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The president suffered a setback when the highest court ruled he acted outside the constitution when he sacked parliament [Eranga Jayawardena-AP]

Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena appoints cabinet after political crisis

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a 30-member cabinet, days after Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated as prime minister following a lengthy political crisis.
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Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena orders parliament to reconvene November 14

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered parliament to reconvene in 10 days, drawing sharp criticism from the party of the country's sacked prime which decried it as "too late".

Sri Lanka activists fight ban on women buying booze

Sri Lanka rights activists Tuesday asked the island’s top court to reject a presidential order that restored a decades-old ban on women buying or selling alcohol, calling the move discriminatory.

Sri Lanka reimposes women alcohol ban

Sri Lanka reimposed a decades-old law banning the selling of alcohol to women over the age of 18 on Monday, just two days after it was lifted.

Sri Lanka lifts 39-year ban on women buying, selling alcohol

Sri Lanka has lifted a 39-year ban on women buying alcohol or working in places that sell or manufacture liquor, an official said Sunday.

Sri Lanka lifts ban on alcohol sales to women

The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on selling alcohol to women and prohibiting women from working in places where alcohol is manufactured or sold, the Ministry of Mass Media and Finance said Thursday.

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Chad fires chief of staff after Boko Haram attack kills 23 soldiers

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