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Sri Lanka court extends ban on president sacking parliament

Sri Lanka's highest court Friday banned President Maithripala Sirisena from sacking the legislature until it decides on the legality of his move last month to...

Sri Lanka’s political crisis spurs tourists to cancel in peak season

 Sri Lanka's travel industry is starting to suffer the fallout of a political crisis in the middle of its peak tourist season, as uncertainty prompts...

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka suffers credit rating cuts

Two international credit rating agencies downgraded Sri Lanka by one notch on Tuesday following almost six weeks of political crisis. Fitch said it believed Sri Lanka's political upheaval, which began...

Sri Lanka crisis: Rajapaksa files appeal in SC against interim court’s order

Embattled Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday filed an appeal in Sri Lanka's Supreme Court against a court order that barred him from acting as Prime Minister. The...

Don’t be like Hitler: sacked Lankan PM tells President Sirisena

Likening Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to Adolf Hitler, the country's toppled Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Tuesday said he was not afraid of snap...

Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister likens president to Hitler

Sri Lanka's toppled premier likened the president to Hitler on Tuesday (4) as he demanded to be reinstated, almost six weeks into a paralysing political...

Sri Lanka court denies Rajapakse authority to act as prime minister

A court in Sri Lanka suspended Mahinda Rajapakse's powers as prime minister on Monday and ruled his disputed cabinet could not govern the strife-torn island until it...

Failing to prove his majority twice, Rajapaksa calls for fresh Lanka polls

Failing to prove his majority twice, controversially appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday demanded holding a snap parliamentary polls to end...

Sri Lanka parliament blocks cash flow to Rajapakse’s office

Sri Lanka's parliament voted Thursday to block any spending by the prime minister's office, further paralysing a government adrift from weeks of conflict as two...

Sri Lanka’s top military official detained over mass murder cover-up

Sri Lanka's military chief was remanded by court Wednesday after weeks evading arrest over the alleged cover-up of the abduction and murder of 11 young...