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Friday, Jul 19, 2019
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Dec 25, 2018 14:43
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena could call a snap presidential election after January 8 next year. It was not clear if the organisers’ meeting was to gear the party for the eventuality of a snap presidential poll. read more
Dec 19, 2018 15:30
On allegations of “soft coup”, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said all his decisions were in the “best interest of the country and the people”. read more
Dec 16, 2018 16:47
Ranil Wickremesinghe, the 69-year-old United National Party leader, was administered the oath of office by President Sirisena, who had sacked him on October 26 and installed former rival and ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place. read more
Dec 16, 2018 11:43
Sri Lanka’s sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated Sunday, a legislator said, ending a 51-day political crisis in the island nation read more
Dec 15, 2018 12:11
Rajapaksa was appointed as the prime minister on October 26 by President Sirisena in a controversial move after sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe, which plunged the country into an unprecedented constitutional crisis. read more
Dec 14, 2018 11:20
Sri Lanka has a long history of political assassinations in decades of civil war, making Sirisena’s allegations all the more explosive. read more
Dec 14, 2018 07:35
During the Maldives crisis earlier this year, India learnt the value of the waiting game as opposed to any direct intervention. It appears to have adopted a similar approach in the case of Sri Lanka, but the wait for the crisis to play out to some sort... read more
Dec 12, 2018 18:18
Ranil Wickremesinghe received 117 votes in favor in the 225-member legislative body. The result is expected to increase pressure on President Maithripala Sirisena to reappoint Wickremesinghe as prime minister. read more
Dec 11, 2018 16:30
The political crisis in the island nation started in late October when Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe from the post of Prime Minister and replaced him with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. read more
Dec 10, 2018 14:27
The Supreme Court overturned Sirisena’s decision to dissolve Parliament and halted the preparations for snap polls. Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict on a bunch of petitions against Sirisena’s controversial decisions. read more
Dec 07, 2018 22:32
The island nation has been in a political crisis since October 26 when Sirisena removed Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place. read more
Dec 04, 2018 13:42
The apex court on Tuesday morning began the hearing on the fundamental rights petitions filed against Sirisena’s gazette notification to dissolve parliament. read more
Dec 03, 2018 09:52
Sri Lanka’s top court stayed the dissolution order pending a hearing on its constitutionality that starts on Tuesday, allowing parliament to resume meeting. read more
Dec 01, 2018 11:08
The country has been in a crisis since Sirisena replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa last month, and then issued an order dissolving parliament and called for a general election. read more
Nov 25, 2018 22:16
Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his first televised address since becoming the prime minister, said on Sunday that the purported government, led by Sirisena, was only an interim arrangement and that stability could only be restored through a fresh round of parliamentary... read more