Sri Lanka president skips Glasgow Games citing poor security

Sri Lanka`s president decided to stay away from the Commonwealth Games despite being chair of the bloc because Colombo was unhappy with Britain`s security arrangements, a minister said Thursday.

Rajapaksa orders quickening of India power plant project

Fresh from his visit to New Delhi for Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s swearing-in, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today ordered officials to quicken the progress of a coal-fired power plant being built jointly with India.

Sri Lankan President satisfied over Khurshid`s presence at CHOGM

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today expressed satisfaction over External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid attending the CHOGM summit.

Sri Lanka Prez saddened by Bodh Gaya blasts: Officials

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was today shocked and dismayed by the news of serial explosions in internationally renowned Mahabodhi temple in India, a place of religious significance for the Buddhists.

Rajapaksa allies press for abolition of 13th amend

Two allies in Sri Lanka`s ruling coalition demanded scrapping of the 13th amendment as it would "cripple" the parliament.

Sri Lanka President attacks UN war crimes report

Sri Lanka has repeatedly denied any rights violations during the civil war.

Lankan Prez announces package for North ahead of polls

Lankan Prez Rajapaksa has unveiled a USD 4bn reconstruction package for the war-ravaged North to woo Tamil voters.