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Dec 09, 2018
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena alleges Mahinda Rajapaksa tried to bribe legislators to show majority in parliamentMaithripala Sirisena further assured that the Supreme Court's decision on the petitions against the dissolution of Parliament would soon resolve the ongoing political crisis in the island nation.
Nov 01, 2018
Sri Lankan Parliament may reconvene next week after top judge rejects sacking of ex-PM Ranil WickremesingheSpeaker 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.
Oct 30, 2018
'China wants to buy country': Sri Lankan minister slams Beijing amid tussle for power with Mahinda RajapaksaSri 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
Oct 29, 2018
Rajapaksa in, Wickremesinghe out: Sri Lanka will continue to be a country in flux until Parliament recovenesAn assassination plot was behind Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena to reappoint former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
May 31, 2018
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena accuses PM Ranil Wickremesinghe of shielding RajapaksaSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena accuses PM Ranil Wickremesinghe of shielding Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family and supporters in corruption cases.
Jan 09, 2015
Maithripala Sirisena trounces Mahinda Rajapaksa, sworn-in as Sri Lankan PresidentSirisena, who led a revolt and defected to the opposition camp on the eve of announcement of the elections, was sworn-in as President.