independence day, in an effort to achieve reconciliation with the ethnic minority community.
Jan 12, 2016
Sri Lankan court may summon army chief in missing journalist caseAt least six army men attached to military intelligence were suspected in Ekneligoda’s alleged abduction and are currently in custody.
Feb 02, 2015
With change in Sri Lanka, US eyes deeper ties with new govtThe surprise defeat of Sri Lanka's authoritarian leader and the new government's early steps to end repression have stirred US hopes that the South Asian island nation can revive ties with Washington.
Jan 09, 2015
US looks forward to working with Sri Lankan Prez-elect Sirisena: John KerryThe US looks forward to working with Sri Lankan president-elect Maithripala Sirisena, Secretary of State John Kerry today said.
Jan 08, 2015
Sri Lanka goes to polls: Rajapaksa battles for survival against resurgent OppositionVoting started early on Thursday in Sri Lanka's presidential election, where Mahinda Rajapaksa faces a fierce political battle after a onetime ally suddenly defected from the ruling party.
Jan 03, 2015
Has Rajapaksa overplayed his hand by seeking third term as President?He was the president hailed as a king after crushing the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009 and ending the island nation's 25-year civil war.