Sri Lanka

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

Asia

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.

Asia

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

Asia

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.

Asia

Chilli paste, books and chairs thrown in Sri Lanka parliament

Disputed prime minister's supporters brawl in parliament for second day in a bid to disrupt new no-confidence vote.

Chilli paste, books and chairs thrown in Sri Lanka parliament

Asia

Chaos in Sri Lanka parliament as MPs exchange blows

Dozens of MPs fought and some who fell on the floor were kicked by rivals amid governmental vacuum in the country.

Asia

Sri Lanka parliament 'votes against Rajapaksa'

Speaker says a majority of the 225-member assembly supported a no-confidence motion against newly appointed PM.

Sri Lanka parliament 'votes against newly appointed PM Rajapaksa'

Asia

Sri Lanka court overturns sacking of parliament

Court also orders halt to preparations for snap elections, in latest twist in Sri Lanka's protracted political crisis.

Sri Lanka Supreme Court overturns dissolution of parliament

Asia

Sri Lanka parties challenge parliament sacking in court

Three main parties challenge President Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament and call for snap election.

Inside Story

Is democracy in Sri Lanka in danger?

Political crisis deepens as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves parliament and calls for snap elections.

Asia

Sri Lanka's main party to take sacking of parliament to court

UNP says it will mount legal challenge against the dissolution of parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Sri Lanka's main party to take sacking of parliament to court

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

Tens of thousands rally for Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa

Mass rally comes as parliament speaker refuses to recognise Rajapaksa's controversial appointment as PM.

Thousands rally in support of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka speaker rejects Rajapaksa as prime minister

Karu Jayasuriya says he won't accept Rajapaksa as prime minister until he proves majority in 225-member parliament.