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    Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end power struggle

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:51pm on November 18, 2018

    Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday called crucial talks with political leaders in a bid to end a power struggle with the prime minister...

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    Solih sworn in as Maldives president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:23am on November 18, 2018

    Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated Saturday as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in...

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    Lankan crisis deepens

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:35am on November 17, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s political crisis escalated Friday with the sacked prime minister demanding his job back shortly after passing another no-confidence motion against his controversial successor...

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    Punch-up in Sri Lankan parliament as thousands rally

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:44am on November 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s political crisis descended into farce Thursday with MPs throwing punches and projectiles in parliament, a day after voting the disputed prime minister out...

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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on November 15, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in...

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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:03am on November 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka's parliament will meet under tight security Wednesday, after the top court ruled its dissolution illegal and opened the door to a vote on...

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    Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores sacked parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:43pm on November 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The...

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    Suspension of Sri Lanka parliament challenged in court

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 03:07pm on November 12, 2018

    Supporters of Sri Lanka's fired prime minister and a top election official on Monday challenged in court the president's sacking of parliament, upping the ante...

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    Lanka speaker urges officials to defy president orders

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:28am on November 12, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s speaker on Sunday accused president Maithripala Sirisena of usurping parliament and urged public servants to defy his ‘illegal orders’, as the president scrambled...

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    Legal challenge as Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s largest party announced Saturday a legal challenge to president Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of parliament, a move that has plunged the Indian Ocean island...

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