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.
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.
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.
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.
June 06, 2016 11:04 am
Sirisena has ordered a probe with the police's Crime Investigation Department carrying out investigations.
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."
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.
January 08, 2016 3:21 pm
The Secretary-General acknowledges the initial steps the Government has taken to strengthen good governance in Sri Lanka
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.
August 22, 2015 12:00 am
Sri Lanka may get a stable government, but it will not be the promised new country.
March 13, 2015 1:12 pm
Sri Lanka is the final stop of his three-nation tour of Indian Ocean island nations.
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.