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Sri Lankan army says it is ready to face any investigation on war crime

The army along with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have been accused of war crimes during the final phase of a 26-year long military conflict that ended in 2009.
Sri Lanka

Race for absolute power in Sri Lanka will signal a proxy war between India and China

With both India and Sri Lanka gearing up for general elections, cautious optimism should be the keyword in diplomacy.
Sri Lanka

President Sirisena reinstates Wickremesinghe as prime minister to end Sri Lanka crisis

President Sirisena had earlier fired Wickremesinghe on 26 October replacing him with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Mahinda Rajapaksa | Twitter

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka PM, Wickremesinghe to be reinstated

Rajapaksa resigned following a Supreme Court decision declaring that the dissolution of Sri Lankan Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena was "illegal".
Mahinda Rajapaksa | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg News

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign and end political crisis, says his son

Rajapaksa was appointed as the prime minister on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move.
Mahinda Rajapaksa | Twitter

Sri Lankan court bars Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as prime minister

Irreparable damage could be caused if persons not entitled to do so sit as prime minister and cabinet ministers, the court said according to a person who attended the hearing.

Sri Lanka MPs pass no-trust motion against controversially-appointed PM Rajapaksa

Last month, President Sirisena sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspended the Parliament plunging the island nation into a crisis.
Maithripala Sirisena | Twitter/@MaithripalaS

Sri Lanka Supreme Court stays Sirisena’s order to sack parliament

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court delivered the ruling after 2 days of deliberations on as many as 13 petitions against Sirisena's decision.
Sri Lankan Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (C) takes part in a press conference in Colombo | Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s ousted PM mounts legal challenge against President’s decision to dissolve Parliament

On Monday, Wickremesinghe’s United National Party and the opposition Tamil National Alliance filed formal petitions in the Supreme Court challenging President Sirisena's decision. 
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Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka may be released to tilt scales in favour of Rajapaksa

The move will be aimed at attempting to persuade the Tamil legislators to switch their allegiance to Prime Minister Rajapaksa.

On Camera

CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.