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Sri Lanka's proposed replacement of 19th Amendment faces resistance within ruling party

PM Rajapaksa will be the hardest-hit by the amendment, while his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa will gain full legal immunity as President

13 Sep 2020 1:08 PM

All in the family: Sri Lanka's political Rajapaksa dynasty

The powerful clan has held sway over the island nation's politics for decades, as well as having a major influence in key state institutions

07 Aug 2020 2:27 PM

Sri Lankan President Sirisena yet to bury hatchet with PM Wickremesinghe

Addressing members of his United National Front, Sirisena reiterated he does not like Wickremesinghe, despite having to reappoint him as PM

17 Dec 2018 6:59 PM

Sri Lanka Supreme Court overturns sacking of Parliament by Prez Sirisena

The decision was the latest dramatic twist in the crisis that has gripped Sri Lanka since Sirisena sacked PM Wickremesinghe.

13 Nov 2018 6:33 PM

Tamil prisoners may be released to tilt scales in favour of Lanka PM Rajapaksa

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

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Sri Lanka Parliament speaker recognises Ranil Wickremesinghe as PM

It came as a major relief to the embattled UNP leader, who was sacked last week by President Maithripala Sirisena.

28 Oct 2018 3:56 PM

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