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Sri Lanka court frees Indian cleared in assassination plot

A magistrate on Wednesday acquitted an Indian man who was detained for five months over an alleged plot to kill Sri Lanka's president after police cleared the man of wrongdoing.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Sri Lanka leader asks rights groups not to oppose executions

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president has urged human rights groups not to stand in the way of his plans to execute drug traffickers and other criminals in the coming months, ending a..
Seattle Times - Published

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Candlelit vigil for democracy in Sri Lanka [Video]Candlelit vigil for democracy in Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena has ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in favour of Mahinda Rajapaksa and called for fresh elections. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:21Published

Sri Lanka's President Says He Dissolved Parliament to Avert Violence [Video]Sri Lanka's President Says He Dissolved Parliament to Avert Violence

Sri Lanka’s president said he dissolved Parliament and called elections to avoid possible violence inside Parliament and around the country.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:07Published

Unable To Procure Votes For Controversial Nomination, President Of Sri Lanka Dissolves Parliament [Video]Unable To Procure Votes For Controversial Nomination, President Of Sri Lanka Dissolves Parliament

Unable To Procure Votes For Controversial Nomination, President Of Sri Lanka Dissolves Parliament

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Sacked Over Alleged Assassination Plot as the Nation Edges Toward Crisis [Video]Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Sacked Over Alleged Assassination Plot as the Nation Edges Toward Crisis

Sri Lanka’s president said Sunday he sacked his prime minister mainly because of the alleged involvement of a Cabinet minister in a plot to assassinate him.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:57Published

Sri Lank के नए PM बने Mahinda Rajapaksa, जाने India प&#x [Video]Sri Lank के नए PM बने Mahinda Rajapaksa, जाने India प&#x

Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse took oath as the new Prime Minister on Friday evening at the President's Secretariat. President Maitripala Sirisena has removed Ranil Vikramasinghe and made..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:55Published

 

Citing drug crime, Sri Lanka plans 1st executions since 1976

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president pledged to end the country’s 43-year moratorium on capital punishment and execute condemned drug traffickers amid alarm over drug-related crimes...
Seattle Times - Published

Sri Lankan leader appoints Cabinet after political crisis

Sri Lanka's president on Thursday appointed 28 lawmakers and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as Cabinet ministers after weeks of political crisis led to government dysfunction.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Sri Lankan president reinstates the prime minister he sacked

Sri Lanka's president reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister on Sunday, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political stalemate in the South Asian island nation.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle TimesFT.com

Sri Lankan president: PM-related investigations to continue

Sri Lanka's president on Sunday assured non-interference in ongoing investigations into abductions, killings of journalists and other crimes allegedly committed by those connected to the new prime..
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Sri Lankan High Court Blocks Move to Dissolve Parliament

The country’s highest court blocked an order to dissolve Parliament and hold national elections, the latest twist in a political showdown between Sri Lanka’s president and its lawmakers.
Wall Street Journal - Published

Sri Lanka’s President Finally Checked: Court Rules to Bring Back Parliament

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued an interim order against the president, preventing him from firing the Parliament.
NYTimes.com - Published

Sri Lankan leader says dissolved parliament to avoid fights

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said Sunday that he decided to dissolve Parliament and call fresh elections to avoid possible violence in Parliament in the event a vote was taken to decide..
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Sri Lanka president dissolves Parliament, calls for election

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president dissolved Parliament and called for elections on Jan. 5 in a bid to stave off a deepening political crisis over his dismissal of the prime minister..
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Sri Lanka's President Dissolves Parliament in a Bid to Ease Crisis

Critics say the move won’t resolve the constitutional standoff and plunges the country into an abyss.
Wall Street Journal - Published Also reported by •Deseret NewsFOXNews.comNYTimes.comSeattle Times

Sri Lanka president summons Parliament after PM turmoil

Sri Lanka's president has summoned Parliament to meet next week as pressure grows for him to resolve the turmoil set off when he sacked the Cabinet last week, his chosen prime minister said Thursday.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Sri Lanka’s president summons Parliament on Nov. 5 amid political crisis over sacking of prime minister

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president summons Parliament on Nov. 5 amid political crisis over sacking of prime minister.
Seattle Times - Published

US weighs in on political crisis in Sri Lanka

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has weighed in on a political crisis that has engulfed the Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka since the president abruptly fired the prime minister and..
Seattle Times - Published

Events in Sri Lankan politics leading up to current crisis

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved his Cabinet, replacing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa and plunging the South Asia island nation into a..
FOXNews.com - Published

Sri Lanka president: PM was sacked over assassination plot

Sri Lanka's president said Sunday that the main reason he decided to sack his prime minister was the alleged involvement of a Cabinet minister in a plot to assassinate him.
FOXNews.com - Published

Sri Lanka’s president urged to protect sacked PM’s rights

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The speaker of Sri Lanka’s Parliament has asked the country’s president to safeguard the rights of the sacked prime minister amid a deepening political crisis in the..
Seattle Times - Published

Sri Lanka's crisis deepens as president suspends Parliament

Sri Lanka's president suspended Parliament even as the prime minister he fired the previous day claimed he has majority...
Deseret News - Published

Sri Lanka’s President Suspends Parliament, Escalating Political Crisis

Having already sworn in a new prime minister, President Mathripala Sirisena is now trying to shore up support for the move. Some officials have denounced the change as illegal.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •FOXNews.comSeattle Times

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