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.

Sri Lanka

'Too late': Parliament recall in 10 days blasted

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

Asia

Sri Lanka's new PM faces bribery accusations

Needing support for his pick for prime minister, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena faces accusations of bribing MPs to switch sides while the legislature is suspended.

Sri Lanka

Tamils: 'We don't accept new PM, we suffered under him'

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.

Asia

Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka democracy under threat

Deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tells Al Jazeera that he believes the future of Sri Lanka's democracy is at stake in the nation's ongoing constitutional crisis.

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.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president 'to lift' parliament suspension

Maithripala Sirisena schedules November 5 parliament session amid pressure to resolve crisis over rival prime ministers.

Sri Lankan President Sirisena 'to lift' parliament suspension

Asia

Sri Lanka crisis: Rajapaksa says his appointment is legitimate

Sri Lanka's new prime minister tells Al Jazeera that his appointment is 'according to the constitution'.

Opinion

What happens if Rajapaksa heads Sri Lanka's government?

The return of Sri Lanka's former president to power will roll back the little progress made on post-conflict justice.

Charu Hogg

by Charu Hogg
- Champa Patel

Charu Hogg