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Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end...

Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 18 2018

The Indian Ocean nation has been paralysed since October 26 when Sirisena deposed 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 grinds to political halt amid...

Sri Lanka grinds to political halt amid...

South Asia

Thu, Nov 15 2018

Parliament passed the no-confidence motion against recently appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa...

Sri Lanka turmoil deepens as new PM...

Sri Lanka turmoil deepens as new PM...

World

Wed, Nov 14 2018

The Supreme Court stayed a presidential decree to dissolve parliament and hold fresh elections on Tuesday...

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 crisis deepens as president...

Sri Lanka crisis deepens as president...

South Asia

Sat, Nov 10 2018

In what opponents condemned as an illegal move, Sri Lankan President Sirisena dissolved parliament on...

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...

Sri Lanka Tamils push parliament to...

Sri Lanka Tamils push parliament to...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 4 2018

The Sunday Times of Colombo newspaper described the sacking of the prime minister as 'sheer political...

Sri Lanka rivals target defectors to...

Sri Lanka rivals target defectors to...

World

Sat, Nov 3 2018

The TNA has still said it will back a motion against Rajapakse that the UNP has submitted to be taken...

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa back in power,...

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa back in power,...

World

Thu, Nov 1 2018

Rajapaksa has been accused by diplomats of serious human rights abuses in the war against rebels from...

Sri Lanka Attorney General refuses to...

Sri Lanka Attorney General refuses to...

South Asia

Wed, Oct 31 2018

The country has been locked in a tense standoff between two rivals claiming to head Sri Lanka's government...

Pressure mounts on Sri Lankan president...

Pressure mounts on Sri Lankan president...

South Asia

Mon, Oct 29 2018

The US State Department on Sunday urged Sirisena to "immediately reconvene parliament" to allow...

Sri Lanka crisis worsens as ex-minister's...

Sri Lanka crisis worsens as ex-minister's...

South Asia

Sun, Oct 28 2018

President Sirisena is due to address the nation later Sunday

Promised land and homes, Sri Lankan...

Promised land and homes, Sri Lankan...

South Asia

Fri, Oct 26 2018

Nearly 4,000 of more than 62,000 refugees living in camps in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu have...

Sri Lanka spin ace Herath to retire...

Sri Lanka spin ace Herath to retire...

Cricket

Mon, Oct 22 2018

Rangana Herath has taken 430 wickets in 92 tests and is 10th on the list of most successful bowlers in...

Thunder and lightning stops England...

Thunder and lightning stops England...

Cricket

Sat, Oct 20 2018

As with the other wins, the decision came with the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern run rate system,and England...