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How the No Confidence Motion on the Lankan PM is now...

Three days after the drama of the No Confidence Motion (NCM) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, President Maithripala Sirisena who almost wanted his PM’s...

Political life after No Confidence Motion victory for Lankan PM

Following Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe emerging victorious from Wednesday’s No Confidence Motion (NCM) against him by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Joint Opposition,...

Lankan Prime Minister comfortably defeats No Confidence Motion

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe demonstrated a clear victory Wednesday night getting a majority of votes to easily defeating the No Confidence Motion (NCM) bought...

Lankan Prime Minister comfortably defeats No Confidence Motion

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe demonstrated a clear victory Wednesday night getting a majority of votes to easily defeating the No Confidence Motion (NCM) bought...

One more day for the NCM against Lankan PM

With just one more day to go for the No Confidence Motion (NCM) to be taken up against Prime Minister RanilWickremesinghe on April 04,...

Facebook officials to visit Lanka, calls to lift the social media...

Amid pleas from the private sector, rights activists and top diplomats for the re-instating of Facebook back in the country after it was shut...

Ban on social media and Emergency to remain in Lanka till...

The removal of both the Emergency and the social media clamp down will depend on recommendation of the Ministry of Defense and the approval...

Kandy looks towards re-instating peace

Almost complete normalcy had returned Saturday to the tourist district of Kandy with Muslim owned shops re-opening after being shuttered down since March 4...

Lankan PM relieved of Law and Order ministry, Kandy returns to...

President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday (March 8) relieved Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of the Law and Order ministry that he took up in the recent...

President Sirisena rushes to Kandy, appeals for peace

Amid continuing unrest in Kandy targeting Muslims in the district, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had rushed to the riot-torn district on Wednesday and...

Burdened by communal tensions Lanka under State of Emergency

Criticism of the current United National Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led government  of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala...

Lanka moves forward to criminalize enforced disappearances

In the backdrop of the Sri Lankan government appointing Commissioners for the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) to spearhead the task of looking into...

Independent inquiry ordered after communal violence in Sri Lanka’s Kandy

President Maithripala Sirisena Monday called for police to hold unbiased and independent investigations into communal violence that erupted in the Digana area in Kandy...

Combating anti Muslim hate a key challenge for PM and Law...

The latest challenge on the reconciliation front for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who has taken on the additional Ministry portfolio of Law and Order...

Parallel to UNHRC sessions, Lanka appoints Commissioners for Office of Missing...

After months of delaying, the Sri Lankan government has appointed Commissioners for the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) to spearhead the task of looking...

Political confusion likely to recommence in Lanka

In the aftermath of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe retaining his Premiership and taking on an additional charge of law and order, there is trouble...

UNP-SLFP coalition survives, engages in face saving reshuffling

The ruling United National Party (UNP) and its national unity coalition partner, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have roused itself from its state...

Sri Lankan president’s party agrees to stay in unity govt

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in discussions Monday with President Maithripala Sirisena had agreed to remain within the UNP led coalition government, but...

Cabinet reshuffle likely, SLFP members threaten to leave coalition

Under the watchful eye of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who awaits for a chance to consolidate his landslide local government February 10 polls, the...

Lankan PM says won’t quit

Sri Lanka Saturday completes six days in political limbo after former President Mahinda Rajapaksa won a landslide victory in the February 10 local government...

Former Prez. Rajapaksa demand snap polls, UNP demands forming government

Following the landslide victory of his new party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), at the local government election held on February 10, former...