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Sri Lanka reinstates ousted PM, ending power struggle
Sri Lanka's president on Sunday reappointed as prime minister the same man he sacked from the job nearly two months ago, ending a power struggle that paralyzed the island nation.
Sri Lanka signs port deals with China amid political upheaval
Sri Lanka penned two multi-million dollar contracts with Chinese firms for a port upgrade project on Thursday in the middle of a political hiatus that has raised doubts over the legitimacy of the government and the legality of the deals.
Sri Lanka’s president says will not reinstate ousted PM
A political impasse in Sri Lanka could be set to drag on longer after President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday he would not reinstate Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister even if he was able to prove his majority in parliament.
Sri Lanka political crisis: Country has no PM or cabinet after no-confidence vote, says parliament Speaker
The parliament passed the no-confidence motion against recently appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government, with the backing of 122 lawmakers from the 225-member legislature.
Western diplomats shun meeting with Sri Lanka minister on political crisis
Eight Western countries stayed away from a meeting with Sri Lanka’s government on Monday to register their protest against President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve Parliament, diplomatic and government sources said.
Behind Sri Lanka's turmoil, a China-India struggle for investments and influence
Gleaming cranes stretch out on the waterfront in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as Chinese companies construct a $1.5 billion new commercial district, including hotels, marinas, and a motor racing track. They have already built a giant container terminal nearby and a huge port in the south.
Sri Lanka crisis could turn into bloodbath: Parliament chief
Sri Lanka’s parliament speaker has warned that the political crisis unfolding in the country could turn into a “bloodbath” on the streets unless the parliament is empowered to intervene and resolve the standoff between the president and the sacked premier.
1 dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis escalates
A constitutional crisis gripping Sri Lanka since the president's shock dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe erupted into violence Sunday, with a man shot dead and two others injured in Colombo.
One dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis escalates
A constitutional crisis gripping Sri Lanka since the president's shock dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe erupted into violence Sunday, with a man shot dead and two others injured in Colombo.
Sri Lanka seeks waiver for Iran oil imports
Sri Lanka has held talks with India to seek advice on its strategy on purchasing oil from Iran in the light of tightening US sanctions.
Zarif: Sri Lanka, Singapore visits opportunities for boosting ties
Iran's foreign minister expressed satisfaction over his meetings with Sri Lankan high-ranking officials during a two-day visit to the South Asian country.
Sri Lanka planning to settle Iran oil dues with tea
Sri Lanka is considering a plan to settle payments to Iran for previous oil purchases by exporting tea to the country at equivalent values.
Sri Lanka pledges to solve payment issues on tea exports to Iran
The Sri Lankan government assured it will resolve the payment concerns of tea exports that are dampened by the US sanctions on Iran, as the central bank has now begun to negotiate with a couple of international banks to get assistance on payment term mechanism, a minister confirmed.
Sri Lanka warns of looming foreign debt crisis
Sri Lanka is headed for a debt crisis, the finance ministry warned Sunday, blaming a series of costly projects commissioned by the previous government for record-high repayments.

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