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Ranil Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka PM, sworn in by President Sirisena

Ranil Wickremesinghe was once again sworn in as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, likely ending a political crisis that began in late October when he was..
DNA - Published

Lanka: Sacked PM to be reinstated tomorrow

​Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday to end the political turmoil and pave way for the return of ousted premier Ranil Wickremesinghe. President Sirisena also agreed to reinstate Wickremesinghe..
IndiaTimes - Published

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The prime minister said this was a step back toward "normalcy" for the country.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's PM

Rajapaksa informed the lawmakers of United People's Freedom Alliance that he has resigned from the post, MP Shehan Semasinghe told reporters. He was appointed the prime minister on October 26 by..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka: President Sirisena fails to meet deadline to end political crisis

[Sri Lanka], Dec 11(ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirirsena's deadline to find a solution to the ongoing political crisis in the island nation has ended on Tuesday.
Sify - Published

Rajapaksa bribed parliamentarians to prove majority: President Sirisena

[Sri Lanka], Dec 9(ANI): President Maithripala Sirisena here on Saturday said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had tried to bribe politicians in order to show majority in the country's
Sify - Published

Maithripala Sirisena says Lankan political crisis to end in seven days

Sri Lanka is going through a major political crisis since October 26 when President Sirisena, in a controversial move, removed Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Rajapaksa in his place. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka President Sirisena vows never to reappoint ousted premier Ranil Wickremesinghe

President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday reignited the political crisis that has crippled Sri Lanka's government for more than a month, vowing never to reappoint arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe as..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Lanka parties agree to form select committee

Sri Lankan political parties in decided to form a select committee to conduct parliamentary affairs. All-party meeting called by President Sirisena yesterday to resolve the crisis ended inconclusively...
IndiaTimes - Published

President Maithripala Sirisena's all-party crisis talks fail to end political stalemate in Sri Lanka

The crisis erupted when President Sirisena suddenly announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.
Zee News - Published

Lankan president holds all-party meeting talks

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday held an all-party meeting. The crisis had erupted when President Sirisena suddenly announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lankan parliament votes against PM Rajapaksa

The Parliament on Wednesday met for the first time since October 26, when President Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspended the Parliament plunging the island nation into a..
Sify - Published

Sri Lanka's SC overturns sacking of parliament by President Sirisena

Sirisena dissolved Parliament and ordered snap election on January 5, plunging the country's into an unprecedented political and constitutional crises.
Zee News - Published

Sri Lanka Crisis: Key parties, EC member move SC against President Sirisena

Sri Lanka's major political parties and an election commission member on Monday dragged President Maithripala Sirisena to the Supreme Court, challenging his controversial move of dissolving Parliament,..
DNA - Published

UN chief Guterres expresses concern over Sri Lankan President Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament, underlining the "utmost importance" of respecting..
DNA - Published

Amid political uncertainty, Sri Lankan President Sirisena dissolves parliament

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament after power-struggle, reporte news agency AFP.
DNA - Published

Sri Lanka Speaker presses for floor test to resolve crisis, says status quo before Ranil Wickremesinghe's sacking to be considered

Sri Lanka Speaker Karu Jayasuriya's remarks came two days after he slammed President Sirisena, saying it was "anti-democratic" to sack Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspend the Parliament, and..
Firstpost - Published

Lanka crisis: Rajapaksa has support of 113 MPs to prove premiership, says President Sirisena

His comments came after Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya earlier in the day slammed Sirisena's "unconstitutional and undemocratic" actions to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspend
DNA - Published

Sri Lankan Parliament will not be convened on Monday: President Maithripala Sirisena's party

Sri Lanka's suspended Parliament will not be convened before November 16, President Maithripala Sirisena's party said on Thursday, hours after officials at Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's office..
DNA - Published

Lankan prez lifts Parliament suspension

President Sirisena was under increasing political and diplomatic pressure to reconvene Parliament which he had suspended till November 16​. Prior to the crisis, ​Wickramasinghe had the backing of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lankan Parliament may reconvene next week after top judge rejects sacking of ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Speaker Jayasuriya held emergency talks with president Sirisena this evening to convince him on the need to reconvene parliament to try and end the current political impasse over the sacking of prime..
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka braces for protest over ousted PM Wickremesinghe's sacking

ri Lanka, a Buddhist-majority nation in the Indian Ocean, was plunged into chaos on Friday when President Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Wickremesinghe in a surprise move. He also suspended parliament..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ex-Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe sacked over assassination plot or political misconduct? Maithripala Sirisena says both

