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
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
The political turmoil began after Sirisena sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and installed former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.
03 Nov 2018 3:27 PM
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
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
In the 2015 presidential election, China allegedly funnelled funds to Rajapaksa through its port development budget.
31 Oct 2018 12:16 AM
A deputy minister in Wickremesinghe's administration, Ranjan Ramanayake, accused China of paying for Rajapaksa to buy legislators.
30 Oct 2018 6:18 PM
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
One person succumbed to his injuries and two others were hospitalised in the shooting incident.
29 Oct 2018 5:54 PM
Sri Lanka had plunged into political crisis since Sirisena sacked Wickramasinge and appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as his successor.
29 Oct 2018 5:20 PM
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
Both India and China are jostling for influence in the island nation.
29 Oct 2018 1:57 AM
New PM Rajapaksa announced snap polls though next parliamentary elections are not due before Feb 2020.
29 Oct 2018 1:26 AM
Being pro-India and pro-West as Wickremasinghe was seen to be, he was always bound to be suspect in the eyes of Sinhala hardliners.
28 Oct 2018 4:47 AM
Stalin said the return of Sri Lanka's former prez Rajapaksa as country's new PM has shocked Tamils across the world.
27 Oct 2018 7:12 PM
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
The move that took the island nation by surprise came amid growing tensions between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe on several policy matters.
27 Oct 2018 8:17 AM
The development came after Sirisena's UPFA announced quitting current unity govt with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNP.
26 Oct 2018 9:14 PM
So why the invitation to Mr Rajapaksa, the man under whom Sri Lanka first inched closer to China?
12 Sep 2018 1:32 AM