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    Finding a win-win solution to break Lanka deadlock

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    IN THE aftermath of the Supreme Court decision to issue a stay order on the president’s dissolution of parliament, the constitutional are nearer to being...

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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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    Rating agencies downgrade Sri Lanka as political crisis dents confidence

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    Credit rating agencies Fitch and Standard & Poor’s downgraded Sri Lanka on Tuesday, citing refinancing risks and an uncertain policy outlook, after president Maithripala Sirisena’s...

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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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    Lankan parliament to cut PM's budget amid weeks-long political crisis

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 03:26pm on November 29, 2018

    Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday agreed to cut the budget of the prime minister's office, a move designed to hinder disputed premier Mahinda Rajapaksa whose...

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    Setting a perilous Lanka precedent

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2018

    IN A constitutional democracy, the constitution is the supreme law and governance cannot be on the basis of personal prejudices or the whims and fancies...

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    Sri Lanka reinstates top detective after outcry

    Agence-France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:26am on November 21, 2018

    Sri Lankan police reversed on Tuesday a decision sacking a top detective investigating a string of high-profile gruesome cases involving the rich and powerful, following...

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    President is best situated to resolve Lanka crisis

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    THE political crisis that erupted unexpectedly on October 26 still continues and is now entering its fourth week....

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    Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end power struggle

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:45am on November 19, 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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    England end 17-year wait in Sri Lanka

    Reuters. Pallekele, Sri Lanka | Updated at 06:26pm on November 18, 2018

    Spin duo Moeen Ali and Jack Leach combined to end England's 17-year wait for a Test series victory in Sri Lanka after bowling the tourists...