Rajapaksa defiant as clashes erupt in Sri Lanka Parliament; 1 lawmaker injured

Amid the chaos, the UNP lawmakers sought to move a motion against Rajapaksa's speech.

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Sri Lanka does not have a PM or cabinet after no-confidence vote, says Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

President Maithripala Sirisena in a letter to the Speaker said he cannot accept the no-confidence vote

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President Sirisena rejects Lankan Parliament's no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday overturned President Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament

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Sri Lanka Parliament votes against Rajapaksa; Speaker adjourns House

The Lankan Parliament met today amid heavy security with several roads blocked and riot police out on the street.

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Sri Lanka crisis: Supreme Court to decide snap poll legality today

A three-judge bench, comprising Chief Justice Nalin Perera, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena and Justice Prasanna Jayawardene heard the petitions filed during November 12th's hearing.

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Sri Lanka PM, 44 ex-MPs defect from party led by president ahead of election

Sri Lanka's new prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and 44 former lawmakers have defected from the party led by President Maithripala Sirisena,… Read Article

Sri Lanka crisis: Parties file petitions challenging President Sirisena's sacking

Sri Lanka's main political parties on Monday filed petitions challenging President Maithripala Sirisena's Read Article

United States, European Union denounce dissolution of Sri Lanka parliament

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Sirisena's decision led to the political crisis in Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe to WION

As two prime ministers struggle to cobble up a majority, Wion speaks to sacked Prime Minister- Ranil Wickremesinghe on who is to blame.

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Insight: Behind Sri Lanka's turmoil, a China-India struggle for investments and influence

The big fear for India is that Sri Lanka, just off its southern coast and on one of the world`s busiest shipping routes, could become a Chinese military outpost.

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Sri Lanka police chief says he's taking orders from President

Sri Lankan police chief Pujith Jayasundera said on Wednesday that he was taking orders from President Maithripala Sirisena and he was not in a… Read Article

Lanka political crisis: Deputy minister Nanayakkara resigns Sirisena govt, joins Ranil Wickremsinghe

In a setback to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, a deputy minister of his United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government resigned… Read Article

Sri Lanka speaker says he won't accept Rajapaksa as PM without majority support

"The majority of the members are of the view that the changes done in the parliament are unconstitutional and against the traditions," the speaker of parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, said. 

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Tamil prisoners may be released to tilt scales in favour of Rajapaksa

Since the war with the LTTE ended in 2009, the Sri Lankan government has denied that those imprisoned LTTE members are political prisoners. Tamils say some of the prisoners have been held over a…

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Sri Lanka crisis: President Maithripala Sirisena's party backtracks on parliament suspension

A spokesman for President Maithripala Sirisena's party announced the new u-turn just hours after Sirisena told diplomats in Colombo that parliament would be allowed to meet on Monday.

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