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

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

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan leaders fail to break deadlock

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

Sirisena, Jayasuriya fail to break Sri Lanka deadlock

Inside Story

Is Sri Lanka on the path to dictatorship?

Political crisis deepens in Sri Lanka as protests erupt after prime minister sacked and replaced by a former president.

Asia

What's happening in Sri Lanka? All questions answered

Here's how the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka has unfolded, what's at stake if it drags on, and what to expect next.

What's happening in Sri Lanka? All questions answered

Sri Lanka

Warnings of 'bloodbath' in Sri Lanka as 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

Asia

Sacked Sri Lanka PM given 'deadline' to vacate residence

As political crisis worsens, president suspends parliament and Wickremesinghe's opponents threaten to storm residence.

Sacked Sri Lanka PM given 'deadline' to vacate residence

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints Rajapaksa

Sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe says president's decision to replace him with Mahinda Rajapaksa is 'unconstitutional'.

Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints Rajapaksa

Asia

Sri Lanka protest over China port deal turns violent

Protesters say the deal will take over private land for an industrial zone in which China will have a major stake.

War & Conflict

UN rights chief visits Sri Lanka over war crimes probe

UN official to examine progress of country's probe into atrocities amid concerns of lack of push for accountability.

UN rights chief visits Sri Lanka over war crimes probe

Asia

Sri Lanka arrests ex-president's son over graft charges

Yoshitha Rajapaksa among four detained after long probe into alleged financial offences linked to TV station.

Sri Lanka arrests ex-president's son over graft charges

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan leader pardons man who attempted to kill him

Ex-Tamil rebel was found guilty of planning to assassinate Sirisena 10 years ago when rebels fought government forces.

Sri Lankan leader pardons man who attempted to kill him

War & Conflict

Sri Lanka names first Tamil opposition chief in decades

Parliament's appointment of official from ethnic minority signifies reconciliation, but persecution allegations persist.

Sri Lanka names first Tamil opposition chief in decades