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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'India is closely following the recent political developments in Sri Lanka,' MEA spokeperson Raveesh Kumar said.
28 Oct 2018 1:13 PM