Tag: Maithripala Sirisena
After an eight-day visit to Sri Lanka, a UN expert states that its laws are used to jeopardise the rights for public protests.
President Maithripala Sirisena has been battling his own uneasy coalition government in a push to restart executions.
The 1995 Status of Forces replacement arrangement would provide the US military easier access to Sri Lanka.
Amnesty International says it is alarmed over reports of preparations to resume hangings although there is no qualified hangman in Sri Lanka.
Sirisena is trying to roll back the reforms which won him international adulation.
Narendra Modi makes a detour to a Catholic church bombed during Easter Sunday attacks on his way to President Maithripala Sirisena's office.
Sri Lanka parliament warns Maithripala Sirisena not to jeopardise an investigation into security lapses that could have been avoided before Easter Sunday attacks.
Maithripala Sirisena sacks the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation in security lapses pre Easter bombings.
Sources say Maithripala Sirisena has refused to allow any police, military or intelligence personnel to testify before the committee.
President Maithripala Sirisena assures his countrymen that he will 'eradicate terrorism' in the aftermath of Easter Sunday's suicide bombings before the country votes in its general election.
Sri Lankan premier Maithripala Sirisena wants Islamic State (IS) militants to leave his country alone also claiming a foreign mastermind may be the culprits of last week's bombing.
Chief of police Pujith Jayasundara had refused to quit to clear the way for a shake-up of the police force.
IS has yet again claimed responsibility on Saturday's attacks in eastern Sri Lanka stating 17 policemen were killed or injured in the gun battle.
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said he will completely restructure the defence force in the coming weeks for ignoring a report suggesting of possible terror attacks.
The island nation was plunged into crisis in October after the president replaced the prime minister with former president without the backing of parliament, leading to protests and downgrades of the country's debt.
Maithripala Sirisena says Ranil Wickremesinghe has a neo-liberal economic view that he doesn’t agree with.
The country's parliament descended into chaos for a second straight day last Friday as lawmakers threw books, chili paste, water bottles and furniture at the speaker to try to disrupt the no-confidence vote.
Wickremesinghe insists he is still prime minister while parliament voted twice last week to reject Rajapakse.
Wickremesinghe has challenged his ouster as unconstitutional and sought a session of parliament to determine who holds a majority.
Sirisena suspended parliament after he appointed Rajapaksa, raising concern among political parties at home and among Sri Lanka's traditional allies such as India, the United States and European Union.
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) could tip the balance should parliament be recalled this week to decide between two rivals both claiming the lawful right to head Sri Lanka's government.
Thousands of loyalists from across the country are camped out at the Temple Trees residence in Colombo.
Sri Lanka President Sirisena sparked the crisis by sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and naming former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse in his place.
Parliamentary officials say the president has suspended all meetings of the 225-member house until Nov 16.
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