Lankan constitutional crisis deepens as Speaker snubbed

Sri Lanka’s Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya Wednesday refused to give an opinion to parliamentary Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on the current political impasse over the sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, saying it would be “deemed inappropriate”. Continue Reading

Ousted Lankan PM’s party takes to street against ‘coup’

Sri Lanka on Tuesday braced for a protest called by ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s party against what it said was a ‘coup’ by President Maithripala Sirisena which has triggered a political crisis in the country. Continue Reading

Human-elephant conflict in Lanka escalates; urgent steps taken

Colombo: Sri Lanka today announced plans to substantially extend electric fencing after marauding elephants killed 375 people in the past five years and villagers retaliated by slaughtering nearly 1,200 of the beasts. Continue Reading