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Sri Lankan doctors call off nationwide strike

Sri Lankan police attacked medical students last week when they demanded the closure of a private medical facility. 

published on : 24th June 2017

Sirisena tells Chinese defense minister pacts with China will not harm independence and security of Sri Lanka

Sirisena’s assertive remark assumes significance in the context of the raging controversy over the 80 % stake to be given to a Chinese state-owned company in the Hambantota port.

published on : 20th March 2017

Ansari takes up fisherman killing issue with Lankan president

Ansari raised the issue during a bilateral meeting with Srisena in Jakarta yesterday on the sidelines of the Summit of Indian Ocean Rim Association.     

published on : 8th March 2017

Had guts to dismiss UN demand for foreign judges: Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

His comments are being seen as a response to criticism by his own SLFP party.

published on : 3rd March 2017

Sri Lanka turns 82 British-era 'traitors' national heroes

Sirisena signed a gazette notification to rescind their names from the list of "traitors" at Kandy, the erstwhile British capital of the country.

published on : 1st March 2017

Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar urges Tamil National Alliance to unite to fight for Tamils’ rights  

The Tamil leaders also complained that the Tamils of the North are going jobless because companies from South Sri Lanka bring labor from the South.

published on : 20th February 2017

Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar to meet Sri Lankan leaders on Monday

Officials described Jaishankar’s visit as a routine one to keep himself abreast of the latest developments in the island nation, besides keeping track of the progress of existing Indian projects.

published on : 17th February 2017

Sri Lankan President dubs anti-reconciliation forces as country’s enemies

Sirisena’s references were to the Rajapaksa era in which post-war ethnic and religious reconciliation got a bad jolt.

published on : 4th February 2017

Rajapaksa says he will oppose Sri Lanka's new Constitution

Reports from six sub-committees comprising members from all political parties are to be referred to the main steering committee.

published on : 28th January 2017

Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran’s appeal to Sri Lankan President to save lives of hunger strikers

Wigneswaran suggested that a time frame be given for proper steps to be taken with regard to the missing or disappeared.

published on : 25th January 2017

Sri Lanka president to probe controversial bond sale

While parliament has no powers to instigate prosecutions, the presidential commission could set the stage for criminal charges.

published on : 23rd January 2017

Sri Lankan President denies agreement with Chinese company on Hambantota port

The head of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna says the Hambantota port affair shows that there is complete confusion in the government.

published on : 6th January 2017

Sri Lankan President cancels visit to Jaffna due to "unscheduled meetings" in Colombo

He may have been held back by the developing political situation in South Sri Lanka with a resurgent former president Rajapaksa vowing to overthrow the Sirisena-Wickemesinghe coalition.

published on : 4th January 2017

Sri Lankan opposition asks Sirisena to scuttle Hambantota port deal with Chinese company

On the SLPA’s valuation of the project at US$ 1.4 billion, the Joint Opposition wanted to know on what basis this figure was arrived at.

published on : 3rd January 2017

Sri Lankan constitution making process hits a serious snag

These recommendations had set off alarm bells among the majority Sinhalese who considers the recommendations to be secessionist.

published on : 3rd January 2017
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