Asia

Inspired by Duterte, Sri Lanka to resume executions

After visit to the Philippines, president says he is committed to bringing back capital punishment for drug offenders.

Sri Lanka to resume executions of drug convicts: Sirisena

Sri Lanka

Ten years after end of war, Tamils still waiting to return home

Some 30 members of Tamil minority protest to reclaim their lands occupied by the army in Mullaitivu, northern Sri Lanka.

Ten years after end of war, Tamils still waiting to return home

Sri Lanka

Bank of China offers $300m loan to Sri Lanka

Offer comes as Colombo faces economic crisis triggered by political uncertainty in the South Asian island nation.

Bank of China offers $300m loan to Sri Lanka

Human Rights

Alleged war criminal named second-in-command of Sri Lanka army

Silva took part in a massive assault in 2009, during which the Sri Lankan army committed gross abuses against civilians.

Alleged war criminal named second-in-command of Sri Lanka army

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

Asia

Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe seeks new political alliances

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

Asia

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.

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.

Asia

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

Asia

Sri Lanka's top court overturns sacking of parliament

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

Asia

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

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

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

Sri Lanka

'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