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President Sirisena’s pledge to re-introduce the death penalty faces many hurdles

President Maithripala Sirisena’s most recent vow to resume execution of those convicted of “drug offences” came last week when he told the Sri Lankan...

Sirisena’s candidature as SLPP nominee for presidential ruled out as Gotabhaya...

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) appeared to be almost certain that the United States will agree to relieve former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa of American

Once bitten twice shy, India cultivates all political leaders in Lanka

Days after former president and current opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa seemed to be building bridges with India in his latest visit to the country...

On Sri Lankan independence day, Sirisena says he is opposed to...

As Sri Lanka commemorated 71 years of freedom from British rule on Monday, President Maithripala Sirisena admitted that the country had failed to find a long-term solution to restore

UNP keen to form national govt, as Mahinda Rajapksa looks at...

With just about eight months for the presidential election and amid Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leader Mahinda Rajapaksa turning the heat on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government, the

TNA leaders claims Sinhalese politics of denial could spur Tamil extremism

If the Sinhala South does not agree to a new constitution as a means to initiate a solution for an administrative power-sharing model with Sri Lanka’s North,

A Sri Lankan wedding, pre-presidential poll politics and an election commissioner’s...

It has been four days and social media has still not stopped talking about the wedding of Rohitha Rajapaksa, the son of opposition leader...

Sri Lanka war heroes, a jailed racist monk and fears of...

Many an eyebrow was raised last week when the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Hemasiri Fernando made the controversial statement that war heroes are those who have won medals and not others

Sirisena announces Sri Lanka will follow Philippines’ model on war against...

Weeks after he caused a national crisis by ousting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa as premier and then backing down after...

Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sirisena prepare the ground to taken on the...

Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday officially assumed duties as opposition leader, pledging to build a broad coalition against the government and declaring that he would...

Rajapaksa’s SLPP says new constitution does not address economic issues of...

Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has rejected the steering committee’s report on the proposed new constitution, stating that it will work towards

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa: The presidential face-off in Sri Lanka...

Amid rumours that former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa had handed over documents to formally renounce his US citizenship,...

Lanka likely to be wooed not by new constitution but by...

Despite the hype, what was submitted to parliament on Friday was not officially declared to be the much anticipateddraft constitution but a report by...

New Lankan constitution could open old wounds if SLPP and SLFP...

After a brief lull, Sri Lankan politics has turned hyper again with the draft of a new constitution scheduled to be tabled in parliament...

Lanka gets new govt and new finance plan

The United National Party has donned once again the mantle of government, following the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa from the Premiership he was bestowed...

The UNP is about to re-start as a government but amidst...

On Sunday, news channels in Sri Lanka which covered the swearing in of UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister, also aired the scathing criticism uncensored by any political nicety delivered by

Wickremesinghe is again appointed PM but Rajapaks vows to topple govt

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who was sacked by President Maithriapala Sirisena on October 26 was once again sworn in as Prime Minister in front...

Despite Supreme Court ruling, Wickremesinghe-Sirisena fight is far from being over

With Sri Lanka’s apex court, the Supreme Court,Thursday evening delivering a landmark judgment against the dissolution of parliament carried out by President Maithripala Sirisena...

UNP to move Vote of Confidence on ousted PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

As the country awaits the Supreme Court ruling on the multiple Fundamental Rights petitions against the dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena, which...

In times of faltering economy, Sri Lankans are torn between their...

Even as political uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the then Prime Minister Anil Wickremesinghe on October 26 the country

Ousted PM Ranil Wickremesinghe meets diplomats, does not speak of Rajapaksa...

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who was stripped of his Premiership by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26 had told foreign Ambassadors in a meeting Tuesday that he has ‘nothing against’