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  1. Sri Lanka's political turmoil continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Colombo, Nov 19 : Sri Lanka's political turmoil continued into its third week on Monday, with the government and the former ruling United National Alliance quarrelling with each other. The government reiterated that it would continue in governance while the former ruling UNA said it would not recognize the government and called for financial cuts.


  2. England laying the framework for more overseas success, says BaylissRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

    Trevor Bayliss is confident England's series win in Sri Lanka is the beginning of a "different era" that will comfortably outlive his own tenure as head coach. Victories in Galle and Kandy have given the tourists a 2-0 lead heading into the final Test in Colombo, ending a near three-year wait for overseas success.


  3. Budding Sri Lankan artistes express their talents at annual Shankar Art CompetitionRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Colombo Page

    Nov 19, Colombo: More than 500 young artistes from all over Sri Lanka expressed their talent beautifully through their art work and essays at the Shankar's International Competition organized by High Commission of India at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre on 17th November. As India celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who demonstrated, propagated and insisted on cleanliness for individual and community throughout his life, Sri Lankan children painted and wrote essays on the topic "Cleanliness is Godliness" giving a clear message for a clean and healthy environment.


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

    6 hrs ago |

    Colombo , Nov 19 : President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday said in the Parliamentary that a no-confidence motion in the House should be held electronically or a division by name in order to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the island nation. The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka quoted him saying that it was a system acceptable to the general public and the international community at large and that a voice vote was not transparent although Standing Orders provided for it.


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

    8 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.


  6. Sirisena asks MPs to call for another no-confidence voteRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago |

    ... invalid, saying the Speaker had not followed the basic parliamentary rules in calling for the no-confidence vote. Sri Lanka has been embroiled in a political turmoil since October 26 when Sirisena surprisingly dissolved his cabinet, sacked ...


  7. Broad: England right to leave me out of first two Sri Lanka TestsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    'I don't think I'd have made a particularly big difference': Stuart Broad admits England made the 'right decision' leaving him out of the first two Sri Lanka Tests after victories Stuart Broad has admitted England made the 'right decision' leaving him out of the first two Tests in Sri Lanka. The 32-year-old England paceman has been in the unfamiliar position of carrying the drinks in Galle and Kandy as England recorded their first away series win since January 2016, and Broad looks unlikely to play in the final Test as well despite Sam Curran being an injury doubt.


  8. Why England's triumph is so impressive and how Moeen Ali is England's matchwinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | BBC News

    ... Asia. I, though, think it will stand the test of retrospective scrutiny, especially given that, in recent years, Sri Lanka have a decent home record against everyone other than India. England, with the glittering exception of their Indian triumph ...


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

    14 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.


  10. Parties agree to form select committeeRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Political parties in Sri Lanka yesterday decided to form a select committee to conduct parliamentary affairs amidst a power struggle set off by President Maithripapala Sirisena's controversial decision to remove prime minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe last month. The decision came a day after an all-party meeting called by President Sirisena to resolve the crisis ended inconclusively.


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

    12 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.


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

    14 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

    Civil society groups and activists hold placards during a protest demanding that democracy be restored in the country as they gather at the Independence Square in Colombo , Sri Lanka, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Sri Lanka has been in crisis since Oct. 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena abruptly fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa, a former president.


  13. Sri Lanka parliament adjourned after just five minutesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    ... and chilli powder at their rivals and the speaker, deepening international concern. Photo - Reuters file Colombo: Sri Lanka's parliament was adjourned after just five minutes on Monday after opening for the first time since MPs brawled and threw ...


  14. Sri Lankan police chief investigating prime minister removed from postRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Sri Lanka 's president ordered the removal of a police chief investigating alleged crimes by the family and associates of his preferred candidate for prime minister Mahinda Rajapakse, officials said Monday. The Indian Ocean nation has been paralysed since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena controversially sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with former rival Rajapakse.


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

    16 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.


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

    18 hrs ago | The Times of India

    On November 16, Sri Lanka's Parliament witnessed unprecedented violence as lawmakers threw furniture and chilli powder at each other. The speaker refuted allegations that unauthorised persons had entered the public galleries on that day.


  17. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Asks MPs to Call For Another No-confidence VoteRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago |

    ... invalid, saying the Speaker had not followed the basic parliamentary rules in calling for the no-confidence vote. Sri Lanka has been embroiled in a political turmoil since October 26 when Sirisena surprisingly dissolved his cabinet, sacked ...


  18. Spinnera s delight: 38 wickets to spin in Pallekele TestRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago |

    Spinners dominated the second Test between England and Sri Lanka in Pallekele, which the visitors won by 57 runs to record their first series win in Sri Lanka after 17 years. A total of 38 wickets fell to spinners, which is a record for the most number of dismissals to spin in a Test match.


  19. On How Everything Sam Harris Says about Islam is WrongRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Juan Cole

    ... class Sri Lankan Tamil discontents with their subordinate political position in Buddhist, Sinhalese-speaking Sri Lanka, they were a secular and not a Hindu nationalist movement. They pioneered suicide bombing and using women suicide bombers, ...


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

    22 hrs ago |

    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.