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Claims that former President Sirisena was not informed of the possibility of Easter Sunday attack cannot be believed under any circumstances.- Former former Defence...

"Former Defence Secretary, continuing his statement before the PCoI probing Easter attacks said, claims that former President Sirisena was not informed of the possibility...

Taking a long and hard look at ‘yahapalanaya’ failures – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

Image: Once allies became enimies -- President Maithripala Sirisena, right, with Ranil Wickremesinghe, whom he has sought to oust as prime minister   ©...

Peace keeping soldiers death is due to a terrorist attack, not because of any delay by the commission, HRCSL, tells Sirisena

Image: Remains of two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali arrive in Sri Lanka. His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Presidential Residence Paget...

Government allegations against Colombo Hindu correspondent violates media freedom – FMM

The allegations against the Hindu correspondent Meera Srinivasan by the government and its supporters regarding her reportage about a statement made at the cabinet meeting...

Sri Lankan President Sirisena alleges that RAW is plotting his assassination – The Hindu

Image: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at a seminar in Colombo on October 11, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AFP. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unaware of plan,...

Sri Lanka President drops assassination bombshell, accuses India

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena shocked his cabinet Tuesday by accusing neighbouring India of plotting to assassinate him on the eve of...

Checkmate politics: Sirisena on defection gear, Ranil faces diminishing options – Rajan Philips

President Sirisena’s second act of defection, if it were to happen at all, will be very different from his first act four years ago....

President Sirisena, playing with fire, must take note that smoke will get into his eyes – Shaymon Jayasinghe

18 September 2018. “This time President Sirisena’s sword is nearing his own neck; not mere smoke flooding his eyes.” Penchant for playing with fire President Gamaralalage Sirisena...

Sri Lanka: ‘Lost 11 Boys’ case flies into major political crosswinds

At 3.30 am on September 10, Admiral Ravindra Wijeguneratne, the country’s highest ranking military official, boarded a Qatar Airways flight bound for Singapore. The...

Sri Lanka mass grave: Dozens of skeletons found in Mannar

Image:Forensic archaeologists were brought in after building workers unearthed human remains. By Anbarasan Ethirajan, BBC News, Mannar.  Experts in northern Sri Lanka are trying to identify the...

Sunday Times stand by its story of Sirisena’s request to arrest and deportation of Lanka-eNews Editor.

Image : Lankaenews Editor Sandaruwan Senadheera and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena (onlinka news) (17 June 2018) The Sunday Times stands by story of arrest and...

Sri Lanka: No confidence in who or what?

Lucien Rajakarunanayake. Come Wednesday night, politics will take a whole new narrative in the post-No Confidence action. The figuring of parliament certainly shows a success...

President Sirisena appointed as a co-chair of WHO high level commission on NCDs

1 February, 2018: Leaders in health, politics and development have accepted to participate in the first-ever WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases...

Mourning the death of Reform Agenda in Sri Lanka

  By Arjuna Ranawana. When President Maithripala Sirisena took office three years ago he voluntarily surrendered most of the powers of the executive presidency to the...

No six year for presidential term for Sirisena- Expert opinion

Image: President Sirisena who promised to do away with Executive Presidency in front of late Maduluwawe thero's body now wants to continue for six...

President Sirisena’s $ 195 m Russian roulette!

Image: JSC Rosoboronexport. Muhammed Fazi. “The lobby is the army of the plutocracy” - William Graham Sumner. The last time when warnings of icebergs ahead went unheeded, the...

President Sirisena warns UNP of corruption

“If there are undue criticism and complaints against the decisions taken by me to stop corruption and fraud, I am ready to leave all...

Sirisena gets into political hot water as elections approach

Image:Police tackle Tamil demonstrators showing black flags to Sirisena in Jaffna, Photo: Tamil Guardian. P K Balachandran. Elections to the Sri Lankan local bodies and Provincial...

Sri Lanka has achieved tremendous progress in reconciliation, democracy, human rights & rule of law, Sirisena tells UN

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms,...

Sri Lanka president says his govt. would continue to implement the UNHRC resolution

Image: President Sirisena addressing the media heads and Editors. (Credit:PMD) PMD News.Wednesday August 30th, 2017. My commitment is to build SLFP as a clean, uncorrupt and principled...

Govt’s agenda seems increasingly disconnected from the the promise of good governance – Friday Forum

Image:A participant at the public rally held on 15 Aug 2017 in Colombo to pressure government to implement its promises holing a booklet on...

President Sirisena claims UNP delaying major probes to save Rajapaksas

Image: Shall we finish Sirisena? is that what Ranil asking?  Cabinet meeting bombshell exposes widening crack in National Unity Government; SLFP and UNP at crossroads amid...

Sri Lanka human rights panel urges Maithripala Sirisena to tackle hate crimes against Muslims

PTI . The commission has urged the president “to take all the necessary actions against the instigators and perpetrators of violence and hate speech targeting...

As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes

Image courtesy of  Narendramodi.in. MAYA MIRCHANDANI. This week, Sri Lanka is “Dhammadvipa”, the island of Buddhist philosophy, as it celebrates United Nations Vesak Day to mark the...

Message from Sri Lanka May Day rallies

Image form Sri Lanka president's media division shows the symbol of hammer and sickle as back ground to his may day message.  Meera Srinivasan.  One would have...

Sri Lankan president calls on former army commander to “discipline the country”

By K. Ratnayake . Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called upon Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to resign from the government’s ministry and return to...

“SLFP contemplates quitting Govt” says a Daily Mirror columnist

Staff reporter of the Daily Mirror in his weekly column says that Sri Lanka Freedom Party led by president Sirisena is contemplating to leave...

Sri Lanka: President Sirisena to prioritise Constitutional Reform over Transitional Justice.

Image: Members of the CTF with president Sirisena. ( CTF face book photo) A face book post by the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation...

Rajitha negates President’s statement re legalizing gay rights

Image: Is Sirisena a lair? Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne, apparently contradicting what President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday that he threw away a cabinet paper aimed at...

DEAR MR. SIRISENA, I’M GAY, AND I WANT MY VOTE BACK.

There was a time when we were too ashamed to admit that we voted for Mahinda Rajapaksa. Even though we believed in all he...
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