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Apr 23, 2019
Sri Lanka bomb blasts: Growing divide within government and history of Emergency paint grim picture aheadThe announcement of State of Emergency in Sri Lanka comes against a backdrop where activists have been campaigning for the removal or improvement of counter-terror legislation in the country
Apr 22, 2019
Day after Easter blasts, challenge for Sri Lanka is to prevent existing fissures from destabilising countryThose behind the Sri Lanka blasts, whether part of an Islamic State module or any other module, whether from inside or out, will only feed on existing fissures, the best counter terrorism model is to simply refuse to follow that path
Mar 11, 2019
Sri Lanka's TNA, JVP pledge to work together to abolish executive presidency in 20th amendment of nation's constitutionSri Lanka's main Tamil party TNA and Marxist party JVP on Monday held a rare meeting in Colombo and decided to work together towards abolishing the executive presidency in the country
Dec 14, 2018
Sri Lanka crisis: PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign on Saturday, says son after SC upholds order preventing him from holding officeMahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in a controversial move, will resign on Saturday, his son announced Friday
Mar 10, 2018
Sri Lanka unrest: Three retired judges to probe anti-Muslim riots in Kandy, announces President Maithripala SirisenaAn investigation into anti-Muslim riots that spread in central Sri Lanka prompting the authorities to declare a nationwide state of emergency was announced by Sirisena
Mar 07, 2018
'Essential to tackle hate campaigns, false narratives in Sri Lanka': Rights groups demand safety during state of EmergencyThe communal violence in Sri Lanka's Teldeniya area that left two persons dead and forced the government to impose Emergency has prompted human rights groups to urge the authorities to ensure safety for all.
Oct 22, 2016
Tamils in Sri Lanka feel pessimistic due to lack of reconciliation efforts by Sirisena: UK groupTamils in Sri Lanka are feeling pessimistic due to lack of progress in reconciliation efforts by President Maithripala Sirisena who had promised to reach out to the minority community more vigorously than his predecessor, a UK-based diaspora group said on Saturday.
Jun 26, 2016
I ended war with LTTE to achieve reconciliation, says Sri Lankan president RajapaksaFormer Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday accused the government of a political "witch hunt" against him and to wipe out the legacy of his regime that had ended the separatist war with LTTE with an aim to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community.
Jun 18, 2016
Modi, Sirisena inaugurate renovated Duraiappah stadium in JaffnaPrime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated newly-renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna on Saturday.
May 18, 2016
Sri Lanka floods: President Sirisena condoles tragedy as death toll hits 37Over 350,000 people have been hit by flooding in Sri Lanka and 223,000 are sheltering in state-run welfare centres.