Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Lankan PM again

President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on 26 October and appointed Rajapaksa in his place in a controversial move that plunged the island nation into a constitutional crisis. Continue Reading

Lankan Speaker ‘attacked’ in scuffle inside Parliament

Rajapaksa’s speech led to members of the United National Party of Ranil Wickremesinghe raising their voice in the House. This later led to fisticuffs inside the august House and it was reported that the Speaker was attacked. 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