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Sri Lanka Economic Crisis Higlights: PM Wickremesinghe says nation down to last day of petrol, proposes privatising national airline

May 17, 2022 7:46 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he held discussions with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank on the current economic crisis focusing on support for drug, food and fertiliser supply issues.

Lanka's ex-PM Wickremesinghe, with one seat in Parliament, may return to premiership: Reports

May 12, 2022 3:18 pm

The 73-year-old United National Party (UNP) leader held talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday and is expected to meet him again on Thursday, the Colombo Page newspaper reported.

Sri Lanka crisis: Opposition split over new PM's face

May 12, 2022 11:50 am

Sri Lanka has been without a government since Monday when prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned after violence erupted following an attack on the anti-government protesters by his supporters.

Sri Lanka crisis top developments: President to appoint new PM this week; Central Bank guv threatens to quit

May 12, 2022 9:50 am

Following similar directions to the Sri Lankan armed forces, the police said they have been given orders to shoot if lives are threatened and to prevent looting and damage to public property.

Sri Lanka crisis top developments: High Commission denies reports of ‘political persons’ fleeing to India, sending troops to Lanka

May 11, 2022 11:53 am

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to have talks with the dissenters in the ruling party and the main Opposition to end the political impasse after the resignation of the Prime Minister.

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis highlights: New PM Ranil Wickremesinghe says look forward to closer ties with India

May 14, 2022 9:24 am

PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Resignation Updates, Sri Lanka Crisis Live News, 13 May 2022: India has said it hopes for political stability in Sri Lanka, and said that its commitment to the people of the country will continue.

Sri Lanka economic crisis top 10 developments: US, UK express concern over turmoil; protesters set Rajapaksas' ancestral home afire

May 10, 2022 10:44 am

While the European Union condemned Monday's "vicious attack against peaceful protestors", the US state department urged Sri Lankans find "long-term solutions to the country’s economic and political challenges".

Sri Lanka: With brother Mahinda’s resignation, road only gets tougher for Gotabaya

May 10, 2022 12:01 pm

Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to quit in the wake of the shocking violence unleashed by his supporters on peaceful protestors in Colombo and its outskirts, has not yet resolved the political impasse.

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis Highlights: Troops ordered to shoot at those damaging public property as protestors gather outside airport, naval base

May 11, 2022 9:42 am

PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Resignation Updates, Sri Lanka Crisis Highlights, 10 May 2022: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stepped down from his post on Monday.

Lanka crisis: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa may offer resignation today

May 09, 2022 2:57 pm

Rajapaksa, 76, under intense pressure from within his own Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) ranks to resign was gathering his supporters to apply counterpressure not to stand down.


Defying curfew, Sri Lankans out on streets, demand President's resignation

April 03, 2022 9:41 pm

Opposition lawmakers and people angered by the government's handling of Sri Lanka's worst economic crisis on Sunday marched to denounce the president's move to impose a nationwide curfew and state of emergency, as protests over food and fuel shortages swelled.

Sri Lanka celebrates Gotabaya Rajapaksa's presidential election win

November 18, 2019 10:59 am

Gotabaya’s win marks the return to the helm of the powerful Rajapaksa family — known for its pro-China tilt — amid turmoil in the country following the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed 269 people.

Seven months after Easter Sunday bombings, Sri Lanka elects a new president

November 17, 2019 8:45 am

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2019: The elections come seven months after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings left more than 250 people dead in the country.