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Sirisena announces Sri Lanka will follow Philippines’ model on war against...

Weeks after he caused a national crisis by ousting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa as premier and then backing down after...

Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sirisena prepare the ground to taken on the...

Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday officially assumed duties as opposition leader, pledging to build a broad coalition against the government and declaring that he would...

Rajapaksa’s SLPP says new constitution does not address economic issues of...

Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has rejected the steering committee’s report on the proposed new constitution, stating that it will work towards

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa: The presidential face-off in Sri Lanka...

Amid rumours that former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa had handed over documents to formally renounce his US citizenship,...

Lanka likely to be wooed not by new constitution but by...

Despite the hype, what was submitted to parliament on Friday was not officially declared to be the much anticipateddraft constitution but a report by...

New Lankan constitution could open old wounds if SLPP and SLFP...

After a brief lull, Sri Lankan politics has turned hyper again with the draft of a new constitution scheduled to be tabled in parliament...

Lanka gets new govt and new finance plan

The United National Party has donned once again the mantle of government, following the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa from the Premiership he was bestowed...

The UNP is about to re-start as a government but amidst...

On Sunday, news channels in Sri Lanka which covered the swearing in of UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister, also aired the scathing criticism uncensored by any political nicety delivered by

Wickremesinghe is again appointed PM but Rajapaks vows to topple govt

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who was sacked by President Maithriapala Sirisena on October 26 was once again sworn in as Prime Minister in front...

Despite Supreme Court ruling, Wickremesinghe-Sirisena fight is far from being over

With Sri Lanka’s apex court, the Supreme Court,Thursday evening delivering a landmark judgment against the dissolution of parliament carried out by President Maithripala Sirisena...

UNP to move Vote of Confidence on ousted PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

As the country awaits the Supreme Court ruling on the multiple Fundamental Rights petitions against the dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena, which...

In times of faltering economy, Sri Lankans are torn between their...

Even as political uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the then Prime Minister Anil Wickremesinghe on October 26 the country

Ousted PM Ranil Wickremesinghe meets diplomats, does not speak of Rajapaksa...

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who was stripped of his Premiership by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26 had told foreign Ambassadors in a meeting Tuesday that he has ‘nothing against’

Sirisena refuses to reappoint Wickremesinghe, as Appeals Court stays Rajapaksa premiership

Despite the Appeal Court in Sri Lanka temporarily staying the Premiership of Mahinda Rajapaksa and his 49 member purported council of ministers,

Speculation continues on Prez Sirisena rescinding dissolution of Lanka parliament

With six days more for the ruling by the Sri Lankan Supreme Court on the gazette notification issued by President Sirisena on November 9,...

Lanka parliament stops funds to Rajapaksa-Sirisena govt as speculation builds on...

A week after the walkout from parliament by the UPFA, comprising the SFLP-SLPP of President Maithripala Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapaksa, pressure is building up...

With Rajapaksa-Sirisena MPs boycotting parliament the Lankan political crisis simmers on

Members of Sri Lanka’s one-month old government Tuesday boycotted parliamentary sessions demanding that they cannot recognize Speaker Karu Jayasuriya who is refusing to acknowledge...

The Sirisena saga

President Maithripala Sirisena, having plunged the country into uncertainty with his decision to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on 26 October and appoint former...

Sirisena-Rajapaksa group refuses to recognise Speaker as Sri Lanka’s financial woes...

Members owing allegiance to the Sirisena-Rajapaksa UPFA alliance on November 23 staged a walkout from parliament over Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s decision not to include...

Sri Lanka’s political crisis hits stormy financial weather

Sri Lanka’s current political crisis is fast snowballing into a grim economic crisis, with no budget in place for 2019, with international debts due...

Lanka’s political crisis gets into further knots

Sri Lanka’s parliamentary proceedings continued to be hampered after the House was adjourned barely seven minutes into its commencing on November 20