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Monday, Jul 22, 2019
news about Ranil wickremesinghe
Nov 03, 2018 10:21
Sri Lanka’s sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has warned that time is running out to avert a “bloodbath” while voicing hope that parliament will resolve a damaging constitutional crisis in the coming days. read more
Nov 03, 2018 09:30
A Sri Lankan parliamentarian has alleged he was offered a $2.8 million bribe to switch his allegiance and support the country’s new government as the island nation’s political crisis deepens. read more
Nov 02, 2018 10:23
President Maithripala Sirisena fired his former ally Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and appointed the mustachioed former president as his replacement. read more
Nov 01, 2018 17:16
“I still remain the Prime Minister and I have the confidence of the majority of members of the House,” Ranil Wickremesinghe told the BBC from his official residence Temple Trees. read more
Nov 01, 2018 11:30
Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena named Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister on Friday after abruptly dismissing the government of Ranil Wickremesinghe. read more
Oct 30, 2018 18:08
Tens of thousands of supporters of sacked Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe blocked roads in Colombo on Tuesday, stepping up a showdown with the country’s newly appointed leader Mahinda Rajapakse, a former strongman accused of grave rights... read more
Oct 30, 2018 09:28
Sri Lanka was plunged into the crisis on Friday when president Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and swore in ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa to replace him, breaking up a fragile coalition governing the island. read more
Oct 29, 2018 18:19
The upheaval ushers in a new period of political uncertainty in Sri Lanka, which saw economic growth last year hit the slowest pace since 2001. read more
Oct 29, 2018 15:39
“We should settle this through parliament, but if we take it out to the streets, there will be a huge bloodbath,” Jayasuriya told reporters. read more
Oct 29, 2018 14:58
Under the 19th Amednement adopted in 2015, the president no longer has the power to remove the prime minister at his discretion. read more
Oct 29, 2018 13:28
Rajapaksa assumed the duties in the prime minister’s secretariat which was not used by the ousted prime minister Wickremesinghe, officials from his Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) said. read more
Oct 29, 2018 12:48
“We urge all sides to refrain from intimidation and violence,” US State Department said in a statement. read more
Oct 29, 2018 11:04
The foreign policy czars in India could redeploy some of the lessons they learnt from the political uncertainty in the Maldives earlier this year while handling the unfolding situation in Sri Lanka. read more
Oct 28, 2018 21:03
Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday that the main reason he decided to sack his prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was the alleged involvement of a cabinet minister in a plot to assassinate him. read more
Oct 28, 2018 17:29
Sri Lanka political crisis: Over 1,000 supporters and loyalists, including chanting Buddhist monks, massed outside the colonial-era residence in Colombo where a defiant Ranil Wickremesinghe has been holding crisis talks with allies. read more