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What’s happening in Sri Lanka?

What’s happening in Sri Lanka?

The surprise sacking of a prime minister; the return of a controversial leader; mass protests; a deadly shooting and warnings of a “bloodbath” – in just a few days, Sri Lanka has plunged into a bitter power struggle that risks undermining stability in the South …

In the grips of a full-blown political crisis

In the grips of a full-blown political crisis

Sri Lanka is entering the most perilous and uncertain phase of its sudden political crisis as the struggle to demonstrate who is the nation’s legitimate prime minister moves from the halls of government to the streets. Two men claim to be the country’s prime minister: …

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

A political crisis is gripping Sri Lanka as fears deepen over a possible resurgence of violence—and even civil war. The deteriorating political situation comes in the same week as the …

This is how the Indian’s interpret

This is how the Indian’s interpret

The return of Mahinda Rajapaksa to power in Sri Lanka has been the subject of speculation for some time. The question was when and how. In 2015, India lent its …

Operate within the constitution

Operate within the constitution

The United States called Friday on all sides in Sri Lanka to operate within the constitution and refrain from violence as the president’s sacking of the prime minister triggered a crisis. Washington also urged the island to move forward on post-war reconciliation after President Maithripala …

Tremors

Tremors

Caught between former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the one hand and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the other, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has reached a point of no return. The coalition of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the United Nation Party, which pitchforked …

Sri Lanka, a worry for India

Sri Lanka, a worry for India

The return of Mahinda Rajapaksa to power in Sri Lanka has been the subject of speculation for some time. The question was when and how. In 2015, India lent its influence to broker a coalition between Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe to remove Rajapaksa from …

A constitutional crisis?

A constitutional crisis?

Sri Lanka has been plunged into a constitutional crisis after the president ousted the prime minister, a move that took the nation by surprise and was denounced as illegal by …

New party is old wine in a new bottle

New party is old wine in a new bottle

The Tamizh Makkal Kootani (TMK) or Tamil Peoples’ Alliance (TPA) which C.V.Wigneswaran, the former Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, is to form, appears to be old wine …

We should pursue our activities through the International Community

We should pursue our activities through the International Community

Addressing the last sitting of the Northern Provincial Council on 23 October 2018 Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran blamed the Government and the TNA leadership, for the failure of the Northern Provincial …