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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.