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Dec 20, 2018
Sri Lanka political row: Maithripala Sirisena names new Cabinet after reinstating Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime ministerMaithripala Sirisena sparked the political crisis on 26 October when he sacked Wickremesinghe in a bid to name nationalist firebrand Mahinda Rajapakse as prime minister.
Dec 03, 2018
Sri Lanka court denies Mahinda Rajapakse authority to act as PM, rules Cabinet cannot function until legitimacy establishedSri Lanka has been in crisis since 26 October when the president sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and appointed Rajapakse — who was voted out twice by parliament last month but refuses to step down.
Oct 30, 2018
Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors told to stay away from political demonstrations as island nation boils over power struggleEngland spokesman Danny Reuben said a four-day practice match in Colombo would go ahead as planned, despite the troubles in the capital.
Oct 28, 2018
Sri Lanka crisis: One dead, two injured in clashes as Mahinda Rajapaksa's supporters try to take minister hostageSri Lanka is facing a political crisis after Sirisena sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe on Friday, and appointed former strongman Rajapaksa as the new prime minister.
Sep 12, 2018
'Even a dog wouldn't eat it': Sri Lanka's national carrier stops serving cashews after outrage from President SirisenaA spokesman of Sri Lanka's national airline said it has responded by clearing its stock of cashews (which were only served in business class) and would change its Dubai-based supplier
Aug 30, 2018
Sri Lanka court orders arrest of top military officer Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne for abducting, murdering 11 people during civil warColombo Fort magistrate Lanka Jayaratne directed police to detain Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Chief of the Defence Staff, for allegedly helping the main person accused in the killings escape prosecution.
Jul 06, 2018
China to continue providing financial help to Sri Lanka under Belt and Road Initiative, dismisses reports of 'debt trap'China vowed to keep providing financial help, including loans, to Sri Lanka despite warnings about the island nation's debt mountain.
Jul 01, 2018
Sri Lanka to move naval unit to Hambantota; PM Ranil Wickremesinghe assures port won't be used for military purposesSri Lanka will move its southern naval command to a port leased to a state-run Chinese firm but China will not use it for military purposes.
Mar 30, 2018
Power struggle worsens in Sri Lanka as President Maithripala Sirisena cuts Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's dutiesSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has reduced the responsibilities of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a power struggle worsened within their uneasy coalition.
Mar 29, 2018
Sri Lanka prison chief Emil Lamahewage arrested over 2012 Welikada Prison riot in Colombo; 27 people had died in incidentSri Lankan police Thursday arrested a top prison official over a massacre of 27 inmates that became an icon of grave rights abuses under former president Mahinda Rajapakse