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India-Sri Lanka ties suffered a major breakdown after change of government in 2014: Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said the opposition coalition he is heading now has a 'good understanding' with India's ruling party.

published on : 9th February 2019

Sri Lanka opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa​ set to visit India

In his first overseas tour as Leader of Opposition, Rajapaksa will address a forum on the future ties between the two nations.

published on : 8th February 2019

Tamil National Alliance questions Rajapaksa's status as Sri Lanka opposition leader

Former leader of opposition R Sampanthan felt that after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Front, the Tamil National Alliance is the second largest party in the national assembly.

published on : 26th January 2019

Sri Lankans demand justice for slain, abducted journalists

44 journalists and media workers were killed between 2006 and 2015, during the Rajapaksa presidency, a protester said.

published on : 25th January 2019

No draft made on new Constitution: Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Wickremesinghe also stated that the new Constitution would not change the unitary nature of the country.

published on : 20th January 2019

Sri Lanka president Sirisena appoints panel to probe graft charges against government

The five-member commission will will investigate allegations of corruption that took place between January 15, 2015 to December 31, 2018.

published on : 17th January 2019

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka PM, paves way for Ranil Wickremesinghe's return

Rajapaksa was appointed as the premier on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena after sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe, plunging the nation into a constitutional crisis.

published on : 15th December 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe likely to take oath as Sri Lanka's PM on Sunday

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly agreed to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Wickremesinghe in the post after a discussion with him over the phone on Friday, Colombo Page reported.

published on : 15th December 2018

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from premiership on Saturday, says son

Rajapaksa was appointed as the premier on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena after sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe, plunging the nation into a constitutional crisis.

published on : 14th December 2018

Sri Lanka SC upholds restraining court order against Rajapaksa from acting as PM

The ruling came a day after the apex court unanimously declared that the dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena was "illegal".

published on : 14th December 2018

Dissolution of Parliament by President 'unconstitutional', rules Sri Lanka's Supreme Court

The decision has laid to rest one of the many controversial moves which had complicated the political and constitutional crisis emanating from President Sirisena's decision on October 26.

published on : 13th December 2018

Sri Lanka court postpones hearing on petition against Mahinda Rajapaksa'a authority

Sri Lanka is going through a major political crisis since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena, in a controversial move, removed Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa.

published on : 12th December 2018

Rajapaksa bribed parliamentarians to prove majority: Sri Lanka President Sirisena

The Sri Lankan President attacked his predecessor stating that despite the latter having planned to bribe parliamentarians to prove his support, he failed to pay them.

published on : 9th December 2018

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa files appeal in SC against interim court's order

MP Gamini Lokuge said the appeal was filed in the Supreme Court against the interim order issued by the Court of Appeal, Daily Mirror reported.

published on : 4th December 2018

Sri Lanka political crisis: Appeal court bars Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as Prime Minister

The court notice is a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena who had installed his former rival in place of Ranil Wickremesinghe in a controversial decision.

published on : 3rd December 2018
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