"Sri Lanka Parliament" News 

Sri Lanka parliament passes confidence vote backing ousted PM

Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence in its ousted prime minister, as it sought his reinstatement by the president to defuse a political crisis and avoid a government..
Reuters India - Published

Maithripala Sirisena mulls backing down in crisis over Sri Lanka Parliament, seeks 'dignified exit' from controversy

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is considering dropping an attempt to dissolve the parliament to ease off weeks of political deadlock, sources close to the president told Reuters.
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka parliament halts ministers' salaries to pressure disputed PM

Sri Lanka's parliament on Friday voted to halt payment of ministers' salaries and travel expenses, but it remained unclear how the move would impact the disputed government of Prime Minister Mahinda..
Reuters India - Published

Sri Lanka parliament set to cut ministers' salaries, travel expenses

Sri Lanka's parliament on Friday was set to pass a motion cutting ministers' salaries and travel expenses, but it was unclear how the move would impact the disputed government of Prime Minister Mahinda..
Reuters India - Published

Sri Lanka parliament cuts PM's budget as crisis drags on

Sri Lanka's parliament cut the budget of the Prime Minister's office on Thursday, a move designed to hinder disputed premier Mahinda Rajapaksa whose supporters boycotted the vote in the latest twist in..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Sri Lanka parliament passes motion to cut prime minister's budget

Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday passed a motion to cut the personal budget of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has refused to step down after twice losing confidence votes.
Reuters India - Published

Sri Lanka parliament urged to order media not to refer Rajapaksa's regime as lawful

Rauff Hakeem, the leader of the main Muslim minority party Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, urged Speaker Jayasuriya that "the print and electronic media are continuing to recognise MP Mahinda Rajapaksa as..
IndiaTimes - Published

Wickremesinghe's supporters win control of key Lankan Parliament committee

[Sri Lanka], Nov 23 (ANI): Lawmakers supporting sacked Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have taken control of Sri Lanka Parliament's main committee on Friday, in a major setback for
Sify - Published

Sri Lanka Parliament speaker to get tough after lawmakers' brawl

On November 16, Sri Lanka's Parliament witnessed unprecedented violence as lawmakers threw furniture and chilli powder at each other. The speaker refuted allegations that unauthorised persons had..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka parliament adjourned after just five minutes

Rajapakse has lost two no-confidence votes and last week his supporters threw projectiles and chilli powder at their rivals and the speaker, deepening international concern. Monday's session was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bottles, chili paste thrown as Sri Lanka parliament descends into farce

Sri Lanka's parliament descended into chaos for a second day on Friday as lawmakers supporting newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books, chili paste and water bottles at the speaker..
Reuters India - Published

Chaos prevails in Sri Lankan Parliament as leaders hurl chilli powder, furniture

Sri Lanka's Parliament witnessed complete chaos on Friday as rival lawmakers threw chilli powder and furniture at each other, disrupting the proceedings for the second day, forcing the Speaker to..
DNA - Published

Chilli, punches thrown in Sri Lanka parliament

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was blocked from taking his chair for almost an hour by a group of legislators and was only able to take his place after he entered the assembly ringed by unarmed officers and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ruckus in Sri Lanka Parliament over Rajapaksa's ouster - Published Also reported by •Sify

Chaos reigns in Sri Lanka Parliament as Mahinda Rajapaksa supporters clash with UNP MPs, threaten Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

The situation inside the Sri Lanka parliament turned violent on Thursday with MPs supporting Mahinda Rajapaksa clashing with UNP Mps amid allegations of malpractice against the House Speaker Karu..
Firstpost - Published

Chaos in Sri Lanka parliament as Speaker comes under siege

Trouble erupted when Speaker Karu Jayasuriya agreed to a request from ousted premier Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party that a vote be taken on a statement made by Rajapaksa demanding fresh..
DNA - Published

Sri Lanka has no PM or cabinet after no-confidence vote: parliament speaker

The Speaker of Sri Lanka's parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, on Thursday said that in his view the country did not have a prime minister or cabinet after Wednesday's no-confidence vote.
Reuters India - Published

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