Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 | Last Update : 11:14 AM IST
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
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'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
Sirisena had called for January polls after it was clear Rajapaksa wouldn't command majority in legislature.
10 Nov 2018 7:31 PM
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
Her conviction in blasphemy case was overturned, but she had remained in prison as govt negotiated with hardliners demanding her execution.
08 Nov 2018 7:10 PM
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
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
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
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