Sri Lanka navy top brass in “sinister plot” against investigators and witness

Details have emerged of senior Sri Lankan naval officers planning to harm the chief investigator and key witness in high profile cases of abduction, torture and extrajudicial killings. Investigators of the police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have.........

Sri Lanka president ducks deadline to release occupied land (VIDEO)

Tamils in Sri Lanka’s war torn north were forced to continue with their protest to end military occupation as the president failed to meet his own deadline of handing back their land before the dawn of the new year. Displaced land........

Sri Lanka parliament ousts twenty day PM, leaving uncertainty

Sri Lanka president's choice prime minister alongside his government was sacked on their first day in parliament, leaving the country without a clear administration. On Wednesday (14), a majority of lawmakers voted against Mahinda.....

Mahinda Rajapaksa sets two records as Sri Lanka president sacks parliament

Failing to muster majority support for his choice premier, the Sri Lankan president has sacked parliament.With the shocking move, Mahinda Rajapaksa sets two national records as first ever prime minister who didn't attend any.......

Sri Lanka's disputed PM sacked by parliament for second time (VIDEO)

Mahinda Rajapaksa, controversially appointed as the 'prime minister' of Sri Lanka, was stripped of his post by parliament for the second time within two days. On Friday, a majority of lawmakers in the 225 member assembly backed a no confidence motion..........

Sri Lanka's top court rolls back president's sacking of parliament

Sri Lanka’s topmost court has blocked the president’s order to dissolve parliament and stopped conducting a snap poll. The Supreme court stayed President Maithripala Sirisena’s Gazette notification dissolving Parliament, until 7 December 2018. Political parties.....

Sri Lanka president to dissolve parliament prematurely, warns MP

Failing to obtain the majority necessary to endorse the extra parliamentary appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, the country’s president is likely to dissolve parliament prematurely, warns a lawmaker....

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