Amid the chaos, the UNP lawmakers sought to move a motion against Rajapaksa's speech.
President Maithripala Sirisena in a letter to the Speaker said he cannot accept the no-confidence vote
The Supreme Court had on Tuesday overturned President Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament
The Lankan Parliament met today amid heavy security with several roads blocked and riot police out on the street.
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.
As two prime ministers struggle to cobble up a majority, Wion speaks to sacked Prime Minister- Ranil Wickremesinghe on who is to blame.
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.
"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.
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…
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.