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New ministers sworn in Sri Lanka

Two cabinet and five state ministers were sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena. Three ministers were sworn in last evening. Ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe has maintained that he has the majority in the house and has demanded calling an early session to prove it. Read More »

Sri Lanka : New cabinet sworn in as Rajapaksa assumes charge as new Prime Minister

Rajapakse has retained the finance portfolio while Sarath Amunguma has been appointed new foreign minister. Several ministers supporting President in the earlier cabinet have retained their portfolios. However, ousted PM Ranil Wickremesinghe has demanded immediate convening of Parliament claiming he has the majority support.  Wickremesinghe called on their supporters to ... Read More »

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister

He was sworn in late evening by President Maithripala Sirisena at his office in Colombo. Earlier, the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) led by President Sirisena has decided to leave the unity government led by Ranil Wicremsinghe. President Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent party of the UPFA, ... Read More »

Justice Om Prakash Mishra sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal

Earlier in the day, Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) unanimously endorsed his name for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Constitutional Council had recommended Justice Misha’s name for top juducal post of the country last month. He is the senior-most judge of Supreme Court after Justice Deepak Raj Joshee, whose ... Read More »

Karnataka: JDS-Congress alliance Govt sworn in

Even as the political storm that began with the declaration of election results on 15th May in Karnataka abated somewhat with the swearing in of Cm HD Kumaraswamy, the BJP on Wednesday observed Black Day in protest against the formation of the new state govt. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the ... Read More »

Carlos Alvarado sworn in as Costa Rican president

Alvarado swept to victory in April in a controversial election against conservative Protestant singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz. The election had exposed divisions in the Central American tourist destination known for laid-back beach culture and pristine rainforests, but where some rural communities remain socially conservative. In attendance at the inauguration was ... Read More »