Chaos as Rajapaksa fails to prove majority in Lankan House

In a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against the government headed by his controversially-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Continue Reading

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