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....

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.......

Lonely Planet 'hotspot' workers demanding minimum wage, beaten up by police

Police beat up members of the plantation community who protested in Sri Lanka’s capital demanding a daily minimum wage of five dollars while their workplaces were celebrated by a top international travel publisher as tourist..........

Sri Lanka war monuments signal “complete Sinhalese takeover of the Tamil land”

Victory war monuments installed throughout the north and east of Sri Lanka sends a strong message of complete Sinhalese takeover of the Tamil land, says the head of a California based think......

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....

Sri Lanka: Police look on while Sinhala goons threaten peaceful Tamil march

Hundreds of Tamils on a peaceful march calling for the release of Tamil political prisoners were threatened upon their arrival in the north central province, by Sinhala extremists whilst police were looking on. The march led by.....

Sri Lanka: Renewed attack against Channel 4 documentary as “fake” (VIDEO)

The Sri Lankan government renewed its attack against damning war crimes evidence aired by London based Channel 4 TV despite the UK regulatory body clearing the broadcaster of any wrong....

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