Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 23, 2016
AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today asserted her party would take "continuous steps" to attain a separate homeland for Tamils in Sri Lanka and demand that the Centre grant dual citizenship for refugees from the island nation living in the state.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 18, 2016
Hitting back at AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for blaming him for the ceding of Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka, DMK president M Karunanidhi today accused her of enacting a "farce drama" by promising now to retrieve the islet after failing to act on her earlier assurance in 1991.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 15, 2016
Mounting an attack on arch rival and DMK president M Karunanidhi over the fishermen issue, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today accused him of being a "party" in India ceding Katchatheevu islet to Sri Lanka, by not moving court against the Centre's decision.
Press Trust of India | Monday January 4, 2016
Thilanga Sumathipala, the current deputy speaker of parliament got 88 votes as opposed to his main challenger, Nishantha Ranatunga, who received 56 votes in the Sri Lanka Cricket elections held at the Sports Ministry amid high security.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 22, 2015
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wished the newly-elected Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and sought lasting peace in the country from the unity government that has pledged for reconciliation and ethnic harmony.
World News | Reuters | Thursday August 20, 2015
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) offered on Thursday to form a coalition government with this week's winner of parliamentary elections, in a move that will pave the way for President Maithripala Sirisena to restart his stalled reform agenda.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 20, 2015
Incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe will be sworn-in as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister today, returning to the office for a fourth term after his party won the closely contested general election.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday August 19, 2015
A day after his party lost the parliamentary elections, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse said today that he won't retire from politics. He said he will be in parliament as a MP and serve the nation.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 19, 2015
DMK President M Karunanidhi hoped that the Tamil National Alliance's win in Sri Lanka would give rise to a situation for a permanent solution to travails of Tamils.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday August 19, 2015
General election victor Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday called on Sri Lankans to unite as he set about the task of forming a national unity government that will seek to heal the divisions of the past.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 18, 2015
Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa told AFP that he has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections after a close fought comeback attempt just months after he was toppled as president.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 17, 2015
Sri Lankans began voting Monday in parliamentary elections in which former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa is hoping to become prime minister, eight months after losing the presidency.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 16, 2015
Sri Lanka deployed thousands of police today in stepped up security on the eve of a general election after the campaign was hit by sporadic violence that claimed four lives.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 15, 2015
Ahead of parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka, India today said the island nation is poised to embark on a new journey of peace and progress and it will continue its support to the reconciliation process.
World News | Reuters | Friday August 14, 2015
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ventured out of his southern power base and into Sri Lanka's Buddhist heartland in his bid to regain power in Monday's parliamentary election, eight months after crashing to defeat in a presidential vote.
World News | Reuters | Friday August 14, 2015
Work on a landmark Chinese-backed waterfront development in Colombo could resume after next Monday's general election in Sri Lanka, even if Beijing's preferred candidate for prime minister, ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is defeated.
World News | Reuters | Friday August 7, 2015
Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa is trailing his main rival in prime ministerial elections later this month, the latest national opinion poll showed, as the once-powerful leader struggles to mount a strong campaign.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 31, 2015
Masked gunmen opened fire at an election rally headlined by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in Sri Lanka's capital Friday, killing a woman and wounding 12 ruling party activists, police said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
A relative of LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran has entered the fray for Sri Lanka's parliamentary election to be held in August 17 to challenge former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 9, 2015
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today filed nomination papers to contest the August 17 parliamentary elections.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday July 3, 2015
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said he would not give nomination to his predecessor Mahinda Rajapakse to contest the parliamentary elections from the main opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 30, 2015
Responding to a reported ultimatum from the ICC that elections must take place by October, chief of the interim committee Sidath Wettimuny said his committee hopes to clarify the practical issues faced by the interim committee which compels to delay the election till January.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 28, 2015
The Telangana government today announced that late former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao's life history will soon be taught to students in the state's schools, on occasion of his 94th birth anniversary.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 26, 2015
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today dissolved the parliament, paving the way for fresh parliamentary elections in mid-August, eight months ahead of the schedule.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 24, 2015
Sri Lanka's proposed war crimes investigation has been delayed by several months until September as the government focuses on impending parliamentary elections, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 12, 2015
After meeting the SLC stake holder, Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake informed about the slated time for the elections.
Agence France-Presse | Friday April 17, 2015
Sri Lanka Cricket's board was dissolved by the government last month, with Sri Lanka sports minister Navin Dissanyake subsequently appointing a nine-strong interim committee, headed by former Test batsman Sidath Wettimuny, to run Sri Lanka cricket. Under the ICC constitution, free and fair elections of office-bearers must take place within Member b...
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday March 17, 2015
Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse has decided to contest for the post of prime minister in the parliamentary elections scheduled to be held after April 23.
Opinion | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Tuesday January 20, 2015
I write this from Colombo where I have arrived in the aftermath of an extraordinary election that has seen the largely unanticipated exit of the Strong Man of Sri Lanka, former President Mahinda Rajapakse, a kind of Sinhala version of our own 56-inch wallah, Narendra Modi. The two men share much in common: a public image of decisive leadership; a g...
World News | NDTV.com | Monday January 19, 2015
In an exclusive interview to NDTV's Sreenivasan Jain, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe speaks about his country's relations with India, the debt-ridden relationship with China and the way forward on the devolution of power to the island's minority Tamils. Here is a full transcript of the interview.