Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court stays capital punishment till November 10

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court stays capital punishment till November 10

Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the stay order till November 10 against a move by President Maithripala Sirisena t...Read More

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena not running for 2nd term

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena not running for 2nd term

The deadline to make the deposits ended at 12 noon on Sunday and Sirisena was not among the 41 candidates who had paid deposits in order ...Read More

Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan left red-faced

Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan left red-faced

After the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka claimed that the island nation's President, Maithripala Sirisena, has acknowledged Jammu ...Read More

Sri Lanka President vetoes deal with the US

Sri Lanka President vetoes deal with the US

Sri Lanka's President Saturday announced he will not allow his government to conclude a proposed military deal that would allow US troops...Read More

PM Modi gets Samadhi Buddha Statue as gift from Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

PM Modi gets Samadhi Buddha Statue as gift from Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a special gift, a replica of the Samadhi Buddha Statue, from a "special friend" Sri Lankan Presiden...Read More

PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with Nepalese counterpart

PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with Nepalese counterpart

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli at the Hyderabad House here on F...Read More

PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Mauritian counterpart

PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Mauritian counterpart

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth on Friday morning at the...Read More

Sri Lankan President bans 3 extremist organisations

Sri Lankan President bans 3 extremist organisations

Colombo: Sri Lankan government has banned three Islamist extremist groups, including the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) that carried o...Read More

Mumbai: Lawyer approaches police against Shiv Sena’s ban burqa editorial

Mumbai: Lawyer approaches police against Shiv Sena’s ban burqa editorial

Mumbai: A city-based advocate approached police over an editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana which called for a ban on burqas in Ind...Read More

Shiv Sena or Uddhav Thackeray did not demand burqa ban: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena or Uddhav Thackeray did not demand burqa ban: Sanjay Raut

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has clarified that the demand for burqa ban made in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana was not...Read More

Pluralism is the norm, no society can look away

Pluralism is the norm, no society can look away

India has been warned. Boasting of the world’s largest election doesn’t by itself usher in or establish democracy. No multi-religious, mu...Read More

Leave my country alone: Prez Maithripala Sirisena to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Leave my country alone: Prez Maithripala Sirisena to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday asked Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to “leave my country alone” after the dreaded ...Read More

Intel agency warns leaders not to travel together

Intel agency warns leaders not to travel together

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s intelligence agency has warned the country’s top leadership not to travel together during the coming few weeks after...Read More

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter bombings

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter bombings

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to li...Read More

Churches shut, TV airs services

Churches shut, TV airs services

Colombo: Catholics in Sri Lanka followed televised religious services on Sunday as churches remained shut after the bishops’ conference d...Read More

Sri Lanka admits ‘major’ intelligence lapses; President asks Defence Secretary, top cop to resign

Sri Lanka admits ‘major’ intelligence lapses; President asks Defence Secretary, top cop to resign

Colombo: Sri Lankan govt on Wednesday admitted “major” intelligence lapses led to the horrific Easter Sunday blasts and asked two top sec...Read More

Sri Lanka receives 100 application for hangman’s post

Sri Lanka receives 100 application for hangman’s post

Colombo: Sri Lanka received 100 applications, including from an American, as it began a search for two hangmen as it wants to revive capi...Read More

Sri Lanka PM to form new democratic front

Sri Lanka PM to form new democratic front

 Colombo: The reinstated Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, here on Monday said that a democratic front would be created ...Read More

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister

Colombo: After clinging on to power for nearly two months, Sri Lanka’s ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed Prime Minister b...Read More

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns, Maithripala Sirisena to take oath as PM tomorrow

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns, Maithripala Sirisena to take oath as PM tomorrow

Colombo: Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26 after oust...Read More

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