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1 May, 2018 4:19 PM Sirisena carries out his fourth Cabinet reshuffle

The move comes weeks after six Ministers had resigned from his National Unity government. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday reshuffled his Cabinet for the fourth time and changed the portfolios of 18 Ministers, weeks after six Ministers had resigned from his National Unity government. Six Cabinet Ministers had resigned on April 12, after 134

22 March, 2018 3:30 PM U.S. denies entry to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son

Sri Lankan legislator Namal Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has said U.S. authorities denied him permission to fly to Texas from Moscow. He went to the Russian capital as an observer for the recent presidential election. In a tweet on Thursday, the 31-year-old MP said: “Emirates Air #Moscow informs I won’t make my Houston Flight 65

12 February, 2018 7:43 PM Sri Lanka's ex-leader Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks fresh elections after council vote boost

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on Monday for parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections to be held after a party backed by him won local council polls in the strongest rebuff yet to the unity government. The national election is not due until 2020 and under the constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena can bring 68

11 February, 2018 7:31 AM Rajapaksa's party expected to win Sri Lanka local government polls

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa led SLPP is expected to win the local government elections based on the results so far. According to unofficial results from various districts where polls were held yesterday, Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) is expected to win a majority of the 340 councils. There are 24 municipal councils 56

29 July, 2017 9:19 AM Sri Lanka, China Sign $1.1 Billion Hambantota Port Deal

Cash-rich China has invested millions of dollars in Sri Lanka's infrastructure since the end of a brutal civil war in 2009. The deal may raise security concerns in India. Colombo: Sri Lanka today signed a US $1.1 billion deal to sell a 70 per cent stake of the strategic Hambantota port to China, amid concerns over the massive debt the island nation incurred 60

16 May, 2017 4:13 PM Sri Lanka backs India's concerns over China's OBOR project

Sri Lanka, which attended the just concluded Belt and Road Forum here, has backed India's concern over the Kashmir issue, saying it is difficult for New Delhi to accept the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it goes through the "heart of Indian interests". BEIJING: Sri Lanka, which attended the just concluded Belt and Road Forum here, has backed 138

13 May, 2017 5:05 AM India woos Sri Lanka, seeks to check China with Colombo-Kashi flight

Promote your Business on for free and reach out to millions of potential Customers LUCKNOW/VARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to announce a direct flight between Colombo and Varanasi is intended to leverage an ancient cultural connection and tap India's soft power potential in boosting ties with Sri Lanka and checking 37

12 May, 2017 3:09 PM India calls for deeper ties with Sri Lanka as China looms

"I believe we are at a moment of great opportunity in our ties with Sri Lanka. An opportunity to achieve a quantum jump in our partnership across different fields," PM Modi told a Buddhist conference. His comments came as Sri Lanka rebuffed a Chinese request to dock a submarine at one of its ports. COLOMBO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared 51

27 December, 2016 12:43 PM Veteran Sri Lankan politician Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passes away

Veteran Sri Lankan politician Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, who served twice as Prime Minister, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday. The 83-year-old leader, ailing for sometime now, breathed his last on Tuesday morning, his family said. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a leading private hospital on December 21. Wickremanayake served 150

13 November, 2016 3:25 PM At the end of paths taken

The excerpts from three chapters here offer a sampling of choices, many pleasures: the thrill of an insider's view of history in the making, a scholar's analysis of geopolitics, and statecraft and the reflective calm of an experienced mandarin. Ambassador, High Commissioner, Foreign Secretary and National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon's career 158