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President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan President signs 3 loan agreements with Asian Development Bank

Sirisena signed the agreements during his first tour to the ADB headquarters while conducting a five-day state visit to the Philippines.

Jan 17, 2019, 16:05 PM IST

In huge blow to President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka Parliament votes against Mahinda Rajapaksa government

The Mahinda Rajapaksa govt has lost majority in Sri Lankan Parliament.

Nov 14, 2018, 11:06 AM IST

President Maithripala Sirisena gives Sri Lanka's thumbs up for CPEC in Pakistan: Report

According to an official statement, Maithripala Sirisena reportedly said CPEC is a promising sign for Pakistan's economic progress.

Mar 24, 2018, 11:02 AM IST

At least seven killed by storm in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka`s government on Thursday deployed troops to help regions stricken by a major storm which killed seven people with five others missing, authorities said.

Nov 30, 2017, 17:29 PM IST

Sri Lanka, China discuss ways to step up military cooperation

President Maithripala Sirisena today thanked China for its support for Sri Lanka's independence and national security in a meeting with Chinese Defence Minister as they discussed ways to bolster bilateral defence ties.

Mar 20, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene apologize for Enrique Iglesias concert chaos

The duo took to social networking site Facebook, to post an apology note to ticket holders.

Dec 28, 2015, 14:15 PM IST

Sri Lanka president visits Jaffna over gang-rape anger

 Sri Lanka`s President Maithripala Sirisena flew to the island`s former northern warzone of Jaffna on Tuesday to defuse rising tensions over the gang rape and murder of a teenager, a spokesman said.

May 26, 2015, 16:19 PM IST

Sri Lanka President should lay special stress on ensuring justice: Amnesty

Newly-elected Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena should seize the "historic" opportunity to ensure justice and accountability in respect of the alleged war crimes which occurred during the civil war in the island nation, Amnesty International India (AII) said today as he embarks on his maiden visit to India.

Feb 15, 2015, 13:57 PM IST