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Sri Lanka MPs hurl chilli powder, chairs in Parliament commotion

Sri Lanka MPs hurl chilli powder, chairs in Parliament commotion

Sri Lanka’s Parliament was disrupted for the second day on Friday with MPs allied to disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa throwing chilli powder at opposing MPs and hurling chairs at police officers even as the Assembly passed another no-confidence motion …

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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court stays dissolution of Parliament

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court stays dissolution of Parliament

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed until December 7 the dissolution of Parliament by the President, granting interim relief to political parties that had urged the apex court to junk Maithripala Sirisena’s decision. A three judge bench headed by …

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Sri Lanka’s ousted PM’s party to challenge Parliament’s dissolution

Sri Lanka's ousted PM's party to challenge Parliament's dissolutionSri Lanka's ousted PM's party to challenge Parliament's dissolution

Sri Lanka’s ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s party, the United National Party (UNP), said on Saturday it would file a case in the Supreme Court against the early dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena. UNP Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera told …

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Sri Lanka says political crisis not impacted tourism

Sri Lanka says political crisis not impacted tourism

Sri Lanka’s new Tourism Minister Wasantha Senanayake said on Friday that the ongoing political crisis had no impact on the country’s tourism and efforts were being made to brief foreign governments after travel advisories had been issued. Senanayake told a …

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India to face S. Africa in Deaf T20 WC opener

India to face S. Africa in Deaf T20 WC opener

Hosts India will face South Africa in the opening game of the Deaf ICC Twenty20 World Cup, starting November 26, it was announced on Wednesday. The World Cup will see the participation of teams from as many as seven countries …

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Wickremesinghe reiterates call for Parliament to be summoned

Wickremesinghe reiterates call for Parliament to be summoned

Sri Lanka’s ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday reiterated his call for Parliament to be summoned immediately in order to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the island nation. Speaking to the Foreign Correspondents Association from his official residence …

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Sri Lankan PM secures majority in Parliament: Party

Sri Lankan PM secures majority in Parliament: Party

Sri Lanka’s newly-appointed Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has secured a majority in the island’s 225-member Parliament and will continue to retain his job despite protests from the ruling United National Party (UNP), the Rajapaksa-led Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said …

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India blind cricket team captain rues lack of support from BCCI

India blind cricket team captain rues lack of support from BCCI

At a time when Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal helped three of the country’s blind cricketers with boots ahead of a tour of India to contest a bilateral and triangular series for the Blind 2018, India captain Ajay Reddy has …

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Sri Lankan spinner Herath to retire after first England Test

Sri Lankan spinner Herath to retire after first England Test

Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm bowler in Test history, has announced his retirement after the first Test against England at the Galle International Stadium, starting November 6. Herath, who is the last active Test cricketer to have …

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Jayasuriya charged under ICC anti-corruption code

Jayasuriya charged under ICC anti-corruption code

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday charged former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya with two counts of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code. The charges relate to failure or refusal to cooperate with an ACU investigation and obstructing or delaying …

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