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Maithripala Sirisena

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sworn In As Sri Lankan President

Nov 18, 2019 PTI

Gotabaya Rajapaksa will succeed President Maithripala Sirisena for a five-year term.

'Leave My Country Alone', Sri Lanka President Tells Islamic State

May 01, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Sirisena said authorities were aware of “a small group” of Sri Lankans who had travelled abroad to receive training from Islamic State over the past decade.

People Wearing Face-Masks Or Burqas Could Pose A Threat To National Security, Says Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena alleged that many Muslims have not understood the true meaning of their religion (Islam), and have confused it with traditions and customs like burqa, polygamy, triple talaq and resistance to family planning.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Assures Hoteliers Financial Aid, Reviving Tourism

Apr 30, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

President Sirisena acknowledged during his meeting on Monday with the country's hoteliers, that the tourism and hotel industries were worst hit after the string of powerful blasts ripped through three churches and as many luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lanka President Suspends Defiant Police Chief Over Blasts, Appoints Replacement

Jayasundara has refused to heed Sirisena's call to resign following the April 21 coordinated suicide blasts on three churches and three luxury hotels.

26 April, 2019

Sri Lanka Nationals Joining Foreign Terror Outfit Cannot Be Arrested: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Outlook Web Bureau

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks on three Catholic churches and three luxury hotels, that claimed 253 lives, but the government has blamed a local Islamist extremist group, National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ) for the bombings.

24 April, 2019

Sri Lankan President Asks Defence Secretary, Police Chief To Resign Over Easter Sunday Bombings

Outlook Web Bureau

Addressing the nation, the President said he had decided to make drastic changes in the security establishment over the next 24 hours.

29 December, 2018

International Stories That Made Headlines In 2018

Outlook Web Bureau

Outlook picked some of the important international events of the year that made headlines.

20 December, 2018

Sri Lanka Announces New Government After 2-Month Crisis

Outlook Web Bureau

The 29 ministers chosen by Wickremesinghe, who is also the leader of the United National Party (UNP), were sworn in before Sirisena, according to a statement by the Presidential Press Department

14 December, 2018

Appointment Of Sri Lanka's New Prime Minister By Monday: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Maithripala Sirisena's decision on October 26 to sack Ranil Wickremesinghe and install former Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place sparked a constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka.

11 December, 2018

Sri Lanka SC To Rule On President Sirisena's Sacking Of Parliament

Outlook Web Bureau

As many as 13 petitions have been filed against Sirisena's November 9 order sacking the 225-member Parliament, almost 20 months before its term was to end, and setting the election date for January 5.

03 December, 2018

Sri Lanka Court Puts Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Action On Hold

Outlook Web Bureau

Sri Lanka has been embroiled in a political crisis since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Rajapaksa.

25 November, 2018

I Will Not Make Ranil Wickremesinghe Prime Minister: Sri Lanka President

Outlook Web Bureau

Wickremesinghe's party has a majority in parliament and Sirisena's bid to bring back the country's former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse has already failed.

18 November, 2018

Sirisena's All-Party Talks Fail To End Political Stalemate In Sri Lanka

Outlook Web Bureau

The crisis erupted when President Sirisena suddenly announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.

13 November, 2018

Sri Lanka Supreme Court Overturns Dissolution Of Parliament By President Sirisena

Outlook Web Bureau

All petitions filed against Sirisena's decision will be heard on December 4, 5 and 6, the apex court ruled.

12 November, 2018

Sri Lanka Political Crisis: Key Parties, EC Members Move Supreme Court Against President Sirisena

Outlook Web Bureau

Sirisena dissolved Parliament on October 9 and announced snap polls on January 5 next year after it became evident that he did not have enough support in the House to prove the premiership.

11 November, 2018

Lanka PM Rajapaksa Ends 50-Year Association With Sirisena's Party, Joins Newly-Formed SLPP

Outlook Web Bureau

Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa ended his five-decade-long association with the SLFP and joined the newly-formed Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP).

10 November, 2018

Sri Lanka President Dissolves Parliament, General Elections On Jan 5

Outlook Web Bureau

The nominations will be filed from November 19, 2018 to November 26, 2018. The new Parliament will hold the first meeting on January 17, 2019.

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Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu conducts proceedings in the House during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.


Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla conducts proceedings in the House as an opposition member holds a placard in protest, during the Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi.


Opposition leaders stage a protest in Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.


Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari speaks in the Lok Sabha as an opposition member holds a placard in protest, during the Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi.


Kerala MPs stage a protest over Mullaperiyar dam issue, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

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