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Maithripala Sirisena


Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena lifts suspension of parliament

May 27, 2020 4:09 pm

Former president Mahinda Rajpaksa was reinstated as the Prime Minister by President Sirisena replacing Wickremesinghe, in a dramatic turn of events.

US Vice President-elect Mike Pence calls Lankan President for bilateral ties

December 02, 2016 1:46 pm

US Vice President-elect Mike Pence telephoned Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss issues pertaining to strengthening bilateral relations.

President Maithripala Sirisena's SLFP will not agree to federal set up: Nimal Siripala de Silva

November 27, 2016 7:52 pm

The process to replace the existing 1978 Constitution got underway in January this year when parliament was converted into a Constitutional Assembly.

Sri Lanka President Sirisena vows to eradicate LTTE ideology

June 08, 2016 12:17 pm

He said since being elected he had been able to cultivate friendships with all world leaders. He would rely on their assistance to achieve reconciliation.

Sri Lanka: 1 killed, thousands flee as fire triggers blasts at armoury

June 06, 2016 11:04 am

Sirisena has ordered a probe with the police's Crime Investigation Department carrying out investigations.

We don’t know how to market ourselves: PM Modi in Ujjain

May 15, 2016 12:47 am

Flanked by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Modi said that a "holier than thou" attitude is taking people towards conflicts. "Let's look within and see how we can grow ourselves."

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to visit India in delicate balancing act

May 13, 2016 8:45 am

Sirisena chose India for his first state visit after being elected early last year. Soon after, Modi became the first Indian prime minister to make a bilateral visit to Sri Lanka in 28 years.

UN chief hails progress in Sri Lanka after one year

January 08, 2016 3:21 pm

The Secretary-General acknowledges the initial steps the Government has taken to strengthen good governance in Sri Lanka

Organisers of Enrique concert should be whipped with stingray tails: Sri Lanka President

December 28, 2015 1:09 pm

President Sirisena says the organisers of an Enrique Iglesias gig should be whipped as punishment over the behaviour of some female fans.

Sirisena is not the answer

August 22, 2015 12:00 am

Sri Lanka may get a stable government, but it will not be the promised new country.


PM Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka; signs 4 agreements

March 13, 2015 1:12 pm

Sri Lanka is the final stop of his three-nation tour of Indian Ocean island nations.


Why there is a political storm in Sri Lanka

June 18, 2020 2:31 pm

Over one weekend, there was a sudden change in the leadership in Sri Lanka. Here's what happened and how.