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Nine Indians arrested in Sri Lanka for staying without visa

Nine Indians have been arrested in Sri Lanka's Uva province for allegedly staying in the country without a visa.

08 Feb 2019 3:21 PM

Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debts

Sri Lanka is considering a USD 300 million loan offer from the Bank of China.

17 Jan 2019 1:41 PM

Lanka's Central Bank gets USD 400 million swap from RBI

The total loan was expected to have been disbursed with a seventh tranche by mid-2019.

10 Jan 2019 11:39 AM

Sri Lanka President names new cabinet to end political crisis

The forming of the cabinet was delayed because the president wanted to retain media and the police, govt spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said.

20 Dec 2018 4:26 PM

Sri Lankan President Sirisena yet to bury hatchet with PM Wickremesinghe

Addressing members of his United National Front, Sirisena reiterated he does not like Wickremesinghe, despite having to reappoint him as PM

17 Dec 2018 6:59 PM

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Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

Mahinda Rajapaksa signed what was called a 'resignation' letter at his residence in capital Colombo.

15 Dec 2018 11:56 AM

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to step down tomorrow

The stepping down of Rajapaksa signals an end to a turbulent seven-week long struggle for power in the island nation.

14 Dec 2018 7:48 PM

Sri Lanka court suspends Mahinda Rajapakse's powers as PM

'Irreparable damage' could be done to Sri Lanka if Mahinda Rajapakse was allowed to remain as head of government, the court said.

03 Dec 2018 5:00 PM

Looking for 'dignified exit', Lanka Prez may not dissolve Parliament

Sirisena might rescind order of dissolving Parl, effectively pre-empting a court ruling that they expect to overturn his decision anyway.

01 Dec 2018 1:14 PM

Sri Lanka: Parliament votes to halt payment of ministers’ salaries, expenses

Rajapaksa loyalists declared the vote illegal and called into question the impartiality of the speaker.

30 Nov 2018 2:09 PM

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Sri Lanka: Ousted PM Wickeremesinghe wins control of key panel in Parliament

Sirisena's party members walked out of Parliament, protesting against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya's move to appoint five members of UPFA.

23 Nov 2018 4:35 PM

Sri Lanka: Sirisena's all-party crisis talks fail to end political stalemate

JVP boycotted the meeting and wrote to Sirisena stating he should end the crisis as he created it. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya also stayed away.

19 Nov 2018 10:21 AM

Sri Lankan Parliament adjourned after leaders throw chilli powder, furniture

Brawl occurred day after Speaker announced there is no PM or government following no-confidence motion against disputed PM Rajapaksa.

16 Nov 2018 8:23 PM

Sri Lankan govt confusion after House no-trust in Mahinda Rajapaksa

The Speaker’s office said that the Speaker has requested the President to take the next step under the Constitution.

15 Nov 2018 2:29 AM

Sri Lankan parl votes against newly-appointed Rajapaksa govt

Speaker ruled that majority of 225-member assembly supported no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa who was made PM on Oct 26.

14 Nov 2018 11:23 AM

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Sri Lanka Supreme Court overturns sacking of Parliament by Prez Sirisena

The decision was the latest dramatic twist in the crisis that has gripped Sri Lanka since Sirisena sacked PM Wickremesinghe.

13 Nov 2018 6:33 PM

Key Lankan parties, EC member move Supreme Court against President Sirisena

Sirisena on Sunday stoutly defended his move to dissolve Parliament, saying it was taken to prevent clashes among rival lawmakers.

12 Nov 2018 3:36 PM

Rajapaksa ends 50-yr association with Sirisena's party, joins newly-formed SLPP

Rajapaksa's move signaled that he would contest snap polls, to be held on Jan 5, under his own party banner and not that of SLFP.

11 Nov 2018 6:57 PM

Sri Lanka crisis: Wickremesinghe's party to fight parliament dissolution in court

Sirisena had called for January polls after it was clear Rajapaksa wouldn't command majority in legislature.

10 Nov 2018 7:31 PM

Sri Lanka crisis: President Sirisena dissolves parliament, calls for snap polls

Sirisena called for January polls after it was clear Rajapaksa wouldn't command majority in legislature, a move opponents called illegal.

10 Nov 2018 1:20 PM

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