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Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister

Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister

Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated Sunday, his party said, ending a 51-day crisis that had paralysed the island nation and pushed it towards debt default.

Sri Lanka president calls third vote on no-confidence motion against premier

Sri Lanka president calls third vote on no-confidence motion against premier

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday asked an all-party meeting to hold a third vote on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, deepening the country's political crisis.

Sri Lanka's ousted PM says US, Japan freeze aid over political crisis

Sri Lanka's ousted PM says US, Japan freeze aid over political crisis

Sri Lanka's deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the United States and Japan had frozen more than a billion dollars of development aid after his abrupt dismissal raised doubts about the future of democracy in the island.

Sri Lankan president suspends parliament after firing prime minister

Sri Lankan president suspends parliament after firing prime minister

A constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka deepened on Saturday as President Maithripala Sirisena temporarily suspended parliament a day after sacking the prime minister and replacing him with a former leader seen as being close to China.

Sri Lankan PM ousted, replaced with former president Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan PM ousted, replaced with former president Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena ousted the incumbent prime minister on Friday, replacing him with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, a spokesman for the president's office said.

Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan police arrested the eldest son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday for misappropriation of funds in an apartment project, his lawyer said, the third member of the once-powerful family to be detained.

Sri Lankan nationalists protest UN rights chief's visit on war crimes

Sri Lankan nationalists protest UN rights chief's visit on war crimes

Hundreds of hardline nationalists gathered outside the United Nations' office in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Saturday to protest against a visit by the UN human rights chief who will assess Sri Lanka's progress in prosecuting alleged war crimes.