“Desperate People” Can Start Bloodbath, Says Sri Lanka’s Ousted PM

“Desperate People” Can Start Bloodbath, Says Sri Lanka’s Ousted PM World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 3, 2018 Sri Lanka’s sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has warned time is running out to avert a “bloodbath” while voicing hope that parliament will resolve a damaging constitutional crisis in the coming days. Sri Lankan Legislator Says […]

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Sirisena Caught Lying About Telephone Conversation With UN Chief

Sirisena Caught Lying About Telephone Conversation With UN Chief: Secretary-General Informs Sirisena To Hold Parliamentary Vote As Soon As Possible Causing further embarrassment for President Maithripala Srisena, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement this morning stating he urged Sirisena to revert to Parliamentary procedures and hold a vote “as soon as possible” to […]

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UN urges Sri Lanka to recall parliament amid bribery claims

Antonio Guterres says assembly must meet to resolve constitutional crisis amid accusations of bribery to back new PM. by Zaheena Rasheed & Rathindra Kuruwita Colombo, Sri Lanka – The United Nations chief has urged Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena to reconvene parliament and allow legislators decide between the two men claiming to be the South Asian country’s rightful prime minister. A […]

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“Speak out, don’t be afraid”, British envoy tells chartered accountants

Speak out and play a part in encouraging and fostering a climate favourable for wealth creation and entrepreneurial activity, British High Commissioner James Dauris has told Sri Lanka’s chartered accountants. In more words of advice, he said: “Holding government to account and representing the interest of the business community are critical functions of business leaders […]

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China allegedly abets horse trading amid political crisis in Sri Lanka

China allegedly has thrown its lot in encouraging horse trading in favour of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s rival prime ministers battled to seek numbers to swing any parliamentary vote of confidence next week to end the country’s constitutional crisis. Parliament has been suspended since President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as head of government on […]

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Exclusive: Sri Lanka risks EU trade concessions if any back-sliding on rights

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-may/separate-customs-territory-for-northern-ireland-unacceptable-pm-mays-spokeswoman-idUKKCN1N7192 COLOMBO (Reuters) – The European Union will consider stripping Sri Lanka of its duty-free access if it backs off commitments on rights, the EU ambassador said, amid worries stoked by the president’s replacing of the elected premier by a wartime nationalist. The European Union is worried the return of Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, […]

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”Don’t interfere in Sri Lankas domestic affairs” says Sinhale racist group GSLF

Global Sri Lanka Forum (GSLF), today urged the International community not to interfere in Sri Lankan domestic affairs and condemned the recent statements made by USA, UK and European union as a gross violation of UN resolution A/RES/20/2131 of 21 December 1965 adopted by the General Assembly, which Declared on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in […]

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Mahinda Is Back, and He’s Brought His Family Too

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who ruled for a decade, resumes power Observers worry about debt repayments, potential rights abuses https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-31/why-sri-lanka-s-new-crisis-risks-return-of-violence-quicktake In a compound secured by the Sri Lankan elite special task force that protects the island nation’s top leaders, beneath framed photos of himself in army uniform, the brother of the country’s newly installed prime minister Mahinda […]

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TNA Leader will stand by the Constitution of the country and will not go against the mandate given to the TNA by the people in the North and the East.

Leader of Opposition: Between `Devil & Deep Blue Sea’! By Manekshaw Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as the main Opposition Party is faced with a difficult situation of being caught between the `devil and the deep blue sea’ in the current crisis situation in the politics of Sri Lanka. The TNA’s role was very significant in […]

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