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    Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:09pm on December 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated Sunday, his party said, ending a 51-day crisis that had paralysed the island nation and pushed...

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    Rajapakse ends standoff as Sri Lanka risked shutdown

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse will step down on Saturday from his disputed position of premier, his son said on Friday, signalling an end...

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    Court rules against Sri Lanka president, impeachment edges closer

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 08:02pm on December 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court opened the way for potential impeachment proceedings against the president on Thursday, ruling that he broke the law by dissolving parliament...

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    Sri Lanka’s ousted PM sets deadline to end crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:30am on December 11, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister promised Monday to bring tens of thousands of supporters to the capital next week for a massive demonstration unless president...

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    Maldives applies to rejoin Commonwealth

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on December 10, 2018

    The Maldives has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, reversing a policy of isolation under autocratic leader Abdulla Yameen who suffered a shock defeat in September....

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    Lanka court extends ban on president sacking parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:37am on December 08, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s highest court Friday banned president Maithripala Sirisena from sacking the legislature until it decides on the legality of his move last month to...

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    Lanka’s ousted PM likens president to Hitler

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s toppled premier likened the president to Hitler on Tuesday as he demanded to be reinstated, almost six weeks into a paralysing political crisis...

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    Sri Lanka court denies Rajapakse authority to act as PM

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:23am on December 04, 2018

    A court in Sri Lanka suspended Mahinda Rajapakse’s powers as prime minister on Monday and ruled his disputed cabinet could not govern the strife-torn island...

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    Sri Lanka parliament blocks govt spending amid crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:38am on December 01, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Friday escalated a power struggle with president Maithripala Sirisena, voting to block spending by the disputed government he installed last month.The...

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    Tamils back ousted Lankan PM as pressure builds on president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:13am on November 30, 2018

    A group of Tamil lawmakers Thursday threw their support behind Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister, cementing his parliamentary majority in a surprise move that emboldens...

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