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  1. Need electronic voting in Parliament: Prez SirisenaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    ... ongoing Parliamentary crisis in the country. The political turmoil in Sri Lanka turned topsy-turvy when Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated in the Parliament during a 'No-confidence' motion on November 15. The no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa was ...

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  2. Sri Lanka lawmakers submit motion to suspend Prime Minister's expendituresRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Colombo Page

    Nov 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan lawmakers opposing the newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost two no-confidence motions and his minority government have submitted a motion to suspend expenditure head of the Prime Minister. When the parliament convened for the fourth day today, the United National Front has handed over a motion to suspend the PM's expenditure to the Speaker.

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  3. Another Season of Trouble in Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The New York Times

    Over the past few weeks, Sri Lanka has faced a moral and political crisis that threatens to undermine hope for democracy. On Oct. 26, Maithripala Sirisena, the president of Sri Lanka, appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa , the polarizing former president who ran Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2014, to replace the incumbent prime minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe.

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  4. Parties agree to form select committeeRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    ... announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place. Sirisena later dissolved Parliament, almost 20 months before its term was to end, and ordered snap election. The ...

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  5. Sri Lankaa s new PM may lose budget even as he clings to powerRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Indian Express

    Lawmakers opposed to Rajapaksa said they intend to remove funding for staff salaries and other costs in a vote on November 29. Rajapaksa is seen as a close ally of China, though Beijing has denied accusations that it was instrumental in getting him appointed. Sri Lanka's newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost two motions of no confidence last week, may lose his government's budget even as he clings to power.

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  6. Sri Lankan lawmakers propose cutting expenses of disputed PMRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

    ... (AP) - Sri Lankan lawmakers submitted a motion Monday to suspend the expenses of disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has lost two no-confidence motions in Parliament amid an ongoing political crisis. A lawmaker from the Marxist Peoples' ...

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  7. Sri Lanka rupee hits record low amid continued political uncertaintyRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Reuters

    ** The political uncertainty remained the main concern of investors a day after President Maithripala Sirisena asked an all-party meeting to hold a third vote on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa after rejecting the first two motions passed by a majority in the parliament, deepening the country's political crisis. ** The central bank on Wednesday unexpectedly raised its key policy rates, in a move aimed at defending a faltering rupee as foreign capital outflows pick up amid an escalating political crisis and rising U.S. interest rates.

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  8. Sri Lanka Parliament speaker to get tough after lawmakers' brawlRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Times of India

    ... Parliament, which was convened on Monday for a third floor test against disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa , was adjourned just 10 minutes after its opening as lawmakers could not decide on the members of the committee. The decision to form ...

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  9. Sri Lanka: All-party meeting ends with no solution for political crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newkerala.com

    Colombo [Sri Lanka], Nov 19 : The all-party meeting called by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday ended with no solution for the ongoing political crisis in the island nation. The meeting was attended by former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and representatives of his party as well as the unconstitutionally ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was joined by the representatives of the United National Front along with representatives of other political parties, reported Colombo Page.

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  10. Sri Lankan lawmakers fight in Parliament over PM disputeRead the original story

    Yesterday | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this image made from video, Sri Lanka's lawmakers scuffle at the parliament in Colombo, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Rival lawmakers have exchanged blows in Sri Lanka's Parliament as the disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote.

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  11. Sri Lanka president calls third vote on no-confidence motion against premierRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Channelnewsasia.com

    Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday asked an all-party meeting to hold a third vote on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, deepening the country's political crisis. Sri Lanka's newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Maithripala Sirisena look on during a rally near the parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 5, 2018.

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  12. Sirisena, Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe fail to end power struggleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Al Jazeera

    Colombo, Sri Lanka - The three men at the heart of Sri Lanka's weeks-long power struggle have held direct talks for the first time since the crisis erupted, but their meeting President Maithripala Sirisena called for the talks days after several parliamentary votes on a no-confidence motion against his newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa descended into chaos , with angry politicians hurling chilli paste, chairs and books at legislators backing Ranil Wickremsinghe, the deposed leader.

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  13. Sri Lankan leaders' crucial talks fail to solve crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Hastings Tribune

    ... Maithripala Sirisena abruptly fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa. Wickremesinghe says he still has the support of a majority in Parliament. On Sunday, president Sirisena chaired the meeting ...

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  14. Ousted Sri Lankan PMa s party asks Facebook to protect usersRead the original story

    Sunday | Daily Journal

    ... was sacked last month by President Maithripala Sirisena. Sirisena replaced Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has had two no-confidence motions against him. The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. ...

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  15. Senior police officer investigating high profile crimes transferred to save the criminals - MPRead the original story

    Sunday | Colombo Page

    Nov 18, Colombo: A highly capable senior police officer, who successfully investigated a number of high-profile crimes committed during the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, has been transferred from the Criminal Investigations Department to save the criminals, United National Party MP Harin Fernando said. The Officer-In-Charge of the Organized Crime Investigation Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department Inspector Nishantha Silva has been transferred with immediate effect to normal police duties at the Negombo Police Division allegedly on the orders of President Maithripala Sirisena.

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  16. Sri Lanka President insists on another vote showing majority to...Read the original story

    Sunday | Colombo Page

    Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena again insisted on taking another vote in parliament showing majority for him to take a decision on the no-confidence motion against his Prime Minister appointee Mahinda Rajapaksa. The President has expressed this view at an all-party meeting chaired by him today to resolve the current political crisis The President called a meeting of all political parties represented in Parliament today to discuss the political unrest prevailed in the parliament and reach a consensus among all political parties to end the crisis and maintain the parliamentary affairs.

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  17. Sirisena's All-Party Talks Fail To End Political Stalemate In Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Outlook

    The crisis erupted when President Sirisena suddenly announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place. An all-party meeting called by Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena failed to make any breakthrough on Sunday to end the raging political crisis set off by his controversial decision to remove prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last month.

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  18. Ousted Sri Lanka PM's party asks Facebook to protect usersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | TriCities.com

    ... kremesinghe was sacked last month by President Maithripala Sirisena. Sirisena replaced Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has had two no-confidence motions against him.

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  19. Chaotic Sri Lankan Parliament rejects president's chosen PMRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Norwalk Citizen News

    Sri Lanka's Parliament passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by the hastily sworn-in and bitterly disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, as lawmakers convened Wednesday for the first time since the president dismissed his Cabinet and suspended the legislature last month. The motion brought by the head of an opposition party could mean that Rajapaksa will have to resign his post but does not necessarily mean the leader whose ousting set off the crisis will be reinstated, creating a power vacuum in the South Asian island nation.

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  20. Rajapaksa loses no-confidence vote amid parliamentary chaosRead the original story

    Sunday | Al Jazeera

    ... as he pushed for a second vote of no confidence this week. Tempers flared as the appointed prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, failed to get the backing of Parliament this week, with Rajapaksa supporters throwing furniture and even a copy of the ...

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