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Lanka awaits Supreme Court verdict on constitutionality of parliament dissolution

Sri Lanka’s political upheaval that began with President Maithripala Sirisena’s lightning sacking of PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointing ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM on...

As poll fever grips Sri Lanka parties, Sirisena says parliament dissolved...

Former Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP), which earlier moved the Supreme Court to challenge President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to...

Lankan Legal experts to go to SC over parliament dissolution, asks...

The dissolution of the country’s parliament, which was announced late on Friday by President Maithripala Sirisena is to be challenged in the Supreme Court...

President Sirisena dissolves parliament, elections on January 05

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the country’s parliament in a move that was anticipated but denied staunchly by Sirisena’s aides until the actual...

Tamil political parties declare that their loyalties are with the ousted...

Tamil parties Wednesday ended speculation that they may join the new alliance between President Maithripala Sirisena and newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sirisena and Rajapaksa address massive rally in attempt to consolidate power

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking to consolidate power attracted massive crowds Monday in the vicinity of the Parliament Roundabout

Lankan parliament to convene on 14 Nov

As the political crisis in Sri Lanka hit the 9th day, President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday issued a fresh gazette announcing the reconvening of parliament...

With no end to Lanka’s constitutional crisis, protectionism and liberalism collide...

A week after the sacking of the UNP-led coalition government of Ranil Wickremesinghe who was then replaced by former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, the former’s chances of regaining ground

As Sri Lankan political crisis drags on, Sirisena agrees to consider...

Even as newly-appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was also given charge of the finance portfolio, assumed duties on Wednesday and took...

President Sirisena justifies to world the appoint of Rajapaksa as PM

Even as hundreds of Sri Lankans calling for democracy thronged Colombo Tuesday asking President Sirisena to make his decisions on Prime Ministerial change through...

New Cabinet in Lanka but ousted PM Wickremesinghe maintains that the...

Monday evening saw the new Cabinet of Ministers being sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed...

President Sirisena addresses nation, says assassination plot prompted removal of Wickremesinghe...

An alleged assassination plot which had the involvement of a cabinet minister and the ‘tremendous pressure to avoid investigations’ under the UNP led government...

As Sirisena and Rajapaksa consolidate grip over power, Chinese envoy takes...

Sri Lanka was plunged into political uncertainty as President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday prorogued parliament until November 16, a day after appointing former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as

India suffers sets setback in Wickremesinghe’s sacking as Sri Lanka faces...

In a major political move that has domestic and international ramifications, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was on Friday evening sworn in as Sri Lanka’s...

Sri Lanka’s post-civil war reconciliation mechanisms mired in controversy

Sri Lanka once again finds itself trapped between the Western prescription for its post-war reconciliation path and local fears of an equality-driven emphasis on...

Welcoming greater participation in dev’t projects, Lankan PM plays up India...

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is said to have secured India’s support following strong assurances by him to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi...

Where India and Sri Lanka stand despite Sirisena’s allegation of RAW...

India has graciously handled what could otherwise have led to an outright diplomatic furore between New Delhi and Colombo after Sri Lankan President Maithripala...

India, Lanka and the shadow of Prez Sirisena’s denied allegation of...

India has graciously handled what could have led to an outright diplomatic furore following President Sirisena’s now denied claim (that the The Hindu newspaper...

Sirisena’s denial he was target of RAW plot to kill him...

A day after Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena stunned members of the cabinet when he revealed to them that India’s external intelligence agency, Research...

A month after Rajapaksa, Ranil goes for India pow wow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, embroiled in controversy back in Sri Lanka over the dwindling state of the economy, is to visit New Delhi this...

Political machinations in Sri Lanka deepen as economy continues to take...

The unending rise of fuel prices in Sri Lanka has clearly put the government on the defensive with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Finance...