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2015
01/13 Huge crowds for Sri Lanka papal Mass
01/12 Pope Francis due to land in Sri Lanka
01/08 S Lanka's Rajapaksa 'admits defeat'
01/08 S Lanka's Rajapaksa 'admits defeat'
2014
07/06 Australia admits returning migrants
07/04 Australia in row over Tamil refugees
06/19 Buddhist violence shocks Sri Lanka
Election, Vote
2014 2014
Election, Vote
2013
11/16 Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa defiant on rights row
11/15 UK urges Sri Lanka over rights
11/14 Commonwealth meeting opens in Sri Lanka amid human rights row
11/13 Sri Lanka warns UK PM over 'war crimes'
11/10 India PM 'to boycott Colombo summit'
09/21 Tamil party wins north S Lanka vote
09/20 Sri Lanka key vote begins in north
09/21 Tamil party wins north S Lanka vote
09/20 Sri Lanka key vote begins in north
2012
11/13 UN 'failed Sri Lanka civilians'
Election, Vote
2012 2012
Election, Vote
2011
01/15 U.S., India send help to flooded Sri Lanka
01/15 UN calls for Sri Lanka flood aid
Election, Vote
2011 2011
Election, Vote
2010
07/06 Protesters lay siege to U.N. compound
04/07 Sri Lanka elects new parliament
03/06 Rajapaksa dismisses human rights panel
02/09 President Rajapaksa dissolves parliament
02/08 Election loser Sarath Fonseka arrested
01/26 President takes early lead in election
01/25 Presidential polls open
04/07 Sri Lanka elects new parliament
01/26 President takes early lead in election
01/25 Presidential polls open
2009
09/18 UN warning over displaced Tamils
05/23 U.N. secretary-general in Sri Lanka visit
05/22 Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war
05/21 Sri L-ka: We provide enough for refugees
04/26 Sri Lanka rejects Tamil Tigers cease-fire
02/03 President predicts rapid win
Election, Vote
2009 2009
Election, Vote
2008
02/03 S Lanka anniversary amid tensions
Election, Vote
2008 2008
Election, Vote
2006
06/07 Sri Lanka, Tamil rebels hold meeting
05/11 Crisis talks after raid
Election, Vote
2006 2006
Election, Vote
2005
11/18 President Rajapakse swears in
11/17 Rajapakse 'wins' poll
08/12 State of emergency declared
01/08 Politics limits Annan's trip
11/17 Rajapakse 'wins' poll
2004
12/28 Quake prompts massive aid effort
04/05 Bid to forge coalition
04/04 President wins election
04/01 Vote as showdown looms
04/04 President wins election
04/01 Vote as showdown looms
2003
11/13 Peace talks 'on hold'
11/10 Leaders 'to hold talks'
11/07 President calls for unity cabinet
11/06 Defiant PM returns to Sri Lanka
11/04 Sri Lanka 'plunging into chaos'
Election, Vote
2003 2003
Election, Vote
2002
09/16 Talks between Sri Lanka and Tamil rebels
Election, Vote
2002 2002
Election, Vote
2001
12/06 Opposition wins election
12/06 Opposition wins election

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Sri Lanka elections: Rajapaksa hopes for comeback


August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug. 16  
  Sri Lankans are going to the polls in a general election, with ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa aiming to return to office as prime minister


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.13     Huge crowds for Sri Lanka papal Mass Map of Colombo Sri Lanka
  Huge crowds have gathered in the Sri Lankan capital for Pope Francis to celebrate a Mass at which he will canonise the nation's first saint
Jan.12   Pope Francis due to land in Sri Lanka  Pope Francis is due to arrive in Sri Lanka on Tuesday for the start of a six-day Asian visit which is expected draw huge crowds of worshippe... Jan.8   S Lanka's Rajapaksa 'admits defeat'  Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa admits defeat in presidential election

year 2014 Top ^

Jul.6   Australia admits returning migrants  Australia has confirmed it has returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea Jul.4   Australia in row over Tamil refugees  Australia is refusing to comment on the fate of more than 200 Tamil asylum seekers reportedly intercepted at sea to the north-west of the co... Jun.19 Buddhist violence shocks Sri Lanka
Map of Aluthgama Sri Lanka  There is a a wave of deadly communal violence that followed a rally Sunday by hardline Buddhist nationalist monks

