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Sri Lanka to hold largest ever military exercise

Colombo, Apr 3 (Xinhua/UNI) The Sri Lanka Army on Wednesday said it would hold the largest ever military exercise in July to coincide with 10 years since the end of the island's 30-year civil conflict between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels. In a statement, the army said the month-long military exercise will begin on July 1, with the participation of over 5,000 soldiers.

Sri Lanka publicly destroys 769 kg of cocaine

Colombo, Apr 2 (Xinhua/UNI) Sri Lankan authorities publicly destroyed 769 kg of cocaine, which the police had seized in nationwide raids carried out during the past few years, local media reported on Tuesday.

UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official’s ‘spin’ on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms

New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): The UN’s top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instructed her staff to be more “cautious” in future, before stressing her commitment to justice for victims of grave abuses during the civil war.

Sri Lanka receives highest ever FDIs of 2.37 billion USD in 2018

Colombo, Mar 19 (Xinhua) Sri Lanka received its highest ever foreign direct investments (FDI) of 2.37 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, up 38 percent from 1.78 billion US dollars received a year earlier, the state owned Board of Investment said here on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka warns of extreme heat amid rising temperatures

Colombo, Mar 11 (Xinhua) Sri Lanka's Meteorology Department on Monday issued an extreme heat advisory as temperatures in several districts across the island country is expected to rise further in the coming days.

I respect parliamentary tradition: Sri Lankan President Sirisena

Colombo, Dec 19 (IBNS): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who had to eat his words and reappoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country's Prime Minister, says he administered the PM's oath last Sunday because of his respect for the parliamentary tradition.

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lankan PM

Colombo, Dec 16 (IBNS): Adding another twist to the political situation in Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday once again took oath as the Prime Minister of the island nation.  

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lankan PM

Colombo, Dec 15 (IBNS): Ending the seven weeks political drama, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday resigned from his position.

Sri Lanka: PM Rajapaksa to step down, says son

Colombo, Dec 14 (IBNS): Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahindra Rajapaksa will step down on Saturday, said his son Namal Rajapaksa, in what is the latest development in the island nation's turbulent political scenario over the past several months.

Sri Lanka: Parliament demands sacked PM be reinstated

Colombo, Dec 12 (IBNS): Sri Lanka's Parliament on Wednesday showed confidence in Ranil Wickremesinghe's leadership and sought his reinstatement as Prime Minister, weeks after he was sacked by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Political Crisis in island nation: Sri Lankan Parliament votes to reject new prime minister

Colombo, Nov 14 (IBNS): In a  new twist to the political crisis in Sri Lanka, the country's parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of no-confidence against the newly-appointed prime minister chosen by President Sirisena.

Sri Lanka: SC stays proclamation dissolving Parliament

Colombo, Nov 13 (IBNS): In a major development, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim order till Dec 7, staying the proclamation issued by President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve parliament. 

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa joins SLPP, ends association with Sirisena’s party

Colombo, Nov 11 (IBNS): Amid political crisis in Sri Lanka,  country's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday left the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and joined the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), media reports said.

Parliament dissolved in Sri Lanka: US, UK express concern

Washington, Nov 10 (IBNS): The US government has expressed its concern over the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision of dissolving the Parliament on Friday.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves parliament

Colombo, Nov 10 (IBNS): In a major political development, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the Parliament on Friday, media reports said.