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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appoints new army chief

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday appointed Mahesh Senanayake as the new army chief.

Jul 04, 2017, 12:01 PM IST
Sirisena invokes Buddha's principles to convince opposition to drop protest plan during Modi's visit

Sirisena invokes Buddha's principles to convince opposition to drop protest plan during Modi's visit

"Are they Buddhists?" Sirisena asked with regards to those calling for the protest during Modi's visit on May 12 to Sri Lanka, a Buddhist-majority nation.

May 06, 2017, 18:50 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to arrive in India today for global anti-tobacco conference

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to arrive in India today for global anti-tobacco conference

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will arrive in India today to take part in the global anti-tobacco conference being hosted in the national capital.

Nov 06, 2016, 11:11 AM IST
No room for another ethnic war: Lanka president tells UNGA

No room for another ethnic war: Lanka president tells UNGA

Addressing the 71st UN General Assembly session, Sirisena appealed to the global community for support to make Sri Lanka a modern nation devoid of differences.

Sep 22, 2016, 17:47 PM IST

Sri Lanka's president pardons Tamil Tiger who plotted to kill him

The Sri Lankan president has also promised to end corruption, rebalance foreign policy by reducing Rajapaksa's focus on China, and ensure the independence of the judiciary and civil service.

Jan 08, 2016, 21:31 PM IST

Sirisena pledges new era of 'consensual politics' in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday pledged to introduce a new culture of "consensual politics" backed by constitutional and electoral reforms as he inaugurated the country's new parliament.

Sep 01, 2015, 18:53 PM IST

Sri Lankan President Sirisena condoles passing away of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has condoled the death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam after he visited the Indian High Commission in Colombo.

Jul 30, 2015, 13:35 PM IST

Sri Lankan President`s brother dies after axe attack

The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena died in hospital Saturday after being attacked by a man wielding an axe two days earlier, police said.

Mar 28, 2015, 10:02 AM IST

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Feb 16, 2015, 14:10 PM IST

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to meet PM Narendra Modi

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a four-day official trip to India will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday.

Feb 16, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

Tamil groups protest against Salman Khan for backing Mahinda Rajapakasa

Hundreds of Tamils on Sunday morning protested against Salman Khan outside his residence in Mumbai for backing Sri Lankan President Rajapakasa, reports stated

Jan 04, 2015, 16:26 PM IST
Why Salman Khan visited Sri Lanka

Why Salman Khan visited Sri Lanka

Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez belong to mutual admiration club! The ‘Kick’ onscreen Jodi of Bollywood was in Sri Lanka a few days ago and Salman’s latest tweets explains why he was in the country along with his beautiful co-star.

Jan 01, 2015, 08:13 AM IST

Salman Khan a betrayer, says MDMK chief Vaiko

Hitting out at Bollywood actor Salman Khan for allegedly campaigning for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MDMK chief Vaiko on Monday dubbed him as a 'betrayer.'

Dec 29, 2014, 23:38 PM IST

Rajapaksa prays at Tirumala amid Tamil protests

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday prayed at the Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala amid protests by Tamil groups opposed to him.

Dec 10, 2014, 21:03 PM IST

Subramanian Swamy pleads for Bharat Ratna to Rajapaksa

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government confer Bharat Ratna on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose leadership the LTTE was eliminated.

Oct 20, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

Smriti Irani, VK Singh takes oath as ministers in Modi Govt

BJP leaders Smriti Irani, Harshvardhan and VK Singh were sworn-in as cabinet ministers in the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

May 26, 2014, 18:20 PM IST

Sri Lankan president didn`t secretly finance `Madras Cafe`: John Abraham

Refuting rumours that Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa secretly invested in upcoming political spy-thriller `Madras Cafe`, John Abraham Monday said that this wasn`t true.

Aug 06, 2013, 08:55 AM IST

Sri Lankan President condoles Indian flood deaths

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa mourned the death and destruction due to massive flooding in north Indian states.

Jun 21, 2013, 19:04 PM IST

Lanka Prez Rajapaksa congratulates Nawaz Sharif on poll win

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has congratulated Pakistan`s PML-N party chief Nawaz Sharif on his election victory.

May 14, 2013, 21:44 PM IST

Tamil protests against Rajapaksa in UK; speech cancelled

The two groups of demonstrators had gathered near Rajapaksa`s hotel at Park Lane in London.

Jun 06, 2012, 18:30 PM IST