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11 January, 2019 4:26 PM Rahul Gandhi congratulates Ranil Wickremesinghe on his reinstatement as Lanka PM

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has congratulated Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his return to office and said it is reassuring that the Constitution has prevailed in the country. Gandhi in his message to Wickremesinghe said that political crisis in Sri Lanka was a concern for India, which wish for political stability in the neighbouring 162

18 December, 2018 7:29 AM Sri Lanka Parliament to convene on Tuesday for first time after PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's reinstatement

Sri Lanka's Parliament is set to convene on Tuesday for the first time after the reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe 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 nation into an unprecedented 78

18 December, 2018 6:47 AM US Eager To Work With Restored Sri Lankan Prime Minister

"Sri Lanka is a valued partner in the Indo-Pacific, and US looks forward to engage with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe to advance cooperation on common interest," US State Department said. The United States yesterday praised the restoration of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe -- controversially replaced by a former strongman in October -- and voiced 170

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 84

14 December, 2018 2:29 PM Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from premiership on December 15, says son

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed prime minister in a controversial move, will resign on December 15, his son announced, shortly after the Supreme Court refused to stay a court order restrained the embattled former strongman from holding the office until it fully heard the case next month. Rajapaksa was appointed as the premier on October 26 by President 86

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 198

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 63

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 94

29 November, 2018 8:13 AM Sri Lanka Parliament Passes Motion To Cut Prime Minister's Budget

The motion was aimed at preventing Rajapaksa from using government money for his day-to-day expenses as prime minister. Sri Lanka's parliament today agreed to cut the budget of the Prime Minister's office, a move designed to hinder disputed premier Mahinda Rajapaksa whose supporters boycotted the vote amid a weeks-long political crisis that shows no sign of ending 188

15 November, 2018 5:53 PM Sri Lanka President Seeks Fresh No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has called for a new motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government tomorrow. Sri Lanka's president on Thursday urged the speaker of parliament and some political parties to seek a fresh no-confidence motion against a prime minister he appointed last month, creating political instability in the south 126