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Mar 11, 2019
Sri Lanka's TNA, JVP pledge to work together to abolish executive presidency in 20th amendment of nation's constitutionSri Lanka's main Tamil party TNA and Marxist party JVP on Monday held a rare meeting in Colombo and decided to work together towards abolishing the executive presidency in the country
Dec 14, 2018
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.
Dec 12, 2018
Blow to Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lankan Parliament passes motion to reinstate ousted prime minister Ranil WickremesingheSri 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.
Dec 03, 2018
Maithripala Sirisena mulls backing down in crisis over Sri Lanka Parliament, seeks 'dignified exit' from controversySri 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.
Oct 28, 2018
Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena says Ranil Wickremesinghe's was sacked as prime minister due to arroganceMaithripala Sirisena on Friday night sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Sri Lanka prime minister and appointed Mahindra Rajapaksato to the post, and the next day, he suspended Parliament till 16 November.
Jun 20, 2018
Sri Lanka struggles with north-south divide 9 years after end of civil warAs the South struggles with debt, and the North with the effects of the three-decade-long civil war, reconciliation seems a long way off for Sri Lanka
Jan 15, 2015
Mahinda Rajapaksa agrees to step down as party chief, Sirisena takes overMahinda Rajapaksa has agreed to hand over SLFP’s reins to the country’s new leader Maithripala Sirisena, bowing to the demand of party members.
Jan 13, 2015
Sri Lanka's former prez-Rajapaksa denies all reports of coup bidSri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday denied government allegations that he attempted a coup to remain in office after it became clear that he had lost last week's election.