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
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
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
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
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
India can ill afford to ignore the strategic advantage China has gained in Sri Lanka so close to peninsular India.
08 Nov 2018 10:49 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
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
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
Ranil Wickremesinghe warned time is running out to avert a 'bloodbath' while voicing hope that parliament will resolve the situation soon.
03 Nov 2018 12:07 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
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