Sri Lanka president cuts prime minister's duties in power struggle
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday reduced the responsibilities of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a power struggle worsened within their uneasy coalition.
Sri Lanka's president sacks outspoken justice minister
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his controversial justice minister Wednesday for speaking out against a billion-dollar deal to sell a stake in a loss-making deep sea port to China.
Sri Lanka garbage mountain buries 40 homes, kills six
At least six people were killed and 10 others injured in Sri Lanka's capital Friday after a massive rubbish dump buried an estimated 40 homes during the traditional new year.
Sri Lanka rejects UN call for foreign judges in war probe
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected a fresh appeal from the United Nations to allow international judges to investigate alleged war-era atrocities, vowing to not prosecute soldiers.