Sri Lanka's President Sirisena rewards army general, forms government with opposition

smh.com.au — Sri Lanka's former army commander Sarath Fonseka salutes during his investiture ceremony as Field Marshal. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena Colombo: A former Sri Lankan army general who led the military to victory in a 26-year war against Tamil Tiger separatists and later served time in jail has become the nation's first five-star field marshal.

Sri Lanka's President Sirisena forms national government with opposition

smh.com.au — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (right) during a recent meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Ishara S. Kodikara Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena formed a national government incorporating the main opposition party on Sunday in a bid to push through reforms and preserve political stability, a government spokesman said.

Sri Lanka's Sirisena forms national govt with opposition

uk.mobile.reuters.com — COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena formed a national government incorporating the main opposition party on Sunday in a bid to push through reforms and preserve political stability, a government spokesman said.

Sri Lanka's Sirisena forms national govt with opposition

dailymail.co.uk — COLOMBO, March 22 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena formed a national government incorporating the main opposition party on Sunday in a bid to push through reforms and preserve political stability, a government spokesman said.

Sri Lanka probes past bond auctions amid graft allegations

trust.org — By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO, March 17 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has launched a probe into allegations of corruption in government bond sales held by the central bank since 2012, the prime minister said on Tuesday, after opposition parties called for an independent investigation into a February bond auction.

India seeks edge over China as Modi visits Sri Lanka

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) talks to Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo March 13, 2015. The vista will have pleased Modi, whose government strongly opposed the land reclamation project inaugurated by China's President Xi Jinping last year under a deal that gives China ownership of a patch of land overlooking a strategic port.

India seeks edge over China as Modi visits Sri Lanka

in.reuters.com — COLOMBO (Reuters) - When Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena received India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an ocean-front colonial building on Friday, the two looked out over a $1.4 billion Chinese real estate project halted days ago after criticism from New Delhi.

India seeks edge over China as Modi visits Sri Lanka

dailymail.co.uk — COLOMBO, March 13 (Reuters) - When Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena received India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an ocean-front colonial building on Friday, the two looked out over a $1.4 billion Chinese real estate project halted days ago after criticism from New Delhi.

India seeks edge over China as Modi visits Sri Lanka

businessinsider.com — By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - When Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena received India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an ocean-front colonial building on Friday, the two looked out over a $1.4 billion Chinese real estate project halted days ago after criticism from New Delhi.

World's worst Bhutan win on World Cup qualifying debut

in.reuters.com — COLOMBO (Reuters) - Bhutan, the world's worst international team according to FIFA rankings, picked up a 1-0 win against Sri Lanka in their World Cup qualifying debut on Thursday. Tshering Dorji scored the only goal of the match in the 84th minute for the small Himalayan nation, ranked last of the 209 teams in FIFA's rankings, in steamy Colombo.
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