Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan president appoints cabinet after political crisis

The crisis began after Sirisena replaced Wickremesinghe, prompting protests and a downgrade of Sri Lanka's debt.

Sri Lankan president appoints cabinet after political crisis

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Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe seeks new political alliances

Celebrating his reinstatement, Ranil Wickremesinghe addresses a victory rally in Colombo.

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Sri Lanka's prime minister returns, but 'crisis is far from over'

Despite the forced reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's political turmoil likely to continue, experts say.

Sri Lanka's prime minister returns, but 'crisis is far from over'

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka swears in ousted PM to end political crisis

President reinstates Ranil Wickremesinghe as PM ending a seven-week long standoff that has crippled Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

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

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Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to step down

Decision signals an end to a crippling seven-week long power struggle in South Asian country.

Sri Lanka's disputed PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to step down

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Sri Lanka's top court overturns sacking of parliament

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

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Sri Lanka: Deposed PM's opponents seek to bar him from parliament

Lawsuit accuses Wickremesinghe of doing business with government, a claim if true, dashes his hopes of returning as PM.

Sri Lanka: Deposed PM's opponents seek to bar him from parliament

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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

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Sri Lanka MPs vote to block cash flow to office of disputed PM

It comes as yet another moral pressure on Rajapaksa who continues to hold office despite not having working majority.

Sri Lanka MPs vote to block cash flow to office of disputed PM

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'Not in my lifetime': Sirisena rules out ever restoring ousted PM

Sri Lanka president also reveals plan for corruption probe into deposed leader Ranil Wickremesinghe's administration.

'Not in my lifetime': Sirisena rules out ever restoring ousted PM

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Rajapaksa opponents win control of parliament panel

Opponents disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa win control of committee that sets parliament's agenda.

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa opponents win control of parliament panel

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Political crisis, tumbling rupee add to Sri Lanka's economic woes

Paying back just got harder as political crisis sends Sri Lankan rupee to its lowest level against US dollar.

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Sri Lanka leaders meet for talks, fail to end crisis

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

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Rajapaksa loses no-confidence vote amid parliamentary chaos

In Sri Lanka, for the second time this week, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa loses a vote of no confidence even as his supporters try to disrupt proceedings.