Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as prime minister; Ranil Wickremesinghe expected to return to office tomorrow
Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis in the island nation.
Dissolving Sri Lanka Parliament before term unconstitutional, rules Supreme Court; Ranil Wickremesinghe asks president to respect verdict
Sri Lanka plunged into political turmoil when President Maithipala Sirisena surprisingly sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister in late October and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa. When Sirisena's decision was contested, he dissolved Parliament and called for a snap parliamentary election in January.
Maithripala Sirisena mulls backing down in crisis over Sri Lanka Parliament, seeks 'dignified exit' from controversy
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is considering dropping an attempt to dissolve the parliament to ease off weeks of political deadlock, sources close to the president told Reuters.
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
No snap polls for Sri Lanka: SC overturns President Maithripala Sirisena's order on dissolution of Parliament
The three-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice Nalin Perera read out the landmark decision to a packed court that was guarded by hundreds of heavily armed police and commandos.
Sri Lanka's major political parties, EC member move SC against Maithripala Sirisena to challenge his dissolution of Parliament
Sirisena dissolved Parliament on 9 October and announced snap polls on 5 January next year after it became evident that he did not have enough support in the House to prove the premiership of 72-year-old Mahinda Rajapaksa, whom he has appointed prime minister after abruptly sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe on 26 October.
Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena says Parliament dissolved to prevent clashes among rival lawmakers
In an address to the nation, Sirisena outlined the reasons for dissolving parliament almost two years ahead of schedule. Sirisena's decision was criticised by ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, some political parties and civil society groups as unconstitutional and illegal.
Uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves Parliament; all eyes now on Supreme Court
The Sri Lanka Supreme Court's determination of any case brought before it may be key in deciding how long the current crisis will continue.
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'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.
Sri Lankan Parliament may reconvene next week after top judge rejects sacking of ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe
Speaker Jayasuriya held emergency talks with president Sirisena this evening to convince him on the need to reconvene parliament to try and end the current political impasse over the sacking of prime minister Wickremesinghe last Friday. The meeting came after Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya on Wednesday refused to endorse the president's dismissal of Wickremesinghe for former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa.
'China wants to buy country': Sri Lankan minister slams Beijing amid tussle for power with Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka's rival prime ministers battled to tempt lawmakers from opposing sides Tuesday as they sought numbers to swing any vote of confidence held in parliament to end the country's constitutional crisis
Rajapaksa in, Wickremesinghe out: Sri Lanka will continue to be a country in flux until Parliament recovenes
An assassination plot was behind Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena to reappoint former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
Ex-Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe sacked over assassination plot or political misconduct? Maithripala Sirisena says both
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday said that he sacked former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe mainly because of the alleged involvement of a Cabinet minister in a plot to assassinate him. In a televised address to the nation, President Sirisena said a person questioned by investigators had revealed the name of a minister in an alleged plot to assassinate him and a former defence secretary.
Sri Lankan president Sirisena suspends Parliament as political turmoil deepens; Wickremesinghe insists he is still PM
Police cancelled all leave as tensions heightened in Colombo a day after the president's dismissal of rival Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was replaced by controversial former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse.
Sacked Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe seeks emergency session of Parliament to prove his majority
Wickremesinghe, who has been asserting that the swearing in of Rajapaksa in his place is "illegal and unconstitutional", wants the issue to be settled in parliament with a show of numbers.
The parliamentary election in Sri Lanka was too close to call Tuesday and final results were not out yet but the sitting prime minister has declared victory over the country's former strongman leader who was seeking a political come-back eight months after losing a presidential vote.
Modi landed in Colombo this morning for a two day visit, the first stand-alone bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister since 1987.