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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...

Multi-ethnic party launched in Lanka by Tamil Progressive Alliance

Sri Lanka is seeing one of the first post war attempts at national reconciliation through political unity through the decision of a Tamil political...

Cross overs, trade overs, factions and splits heralds Lanka govt polls

The February 2018 local government polls, the litmus test of President Sirisena’s power over the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the popularity of...

UN identifies ‘significant challenges’ to personal liberty in SL

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has identified significant challenges to the enjoyment of the right to personal liberty in Sri Lanka, resulting...

Rajapaksa-Sirisena talks abandoned as local govt. poll date confirmed

As the date of the much anticipated local government elections is confirmed as being 10 February 2018 by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, political sources...

President Sirisena under pressure to accommodate Rajapaksa clan

As Sri Lanka’s Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Mustapha attempted to avert the no confidence motion submitted against him over the delay...

Tamils of Lankan war torn North ‘awaken’ to commemorate dead LTTE...

Heroes’ Day or Maaveerar Naal in memory of the dead cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was observed throughout the Tamil-dominated areas...

India-Lanka projects stuck in stalemate

Sri Lanka has failed to give a definitive word about the leasing of the Mattala Airport in Southern Hambantota to India, during the two-day...

Discomforts ahead for Sri Lanka PM

Ranil Wickremesinghe’s decision in 2014 November to adopt senior Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Maithripala Sirisena to be the United National Party (UNP)...