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  • Sri Lanka president appoints new acting police chief

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he has appointed Chandana Wickramaratne, the second in command of the police, as acting police chief, the latest change in personnel after Easter Sunday suicide bombings.

  • Sri Lankan president asks police chief, defence secretary to quit

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defence secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people, two sources close to the president have said.

  • Sri Lankan president calls for calm, says probe underway

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena calls upon the people to remain calm and cooperate with the authorities in the ongoing investigations following the explosions in the country that left over a hundred people dead and several hundred others injured.

  • Tensions soar in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves parliament and calls a general election for January 5 in a move that is to likely deepen the country's political crisis.

  • Sirisena leaves pledging greater economic partnership

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena leaves Dhaka for Colombo wrapping up his three-day 'historic' state visit pledging to carry forward the longstanding bilateral relations with greater trade and investment cooperation between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

  • President for exploring trade between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    President M Abdul Hamid stresses the need for exploring potentials in trade and investment in both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka by taking joint-venture initiatives.

  • Sri Lankan President in Dhaka on 3-day crucial visit

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrives in Dhaka on a three-day state visit to Bangladesh, highlighting the growing ties between the two countries.

  • SL president arrives today

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrives in Dhaka today on a three-day state visit which is expected to further expand the

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