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Sri Lanka parties challenge president Maithripala Sirisena in court

Three parties, which together enjoy an absolute majority in the assembly, on Monday asked the Supreme Court to declare the president's actions as illegal.

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

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena​ dissolves parliament, orders snap election on January 5

Sirisena sparked the crisis on October 26 by naming Rajapakse, the country's authoritarian president from 2005 until 2015, as prime minister after sacking Wickremesinghe. 

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

Sri Lanka police chief says he's taking orders from President Maithripala Sirisena

President Sirisena on October 26 sacked Wickremesinghe as the prime minister and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, triggering a constitutional crisis in the island.

published on : 7th November 2018

I don't recognise Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM:  Sri Lankan assembly Speaker 

Maithripala Sirisena parliament a day after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and appointing former president Mahinda Rajapakse to the post.

published on : 5th November 2018

Sri Lanka political crisis: Time running out to avert 'bloodbath', warns ousted Wickremesinghe

The 69-year-old was sacked out-of-the-blue on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena, with domineering former president Mahinda Rajapakse named in his place.

published on : 3rd November 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

Sri Lankan political crisis its internal affairs, monitoring turmoil closely: China

Sri Lanka had plunged into political crisis since President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and appointed pro-China former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as his successor.

published on : 29th October 2018

US urges Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena to immediately reconvene parliament

Sirisena fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday and installed a former strongman as the new prime minister, triggering political chaos in the Indian Ocean nation.

published on : 29th October 2018
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