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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

Maithripala Sirisena describes ongoing Lankan crisis as one between foreign and indigenous thinking

The comment was seen as an indirect reference to the United National Party, with whom Sirisena was running the national unity government since 2015.

published on : 10th December 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says Lankan political crisis to end in 7 days

His statement came days after a lower court temporarily barred Sirisena-appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa from performing his duties.

published on : 5th December 2018
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