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Sri Lanka's political crisis: Supreme Court rules dissolution of Parliament by Maithripala Sirisena as 'illegal'
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that the dissolution of Parliament by Maithripala Sirisena was "illegal", in a body blow to the embattled President, whose controversial decisions plunged the island nation into an unprecedented political turmoil.
Blow to Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lankan Parliament passes motion to reinstate ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Sri Lanka is going through a major political crisis since 26 October when President Maithripala Sirisena, in a controversial move, removed Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.
Sri Lankan parties agree to form select committee to conduct parliamentary affairs amid political infighting
Sri Lankan Parliament, which was convened on Monday for a third floor test against disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, was adjourned just ten minutes after its opening.
Sri Lanka political crisis deepens as Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa refuse to budge
With Maithripala Sirisena refusing to accept two consecutive no-confidence motions, the situation remains at a deadlock.
Sri Lanka political crisis continues as all-party meeting called by President Maithripala Sirisena fails to end logjam
An all-party meeting called by Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena failed to make any breakthrough on Sunday to end the raging political crisis set off by his controversial decision to remove Sri Lanka prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last month.
Chaos reigns in Sri Lanka Parliament as Mahinda Rajapaksa supporters clash with UNP MPs, threaten Speaker Karu Jayasuriya
The situation inside the Sri Lanka parliament turned violent on Thursday with MPs supporting Mahinda Rajapaksa clashing with UNP Mps amid allegations of malpractice against the House Speaker Karu Jayasuriya
Sri Lanka Speaker presses for floor test to resolve crisis, says status quo before Ranil Wickremesinghe's sacking to be considered
Sri Lanka Speaker Karu Jayasuriya's remarks came two days after he slammed President Sirisena, saying it was "anti-democratic" to sack Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspend the Parliament, and asserted that he will not recognise Rajapaksa as the premier unless it is proved by a floor test.
'Few desperate people can start a bloodbath': Sri Lanka's ousted PM Ranil Wickremesinghe issues stark warning
Wickremesinghe, who has been holed up at the prime minister's official residence for more than a week as thousands of supporters gather outside, told AFP in an interview that "desperate people" could cause chaos on the Indian Ocean island.
Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena lifts suspension of Parliament; House to convene on 5 November to settle political crisis
Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya met President Maithripala Sirisena and urged him to convene Parliament to resolve the ongoing political crisis.
Supporters of former Sri Lanka PM protest against his sacking in Colombo, burn effigies of President Maithripala Sirisena
Maithripala Sirisena named former authoritarian president Mahinda Rajapaksa as head of government, triggering a constitutional crisis.
Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes charge as new Sri Lanka PM as President Maithripala Sirisena summons diplomats for briefing
Ranil Wickremesinghe continues to remain in his Temple Trees office cum residence of the prime minister.
Authorities in Sri Lanka maintain tight vigil as Kandy seeks return to normalcy days after sectarian violence
As authorities in Sri Lanka finally get a grip on the unrest, which was sparked by a single incident on 4 March, security remains tight in Kandy.