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Sri Lanka parliament sacking 'illegal'

The Supreme Court says the president's actions were unconstitutional, deepening the island's political crisis.
BBC News - Published

Sri Lanka parliament passes confidence vote backing ousted PM

Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence in its ousted prime minister, as it sought his reinstatement by the president to defuse a political crisis and avoid a government..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka parliament halts ministers' salaries to pressure disputed PM

Sri Lanka's parliament on Friday voted to halt payment of ministers' salaries and travel expenses, but it remained unclear how the move would impact the disputed government of Prime Minister Mahinda..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka parliament set to cut ministers' salaries, travel expenses

Sri Lanka's parliament on Friday was set to pass a motion cutting ministers' salaries and travel expenses, but it was unclear how the move would impact the disputed government of Prime Minister Mahinda..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka parliament cuts PM's budget as crisis drags on

Sri Lanka's parliament cut the budget of the Prime Minister's office on Thursday, a move designed to hinder disputed premier Mahinda Rajapaksa whose supporters boycotted the vote in the latest twist in..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka parliament passes motion to cut prime minister's budget

Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday passed a motion to cut the personal budget of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has refused to step down after twice losing confidence votes.
Reuters - Published

Bottles, chili paste thrown as Sri Lanka parliament descends into farce

Sri Lanka's parliament descended into chaos for a second day on Friday as lawmakers supporting newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books, chili paste and water bottles at the speaker..
Reuters - Published

Chilli powder and chairs thrown in Sri Lanka parliament on second day of violence over constitutional crisis


Telegraph.co.uk - Published

Sri Lanka MPs brawl in parliament as new PM contests result of no-confidence vote

A fight has broken out among rival MPs in Sri Lanka's parliament, as it reconvened a day after passing a vote of no-confidence in the new prime minister.
Independent - Published

Sri Lanka has no PM or cabinet after no-confidence vote: parliament's Speaker

The Speaker of Sri Lanka's parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, on Thursday said that in his view the country did not have a prime minister or cabinet after Wednesday's no-confidence vote.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka showdown looms as new PM loses confidence vote

Sri Lanka's parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday, presenting a standoff with the opposition and throwing the country deeper..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka crisis: Parliament votes to reject new prime minister installed by president

Sri Lanka's parliament has passed a vote of no-confidence against the newly-appointed prime minister, according to opposition leaders, deepening the country's fraught political crisis.
Independent - Published

Sri Lanka crisis deepens with no-confidence motion passed against PM

Sri Lanka's parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government on Wednesday, opposition lawmakers said, throwing the country deeper..
Reuters - Published

U.S. and others denounce dissolution of Sri Lanka parliament as undemocratic

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament, worsening an already major political crisis, has drawn criticism from Western powers, including the United States and..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka speaker says he won't accept Rajapaksa as PM without majority support

The speaker of Sri Lanka's suspended parliament said on Monday he would not accept former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister unless Rajapaksa proves he has the backing of a majority..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka parliament backs special courts for bribery, corruption cases

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan parliament on Wednesday approved a new law to establish courts to handle cases related to bribery and corruption to speed up cases that have dragged on for years.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka parliament backs tax exemptions for port deal with Chinese

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's parliament approved on Friday a raft of tax concessions for a Chinese-led joint venture which will handle the southern port of Hambantota under a $1.1 billion deal that..
Reuters - Published

Fists fly as Sri Lankan MPs protest changing of the guard for ex-president

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Fists flew in Sri Lanka's parliament on Tuesday, leaving several members injured, the speaker said, as lawmakers supporting former president Mahinda Rajapaksa protested against a..
Reuters - Published

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