President Sirisena, who returned to Sri Lanka last night from an official visit to India and Japan, removed the state of emergency as the situation in the country returned to normal.
Please stay tuned for live updates on India's third T20I in the tri-series against Sri Lanka.
The tri-series is back to square-one as all three teams have won a match each. Making the second round of series crucial.
Ranjith Madduma Bandara, a senior politician from Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) was sworn in this morning as the new minister in charge of the police.
The Indian cricket team is currently in Sri Lanka and is is slated to play the tri-series opener against the hosts later on Tuesday.
The tri-series in Sri Lanka can prove to be a rare opportunity for this young Indian side to display their talent.
The associations will be meeting the chief minister on February 28 to discuss Sri Lanka's Foreign Fisheries boats Regulation Act.
This was following a reported request by President Maithripala Sirisena to the UNP leader to step down as premier.
Rajapaksa's new political party defeated President Sirisena's Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and PM Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP), winning 225 councils or two thirds of the 340 councils.
The Indo-Japanese partnership will set up a 2.6-2.7 million tonnes a year floating LNG receipt facility off the island's western coast, bigger than the previously envisaged 1.5-2 million tonnes a year facility.
Sri Lankan parliament has approved the amendments (to the Foreign Fisheries Boats Regulation Act) to increase fines on foreign vessels poaching in the country's waters.
In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Chief Minister K Palaniswami referred to Sri Lanka's latest Foreign Fishing Vessels Bill, pointing out it allowed for longer periods of incarceration and huge penalties.
The two patents are valid through 2033 and 2032, respectively, the company said in a BSE filing.
Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Finance and Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) signed an agreement in this regard on January 10, the Indian High Commission said.
The naval personnel also hurled stones at the fishermen and cut the fishing nets of 50 boats, following which all the fishermen returned to the shore this morning.
Fishermen from Rameswaram and Mandapam had ventured into sea yesterday on 800 boats and were fishing near Katchatheevu islet when the Lankan Navy arrived and told them to leave
"India continued to be the top source market with 384,628 arrivals (up 7.8 per cent) followed by China with 268,952 (down 1 per cent) and UK 201,879 (up 7.3 per cent)," a release by the Tourism Development Authority said.
The deal follows an earlier Chinese investment of USD 1.4 billion to carry out reclamation work for the wider Colombo International Financial City development, strategically located next to Sri Lanka's harbour, the only deep sea container port in the region.
Sirisena appointed the commission to probe any irregularities in the issues of Central Bank bonds in February 2015 and March 2016
Updates from the second Twenty20 International between India and Sri Lanka happening at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
While it will be a T20I debut for the Holkar Stadium in Indore, the venue has produced high scoring ODI and IPL matches in the past.
Though issues over a proposed economic and technology pact, poaching by fishermen in each other's territorial waters and China's influence in the island nation remained, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have kept the relationship warm by persisting with top-level engagements.
Updates from the first Twenty20 International between India and Sri Lanka happening at Baramati Stadium, Cuttack.
The Men in Blue would be also hoping to use this to prepare and take corrective measures ahead of their important tour of South Africa.
While Bangladesh levys import duty of USD 150 per tonne on sugar, Sri Lanka imposes USD 100. The two neighbours import about 25-30 lakh tonnes of sweetener annually, ISMA said.