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Sri Lanka PM set to lose job after presidential...

Sri Lanka PM set to lose job after presidential...

South Asia

Fri, Nov 8 2019

Some 15.9 million people are eligible to vote in next week's election

Sri Lanka PM backs down from presidential...

Sri Lanka PM backs down from presidential...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 26 2019

It is not clear if incumbent Maithripala Sirisena will seek a second term

Sri Lanka PM faces party challenge in...

Sri Lanka PM faces party challenge in...

South Asia

Tue, Sep 17 2019

Wickremesinghe had been the clear frontrunner to be the United National Party candidate until parliament...

Sri Lanka commando commits suicide at...

Sri Lanka commando commits suicide at...

South Asia

Thu, Apr 4 2019

It was not immediately clear why the commando took his life, but police officials said an investigation...

Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka struggles...

Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka struggles...

South Asia

Thu, Jan 10 2019

Sri Lanka faces $5.9 billion in foreign debt repayments in 2019, a record for the cash-strapped...

Sri Lanka president names new cabinet...

Sri Lanka president names new cabinet...

South Asia

Thu, Dec 20 2018

Sirisena had earlier fired Wickremesinghe, accusing his government of failing to seriously investigate...

Sri Lanka lawmakers defect from president...

Sri Lanka lawmakers defect from president...

South Asia

Wed, Dec 19 2018

On Thursday Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled that Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament before...

Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe's reinstatement...

Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe's reinstatement...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 17 2018

Wickremesinghe's reinstatement, which is expected to end a political crisis that began in late October...

Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka...

Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka...

South Asia

Sun, Dec 16 2018

His comeback is an embarrassment for President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka president weighs backing down...

Sri Lanka president weighs backing down...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 3 2018

A spokesman for Sirisena, Dharmasri Ekanayake, said he was unaware of any such plans

Sri Lanka court restrains Rajapaksa...

Sri Lanka court restrains Rajapaksa...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 3 2018

A majority of legislators asked the court last week to intervene, saying Rajapakse remained in office...

Wickremesinghe's party vows to take...

Wickremesinghe's party vows to take...

South Asia

Mon, Nov 26 2018

Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) said it would call a parliamentary vote this week to...

Sri Lanka president calls third vote...

Sri Lanka president calls third vote...

World

Mon, Nov 19 2018

He rejected the outcome of the second vote, which potentially strengthened the hand of Ranil Wickremesinghe...

Bottles, chili paste thrown as Sri Lanka...

Bottles, chili paste thrown as Sri Lanka...

South Asia

Sat, Nov 17 2018

Sirisena dissolved parliament last week and called elections, but the Supreme Court ordered a suspension...

Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores parliament...

Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores parliament...

South Asia

Tue, Nov 13 2018

There was no immediate comment from Sirisena or Rajapakse after the Supreme Court's unanimous...

Rajapaksa, 44 ex-MPs defect from party...

Rajapaksa, 44 ex-MPs defect from party...

South Asia

Mon, Nov 12 2018

Sirisena's move to sack the parliament has drawn international criticism

US, EU denounce dissolution of Sri Lanka...

US, EU denounce dissolution of Sri Lanka...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 11 2018

Mark Field, the British minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, tweeted his concern about the dissolution...

Rajapakse vows to hold polls despite...

Rajapakse vows to hold polls despite...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 11 2018

Rajapakse said he was meeting with lawyers ahead of a slew of legal challenges in the Supreme Court to...

Sri Lanka’s speaker: Until Rajapaksa...

Sri Lanka’s speaker: Until Rajapaksa...

South Asia

Mon, Nov 5 2018

On Friday, 118 members of the 225-seat legislature met the speaker and called for the reconvening of...

Sri Lanka’s president summons parliament...

Sri Lanka’s president summons parliament...

South Asia

Mon, Nov 5 2018

It was not clear if and when the 225-member parliament would vote on the UNP's motion that Wickremesinghe's...

Sri Lanka's ousted PM: US, Japan freeze...

Sri Lanka's ousted PM: US, Japan freeze...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 4 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena fired him last month after months of tensions within the government and...