Sri Lanka polls timed ahead of UN war crimes report

2015-07-06 11:21

Sri Lanka's August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months if criticised for war crimes in a UN report, sources say.

19 candidates in race for Sri Lankan presidency

2014-12-08 16:59

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his former health minister are among 19 people to hand in nominations to contest the island’s presidential election next month.

Sri Lanka criticises UN rights chief visit

2013-09-03 13:10

Sri Lanka's powerful Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has complained that a visit of the UN human rights chief to the island nation was influenced by propaganda from Tamil rebels.

Sri Lankan officials impeach chief judge

2013-01-11 22:27

Sri Lanka's Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to impeach the chief justice, deepening a standoff between the judiciary and the government.


Sri Lankan leader promises reforms to presidency

2014-12-23 16:48

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has promised to reform his country's powerful presidency as part of a new constitution that he intends to introduce if he is elected to office for a third term.

Ramaphosa in Sri Lanka for power sharing talks

2014-07-07 18:05

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Sri Lanka in an apparent bid to broker the resumption of power sharing talks between the government and ethnic Tamil leaders.

Sri Lanka to hold polls in ex-war zone

2013-07-05 15:01

Sri Lanka will hold provincial elections in the former northern war zone for the first time in 25 years, officials say.

Sri Lanka chief justice's verdict quashed

2013-01-07 22:03

A Sri Lankan appeal court has quashed a guilty verdict reached by lawmakers against the country's chief justice in a much-criticised impeachment hearing.

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