Sri Lanka’s top court on Tuesday effectively blocked a plan by the president to bring back hangings for the first time since 1976 before he leaves office next month.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is set to arrive in Phnom Penh today for a four-day state visit, his first to the Kingdom.
Sri Lanka’s parliament Tuesday defied President Maithripala Sirisena and resumed investigations into security lapses surrounding the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, officials said, as a political crisis in the country deepened.
Sri Lanka’s intelligence chief is sacked over security lapses before the bombings.
Sri Lanka’s suspended police chief petitions the Supreme Court, accusing the President of failing to prevent the Easter bombings.
The ideological moorings of leaders in Sri Lanka, as they struggle for power, are as important as the strategic stakes of China and India in the Indian Ocean island state, writes PS Suryanarayana.
Sri Lankan President appoints a new 30-member cabinet after the reinstatement of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Sri Lankan former President is appointed as leader of the opposition at parliament.
Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s prime minister.
Sri Lankan President assures that the political crisis would be solved in seven days.
Through three decades of post-independence civil unrest, Sri Lanka operated as a flawed yet commendable democracy. But in the past month, the country’s politicians have unleashed a democratic crisis and become a laughing stock.
Sri Lankan President to probe the alleged fraud took place under Wickremesinghe.
Sri Lanka’s President asks an all-party meeting to hold a third vote on a no-confidence.
The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka has dismissed allegations by a local legislator.
Sri Lankan opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed prime minister.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has made former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa premier after sacking Ranil Wickramasinghe. South Asia expert Siegfried O Wolf spoke to DW about the country’s resulting constitutional crisis.
Sri Lanka and Thailand have agreed to implement a joint tourism promotion programme.
Sri Lanka announces it would start hanging drug dealers, ending a near-half century moratorium on capital punishment.
The World Cup trophy has arrived in Sri Lanka for the first time as the most coveted prize in global football started a 54-country tour ahead of the 2018 tournament in Russia.
Sri Lanka’s president reimposes a ban on women buying liquor, just days after his finance minister had lifted it.