Rajapaksa resigns as Lanka PM, Wickremesinghe to assume charge Sunday

While Ranil will assume charge Sunday, reports from the island nation stated that a new Cabinet will be sworn in Monday. The Cabinet will consist of 30 members and include six Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarians, they said. 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

US urges Sirisena to immediately reconvene parliament

The US has called on Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena to immediately reconvene parliament to allow the democratically elected representatives there in deciding who will lead their government following a political turmoil sparked by the sudden sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Continue Reading

Ex-Lankan minister held for LTTE comment

A former Sri Lankan minister and Tamil member of parliament has been arrested for allegedly making controversial remarks favouring the banned outfit LTTE, police said on Monday. Continue Reading