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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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    Sri Lanka president short of votes in crisis campaign

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo, Sri Lanka | Updated at 12:35am on November 10, 2018

    Two weeks into a showdown between rival prime ministers, the Sri Lankan president’s party admitted for the first time Friday that it does not have...

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    Sri Lanka political rally brings chaos to Colombo streets

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:34am on November 09, 2018

    A rally of hundreds of cars carrying supporters of Sri Lanka’s deposed prime minister brought chaos to Colombo streets on Thursday as they demanded that...

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    Sri Lanka crisis scares tourists in fresh hit to economy

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on November 06, 2018

    A political crisis in Sri Lanka, where two prime ministers are fighting for power, is scaring away tourists and raising questions over foreign aid, ringing...

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    Sacked Lankan PM’s residence becomes symbol of power struggle

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

    The banquet hall at Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister’s official residence is packed with supporters — many sleeping on chairs and the floor — who...

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