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Sri Lanka political crisis

State of emergency declared in Sri Lanka ahead of July 20 presidential election

The government gazette dated July 17 imposing a state of emergency in the troubled nation was issued on Monday morning

18 Jul 2022 1:28 PM

Sri Lankan Parliament meets to announce president's vacancy

During the 13-minute special session, Dhammika Dassanayake, Secretary General of Parliament, announced the vacancy for the post of president

16 Jul 2022 11:55 AM

Rajapaksa still in Maldives, awaits private jet to depart for Singapore: Report

Rajapaksa, his wife Loma and their two security officers were expected to leave for Singapore on board SQ437 from Male on Wednesday night

14 Jul 2022 10:41 AM

Pavan K. Varma | India isn’t Sri Lanka, but must draw lessons

India is facing major problems of unemployment and inflation

15 May 2022 12:42 AM

Court bars Mahinda, son, 15 MLAs from overseas travel

Order in wake of investigation into attacks on Monday’s protest sites

13 May 2022 2:37 AM

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Soldiers out in Colombo; India denies plans to send its troops

No takeover plan: Sri Lanka military, Central Bank chief threatens to quit

12 May 2022 3:25 AM

AA Edit | Why dynasts are back in Manila

Mahindamay not be the only one to be displaced as democracies are known to be fertile fields for political families to sow the seeds

12 May 2022 2:37 AM

AA Edit | What Lanka needs: A unity govt without Rajapaksas

The road back to a modicum of normalcy would be a hard one for a country that imports a lot of food items, including sugar

11 May 2022 1:31 AM

US cautions its citizens against travelling to Sri Lanka

US issued the warning pointing to the fuel and medicine shortages, as well as the COVID-19 and terror threats in the Island nation

07 Apr 2022 11:30 AM

Sri Lanka President names new cabinet to end political crisis

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

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Sri Lanka court suspends Mahinda Rajapakse's powers as PM

'Irreparable damage' could be done to Sri Lanka if Mahinda Rajapakse was allowed to remain as head of government, the court said.

03 Dec 2018 5:00 PM

Sri Lanka: Parliament votes to halt payment of ministers’ salaries, expenses

Rajapaksa loyalists declared the vote illegal and called into question the impartiality of the speaker.

30 Nov 2018 2:09 PM

Sri Lanka: Ousted PM Wickeremesinghe wins control of key panel in Parliament

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

Sri Lanka: Sirisena's all-party crisis talks fail to end political stalemate

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

Sri Lankan Parliament adjourned after leaders throw chilli powder, furniture

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

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Key Lankan parties, EC member move Supreme Court against President Sirisena

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 ends 50-yr association with Sirisena's party, joins newly-formed SLPP

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

Sri Lanka crisis: Wickremesinghe's party to fight parliament dissolution in court

Sirisena had called for January polls after it was clear Rajapaksa wouldn't command majority in legislature.

10 Nov 2018 7:31 PM

Sri Lanka crisis: President Sirisena dissolves parliament, calls for snap polls

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

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

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