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Jun 10, 2019, 10:58 AM IST

PM Modi is the first world leader to visited Sri Lanka after Easter bombings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday met his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena as he was in the country for a short 3-hour visit while returning from Maldives. Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe received PM Modi at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. Watch this video to know more.

Jun 10, 2019, 09:44 AM IST

Sri Lanka bans face veils after attacks by Islamist militants

The measures would help security forces to identify people as a hunt for any remaining attackers and their support network continues across the Indian Ocean island, authorities said. 

Apr 29, 2019, 14:30 PM IST

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lankan PM, India hails 'maturity shown by political forces'

Raveesh Kumar said India remains committed to taking forward its people-oriented development projects in Sri Lanka.

Dec 16, 2018, 15:45 PM IST

Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lanka PM in an embarrassment for President Maithripala Sirisena

Parliament has already passed a confidence vote in Wickremesinghe while it sought his reinstatement as prime minister to defuse a constitutional crisis.

Dec 16, 2018, 10:24 AM IST

Sri Lanka's top court rules parliament dissolution as illegal

Sirisena had dissolved parliament on November 9 and called a general election for January 5 days after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and naming opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa to the post.

Dec 13, 2018, 17:58 PM IST

President Maithripala Sirisena's all-party crisis talks fail to end political stalemate in Sri Lanka

The crisis erupted when President Sirisena suddenly announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.

Nov 18, 2018, 20:52 PM IST

Sri Lanka's SC overturns dissolution of parliament by President Sirisena

Sirisena dissolved Parliament and ordered snap election on January 5, plunging the country's into an unprecedented political and constitutional crises.

Nov 13, 2018, 18:46 PM IST

Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament amidst political crisis

Sirisena signed an official notification dismissing the 225-member assembly well ahead of its August 2020 term expiry, state television reported.

Nov 09, 2018, 22:38 PM IST

Sri Lanka needs to follow necessary constitutional process to determine its leadership: US

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in a dramatic turn of events last Friday.

Nov 01, 2018, 10:01 AM IST

Guard opens fire, killing 1 in Sri Lanka at sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe office

At least one person died and two others were injured after the security guard opened fired at the crowd.

Oct 28, 2018, 22:28 PM IST

Became PM to get Sri Lanka rid of politics of hate: Mahinda Rajapaksa

Newly appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday issued a statement stating that the UNP-UPFA government came to an end as the result of the UPFA leaving the coalition. 

Oct 28, 2018, 20:19 PM IST

Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker recognises Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister

He asked the president to restore Wickremesinghe's privileges as the leader of the government who has "obtained a mandate to secure democracy and good governance".

Oct 28, 2018, 15:22 PM IST

Turmoil in Sri Lanka as ex-president Rajapaksa sworn in as PM

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was on Friday sworn-in as the Prime Minister before the current President Maithripala Sisisena, Sri Lankan media reports. 

Oct 26, 2018, 20:30 PM IST

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives in Delhi

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday arrived in the national capital. 

Oct 18, 2018, 19:46 PM IST

Sri Lanka's former Tamil state minister arrested for LTTE comment

Vijeyakala Maheswaran had reportedly said that deteriorating law and order situation in the Northern Province was making people feel they were better off under LTTE.

Oct 08, 2018, 18:19 PM IST

'Neighbourhood first': PM Modi meets his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:13 PM IST

Sri Lanka PM orders tight security in areas affected by violence

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the police chief to maintain tight security in the areas of the southern Galle district affected by clashes involving Buddhist and Muslim groups, a statement from his office said on Sunday.

Nov 20, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

Sushma Swaraj to travel to Sri Lanka on August 31 for Indian Ocean Conference

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Colombo tomorrow to attend two-day Indian Ocean Conference, the Ministry said here on Thursday.

Aug 30, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Dalai Lama offers prayers, aid for Sri Lankan flood victims

It was the worst flooding in Sri Lanka since 2003 that claimed more than 180 lives.

May 31, 2017, 12:12 PM IST