Politics26 Jun 2015 18:54 GMT
Move comes 160 days after Srisena assumed office with parliament elections now scheduled to take place on August 17.
Reconciliation14 Jun 2015 10:02 GMT
After a long civil war, a children's orchestra aims to bridge gaps between Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups.
Politics12 Mar 2015 09:34 GMT
As Indian PM Modi arrives, the new government wants rapprochement with its neighbour, perhaps at the expense of China.
Politics18 Feb 2015 23:21 GMT
At least 20,000 people gather in Colombo urging former leader to return to politics a month after his electoral defeat.
Politics06 Jan 2015 11:05 GMT
Divided nation prepares to choose a president amid ruling party defections, war animosity, and corruption allegations.
Features26 Dec 2014 18:56 GMT
Many have tried to pick up the pieces but memories of the loss of loved ones linger in their minds.
Asia13 Oct 2014 07:16 GMT
Northern rail line, which will connect Jaffna to capital Colombo, reopens nearly 24 years after civil war shut it down.
Politics28 Sep 2014 18:25 GMT
Ashin Wirathu, of Myanmar's 969 group, tells Sri Lankan group BBS he will help combat "Muslim extremists".
Human Rights22 Sep 2014 08:59 GMT
Transparency International claims government letter to groups banning press conferences is an effort to silence them.
Politics26 Aug 2014 11:35 GMT
Island nation has received $4bn since 2009 and critics warn that could mean greater dependence on China.
Asia17 Aug 2014 11:31 GMT
Incidents of rape have increased 20 percent in last two years as current law fails to criminalise domestic sex attacks.
Human Rights29 Jul 2014 11:05 GMT
Tensions persist in Aluthgama and other Sri Lanka towns hit by communal violence as the fasting month of Ramadan ends.
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