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday said that he sacked former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe mainly because of the alleged involvement of a Cabinet minister in a plot to..
Firstpost - Published

India roots for democracy in Sri Lanka amid crisis

New Delhi is closely following political developments in the neighbouring country and is hopeful that constitutional process is followed in Sri Lanka, the Centre said on Sunday after President..
DNA - Published

SL crisis: President Sirisena suspends Parliament

While Wickremesinghe decried the coup as "unconstitutional" and illegal, Rajapaksa took to the streets to call upon the leader to step down "to respect the law and democracy." In 2015, the constitution..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •newKerala.comSify

Mahinda Rajapaksa's return as Lankan Prime Minister touches a raw nerve in Tamil Nadu

A day after Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, political parties in Tamil Nadu on Saturday expressed concerns over the development. Rajapaksa has been accused of..
DNA - Published

Ousted Sri Lankan PM's security withdrawn by President Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday withdrew the security of deposed prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who still claims to be the constitutionally-appointed premier despite being..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Zee News

Sri Lanka: UNP plans to move impeachment motion against President Sirisena

[India], Oct 27 (ANI): As many as 113 members of United National Party (UNP) are in the process of signing an impeachment motion against President Maithripala Sirisena, which is expected to be
Sify - Published

Sri Lankan president Sirisena suspends Parliament as political turmoil deepens; Wickremesinghe insists he is still PM

Police cancelled all leave as tensions heightened in Colombo a day after the president's dismissal of rival Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was replaced by controversial former strongman leader Mahinda..
Firstpost - Published

President Sirisena suspends parliament till Nov 16 as political crisis deepens in Sri Lanka

Sirisena's move is seen as an effort to allow former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa to buy more time to seek majority in the parliament.
DNA - Published

Lanka govt rejects reports on President Sirisena's assassination plot

​​President Sirisena accused his senior coalition partner of not taking seriously an alleged conspiracy to kill him. A statement by Cabinet Secretary S Abeysinghe said the president had not said..
IndiaTimes - Published

Border clashes between India, Pakistan unfortunate: Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

President Sirisena who does not usually attend parliament made a special visit to the House to make an address as the parliament was convened on an adjournment debate to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
DNA - Published

Sir Lanka: Airline removes nuts after President Sirisena's rage over cashews served

Sri Lanka's national airline said Wednesday it has stopped serving cashews after the country's president flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo.
DNA - Published

PM Narendra Modi speaks on peace in Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called upon the seven-member country grouping Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to work together to “achieve..
DNA - Published

India ready to assist Lanka in any way it desires: PM Modi to Sirisena

PM Modi had a positive exchange of views with SL President Sirisena on strengthening development cooperation and other areas of bilateral ties, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. The two leaders met..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lankan President Sirisena will not retire in 2020


newKerala.com - Published Also reported by •Sify

BBC apologises for confusing PM Modi with Sri Lankan President Sirisena

The BBC today apologised for mistakenly referring to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a live news broadcast of the Commonwealth Heads of Government..
DNA - Published

President Sirisena lifts nationwide state of emergency in Sri Lanka

On March 6, the government imposed a state of emergency blocking Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media sites.
Zee News - Published

Sri Lanka to probe anti-Muslim riots, lift curfew

A panel of three retired judges will probe the breakdown in law and order in the picturesque hill resort of Kandy, Lanka President Sirisena's office said in a statement. A curfew in the district was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to reach New Delhi tomorrow on 2 day official visit to India

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will reach New Delhi tomorrow on a two -day official visit to India.Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said that President Sirisena visit is at the joint invitation..
All India Radio - Published

Sri Lanka emergency: President Sirisena removes PM Wickremesinghe as law and order minister after communal riots

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the law and order minister amidst fresh violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Deccan Herald

Fresh violence erupts in riot-hit Kandy, 81 suspects arrested

Fresh violence today erupted in Muslim neighbourhoods in Sri Lankas hilly central district where communal clashes have destroyed shops and homes, on a day when President Maithripala Sirisena divested..
Deccan Herald - Published

Emergency in Sri Lanka: President Sirisena must act against radical Buddhist groups or risk emboldening them

Imposition of a nationwide state of Emergency for 10 days in Sri Lanka following violent clashes between the minority Muslims and the majority Buddhists has underlined the fragility and volatility of..
Firstpost - Published

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