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HRW says change in Sri Lanka raises chilling concerns

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...