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    Sri Lankan speaker defies president to call parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:12am on November 03, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s speaker Friday summoned parliament to meet next week in defiance of the president as a constitutional crisis darkened with an MP saying he...

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    Maldives ex-leader Nasheed ends exile

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:57am on November 02, 2018

    Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed returned home from exile Thursday, two days after the country’s Supreme Court withdrew a warrant for his arrest.Nasheed, who had...

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    President’s party u-turns on parliament suspension

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:17am on November 02, 2018

    The Sri Lankan president’s party on Thursday reignited a constitutional crisis over which of two rival prime ministers heads the government by insisting that parliament...

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    Sri Lanka attorney general refuses to endorse sacking of PM

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:18am on November 01, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s attorney general Wednesday refused to endorse the president’s dismissal of the prime minister for a former strongman accused of rights abuses, the clearest...

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    Giant rally backs ousted Sri Lankan PM

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on October 31, 2018

    Tens of thousands of supporters of sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe blocked roads in Sri Lanka’s capital on Tuesday, stepping up a showdown with a...

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    Sri Lankan rivals tempt defectors to swing crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05pm on October 30, 2018

    Sri Lanka's rival prime ministers battled to tempt lawmakers from opposing sides Tuesday as they sought numbers to swing any vote of confidence held in...

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    One dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis escalates

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:01am on October 29, 2018

    A constitutional crisis gripping Sri Lanka since the president’s shock dismissal of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe erupted into violence Sunday, with a man shot dead...

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    Sri Lanka crisis worsens

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:45am on October 28, 2018

    Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament Saturday to forestall a challenge against his surprise ouster of the prime minister, deepening a sudden swell of...

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    Sri Lanka president sacks PM, installs Rajapakse

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:13am on October 27, 2018

    Maithripala Sirisena installed Sri Lanka’s controversial former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse as the country’s new prime minister Friday, the president’s office said, in a surprise...

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    Maldives opposition moves closer to impeaching speaker

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:59am on October 25, 2018

    The Maldives opposition moved closer Wednesday to impeaching the speaker of parliament, a staunch loyalist of outgoing strongman president Abdulla Yameen who was defeated in...