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Sri Lankan Speaker Jayasuriya presses for floor test to resolve political crisis

His remarks come soon after he slammed President Sirisena, saying it was 'anti-democratic' to sack PM Wickremesinghe and suspend Parliament.

08 Nov 2018 11:52 AM

Behind Sri Lanka's turmoil, a China-India struggle for investments and influence

India can ill afford to ignore the strategic advantage China has gained in Sri Lanka so close to peninsular India.

08 Nov 2018 10:49 AM

Sri Lanka has suffered 'coup without guns', says Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

The entire matter was pre-planned and the events can only be described as a coup, albeit one without the use of tanks and guns, he said.

07 Nov 2018 1:26 PM

Ousted Sri Lankan PM's official home becomes symbol of power struggle

Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on October 26 but he has refused to accept the decision or to leave the residence.

04 Nov 2018 2:27 PM

Tamil prisoners may be released to tilt scales in favour of Lanka PM Rajapaksa

Tamils say some of the prisoners have been held over a long time under an anti-terrorism law without even being formally charged.

04 Nov 2018 1:00 PM

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Desperate people can start bloodbath, warns ousted Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe

Ranil Wickremesinghe warned time is running out to avert a 'bloodbath' while voicing hope that parliament will resolve the situation soon.

03 Nov 2018 12:07 PM

Sirisena to reconvene Parl on Nov 5: Sri Lanka's new PM Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s president Sirisena named Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM on Friday after abruptly dismissing the government of Ranil Wickremesinghe.

01 Nov 2018 12:01 PM

India worried as Sri Lanka's 'Lord of the rings', pro-China, is back as PM

Rajapaksa has been accused by diplomats of serious human rights abuses in the war against rebels from the Tamil minority.

01 Nov 2018 11:42 AM

As Sri Lankan crisis deepens, Minister says China financing horse-trading

A deputy minister in Wickremesinghe's administration, Ranjan Ramanayake, accused China of paying for Rajapaksa to buy legislators.

30 Oct 2018 6:18 PM

Sri Lanka braces for protest over PM Wickeremesinghe's sacking

He also suspended parliament in an apparent bid to shore up support for newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

30 Oct 2018 12:43 PM

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Arjuna Ranatunga arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka amid political crisis

One person succumbed to his injuries and two others were hospitalised in the shooting incident.

29 Oct 2018 5:54 PM

Sri Lanka crisis can turn into bloodbath, says Parliament Speaker

'We should settle this through parliament, but if we take it out to the streets, there will be a huge bloodbath,' Jayasuriya said.

29 Oct 2018 3:50 PM

Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes charge as new Sri Lankan Prime Minister

Sirisena on Friday sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa as new PM in surprise move that is being debated as constitutional coup.

29 Oct 2018 2:26 PM

Sri Lanka crisis: 3 injured as minister Ranatunga's guard fires at mob

Parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga's guard shot and injured three people at the state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.

28 Oct 2018 6:33 PM

Sri Lanka Parliament speaker recognises Ranil Wickremesinghe as PM

It came as a major relief to the embattled UNP leader, who was sacked last week by President Maithripala Sirisena.

28 Oct 2018 3:56 PM

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Sirisena suspends parliament as political crisis deepens in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s President has suspended parliament until November 16, even as the Prime Minister he fired claims he has majority support.

27 Oct 2018 2:18 PM

Sri Lanka crisis deepens as PM Wickremesinghe resists sacking

Parliamentary Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has said he will decide Saturday whether to recognise Rajapakse or not, after seeking legal advice.

27 Oct 2018 12:45 PM

Ex-Lankan prez Rajapaksa becomes new PM amid political drama

The development came after Sirisena's UPFA announced quitting current unity govt with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNP.

26 Oct 2018 9:14 PM

Sri Lanka wants Chinese help to recover evidence of 'assassination plot'

A man named as M. Thomas from Kerala was arrested in Sri Lanka on September 22 on suspicion of involvement in the plot.

24 Oct 2018 11:11 AM

Defeated Maldives President blames 'disappearing ink' for poll results

A lawyer for the EC, which Yameen accused of colluding with printer to ensure his defeat denied any wrongdoing, including using special ink.

15 Oct 2018 6:29 PM

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