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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019
news about Ranil wickremesinghe
Nov 23, 2018 17:35
Sri Lankan lawmakers opposed to new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa took control of parliament’s main committee on Friday after his supporters walked out, saying the house speaker was biased. read more
Nov 16, 2018 18:40
The pro-Rajapaksa legislators also threw objects at Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Daily Mirror reported. read more
Nov 14, 2018 18:18
Tillakaratne Dilshan took membership in Rajapakse’s newly-formed Sri Lanka People’s Front (SLPP) on the same day the national parliament defeated the former president in a landmark vote. read more
Nov 14, 2018 10:58
Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a motion of no-confidence in the controversially appointed government of Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court overturned a presidential decree dissolving the legislature. read more
Nov 12, 2018 22:51
Sirisena dissolved Parliament on November 9 and announced snap polls to be held on January 5 next year after it became evident that he did not have enough support in the House to prove the premiership of 72-year-old Mahinda Rajapaksa. read more
Nov 12, 2018 17:33
New Delhi must help the island nation to strengthen its democratic institutions read more
Nov 12, 2018 10:21
It’s the latest twist in a constitutional crisis that began Oct. 26 when Sirisena unexpectedly fired Wickremesinghe, who served since 2015 as prime minister in a unity government with the president. read more
Nov 10, 2018 16:47
Sri Lanka’s political crisis deepened as president Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament and announced snap polls after it became evident that he did not have enough support in the House for prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed by... read more
Nov 08, 2018 08:03
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya wanted a floor test in parliament to resolve the issue of two prime ministers in the country which arose following the sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with Mahinda Rajapaksa. read more
Nov 06, 2018 20:08
President Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Wickremesinghe on October 26 and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, a controversial former president, and suspended parliamentary proceedings until November 16. read more
Nov 05, 2018 21:11
Sri Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Monday slammed President Maithripala Sirisena’s actions to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspend Parliament, saying he will not recognise Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new premier unless he wins a floor t... read more
Nov 05, 2018 19:12
Thousands of Sri Lankans marched Monday in support of a new government led by the country’s former strongman, highlighting the political polarization in the Indian Ocean island nation. read more
Nov 04, 2018 21:57
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena shut the parliament a day after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and appointing former president Mahinda Rajapakse to the post. read more
Nov 04, 2018 19:27
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) could tip the balance should parliament be recalled this week to decide between two rivals both claiming the lawful right to head Sri Lanka’s government. read more
Nov 04, 2018 14:56
President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 but he has refused to accept the decision or to leave the residence so former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse -- who was named in his place -- can move in. read more