Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan authorities publicly destroy 770kg of cocaine

The drugs were burnt in Sri Lanka's Puttalam town on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, who also witnessed the destruction of the psychotropic substance.

published on : 1st April 2019

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says opposed to forming national government

Wickremesinghe was sacked by President Maithripala Sirisena in October last year and strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed the prime minister.

published on : 4th February 2019

2018 will be remembered for the worst political crisis in Sri Lanka's history

From the two-month political struggle between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to relations with China, the island nation's state did affect New Delhi heavily.

published on : 26th December 2018

Sri Lankan President Sirisena unveils new cabinet

While 29 ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena, Wickremesinghe must approve a budget for the next three months to avoid the government shutting down.

published on : 20th December 2018

Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe: Official

Wickremesinghe was sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena, who sacked him on October 26 and triggered a power struggle that brought the country's government to a standstill.

published on : 16th December 2018

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

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
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