Move comes 160 days after Srisena assumed office with parliament elections now scheduled to take place on August 17.
26 Jun 2015 18:54 GMT | Politics, Asia, Sri Lanka
After a long civil war, a children's orchestra aims to bridge gaps between Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups.
14 Jun 2015 10:02 GMT | Reconciliation, War & Conflict, Sri Lanka, Asia, Music
As Indian PM Modi arrives, the new government wants rapprochement with its neighbour, perhaps at the expense of China.
12 Mar 2015 09:34 GMT | Politics, Asia, China, India, Sri Lanka
At least 20,000 people gather in Colombo urging former leader to return to politics a month after his electoral defeat.
Dinouk Colombage | 18 Feb 2015 23:21 GMT | Politics, Asia, Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa
Divided nation prepares to choose a president amid ruling party defections, war animosity, and corruption allegations.
Dinouk Colombage | 06 Jan 2015 11:05 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, China, Sri Lanka, United States
Many have tried to pick up the pieces but memories of the loss of loved ones linger in their minds.
Dinouk Colombage | 26 Dec 2014 18:56 GMT
Northern rail line, which will connect Jaffna to capital Colombo, reopens nearly 24 years after civil war shut it down.
Dinouk Colombage | 13 Oct 2014 07:16 GMT | Asia, Sri Lanka
Ashin Wirathu, of Myanmar's 969 group, tells Sri Lankan group BBS he will help combat "Muslim extremists".
Dinouk Colombage | 28 Sep 2014 18:25 GMT | Politics, Sri Lanka, Asia, Religion, Bodu Bala Sena
Transparency International claims government letter to groups banning press conferences is an effort to silence them.
Dinouk Colombage | 22 Sep 2014 08:59 GMT | Human Rights, Asia, Sri Lanka, NGO
Island nation has received $4bn since 2009 and critics warn that could mean greater dependence on China.
Dinouk Colombage | 26 Aug 2014 11:35 GMT | Politics, Business & Economy, Sri Lanka, China, India
Incidents of rape have increased 20 percent in last two years as current law fails to criminalise domestic sex attacks.
Dinouk Colombage | 17 Aug 2014 11:31 GMT | Asia, Sri Lanka, Rape, UN
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