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Sri Lanka's TNA, JVP pledge to work together to abolish executive presidency in 20th amendment of nation's constitution
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Sri Lanka's TNA, JVP pledge to work together to abolish executive presidency in 20th amendment of nation's constitution

Sri 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

Sri Lanka crisis: PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign on Saturday, says son after SC upholds order preventing him from holding office
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Sri Lanka crisis: PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign on Saturday, says son after SC upholds order preventing him from holding office

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in a controversial move, will resign on Saturday, his son announced Friday

Dissolving Sri Lanka Parliament before term unconstitutional, rules Supreme Court; Ranil Wickremesinghe asks president to respect verdict
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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.

Sri Lanka court denies Mahinda Rajapakse authority to act as PM, rules Cabinet cannot function until legitimacy established
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Sri Lanka court denies Mahinda Rajapakse authority to act as PM, rules Cabinet cannot function until legitimacy established

Sri 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.

Sri Lanka's major political parties, EC member move SC against Maithripala Sirisena to challenge his dissolution of Parliament
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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
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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
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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.

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court slaps notice on Mahinda Rajapaksa for violating laws
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Sri Lanka's Supreme Court slaps notice on Mahinda Rajapaksa for violating laws

Sri Lanka's highest court has issued notice on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.