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Sri Lanka president names 30-member cabinet, reappoints finance minister

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a 30-member cabinet on Thursday, days after Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated as prime minister following a lengthy political crisis.
Reuters India - Published

The politics of a plot to kill Sri Lanka's president

The allegations have had real enough consequences for the island nation, contributing to upending its politics, undermining its currency and credit rating, and affecting relations with giant neighbour..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNAReuters India

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

Exclusive: Sri Lanka president weighs backing down in crisis over parliament - sources

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is considering dropping an attempt to dissolve parliament, sources close to the president said, possibly easing weeks of political deadlock.
Reuters India - Published

Sri Lankan president vows never to reappoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as PM, to order inquiry into his three years in office

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena last month abruptly sacked Wickeremesinghe and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapksa in a controversial move termed by many as unconstitutional.
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka's president says will not reinstate ousted PM

A political impasse in Sri Lanka could be set to drag on longer after President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday he would not reinstate Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister even if he was able to..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

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

Prez removes top Rajapaksa investigator

Sri Lanka’s president ordered the removal of a police chief investigating alleged crimes by the family and associates of his preferred candidate for PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, officials said on Monday.
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka political crisis stalemate continues as all-party meeting called by Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena fails to end logjam

An all-party meeting called by Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena failed to make any breakthrough on Sunday to end the raging political crisis set off by his controversial decision to remove..
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka president calls third vote on no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa

"To decide on the no confidence motion presented against the government, president noted that he wanted a vote with a name call or electronically displayed," Sirisena's office said in a statement. With..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

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

Sri Lanka president rejects Rajapaksa no-confidence vote: lawmaker

Sri Lanka's president has rejected a second no-confidence motion passed on Friday against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, appointed late last month in place of Ranil Wickremesinghe, a loyalist..
Reuters India - Published

Won't suspend parliament: Sri Lanka president

Sri Lanka's president said on Friday he won't suspend parliament "under any circumstances", after the prime minister he appointed late last month lost his second confidence vote in three days...
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka president says won't suspend parliament after PM loses another confidence vote

Sri Lanka's president said on Friday he won't suspend parliament "under any circumstances", after the prime minister he appointed late last month lost his second confidence vote in three days.
Reuters India - Published

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena says Parliament dissolved to prevent clashes among rival lawmakers

In an address to the nation, Sirisena outlined the reasons for dissolving parliament almost two years ahead of schedule. Sirisena's decision was criticised by ousted prime minister Ranil..
Firstpost - Published

Uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves Parliament; all eyes now on Supreme Court

The Sri Lanka Supreme Court's determination of any case brought before it may be key in deciding how long the current crisis will continue.
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka Crisis: US, EU denounce President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament, worsening an already major political crisis, has drawn criticism from Western powers, including the United States and the..
DNA - Published

U.S., EU denounce dissolution of Sri Lanka parliament

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament, worsening an already major political crisis, has drawn criticism from Western powers, including the United States and the..
Reuters India - Published

US 'deeply concerned' about dissolution of Sri Lanka's parliament; says political crisis will derail country's progress

The United States voiced concern on Saturday after Sri Lanka's president ordered snap elections, as lawmakers warned that US aid was in question. The incoming head of the House Foreign Affairs..
Firstpost - Published

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