Sri Lanka’s newly appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa  in Colombo on Wednesday. His appointment has triggered a week of political turmoil. Photograph:  Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

The president of Sri Lanka has agreed to reconvene parliament next week to resolve a constitutional crisis that has left it unclear who the country’s(...)

Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaks at a protest against his removal in Colombo. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty

More than 10,000 protesting supporters of Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, brought parts of the capital Colombo to a standstil(...)

Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa (left) is sworn in as the new prime minister before President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo on Friday. Photograph: Sri Lanka’s president’s office via Reuters

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as prime minister on Friday, after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked incumbent Ranil Wi(...)

Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard amid unrest in Digana, Kandy district. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency for seven days in a bid to curb violence after clashes e(...)

Jubilant supporters of Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe after the general election in the capital Colombo on Tuesday. Sri Lanka’s former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse admitted his dream of a political comeback was over. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lankan voters decisively rejected former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s comeback bid, election results showed on Tuesday, leaving this island natio(...)

Supporters hold posters of the former Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate Mahinda Rajapakse  at the end of voting in the general election yesterday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

Sri Lanka held a parliamentary election on Monday in which ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa was trying to stage a political comeback, as the leader who (...)

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