JVP boycotted the meeting and wrote to Sirisena stating he should end the crisis as he created it. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya also stayed away.
19 Nov 2018 10:21 AM
Brawl occurred day after Speaker announced there is no PM or government following no-confidence motion against disputed PM Rajapaksa.
16 Nov 2018 8:23 PM
Speaker announces that the island nation ‘now had no government’.
16 Nov 2018 7:26 AM
More important, Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya refused to recognise Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister.
15 Nov 2018 12:05 AM
Speaker ruled that majority of 225-member assembly supported no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa who was made PM on Oct 26.
14 Nov 2018 11:23 AM
Rajapaksa needed the support of minimum 113 parliamentarians in the 225-member House to prove his majority.
13 Nov 2018 1:33 AM
Long-term Sri Lanka watchers say Mr Rajapaksa’s India visit was to prepare Delhi for just such an eventuality.
13 Nov 2018 1:23 AM
Sirisena on Sunday stoutly defended his move to dissolve Parliament, saying it was taken to prevent clashes among rival lawmakers.
12 Nov 2018 3:36 PM
Sirisena had called for January polls after it was clear Rajapaksa wouldn't command majority in legislature.
10 Nov 2018 7:31 PM
Sirisena called for January polls after it was clear Rajapaksa wouldn't command majority in legislature, a move opponents called illegal.
10 Nov 2018 1:20 PM
His remarks come soon after he slammed President Sirisena, saying it was 'anti-democratic' to sack PM Wickremesinghe and suspend Parliament.
08 Nov 2018 11:52 AM
The entire matter was pre-planned and the events can only be described as a coup, albeit one without the use of tanks and guns, he said.
07 Nov 2018 1:26 PM
Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on October 26 but he has refused to accept the decision or to leave the residence.
04 Nov 2018 2:27 PM
The political turmoil began after Sirisena sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and installed former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.
03 Nov 2018 3:27 PM
Ranil Wickremesinghe warned time is running out to avert a 'bloodbath' while voicing hope that parliament will resolve the situation soon.
03 Nov 2018 12:07 PM
Sri Lanka’s president Sirisena named Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM on Friday after abruptly dismissing the government of Ranil Wickremesinghe.
01 Nov 2018 12:01 PM
Rajapaksa has been accused by diplomats of serious human rights abuses in the war against rebels from the Tamil minority.
01 Nov 2018 11:42 AM
A deputy minister in Wickremesinghe's administration, Ranjan Ramanayake, accused China of paying for Rajapaksa to buy legislators.
30 Oct 2018 6:18 PM
He also suspended parliament in an apparent bid to shore up support for newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
30 Oct 2018 12:43 PM
One person succumbed to his injuries and two others were hospitalised in the shooting incident.
29 Oct 2018 5:54 PM