Sri Lanka Parliament was suspended by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, through an extraordinary gazette notification dated December 12, while he left for Singapore on an unscheduled visit.
Sri Lankan Parliament, whose session was ended by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday, was originally set to convene on January 11. It will now convene on January 18. The president went to Singapore on an unscheduled visit.
India-Sri Lanka ties have come a long way since the time when Colombo played the China Card.
The rise in food prices and shortage of essential items has led to huge queues around the island.
The Sri Lankan government has been under consistent pressure from medics and opposition to set up its efforts against COVID-19.
'We will never succumb to (such) pressures (UNHRC resolution); we are a free nation, we will not be a victim of big power rivalry in the Indian Ocean', said Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
India’s security concerns would not stand in the way of Sri Lanka’s economic and commercial relations with China and Pakistan.
The Rajapaksa government will naturally do a tightrope walk between the India and China and take advantage of the situation.
A two-thirds majority for Rajapaksa brothers’ party could allow them to amend the Constitution and restore presidential powers that were diluted in 2015.
Due to arrive in India early next month, Rajapaksa has decided to visit a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious places.
The Indian PM said a stable Sri Lanka is not only in interest of India but for the entire Indian Ocean Region.
The Sri Lankan President is in India on his first overseas tour after being elected.
The directive came after inspector Nishantha Silva left Sri Lanka on Sunday, reportedly seeking asylum in Switzerland.
President Rajapaksa will embark on his first foreign tour with a visit to India on November 29 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa will succeed President Maithripala Sirisena for a five-year term.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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