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Rajapaksa's Party Slated to Win Sri Lankan Polls, But Will Voters Give Them A Super Majority?

Aug 04, 2020 Seema Guha

A two-thirds majority for Rajapaksa brothers’ party could allow them to amend the Constitution and restore presidential powers that were diluted in 2015.

PM Modi Arrives In Sri Lanka, Reflects Importance Of 'Neighbourhood First' Policy

Jun 09, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received by his Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.


Sri Lanka Nationals Joining Foreign Terror Outfit Cannot Be Arrested: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks on three Catholic churches and three luxury hotels, that claimed 253 lives, but the government has blamed a local Islamist extremist group, National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ) for the bombings.

'Will Eradicate Terrorism With Global Help': Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe After Bombings

Apr 23, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Addressing Parliament, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said investigators have made good progress identifying the suspects and that some of the bombers travelled abroad and then returned home.


Sri Lanka Remembers Easter Day Blast Victims, Silence Observed

Services across the country came to a halt, as all citizens observed the silence from 8.30 a.m. to 8.33 a.m on Tuesday morning.

16 December, 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe Takes Oath As Sri Lanka's PM, India Hails End Of Political Impasse

Outlook Web Bureau

President Maithripala Sirisena had sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26, in a controversial move which plunged the island nation into an unprecedented constitutional crisis.


14 December, 2018

Appointment Of Sri Lanka's New Prime Minister By Monday: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Maithripala Sirisena's decision on October 26 to sack Ranil Wickremesinghe and install former Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place sparked a constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka.


03 December, 2018

Sri Lanka Court Puts Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Action On Hold

Outlook Web Bureau

Sri Lanka has been embroiled in a political crisis since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Rajapaksa.


25 November, 2018

I Will Not Make Ranil Wickremesinghe Prime Minister: Sri Lanka President

Outlook Web Bureau

Wickremesinghe's party has a majority in parliament and Sirisena's bid to bring back the country's former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse has already failed.


14 November, 2018

Sri Lankan Parliament Passes No Confidence Vote Against PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Outlook Web Bureau

The parliament has approved a no-trust vote against Prime Minister Rajapaksa, speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya announced in the House.


13 November, 2018

Sri Lanka Supreme Court Overturns Dissolution Of Parliament By President Sirisena

Outlook Web Bureau

All petitions filed against Sirisena's decision will be heard on December 4, 5 and 6, the apex court ruled.


12 November, 2018

Sri Lanka Political Crisis: Key Parties, EC Members Move Supreme Court Against President Sirisena

Outlook Web Bureau

Sirisena dissolved Parliament on October 9 and announced snap polls on January 5 next year after it became evident that he did not have enough support in the House to prove the premiership.


11 November, 2018

Lanka PM Rajapaksa Ends 50-Year Association With Sirisena's Party, Joins Newly-Formed SLPP

Outlook Web Bureau

Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa ended his five-decade-long association with the SLFP and joined the newly-formed Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP).


10 November, 2018

Sri Lanka President Dissolves Parliament, General Elections On Jan 5

Outlook Web Bureau

The nominations will be filed from November 19, 2018 to November 26, 2018. The new Parliament will hold the first meeting on January 17, 2019.


04 November, 2018

Demand To Release Tamil Prisoners May Be Fulfilled Soon: Lanka PM Rajapaksa's Son

Outlook Web Bureau

Lanka PM's son Namal indicated that Tamil prisoners may be released soon to persuade legislators to support Rajapaksa.


04 November, 2018

Sri Lanka: Tamil Group Vows To Support No-Trust Motion Against Mahinda Rajapaksa

Outlook Web Bureau

The TNA also condemned Sirisena's move to suspend the Sri Lankan Parliament, amid the political turmoil in the island nation, terming it as "undemocratic" and violation of parliamentary supremacy.


03 November, 2018

Tamil National Alliance Will Support No-Trust Motion Against Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Outlook Web Bureau

Mahinda Rajapaksa claims he has enough numbers to prove his majority and at least six of ousted premier Ranil Wickremasinghe's men have defected to his side.


01 November, 2018

Sri Lanka Political Crisis: President Sirisena Lifts Suspension Of Parliament

Outlook Web Bureau

Sirisena also suspended Parliament until November 16, which experts said was meant to buy time to engineer crossovers from Wickremesinghe's side to Rajapaksa in the 225 member parliament to reach the 113 majority mark.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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