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Democracy back in Lanka
The resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka was a step long overdue.
16 Dec 2018 7:05 AM
Mahinda Rajapaksa quits, Maithripala Sirisena back
After his appointment as prime minister, Rajapaksa sought to secure a majority in the 225-member Parliament but failed.
16 Dec 2018 1:53 AM
Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister
Mahinda Rajapaksa signed what was called a 'resignation' letter at his residence in capital Colombo.
15 Dec 2018 11:55 AM
Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to step down tomorrow
The stepping down of Rajapaksa signals an end to a turbulent seven-week long struggle for power in the island nation.
14 Dec 2018 7:45 PM
Mahinda Rajapaksa files appeal in apex court against interim court's order
The Supreme Court has set the hearing of the appeal for December 12 and 13.
05 Dec 2018 1:42 AM
Looking for 'dignified exit', Lanka President may not dissolve Parliament
Sirisena might rescind order of dissolving Parl, effectively pre-empting a court ruling that they expect to overturn his decision anyway.
01 Dec 2018 1:14 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 1:57 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 4:30 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 10:22 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 8:22 PM
High-stakes game in Colombo to intensify
At one point, Mr Rajapaksa seemed to be making some progress in acquiring parliamentary support.
15 Nov 2018 7:57 AM
Challenge to democracy in Lanka power struggle
The immediate future is uncertain as the cards may still lie with the President.
15 Nov 2018 7:18 AM
Former Sri Lanka cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan joins Mahinda Rajapaksa's party
Dilshan, 42, became a member of Rajapaksa's newly-formed Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP).
14 Nov 2018 7:04 PM
Sri Lankan parliament votes against newly-appointed Rajapaksa govt
Speaker ruled majority of 225-member assembly supported no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa who was made PM on Oct 26.
14 Nov 2018 11:23 AM
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’s Clash of civilisations
Wickremesinghe finds himself not only jobless but once again rootless, especially in terms of the earthiness of Sri Lankan politics.
11 Nov 2018 7:09 AM
Sri Lanka President’s actions undemocratic
The saddest development in this unseemly power struggle is how the democratic institution of Parliament has been disrespected.
11 Nov 2018 12:01 AM
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 1:18 PM
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