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15 December, 2018 6:12 AM Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns As Sri Lanka's Prime Minister: Report

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly agreed to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the post after a discussion with him over the phone on Friday, Colombo Page reported. Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned this morning as Sri Lanka's prime minister amid a two-month long power tussle in the island nation, local media 33

13 December, 2018 12:54 PM Sri Lanka's top court rules parliament dissolution as illegal

Colombo: Sri Lanka`s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled President Maithripala Sirisena`s decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term as illegal, in a setback for the embattled leader in his face off with an elected premier. Sirisena dissolved parliament on November 9 and called a general election for January 5 days after sacking Prime Minister Ranil 45

13 December, 2018 12:03 PM Dissolution of Parliament by Maithripala Sirisena 'unconstitutional', rules Sri Lanka SC

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on December 13 ruled that the dissolution of Parliament by Maithripala Sirisena was "unconstitutional", in a major setback to the President whose controversial decisions have plunged the island nation into a constitutional crisis. A seven-member apex court bench said that the President cannot dissolve Parliament till Parliament 37

11 December, 2018 5:54 PM Jet Airways Flight To Colombo Returns To Mumbai Due To Technical Snag

A Colombo-bound Jet Airways flight returned to the Mumbai airport due to some technical reasons on Tuesday, the airline said. "The commander of the flight 9W 252, which departed from Mumbai for Colombo on Tuesday executed a turn back and landed safely in Mumbai," Jet Airways said in a statement. It was necessitated due to technical reasons for which 42

3 December, 2018 10:31 AM Sri Lankan court bars Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as Prime Minister

A Sri Lankan court Monday barred Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as Prime Minister, in a major set back to President Maithripala Sirisena who had installed his former rival in place of Ranil Wickremesinghe in a controversial decision. The Appeal Court issued notice and an interim order against Rajapaksa and his Government, preventing them from acting as Prime 59

14 November, 2018 4:31 AM Shri Ramayana Express train to be flagged off today, 'retraces the epic journey of Lord Rama'

NEW DELHI: In a major boost to the country's pilgrimage circuit, the Rail Ministry will flag off a special tourist train - Shri Ramayana Express. The special train will cover all important destinations associated with the life of Lord Ram in 16 days all-inclusive tour package which is spread both in India as well as Sri Lanka. Named as 'Shri Ramayana 131

13 November, 2018 2:49 PM Sri Lanka's SC overturns sacking of parliament by President Sirisena

Sirisena dissolved Parliament and ordered snap election on January 5, plunging the country's into an unprecedented political and constitutional crises. Colombo: Sri Lanka' Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of Parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections on January 5, party officials present 122

10 November, 2018 1:44 PM After 9 Hour Delay, SpiceJet Flight To Colombo Takes Off

Passengers of Colombo-bound SpiceJet flight were stranded for nine hours on Saturday wee hours at Madurai airport after the plane was delayed due to operational reasons. The flight, SG 3, was scheduled to depart from Madurai at 12:50 am. However, the flight was constantly rescheduled without informing passengers about the reason for the same, before 68

4 November, 2018 8:21 PM Maithripala Sirisena announces reconvening of Parliament on Nov 14

COLOMBO: President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced reconvening of Parliament on November 14, which he had suspended two days after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe and replacing him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksha. According to a gazette notification, issued by his Secretary Udaya R Seneviratne on Sunday evening, the assembly 139

30 October, 2018 4:09 AM Newly-appointed Sri Lankan PM Rajapaksa sworn-in

Newly-appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa`s cabinet was on Monday sworn in amid increasing pressure on President Maithripala Sirisena to convene an early session of the Parliament. The Finance Ministry has remained with Rajapaksa with Sarath Amunguma being appointed as the new foreign minister of the island nation. Additionally, a number 77