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Lankan PM says won’t quit

Sri Lanka Saturday completes six days in political limbo after former President Mahinda Rajapaksa won a landslide victory in the February 10 local government...

Former Prez. Rajapaksa demand snap polls, UNP demands forming government

Following the landslide victory of his new party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), at the local government election held on February 10, former...

Mahinda storms back, Sirisena ‘shell-shocked’

The Sri Lankan people have clearly spoken at the February 10 local government elections by according a stellar comeback to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa,...

Former Prez Mahinda Rajapaksa’s SLPP heads for sweeping victory in local...

The 2015 January 08 Presidential election was considered an important milestone in Lankan political history where a powerful ruler considered an autocrat by some...

President Sirisena highlights economic freedom in Independence Day message

Sri Lanka Sunday, February 04, marked the 70th anniversary of independence from Britain with pomp and pageant, with Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the...

The drama of replacing PM, jailing Gotabaya and de-franchising Mahinda

As President Maithripala Sirisena, who is also the head of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party  (SLFP),  gets increasingly critical of his National Unity government’s...

Lankan parties go hammer and tongs against each other ahead of...

Sri Lankan political parties are going hammer and tongs against each other ahead of the crucial local bodies’ elections slated for February 10. The no-holds...

Sri Lanka, Singapore sign FTA amidst controversy

Sri Lanka and Singapore, on Tuesday (Jan 23) inked a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) aimed at boosting trade and investment between the two countries...

An emotional Sirisena storms out of Cabinet meeting

A day after the Supreme Court decreed that President Sirisena has only a 5 year term and not 6, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena...

Sri Lankan president’s bid to get one more year in office...

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s attempt to get one more year in office through a Supreme Court interpretation of the relevant clauses of the...

Lankan President revokes gazette permitting sale of liquor to women

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena announced Sunday that he has instructed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera to cancel last week’s gazette...

President Sirisena says ready to step down any time 

Facing a barrage of criticism by social media for seeking an opinion from Supreme Court whether his term is 5 or 6 more years...

Pakistan PM Abbasi urges Lankan businessmen to invest in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday invited Sri Lankan businessmen to see for themselves that Pakistan is not ‘what the West portrays,’ declaring...

Pakistan food festival, single country exhibition opens in Colombo

The colorful Pakistan Food Festival and single country exhibition is underway for the third consecutive year. The food festival is being held at the...

President for three more years or two? Ramifications of Sirisena seeking...

In the backdrop of the third anniversary of the current regime’s coalition partnership - of President Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and PM...

UNP kicks off local govt. campaign, blames all on Rajapaksa era

The United National Party (UNP) of Ranil Wickremesinghe Sunday kicked off its campaigning for the upcoming Local Government elections accusing the Rajapaksa political era...

Lankan PM under attack following Central Bank Bond Scam report

It has been only seven days spent so far in the year but much is boiling in Lanka – in very blackened political pots,...

Report on Central Bank bond scam gives Sirisena a political boost

In what was seen as a politically significant step, President Sirisena Wednesday issued a public statement on the Presidential Commission which probed a massive...

Sirisena ignores PM, appoints new Law and Order Minister

Showing the ruffled state of affairs within Sri Lanka’s National Unity regime, President Maithripala Sirisena, who is head of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party...

Local Govt election results may lead to Sirisena-Rajapaksa brotherhood

A senior member of President Maithripala Sirisena’s faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and cabinet minister has said that that the local...

Lanka head onto 2018 on rickety bridge

As Sri Lanka speeds away towards the end of the remaining days of 2017, a giant red stocking stands at the Galle Face Green...