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Where India and Sri Lanka stand despite Sirisena’s allegation of RAW...

India has graciously handled what could otherwise have led to an outright diplomatic furore between New Delhi and Colombo after Sri Lankan President Maithripala...

India, Lanka and the shadow of Prez Sirisena’s denied allegation of...

India has graciously handled what could have led to an outright diplomatic furore following President Sirisena’s now denied claim (that the The Hindu newspaper...

Sirisena’s denial he was target of RAW plot to kill him...

A day after Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena stunned members of the cabinet when he revealed to them that India’s external intelligence agency, Research...

A month after Rajapaksa, Ranil goes for India pow wow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, embroiled in controversy back in Sri Lanka over the dwindling state of the economy, is to visit New Delhi this...

Political machinations in Sri Lanka deepen as economy continues to take...

The unending rise of fuel prices in Sri Lanka has clearly put the government on the defensive with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Finance...

Political tug-a-war against Sirisena- Rajapaksa unison

Two meetings held this week between President Maithripala Sirisena’s SLFP and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s new party the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (SLPP)...

Sri Lanka’s Tamil diaspora could boost country’s economy but challenges on...

For the past nine years the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora has had strong reservations about investing in their country of origin, claiming that they...

Rivals Sirisena and Rajapaksa to unite to oust PM Wickremesinghe

President Maithripala Sirisena was elected 15 January 2015 on the then Opposition UNP coalition ticket after having left his party, the SLFP, betraying his...

Visiting Pakistan Defence Secretary meets Lankan counterpart

The Defence Secretary of Pakistan, Lieutenant General (R) Ikram Ul Haq met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the...

Lankan President Sirisena’s claims he oversaw war in May 2009 might...

In a revelation that could prove counter-productive, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena last week disclosed that he gave leadership to the armed forces during...

Prez Sirisena to introduce measures to control political, financial disarray

In the wake of the government taking steps to discourage the import of luxury goods as a remedial measure to control the continuous depreciation...

Sri Lanka: Sirisena’s appeal to the UN and connecting factors

To allow Sri Lankans to bring about post-war reconciliation without international interference was the crux of the speech of President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the...

Sri Lankan political rivalry intensifies as economy goes into a tailspin

While Donald Trump told the UN earlier this week that globalism should be done away with and national interests safeguarded, a declining Sri Lankan...

As Sri Lankan rupee slides further, Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe slug it...

Following the consistent plunging of the Sri Lankan rupee throughout last week and the government’s plans to increase expenditure, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on...

For Sirisena to take U-turn on Resolution 30/1 at UN General...

In what could be an act of diplomatic suicide, Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena’s expected statement at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the UN Human Rights Commission Resolution

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Presidential hopes for his son sparks off dissent

Muffled whispers of irritation are now becoming outspoken criticism as a die hard loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa began speaking out last week...

Northern Provincial Council resolution on Sri Lanka and the lambasting of...

Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Provincial Council mid last week unanimously adopted a resolution calling upon the United Nations to hold a referendum on the “political preference of the Tamil-speaking people”.

Mahinda Rajapaksa meets Modi in India, says misunderstanding over

Mahinda Rajapaksa is back to courting India. Forgotten are his accusations that India was behind the Presidential victory of his one-time confidante Maithripala Sirisena...

Protesting for a democracy, or a Monarchy?

The dust has barely settled on the streets of Colombo that the over twenty five thousand supporters of former President and his Joint Opposition...

Will not believe Lankan youth plotted terror in Australia, says his...

Wellwishers of Kamer Nizamdeen, a Sri Lankan student arrested in Sydney on August 30 on suspicion of being a terrorist and that he had...

Anti-government protest reinforces Mahinda cult

Colombo was turned into a sea of people yesterday, September 05, Wednesday, as over 2,000 loyalists of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa occupied the central...