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Sri Lanka Parliament
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

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 06.11.18

Setback to Sirisena majority claim

A deputy minister of Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s United People’s Freedom Alliance government resigned on Tuesday and backed ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a setback to t...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 01.11.18

Sirisena reconvenes Sri Lankan Parliament

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has summoned Parliament on Monday, officials said on Thursday, a move that could resolve the political crisis that arose after he sacked Prime Minister Ranil ...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 19.11.18

Lanka PM could lose govt budget

Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost two motions of no confidence last week, may lose his government’s budget even as he clings to power. Lawmakers opposed to Raj...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 13.11.18

Lanka SC stays Sirisena parliament order

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday suffered a major setback as the Supreme Court overturned his decision to dissolve the parliament and halted until next month the preparations for s...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 05.11.18

Rajapaksa must prove majority: Lanka Speaker

Since Rajapaksa left office in 2015 after a decade in power, the Constitution has been changed to reduce the authority of the President and give more powers to the Prime Minister.Rajapaksa, whose rule...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 04.11.18

Ranil claims US, Japan aid freeze

Sri Lanka’s deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the US and Japan had frozen more than a billion dollars of development aid after his abrupt dismissal raised doubts about the future of d...
By Agencies in Colombo

World  /  Published 15.12.18

Rajapaksa quits as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed Sri Lanka's Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move, resigned on Saturday as two crucial Supreme Court decisions made the embattle...
By PTI in Colombo


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