Rajapaksa ends 50-year association with SLFP, joins newly-formed SLPP

39 ViewsThe former President obtained the membership of the SLPP, launched by his supporters, on Sunday morning. Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed Prime Minister in a controversial move by President Maithripala Sirisena, on Sunday ended his five-decade-long association with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and joined the newly-formed Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP). […]

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Sri Lanka Oppn. to challenge dissolution of Parliament

28 ViewsHigh stakes legal battle in offing as parties will move Supreme Court next week A day after Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena controversially dissolved Parliament, parties opposed to the decision are preparing for a high stakes legal battle. Major parties on Saturday decided to move the Supreme Court early next week, challenging Mr. Sirisena’s […]

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Rajitha, The president’s message told to Ranil.

41 ViewsRajitha Senaratne said yesterday  he met with President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday on an invitation extended by him. He told a media briefing that he carried a message from the President to former PM, Ranil Wickremesinghe. “I met with President  on his invitation. Since I did not want to go alone, I invited MP […]

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SL political crisis:Australian Foreign Minister to warn ‘democratic principles must be upheld’

32 ViewsAustralia has expressed alarm about the deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka, with Foreign Minister Marise Payne warning “democratic principles must be upheld in the country”. President Maithripala Sirisena sent shockwaves through Sri Lanka on Friday when he sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, replacing him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa. Mr Sirisena claims he fired […]

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