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Elusive justice

Political rivalry casts a shadow on Colombo’s commitment to UNHRC to probe war crimes.

Sri Lanka: 2018 will be remembered for worst political crisis in history

President Maithripala Sirisena's dramatic move to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and install former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place following differences over policy issues left the country without a functioning government for nearly two months.


Looking forward to continuing to engage with Lankan PM Wickremesinghe: US

Sirisena had to reinstate Wickremesinghe after the Supreme Court ruled that his action violated the constitution and the legislature voted confidence in Wickremesinghe.

Resolution of Lankan crisis a reflection of political maturity: India

"India remains committed to taking forward its people-oriented development projects in Sri Lanka. We are confident that India-Sri Lanka relations will continue to move on an upward trajectory," the MEA said.

Victory for democracy, says reinstated Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wikremesinghe

Wickremesinghe, the 69-year-old United National Party leader, was administered the oath of office by President Sirisena, who had sacked him on October 26 and installed former rival and ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.

Ranil Wickremesinghe likely to take oath as Sri Lanka's PM tomorrow

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly agreed to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Wickremesinghe in the post after a discussion with him over the phone on Friday, Colombo Page reported.


In Colombo, a way out

Supreme Court verdict could help bring back stability in Sri Lanka. Its leaders also need to course correct.

Backward drift

Political chaos in Colombo threatens to undo the post-2015 reforms in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says parliament was dissolved to prevent unrest

President Maithripala Sirisena said there were media reports that politicians would clash during a vote to decide between two men claiming the premiership.

Ousted Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's party to fight dissolution of parliament in court

Former finance minister and UNP leader Mangala Samaraweera said, "the emerging tyranny of Maithripala Sirisena will be fought in courts, in parliament and at the election".

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Top Frames: Vladimir Putin's sea adventure, Rajapaksa's election loss

Vladimir Putin submerging into the waters of the Black Sea; Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new prime minister in Colombo.