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
As observers, India as well as the United States could only tender well-meaning advice as these were strictly internal affairs of a sovereign nation.
16 Dec 2018 12:02 AM
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
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
Rajapaksa loyalists declared the vote illegal and called into question the impartiality of the speaker.
30 Nov 2018 2:09 PM
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
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
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
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
More important, Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya refused to recognise Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister.
15 Nov 2018 12:05 AM
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
Rajapaksa needed the support of minimum 113 parliamentarians in the 225-member House to prove his majority.
13 Nov 2018 1:33 AM
Long-term Sri Lanka watchers say Mr Rajapaksa’s India visit was to prepare Delhi for just such an eventuality.
13 Nov 2018 1:23 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
Wickremesinghe finds himself not only jobless but once again rootless, especially in terms of the earthiness of Sri Lankan politics.
11 Nov 2018 12:05 AM
The saddest development in this unseemly power struggle is how the democratic institution of Parliament has been disrespected.
11 Nov 2018 12:00 AM
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
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