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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

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

Maldives: Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidential polls

Results released by the Elections Commission early Monday morning showed Solih had secured 58.3 per cent of the popular vote.

24 Sep 2018 1:05 PM