Ranil Wickremesinghe
World  /  Published 30.10.18

Ranil supporters paralyse Colombo

More than 10,000 protesting supporters of Sri Lanka’s ousted Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, brought parts Colombo to a standstill on Tuesday as political turmoil on the island entered its fif...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 27.10.18

Sri Lanka's president suspends parliament

By AP in Colombo

World  /  Published 03.12.18

Lanka court bars Rajapaksa from acting as PM

A Sri Lankan court on Monday barred Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as Prime Minister. This comes as a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena who had installed his former rival in place of Rani...
By PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 23.04.19

Bombings rekindle painful memories in Sri Lanka

Irony can be cruel. The spirit of terror was resurrected on Easter Sunday — the paradox is unmistakable — in Sri Lanka, claiming the lives of over 200 people. Among the dead were Indians as well a...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 14.11.18

Rajapaksa loses trust vote in Lanka Parliament

Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday, presenting a standoff with the Opposition and throwing the country deeper ...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 12.12.18

Sri Lanka's sacked PM proves his majority

Sri Lanka's former prime minister whose October sacking by the president precipitated a political crisis won a confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday.Ranil Wickremesinghe received 117 votes in fav...
By AP in Colombo

World  /  Published 16.12.18

In Sri Lanka, President reinstates PM he had sacked

Sri Lanka's President reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister on Sunday, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a political stalemate in the island nation.The move promises to e...
By AP in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.19

What Sri Lanka poll results could mean for India

The ‘terminator’, as it had been predicted, has returned. Gotabaya Rajapaksa — the moniker, terminator, presumably has to do with his role in crushing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam — ha...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 21.04.19

Bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the So...
By AP in Colombo

World  /  Published 26.10.18

Dramatic twist in Lanka after ripples in Delhi

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as Prime Minister on Friday after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe in a surprise move that threatens poli...
By Reuters and Our Bureau in Colombo


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