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Opinion  /  Published 08.10.20

Caste and Sri Lankan politics

The August 5 parliamentary election result signals the dawn of a new political era in Sri Lanka. The two main political parties, the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, that governe...
By Pradeep Peiris, Hasini Lecamwasam

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

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 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 11.11.18

Rajapaksa leaves ally for solo fight

Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday ended his five-decade association with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) of President Maithripala Sirisena, who had appointed him Prime Minister in a disputed move, and jo...
By Agencies in Colombo


Opinion  /  Published 31.10.18

A troubling moment in Sri Lanka

Politicking can only partially explain the onset of political instability, the kind that is being witnessed in Sri Lanka at the moment. The subversion of constitutional provisions is an undeniable fac...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 02.11.18

Sirisena party denies Parliament meet on Monday

Sri Lanka’s suspended parliament will not be convened before November 16, President Maithripala Sirisena’s party said on Thursday, hours after officials at Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s off...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 29.10.18

Rajapaksa takes charge as new Lankan PM

Former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday assumed charge as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister after the surprise sacking of his predecessor Ranil Wickremesinghe by President Maithripala Sirisena which...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 28.10.18

China ‘fishes’ in indebted Lanka

The upheaval in Sri Lanka has been blamed on an “international conspiracy” with fingers being directly pointed at China and a majority of lawmakers not yet approving the installation of Beijing’...
By Reuters and PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 27.10.18

Sirisena suspends House till Nov 16

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday suspended parliament till November 16, a day after removing Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and replacing him with former leader Mahinda...
By Reuters in Colombo


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