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Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka Political Crisis: Mass Protest Rally Against Ousted PM Wickremesinghe's Sacking

Oct 30, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) demanded that Parliament be convened immediately and democracy restored.

Here's All You Need To Know About Political Crisis In Sri Lanka

Oct 29, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Sri Lanka has a semi-presidential system of government in which a President exists alongside a Prime Minister and a cabinet. The Prime Minister is responsible to the legislature of the country.

Sri Lanka: Ousted PM Wickremesinghe Says He Still Commands Majority In Parliament

Ousted Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe said that he commands majority in the House and it could be proven when parliament is reconvened.

China Says It's Closely Watching Sri Lanka Developments; Envoy Meets Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe

Oct 29, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

China said that it is closely following the political crisis in Sri Lanka and is in touch with the relevant parties.

Sri Lanka Political Crisis: 1 Dead, Two Injured As Shots Fired In Colombo

Bodygaurds of Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, a loyalist of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, fired live rounds at the supporters of the new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

28 October, 2018

Rajapaksa's Return Reopens Doors To Past Abusive Practices In Sri Lanka: HRW

Outlook Web Bureau

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister has raised fears about a return to past abusive practices in the island nation.

28 October, 2018

Hope Democratic Values, Constitutional Processes Will Be Respected: India On Sri Lankan Crisis

India is closely following the political developments in Sri Lanka where the President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as the country’s new Prime Minister.

27 October, 2018

Why India Needs To Worry As Rajapaksa Takes Over As Sri Lanka PM

Pranay Sharma

Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s President had not only ended the LTTE led civic and ethnic strife but he also succeeded in killing its supremo Prabhakaran, and subsequently had marginalized the Tamil population in the country

27 October, 2018

Follow Constitution, Refrain From Violence: US To Sri Lankan Parties

Outlook Web Bureau

In a dramatic development, Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a political comeback on Friday, becoming the new Prime Minister after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked premier Ranil Wickremesinghe

27 October, 2018

Wickremesinghe Sacked, Rajapaksa Sworn In As New PM In Sri Lanka

Outlook Web Bureau

President Maithripala Sirisena sacked premier Ranil Wickremesinghe who termed the move as "unconstitutional" and vowed to prove his majority in Parliament.

20 October, 2018

PM Modi Holds Talks With Visiting Sri Lankan Counterpart

Outlook Web Bureau

The leaders discussed ways to deepen the "historically close" relations between the two countries.

18 October, 2018

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe On Three-Day Visit To India

Outlook Web Bureau

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister's visit comes amidst media reports claiming that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has accused India of hatching a plot to assassin him.

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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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