Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Topic: Ranil Wickremesinghe

The French President Emmanuel Macron | Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

China to become world’s largest theme park market and Macron calls for a stronger Europe

Direct talks between Sri Lankan leaders fail and China launches BeiDou navigation satellites.

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.
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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. 

Sri Lanka President not in favour of snap elections, says close aide

President Sirisena's close aide Piyadasa quashed rumours that Sirisena may opt for a snap poll with a dissolution of parliament to end the political crisis in Sri Lanka.
Rajapaksa

$2.8 million to switch sides? Bribe allegation rattles Sri Lanka

Colombo has seen frantic political horse-trading ever since Oct. 26, when Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa as his replacement.
Ranil Wickremesinghe

‘We will uphold democracy’: Holed up in Colombo mansion, Ranil Wickremesinghe vows to fight

While Wickremesinghe insists he holds a majority in parliament, former president Rajapaksa enjoys support for ending the country’s brutal 26-year civil war.
Sri Lankan soldiers in Colombo after violence broke out in the city | ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

Handle with care: Sri Lanka now has two Prime Ministers and a lot of political chaos

As political chaos engulfs Sri Lanka, it is time for India to cautiously increase economic engagements with Colombo.
Maithripala Sirisena

President & leaders of Sri Lanka mourn Karunanidhi’s demise

Sri Lanka's President Sirisena and his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed grief in tweets over the death of veteran Tamil Nadu leader.
Rahul Gandhi

How Rahul Gandhi made TDP happy, and why Chandan Mitra took a drastic decision to quit BJP

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Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka’s cup of woes overflows as national politicians slug it out in the local elections

The acrimonious campaign for the local government elections indicates the end of the road for the government of ‘National Unity’ in Sri Lanka.
amritsar attack

Do Amritsar & Kashmir violence signal internal security crisis like ‘90s under Ajit Doval?

Three people were killed in a grenade attack at a Nirankari prayer hall in Amritsar Sunday. The same day, a terrorist attack at a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir...