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 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.......

UN and Sri Lanka president give conflicting accounts of a phone conversation

Vastly conflicting accounts have emerged of a conversation between the Sri Lankan president and the UN secretary general on a conversation regarding the political uncertainty in the country. Sri Lanka was thrown into a.......

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....

Sri Lanka: Battle of two Prime Ministers turns deadly

A man has been killed in a shooting in Colombo when two prime ministers challenging the legitimacy of each other are battling it out to consolidate their power, triggering fears of further violence. The president has suspended parliament making it difficult....

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