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.16 Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa defiant on rights row
  President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reacted defiantly to the UK's call for an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses Nov.15   UK urges Sri Lanka over rights
  David Cameron has urged Sri Lanka's president to go further and faster over human rights issues and reconciliation following the civil war Nov.14 Commonwealth meeting opens in Sri Lanka amid human rights row   The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth summit is under way in Colombo, amid continuing scrutiny of Sri Lanka's human rights record Nov.13 Sri Lanka warns UK PM over 'war crimes' Nov.10 India PM 'to boycott Colombo summit'. New Delhi Sep.21 Tamil party wins north S Lanka vote Sep.20 Sri Lanka key vote begins in north Apr.27 Summit in Sri Lanka 'appals' Canada Feb.17 Sri Lanka group seeks halal boycott

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.13 UN 'failed Sri Lanka civilians'


year 2011 Top ^

Jan.15 U.S., India send help to flooded Sri Lanka
UN calls for Sri Lanka flood aid

year 2010 Top ^

Jul.6 Protesters lay siege to U.N. compound   Protesters led by a cabinet minister are demanding that the world body drop a probe into alleged human rights abuses in the separatist war Apr.7  Sri Lanka elects new parliament Feb.18  Murdered journalist honored as 'hero' Feb.9   President Rajapaksa dissolves parliament
  Recently re-elected Mahinda Rajapaksa is dissolving parliament, clearing the way for early elections Feb.8 Election loser Sarath Fonseka arrested
Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  The defeated candidate in presidential election, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, has been arrested at his office in Colombo on charges of plotting to overthrow Jan.26   President takes early lead in election
  Early results in first election since Tamil Tiger rebels were defeated after 25 years of civil war put the president in the lead
Jan.25     Presidential polls open   Early voters have been seen queuing up near the capital. A few hours ago, people in the Tamil city of Jaffna reported hearing four blasts

year 2009 Top ^

May.23     U.N. secretary-general in Sri Lanka visit  Ban Ki-moon toured a displacement camp of Manik Farm, days after the country declared victory in a 25-year civil war against rebels May.22 Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war
  The deafening roar of drums and horns rose as thousands of people took to the streets for a victory parade marking the end of the decades-long war May.21     Sri L-ka: We provide enough for refugees  Sri Lanka has rejected criticism that it is not doing enough to provide for the 250,000 refugees following the end of its war with the Tamil... Apr.26 Sri Lanka rejects Tamil Tigers cease-fire  Officials rejected a proposed cease-fire from the rebels, warning instead that government troops intended to continue a new offensive Feb.3 President predicts rapid win
  Mahinda Rajapaksa has said the Tamil Tiger rebels will be 'completely defeated in a few days' and asked people who fled the country to return


year 2008 Top ^

Feb.3 S Lanka anniversary amid tensions


year 2006 Top ^

Jun.7 Sri Lanka, Tamil rebels hold meeting
. Norway May.11 Crisis talks after raid

year 2005 Top ^

Nov.18 President Rajapakse swears in
Nov.17   Rajapakse 'wins' poll  Prime Minister has won the presidential election by a narrow margin against opposition leader Wickramasinghe Aug.12 State of emergency declared Feb.2 Tsunami baby ruling sparks chaos Jan.8     Politics limits Annan's trip
  Secretary-General agreed to a government request not to visit disaster-stricken areas controlled by Tamil Tigers


year 2004 Top ^

Dec.28 Quake prompts massive aid effort
. Southeast Asia Apr.5 Bid to forge coalition Apr.4     President wins election  The party of President Kumaratunga will form the next government following parliamentary elections Apr.1 Vote as showdown looms Feb.7 President sacks parliament

year 2003 Top ^

Nov.13 Peace talks 'on hold'
Nov.10 Leaders 'to hold talks' Nov.7 President calls for unity cabinet Nov.6 Defiant PM returns to Sri Lanka Nov.4 Sri Lanka 'plunging into chaos' Jun.11 Rebels reject peace plan

year 2002 Top ^

Sep.16 Talks between Sri Lanka and Tamil rebels
. Thailand

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.6 Opposition wins election



U.S., India send help to flooded Sri Lanka UN calls for Sri Lanka flood aid   Sri L-ka: We provide enough for refugees  Sri Lanka has rejected criticism that it is not doing enough to provide for the 250,000 refugees following the end of its war with the Tamil... Quake prompts massive aid effort. Southeast Asia Sri Lanka elections: Rajapaksa hopes for comeback




