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Fuel distribution In Sri Lanka Gets More Difficult Amid Public Unrest

Fuel distribution In Sri Lanka Gets More Difficult Amid Public Unrest

State fuel entity officials raided the station and ordered the entire stock of fuel to be released at the pre-increased prices.

25 May 2022
Sri Lanka Hikes Fuel Prices: Petrol At All-Time High Of Rs 420, Diesel Rs 400 Per Litre

Sri Lanka Hikes Fuel Prices: Petrol At All-Time High Of Rs 420, Diesel Rs 400 Per Litre

Sri Lanka on Tuesday raised the petrol price by 24.3 per cent and diesel by 38.4 per cent, a record hike in fuel prices amidst the country’s worst economic...

24 May 2022

Sri Lankan PM To Present 21st Amendment Before Cabinet Next Week: Report

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe plans to present the key 21st Amendment to the Constitution before the Cabinet next week, after holding...

Sri Lanka Ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, 16 Others Barred From Travelling Overseas

Sri Lanka Ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, 16 Others Barred From Travelling Overseas

Sri Lankan court imposed a travel ban on former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, his son Namal Rajapaksa and 15 others in view of investigations against them for the...

12 May 2022

Sri Lanka Crisis: Opposition Split Over New PM’s Face

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition SJB has split over the choice of the next prime minister as its leader Sajith Premadasa is unwilling to be the prime minister in...

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11 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Troops, Military Vehicles Deployed In Streets

Sri Lanka Crisis: Troops, Military Vehicles Deployed In Streets

Sri Lankan authorities deployed troops and military vehicles in the streets to ensure public security in the Capital amidst nationwide protests over the...


10 May 2022
India Fully Supportive Of Sri Lanka's Democracy, Stability And Economic Recovery: MEA

India Fully Supportive Of Sri Lanka's Democracy, Stability And Economic Recovery: MEA

India on Tuesday said it is fully supportive of Sri Lanka's democracy, stability and economic recovery, a day after the island nation's PM Mahinda Rajapaksa...


10 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Rajapaksas Ancestral Home Set Ablaze After PM Resigns, 5 Killed In Protests

Sri Lanka Crisis: Rajapaksas Ancestral Home Set Ablaze After PM Resigns, 5 Killed In Protests

The ancestral home of the Rajapaksas in Hambantota has been set on fire by a group of anti-government protestors, hours after Mahinda Rajapaksa, the patriarch...


09 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa May Offer Resignation Today

Sri Lanka Crisis: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa May Offer Resignation Today

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa may offer to stand down as the prime minister on Monday, as pressure mounts on the embattled government led by his...


08 May 2022
Sri Lanka's Defence Ministry Asks Citizens To Assist In Managing Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka's Defence Ministry Asks Citizens To Assist In Managing Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka’s Defence Ministry has appealed to the public to assist it in managing the current economic crisis and unrest in the country with utmost...


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03 May 2022
TN CM Appeals For Donations To Help Lankan People, DMK Pledges Rs 1 Crore

TN CM Appeals For Donations To Help Lankan People, DMK Pledges Rs 1 Crore

Stalin, who is also the president of the ruling DMK announced a contribution of Rs 1 crore from his party to the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund to support...


01 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Inflation Rises To 29.8% In April

Sri Lanka Crisis: Inflation Rises To 29.8% In April

Sri Lanka’s overall inflation surged to nearly 30% in April from 18.7% in March as the country faces its worst economic crisis.


26 April 2022
Poverty In Sri Lanka To Spike This Year, Warns World Bank

Poverty In Sri Lanka To Spike This Year, Warns World Bank

Sri Lankans will slip into poverty this year, the World Bank has warned.


21 April 2022
Lanka’s Opposition Proposes Constitutional Amendment To End The Presidential System

Lanka’s Opposition Proposes Constitutional Amendment To End The Presidential System

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition SJB presented a constitutional amendment bill that among other provisions seeks to abolish the presidential system of governance,...


21 April 2022
Sri Lanka Lifts Curfew In Rambukkana: Probe Begins On Police Firing At Protesters

Sri Lanka Lifts Curfew In Rambukkana: Probe Begins On Police Firing At Protesters

Sri Lankan authorities lifted the curfew imposed in the southwestern region of Rambukkana where one person was killed and 13 others were injured in violence...


18 April 2022
Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Appoints New Cabinet Of 17 Ministers

Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Appoints New Cabinet Of 17 Ministers

Mahinda Rajapaksa became the only member of the family to retain a Cabinet position in his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s new Cabinet of 17 ministers...


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15 April 2022
Crisis-Hit Lanka Seeks India’s Help For Cooking Gas Supply

Crisis-Hit Lanka Seeks India’s Help For Cooking Gas Supply

Sri Lanka has started a process to import cooking gas through a credit line arrangement with India, the chair of the country’s state-run gas company Litro...


15 April 2022
Sri Lanka Rations Fuel As Country Faces Its Worst Financial Crisis

Sri Lanka Rations Fuel As Country Faces Its Worst Financial Crisis

Limit is Rs 1,000 for two-wheelers per visit to fuel pump, Rs 1,500 for three-wheelers, Rs 5,000 for four-wheelers. Buses, lorries and commercial vehicles are...


08 April 2022
Sri Lanka's Main Opposition Party To Move No-Confidence Motion Against Govt

Sri Lanka's Main Opposition Party To Move No-Confidence Motion Against Govt

Sri Lanka's Opposition party SJB announced that it will move a no-confidence motion against the government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa if it fails to take...


04 April 2022
Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa Invites Opposition To Join Unity Govt

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa Invites Opposition To Join Unity Govt

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa invited all political parties to join a unity Cabinet as part of the government’s bid to tackle the raging public...


04 April 2022
Sri Lanka's Cabinet Of Ministers Resign, As country Faces Worst Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka's Cabinet Of Ministers Resign, As country Faces Worst Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers resigned with immediate effect late on Sunday night, as the country experiences its worst economic crisis of all time.


03 April 2022
Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media Platforms After Imposing Emergency, Curfew

Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media Platforms After Imposing Emergency, Curfew

Sri Lankan government on Sunday blocked social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after declaring a nationwide public emergency...


03 April 2022
Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew As Food, Fuel And Power Shortage Trigger More Protests

Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew As Food, Fuel And Power Shortage Trigger More Protests

Sri Lankan government imposed a 36-hour curfew as a nationwide public emergency has been enforced ahead of a planned anti-government rally over the worst...


02 April 2022
40,000 MT Diesel From India Reaches Crisis-Hit Lanka As It Struggles To Mitigate Power Outage

40,000 MT Diesel From India Reaches Crisis-Hit Lanka As It Struggles To Mitigate Power Outage

A consignment of 40,000 metric tonnes of diesel from India reached Sri Lanka, the fourth such assistance from New Delhi, to mitigate the spike in power cuts in...


29 March 2022
India, Sri Lanka Ink Six Agreements To Boost Bilateral Cooperation

India, Sri Lanka Ink Six Agreements To Boost Bilateral Cooperation

Under the agreements, which were signed on Monday in the presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Sri Lankan counterpart GL Peiris, India...


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