HRW says change in Sri Lanka raises chilling concerns

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision on October 26, 2018, to appoint former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister has raised fears about a return...

TN parties protest naming Rajapaksa as Sri Lankan PM

Political parties in Tamil Nadu have expressed concerns over Mahinda Rajapaksa being sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa has been accused...

Ranil briefs diplomats at Temple Trees

United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe briefed diplomats at Temple Trees this evening on the political crisis affecting the country. Ambassadors, High Commissioners and...

Switzerland urges parties in Sri Lanka to refrain from using force

The Swiss Embassy in Colombo said that it was closely following the recent events in Sri Lanka, and in particular the announcement to prorogue...

JVP decides it will not support any party

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has decided it will not support any political party to form a majority in Parliament.

MR’s camp insists Rajapaksa has Parliament majority

The Parliamentarians supporting newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he has majority support in Parliament. Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena said that several United National...

President sacks PMs secretary and other state officials

President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayaka with immediate effect. The President appointed S. Amarasekara as the new Secretary...

EU urges Sri Lanka to refrain from violence, ensure media freedom

The European Union (EU) has urged Sri Lanka to refrain from violence and ensure media freedom in the country. In a joint statement, the Ambassador of...

Parliament prorogued till November 16th

President Maithripala Sirisena has prorogued Parliament. The President has issued notice to prorogue Parliament till November 16th.

Ranil prepared to leave if he loses Parliament support

Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is prepared to leave the post of Prime Minister if he does not have the majority support of Parliament. Wickremesinghe told...

UNP says sorry for bringing Maithripala to power

The United National Party (UNP) today expressed regret for the decision taken in 2015 to bring Maithripala Sirisena to power as a common candidate. UNP...

Rishad Bathiudeen’s ACMC backs Ranil

The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) led by Rishad Bathiudeen has extended support to Ranil Wickremesinghe.

SLMC decides to back Ranil

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) led by Rauff Hakeem has decided to support Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament.

CWC, EPDP to back MR, TPA to back Ranil

The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) have decided to extend support to newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Two...

UNP supporters protest outside Temple Trees

United National Party (UNP) supporters protested outside Temple Trees today against the decision taken by President Maithripala Sirisena to sack Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime...

IGP cancels all leave of Police officers after meeting MR

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara today cancelled the leave of all Police officers. Earlier he met newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in...

Gazette published making Mahinda Prime Minister

An Extraordinary Gazette notice has been published making Mahinda Rajapaksa the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. The Government printer said that two Extraordinary Gazette notices were published...

UK concerned over developments in Sri Lanka

The UK has raised concerns over the latest developments in Sri Lanka. British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field called on all parties...

US urges Sri Lanka to act according to Constitution and uphold Geneva commitments

The United States has urged Sri Lanka to act according to the Constitution and also uphold the commitments made in Geneva. The US State Department said...

JO warns it will storm Temple Trees if Ranil stays

The Joint Opposition (JO) warned that it will storm Temple Trees if Ranil Wickremesinghe refuses to leave the Prime Ministers office. Joint opposition Parliamentarian Wimal...