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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...
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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,..
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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..
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Amid political uncertainty, Sri Lankan President Sirisena dissolves parliament

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

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