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Aug. 16
  Sri Lankans are going to the polls in a general election, with ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa aiming to return to office as prime minister
Jan.8 S Lanka's Rajapaksa 'admits defeat'  Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa admits defeat in presidential election 2013 Sep.21 Tamil party wins north S Lanka vote
Sep.20 Sri Lanka key vote begins in north 2010 Apr.7  Sri Lanka elects new parliament Jan.26 President takes early lead in election
  Early results in first election since Tamil Tiger rebels were defeated after 25 years of civil war put the president in the lead
Jan.25   Presidential polls open   Early voters have been seen queuing up near the capital. A few hours ago, people in the Tamil city of Jaffna reported hearing four blasts 2005 Nov.17 Rajapakse 'wins' poll  Prime Minister has won the presidential election by a narrow margin against opposition leader Wickramasinghe 2004 Apr.4   President wins election  The party of President Kumaratunga will form the next government following parliamentary elections Apr.1 Vote as showdown looms
2001 Dec.6 Opposition wins election



Sri Lanka, Politics Government Timeline ... See World Government timeline Top ^
2004 Apr.5 Bid to forge coalition
2003 Nov.7 President calls for unity cabinet Nov.4 Sri Lanka 'plunging into chaos'



Sri Lanka, Politics Religion Timeline ... See World Religion timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.13   Huge crowds for Sri Lanka papal Mass
Map of Colombo Sri Lanka
  Huge crowds have gathered in the Sri Lankan capital for Pope Francis to celebrate a Mass at which he will canonise the nation's first saint
Jan.12   Pope Francis due to land in Sri Lanka  Pope Francis is due to arrive in Sri Lanka on Tuesday for the start of a six-day Asian visit which is expected draw huge crowds of worshippe... 2014 Jun.19 Buddhist violence shocks Sri Lanka
Map of Aluthgama Sri Lanka  There is a a wave of deadly communal violence that followed a rally Sunday by hardline Buddhist nationalist monks



Sri Lanka, Politics Political Law Timeline ... See World Political Law timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.2 Tsunami baby ruling sparks chaos




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2010 Feb.18  Murdered journalist honored as 'hero'



Sri Lanka, Politics Anniversary Timeline ... See World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.3 S Lanka anniversary amid tensions




Sri Lanka, Politics Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2013 Nov.14 Commonwealth meeting opens in Sri Lanka amid human rights row   The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth summit is under way in Colombo, amid continuing scrutiny of Sri Lanka's human rights record Nov.13 Sri Lanka warns UK PM over 'war crimes'




Sri Lanka, Politics Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2014 Jul.6 Australia admits returning migrants  Australia has confirmed it has returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea Jul.4 Australia in row over Tamil refugees  Australia is refusing to comment on the fate of more than 200 Tamil asylum seekers reportedly intercepted at sea to the north-west of the co...



Sri Lanka, Politics Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2009 May.23   U.N. secretary-general in Sri Lanka visit  Ban Ki-moon toured a displacement camp of Manik Farm, days after the country declared victory in a 25-year civil war against rebels 2005 Jan.8   Politics limits Annan's trip
  Secretary-General agreed to a government request not to visit disaster-stricken areas controlled by Tamil Tigers




Sri Lanka, Politics Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2013 Nov.16 Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa defiant on rights row   President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reacted defiantly to the UK's call for an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses Nov.15   UK urges Sri Lanka over rights   David Cameron has urged Sri Lanka's president to go further and faster over human rights issues and reconciliation following the civil war Nov.10 India PM 'to boycott Colombo summit'
. New Delhi Apr.27 Summit in Sri Lanka 'appals' Canada



Sri Lanka, Politics Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2006 Jun.7 Sri Lanka, Tamil rebels hold meeting
. Norway May.11 Crisis talks after raid 2003 Nov.13 Peace talks 'on hold' Nov.10 Leaders 'to hold talks' Jun.11 Rebels reject peace plan 2002 Sep.16 Talks between Sri Lanka and Tamil rebels. Thailand



Sri Lanka, Politics Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.8 Election loser Sarath Fonseka arrested Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  The defeated candidate in presidential election, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, has been arrested at his office in Colombo on charges of plotting to overthrow 2005 Nov.18 President Rajapakse swears in 2003 Nov.6 Defiant PM returns to Sri Lanka



Sri Lanka, Politics Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2013 Feb.17 Sri Lanka group seeks halal boycott
2010 Jul.6 Protesters lay siege to U.N. compound   Protesters led by a cabinet minister are demanding that the world body drop a probe into alleged human rights abuses in the separatist war



Sri Lanka, Politics Parliament Timeline ... See World Parliament timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.9 President Rajapaksa dissolves parliament  Recently re-elected Mahinda Rajapaksa is dissolving parliament, clearing the way for early elections 2004 Feb.7 President sacks parliament