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Lanka: Rajapaksa's alliance gets simple majority

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on Thursday won two more seats in Kandy and Trincolamee districts, but still fell short of two-thirds......

Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lankan PM

Incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to take oath as Sri Lanka's new prime minister of a unity government on Tuesday after his United National Party appeared close to a simple majority, with rival......

Rajapaksa concedes battle again, but the war may still remain

Unlike in the presidential polls, victory might not have been complete, at least as yet, for Mahinda Rajapaksa’s electoral rivals. While his one-time aide and confidant, Maithripala Sirisena,......

Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes Lanka election defeat

Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday accepted defeat in the parliamentary elections even before the announcement of the final results. Rajapaksa, 69, said his United People's......

Sri Lanka heads to polls, Rajapaksa eyes comeback as PM

Over 15 million voters are eligible to vote in the election being held under electoral districts-based proportional representation system. Sri Lankans began voting on Monday in parliamentary polls......

Jayasuriya is Sri Lanka's new Chairman of Selectors

Former Sri Lanka cricketer turned politician Sanath Jayasuriya was appointed chairman of selectors in a new-look five-member committee named by Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage on Monday.......

Ranatunga alleges corruption in Sri Lanka Cricket

Described as the third most corrupt institution in the country, Sri Lanka Cricket came in for some criticism from former captain and Parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga, who claimed the money from TV......

Face-off: Jayasuriya vs Ranatunga

His cricket career on the wane, former captain Sanath Jayasuriya has taken the political plunge and will have a face off against ex-teammate Arjuna Ranatunga during election campaigns for their......
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Lanka's main Tamil party presses for Opposition status in Parliament

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party TNA,which has emerged as the third largest party in this month's parliamentary polls, has staked claim for the status... ...

http://www.saharasamay.com/world-news/676578517/lanka-s-main-tamil-party-presses-for-opposition-status-in-parlia.html
Mahinda Rajapaksa allies to form new Sri Lanka opposition alliance

The old left parties have been part of the UPFA since its formation in 2004 as an anti UNP political front. ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-mahinda-rajapaksa-allies-to-form-new-sri-lanka-opposition-alliance-2119899
TNA now stakes claim for Leader of Opposition

COLOMBO: The Tamil National Alliance on Saturday openly staked its claim for the post of Leader of Opposition in the light of a national government... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/tna-now-stakes-claim-for-leader-of-opposition/article7594192.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
‘Sri Lanka must retain friendship with China’

China’s state media on Monday said that Sri Lanka should retain friendship with cash-rich China as India is “not capable of providing large... ...

http://www.asianage.com/international/sri-lanka-must-retain-friendship-china-551
Allies criticise Sirisena over national list

President and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) chief Maithiripala Sirisenas choice of lawmakers for the national list has triggered a row within his... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/allies-criticise-sirisena-over-national-list/article7576383.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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