Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena | The Daily Star
  • Sri Lanka in turmoil

    President Maithripala Sirisena installed Sri Lanka's controversial former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse as the country's new prime minister yesterday, in a surprise move announced moments after the incumbent premier was sacked plunging the country into constitutional crisis.

  • Airline removes nuts after Sri Lanka president's rage

    Sri Lanka's national airline says it has stopped serving cashews after the country's president flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo.

  • 6 ministers quit Sri Lanka's unity government

    President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka, accepts the resignation letters tendered by 15 SLFP ministers, including six Cabinet members, and the Deputy Speaker, who voted for the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last week.

  • Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

    Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he has lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed on March 6 after Buddhist-Muslim clashes.