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    Dissolution of the Lankan parliament

    K Ratnayake | Updated at 12:00am on November 12, 2018

    SRI Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena blatantly violated on November 9 the country’s constitution and dissolved parliament almost two years before its term officially ends. According...

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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 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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    Lanka speaker rejects Rajapaksa as new PM

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:10am on November 06, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s speaker of parliament said he cannot accept Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country’s former president and strongman, as the new prime minister, reports Voice of...

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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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    Sri Lanka rivals target defectors to end political crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:37am on November 04, 2018

    Attempts to win over MP defectors intensified in Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis Saturday amid growing pressure to let the suspended parliament hold a vote on...

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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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    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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    Questions that president, the polity need to answer

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 01, 2018

    THE dismissal of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe following the withdrawal of the SLFP headed by president Maithripala Sirisena from the government alliance has become yet...

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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...