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Tag: Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court stays dissolution of Parliament

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed until December 7 the dissolution of Parliament by the President, granting interim relief to political parties that had urged the apex court to junk Maithripala Sirisena’s decision. A three judge bench headed by Chief Justice Nalin Perera heard petitions filed by several political parties on Monday and […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Sri Lankan President sets Jan 5 for parliamentary polls

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has signed a special gazette notification dissolving parliament and declaring January 5, 2019, as the date for a snap parliamentary election. The President said late Friday that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the parliamentary elections would be called from November 19 to 26, […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Sri Lankan President dissolves parliament amid political row

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament late on Friday amid a political crisis that erupted in the island nation since October 26, local media reported. Sirisena signed a special gazette notification, dissolving the Parliament from Saturday , Xinhua quoting a report said. The island nation has been facing a political turmoil since October […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Sri Lankan President suspends Parliament amidst political crisis

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday suspended Parliament till November amid a political crisis which erupted after he sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Presidential Secretariat said Sirisena had instructed to prorogue Parliament till November 16 and a gazette notification had been issued, the Daily […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Sri Lanka gets new Foreign Minister

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Development Assignments Tilak Marapana was on Tuesday sworn in as the country’s new Foreign Minister in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena, officials said. Marapana has replaced former Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who resigned from office last week over corruption allegations, Sri Lanka’s Adaderana news portal reported. Marapana was appointed Development […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Sirisena's political calculations go haywire: US experts on Lanka crisis

Washington: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to dismiss Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with Mahinda Rajapaksa was a “poor decision” that went haywire, prominent think tanks in the US said, emphasising on the need of a free and fair election in the island nation. Sirisena on October 9 dissolved parliament and announced […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Lankan Prez names new foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today replaced his foreign minister who had averted possible international sanctions on the country over the alleged war crimes committed during the decades-long civil war with Tamil rebels. The move to switch the portfolios of foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera and finance minister Ravi Karunanayake was part of the first […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
No deals to be signed during Modi's visit to Lanka: Sirisena

Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would only attend the UN ‘Vesak Day’ celebrations and no bilateral agreements will be signed during his visit to Sri Lanka next week, Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said. “No agreements will be signed during Prime Minister Modi’s visit. I am aware that disinformation is being spread on social media […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Sirisena ousts Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka, Modi hails win

Joint opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena was on Friday elected Sri Lanka's new president, decisively defeating Mahinda Rajapaksa in an election the incumbent scheduled two years ahead of time hoping an easy win

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Sri Lankan president prays at Bodh Gaya

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today visited Bihar's Bodh Gaya and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple amid tight security, police said

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Sri Lanka polls: Modi congratulates Sirisena

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday congratulated opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena on his victory in the Sri Lankan polls and reaffirmed India’s continued support for the nation’s peace and development. “I spoke to Maithripala Sirisena and congratulated him. I congratulate the people of Sri Lanka on the peaceful and democratic poll process,” the prime […]

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Sri Lanka extends Emergency by a month

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended by a month the state of Emergency that was imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed over 250 people and injured hundreds. Sirisena issued a proclamation saying that the emergency would continue for another 30 days, “in the interest of public security, the preservation of […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Sri Lanka urges envoys to help lift travel advisories

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, here on Monday, urged foreign envoys to help his government in removing travel restrictions imposed on tourists following the Easter Sunday attacks, which claimed over 250 lives and left hundreds others injured. During a meeting at the President’s House, attended by ambassadors of the UK, the US, Canada, Japan, […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Modi holds bilateral meeting with SL President

New Delhi: A day after after being sworn in with his 57-member council of ministers by President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. In the first of a series of bilateral meetings with foreign leaders, Modi and Sirisena discussed issues of interest […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Terrorism is joint threat, say India, Sri Lanka

Colombo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday agreed that terrorism was a joint threat that needed collective and focussed action. Modi tweeted this after holding bilateral talks with Sirisena, shortly after arriving here from the Maldives. Modi said this was his second meeting with Sirisena in 10 days. […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
PM Modi ends Sri Lanka visit, flies to Tirupati

Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left Sri Lanka after a packed day’s visit to the island nation. Modi “emplanes from Sri Lanka”, the Indian government tweeted. Before leaving the island nation, Modi and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena held talks. Modi was on a two-day official visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021

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