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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 […]

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 […]

Lanka Parliament to convene on Tuesday for first time after PM Wickremesinghe‘s reinstatement

Lanka Parliament to convene on Tuesday for first time after PM Wickremesinghe‘s reinstatement

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka‘s Parliament is set to convene on Tuesday for the first time after the reinstatement of as prime minister that ended the 51-day political standoff in the country, but he and President Maithripala Sirisena are yet to agree on Cabinet positions. Sirisena, whose controversial actions plunged the island […]

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 […]

Ranil Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka‘s prime minister as political crisis nears end

Ranil Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka‘s prime minister as political crisis nears end

COLOMBO: was sworn in as ‘s prime minister on Sunday, making a remarkable comeback weeks after being ousted by President under controversial circumstances. Wickremesinghe‘s reinstatement, which is expected to end a political crisis that began in late October when he was surprisingly sacked, is an embarrassment for the president. Sirisena […]