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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 36

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 30

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 58

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 125

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 98

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

13 November, 2018 1:30 PM Sri Lanka SC stays Maithripala Sirisena's order to sack parliament

Sirisena dissolved parliament on November 9 night and called a general election for January 5, two weeks after removing his coalition prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on November 13 stayed President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament until next month in a further twist in the country's political crisis 62

10 November, 2018 2:41 AM Sri Lanka prez dissolves parliament, fresh polls to be held on January 5

Sri Lanka's political crisis deepened November 9 after its president Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament, paving the way for a general election to be held on January 5, nearly two years ahead of its time. Sirisena signed a gazette notification to dissolve the nation's parliament with effect from November 9 midnight, in another surprise move that comes 83

9 November, 2018 4:14 PM Sri Lanka President Dissolves Parliament Amid Power Struggle: Reports

Maithripala Sirisena signed an official notification dismissing the 225-member assembly with effect from midnight, clearing the way for a snap election nearly two years ahead of schedule President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Sri Lanka's parliament Friday hours after his party announced he did not have a majority to get his prime minister nominee through 67

8 November, 2018 12:36 AM Prove Mahinda Rajapaksa's Majority In Floor Test: Sri Lanka Speaker

Sri Lanka speaker Karu Jayasuriya said he had met party representatives to finalise the agenda for November 14 when the current suspension of parliament by President Sirisena would end. Sri Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said Wednesday he wanted a floor test in parliament to resolve the issue of two prime ministers in the country which arose following 67