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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

Sri Lankan govt confusion after House no-trust in Mahinda Rajapaksa

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

Sri Lankan parl votes against newly-appointed Rajapaksa govt

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

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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

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

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Sri Lankan Speaker Jayasuriya presses for floor test to resolve political crisis

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

Behind Sri Lanka's turmoil, a China-India struggle for investments and influence

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

Sri Lanka has suffered 'coup without guns', says Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

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

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

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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Desperate people can start bloodbath, warns ousted Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe

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

Sirisena to reconvene Parl on Nov 5: Sri Lanka's new PM Rajapaksa

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

India worried as Sri Lanka's 'Lord of the rings', pro-China, is back as 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

As Sri Lankan crisis deepens, Minister says China financing horse-trading

A deputy minister in Wickremesinghe's administration, Ranjan Ramanayake, accused China of paying for Rajapaksa to buy legislators.

30 Oct 2018 6:18 PM

Sri Lanka braces for protest over PM Wickeremesinghe's sacking

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

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