Rathindra Kuruwita

Rathindra Kuruwita

Asia

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

Controversial leader signs resignation letter, signalling an end to a seven-week long political crisis.

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

Asia

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court overturns sacking of parliament

In landmark ruling, top court says President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of parliament is unconstitutional.

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court overturns sacking of parliament

Asia

Sri Lanka temporarily bars Rajapaksa from acting as PM

Court prevents disputed prime minister, cabinet from holding office citing potential 'irreparable damage' to country.

Sri Lanka temporarily bars Rajapaksa from acting as PM

Asia

Sirisena, Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe fail to end power struggle

Key players in Sri Lanka power struggle sit for talks for first time since crisis began but fail to break deadlock.

Sirisena, Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe fail to end power struggle

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament, sets January snap poll

Maithripala Sirisena sacks parliament and sets snap elections for January 5 amid crisis over two rival prime ministers.

Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament, sets January snap poll

Sri Lanka

'Let people decide': Sri Lankans want a vote as crisis drags on

Colombo residents urge leaders to call snap elections as power struggle over two rival prime ministers strains economy.

'Let people decide': Sri Lankans want a vote as crisis drags on

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan president orders Parliament to reconvene November 14

Sacked Sri Lankan leader's party denounces November 14 as 'too late' to resolve protracted crisis over rival PMs.

Sri Lankan president orders Parliament to reconvene November 14

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Tamil parties vow to vote against Mahinda Rajapaksa

Tamil National Alliance vows to back no-confidence motion against newly appointed PM amid protracted political crisis.

Sri Lanka's Tamil parties vow to vote against Mahinda Rajapaksa

Asia

UN urges Sri Lanka to recall parliament amid bribery claims

Antonio Guterres says assembly must meet to resolve constitutional crisis amid accusations of bribery to back new PM.

UN urges Sri Lanka to recall parliament amid bribery claims

Asia

New twists in Sri Lanka's political crisis fuel uncertainty

Week-long turmoil shows no sign of abating as legislators protest against plan to call off parliament vote on rival PMs.

New twists in Sri Lanka's political crisis fuel uncertainty

Sri Lanka

Sirisena, Jayasuriya fail to break Sri Lanka deadlock

Emergency talks end without results amid warnings of corruption as horse-trading between legislators intensifies.

Sirisena, Jayasuriya fail to break Sri Lanka deadlock

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Warnings of 'bloodbath' as political tensions rise

Sacked prime minister's party calls for protests as speaker warns of possible violence over parliament's suspension.

Sri Lanka: Warnings of 'bloodbath' as political tensions rise