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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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    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...