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Tamils could become victims of Lanka political turmoil: Tamil National Alliance

The TNA said it stands solidly behind ousted premier Ranil Wickremesinghe who still claims he is the lawful prime minister.

published on : 20th November 2018

Sri Lanka police reverse decision to remove top detective Nishantha Silva

Removing detective Nishantha Silva was seen as the latest move in the ongoing political crisis as President Maithripala Sirisena forged a new alliance with Rajapaksa.

published on : 20th November 2018

All you need to know about Sri Lanka's escalating political turmoil

Many countries, including India and the United States, are closely watching the developments in the island nation, and have called on the Sirisena government to act as per the Constitution.

published on : 17th November 2018

Chaos in Sri Lanka parliament as Speaker comes under siege

While the speaker was about to take a vote on fresh elections prompted by PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, supporters of the PM surrounded the speaker.

published on : 15th November 2018

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa loses no-trust vote

In a noisy session, attended by diplomats from various nations, including US Ambassador in Sri Lanka Alaina B Teplitz, Rajapaksa and his allies stormed out after attempts to disrupt proceedings failed

published on : 15th November 2018

Sri Lankan parliament votes out Mahinda Rajapakse's government

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya ruled that a majority of the 225-member assembly supported the motion against Rajapakse who was made prime minister on October 26 in place of Ranil Wickremesinghe.

published on : 14th November 2018

Sirisena's political calculations go haywire: US experts on Lanka crisis

Sirisena on October 9 dissolved parliament and announced snap polls on January 5 next year after it became evident that he did not have enough support in the House to prove the premiership of Rajapaks

published on : 12th November 2018

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves Maithripala Sirisena's party, joins SLPP

Along with the Rajapaksa father-son duo, former parliamentarians representing the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) also joined SLPP, according to Colombo Page.

published on : 12th November 2018

US says tracking situation very closely after Sri Lanka President Sirisena dissolves Parliament

Sirisena Friday dissolved Parliament and announced snap polls on January 5 after it became evident that he did not have enough support in the House for Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

published on : 10th November 2018

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa short of 'magic number' to prove premiership, says spokesperson 

President Maithripala Sirisena had earlier claimed at a public rally that he has the support of 113 parliamentarians in the 225-member House to prove the premiership of Rajapaksa.

published on : 9th November 2018

Rajapaksa may free Tamil political prisoners to woo TNA legislators to back him

The move is aimed at persuading the legislators in Sri Lanka's main Tamil party - Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to support Rajapaksa in his bid to prove majority in the parliament.

published on : 5th November 2018

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party to vote against Mahinda Rajapaksa in trust motion

Mahinda Rajapaksa claims he has enough numbers to prove his majority and at least six of ousted premier Ranil Wickremasinghe's men have defected to his side.

published on : 3rd November 2018

Sri Lankan AG refuses to advise speaker Karu Jayasuriya; political crisis continues

President Sirisena replaced Wickremesinghe with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in a dramatic turn of events last Friday.

published on : 31st October 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes charge as new Sri Lankan PM amid 'bloodbath' warnings by Speaker 

Rajapaksa assumed the duties in the prime minister's secretariat which was not used by the ousted prime minister Wickremesinghe.

published on : 29th October 2018

Ousted Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe says he commands majority

Maithripala Sirisena on Friday night sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister.

published on : 29th October 2018
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