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Fresh twist in Sri Lanka crisis as Speaker recognises sacked PM

Fresh twist in Sri Lanka crisis as Speaker recognises sacked PM

Sri Lanka's speaker of parliament Sunday recognised Ranil Wickremesinghe as the lawful prime minister, three days after his sacking by the president threw the Indian Ocean island into constitutional chaos.

Sacked Sri Lanka PM stays put as crisis deepens

Sacked Sri Lanka PM stays put as crisis deepens

Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe resisted moves to evict him from his official residence, officials said Sunday, as his controversial successor sought blessings ...

Sri Lanka's president suspends parliament until May 8

Sri Lanka's president suspends parliament until May 8

The move came after the government promised a cabinet reshuffle after a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was defeated last week.

Sri Lanka coalition partner seeks reforms after poll defeat

Sri Lanka coalition partner seeks reforms after poll defeat

The JHU, or the National Heritage Party, said Saturday's vote showed the people were unhappy with the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, which has struggled to overcome internal divisions.

Sri Lanka coalition suffers humiliation at local vote

Sri Lanka coalition suffers humiliation at local vote

Sri Lanka's ruling alliance was humiliated on Sunday in local elections seen as a test of its leadership as the party of former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse pulled off a stunning landslide victory, final results showed.

Sri Lanka sets up office to trace 20,000 war missing

Sri Lanka sets up office to trace 20,000 war missing

Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced it was setting up an office to trace thousands of people still missing seven years after the end of its ethnic war, to try to bring closure for families.

Sri Lanka raises taxes as debt crisis bites

Sri Lanka raises taxes as debt crisis bites

Sri Lanka's government announced a slew of emergency tax increases to help combat a debt crisis that has forced it to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund.