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Sri Lanka‘s ruling UNP rules out early snap poll

Sri Lanka‘s ruling UNP rules out early snap poll

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka‘s ruling UNP has no intention to go for an early snap general election, a party spokesman said on Friday, ending weeks of speculation that the government may dissolve parliament before the end of its term. Ajith P Perera, a (UNP) spokesman, said no parliamentary election would be […]

2018 will be remembered for worst political crisis in Lanka‘s history

2018 will be remembered for worst political crisis in Lanka‘s history

COLOMBO: The year 2018 would be etched in Sri Lanka‘s history as the most turbulent one politically as the cash-strapped country saw an unprecedented power struggle between the president and the prime minister, causing much concern in major world capitals, including in New Delhi. President ‘s dramatic move to sack […]

Lanka Prez Sirisena meets party organisers, hints 2019 may be election year

Lanka Prez Sirisena meets party organisers, hints 2019 may be election year

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President has held a meeting with his party‘s electoral organisers, fuelling speculation that the SLPF Chairman, who was recently at the centre of an unprecedented political standoff, may be hoping for a possible presidential re-run in 2019. The (SLPF) organisers were summoned on Monday for the special […]

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena appoints Cabinet after political crisis

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena appoints Cabinet after political crisis

COLOMBO: ‘s president on Thursday appointed 28 lawmakers and Prime Minister as Cabinet ministers after weeks of political crisis led to government dysfunction. President administered oaths in a private event. Wickremesinghe‘s reinstatement as prime minister earlier this week and the appointment of a new Cabinet will result in Sri Lanka‘s […]

Over 45,000 people hit by flash floods in northern Sri Lanka

Over 45,000 people hit by flash floods in northern Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Over 45,000 people from nearly 14,000 families have been hit by triggered by heavy rains in ‘s northern province. No deaths or disappearances have been reported so far, disaster management officials said on Sunday. The five affected districts are Mullaithivu, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Vavuniya and Jaffna. Some areas in the […]

Sri Lanka President names new cabinet to end political crisis

Sri Lanka President names new cabinet to end political crisis

Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena named a 30-member cabinet Thursday to end a crippling seven-week power struggle with his prime minister, but only after a final tussle over who should control the police. Sirisena reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister on Sunday after the Supreme Court threw out his […]

India hails resolution of Lanka crisis

India hails resolution of Lanka crisis

Relieved at the reinstatement of as Sri Lankan PM, India on Sunday welcomed resolution of the political situation and called it a reflection of the maturity of democratic forces in the island nation. Despite nursing serious reservations over the manner in which Sri Lankan President had sacked Wickremesinghe, India had […]

India hails resolution of Lanka crisis

India hails resolution of Lanka crisis

Relieved at the reinstatement of as Sri Lankan PM, India on Sunday welcomed resolution of the political situation and called it a reflection of the maturity of democratic forces in the island nation. Despite nursing serious reservations over the manner in which Sri Lankan President had sacked Wickremesinghe, India had […]

Lankan PM Wickremesinghe to register new political alliance to contest future polls

Lankan PM Wickremesinghe to register new political alliance to contest future polls

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister , who was recently reinstated as the premier by President , said Monday he would register a new political alliance ‘National Democratic Front‘ (NDF) to contest future elections. Addressing his first rally of (UNP) supporters after his re-appointment, Wickremesinghe said that Parliament can vote with […]

Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lanka‘s prime minister on Sunday: Spokesman

Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lanka‘s prime minister on Sunday: Spokesman

COLOMBO: will return as Sri Lankan prime minister on Sunday, a lawmaker from his party and an official at the president‘s office said, likely ending a political crisis that began in late October when he was surprisingly ousted. Wickremesinghe‘s comeback is an embarrassment for President , who replaced him with […]