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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

Political chaos continues unabated in Lanka

Languishing for the past three weeks in uncertainty while two governments and two Prime Ministers squabble as to which one is the legitimate one,...

Chillie powder and fisticuffs overtake parliament as second NCM against PM...

The parliamentarians of the three week old coalition government of Maithripala Sirisena’s SLFP and Mahinda Rajapaksa’s SLPP which consists of the umbrella party, the...

Sri Lanka President Sirisena trashes trust vote that Rajapaksa lost but...

In an attempt to brazen his way out of a political quagmire, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena categorically refused to accept the no-confidence motion...

Setback for Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court issues stay on...

In what is hailed as a significant decision that demonstrates the independence of the Sri Lankan judiciary, the island country’s Supreme Court on Tuesday...

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
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