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12 Members Of SLPP Join Opposition In Sri Lankan Parliament

The move by the 12 SLPP lawmakers will have no impact on the stability of the government led by President Wickremesinghe.

31 August 2022

Chinese spy ship Yuan Wang-5 being welcomed in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Needs Support, Not 'Unwanted Pressure' To Serve Another Country’s Agenda, Says India As It Slams China On 'Spy Ship' Issue

India had rejected China's insinuations that New Delhi pressured Colombo against the visit by a Chinese research vessel to the Sri Lankan port of Hambantota but asserted that it will take decisions based on its security...

28 August 2022

Sri Lanka Crisis

Sri Lanka Aims To Cut Fiscal Deficit In Budget 2023 Amidst Economic Crisis: Senior Minister

In its latest assessment, the World Bank has said that Sri Lanka has been ranked 5th with the highest food price inflation in the world.

23 August 2022

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Six Indian Fishermen Arrested By Sri Lanka Navy

The latest arrest came after 10 Indian fishermen were arrested for allegedly poaching in Sri Lanka's waters on August 22.

28 August 2022

Sri Lankan Navy arrests Indian fishermen (Representational Image)

Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 10 Indian Fishermen For Poaching

Sri Lankan Navy personnel have even fired at Indian fishermen in the Palk Strait and seized their boats.

23 August 2022

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court Extends Overseas Travel Ban On Mahinda And Basil Rajapaksa Till Sept 5

Mahinda and Basil’s brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the former Sri Lankan President, arrived in Singapore on July 14 on a private visit from the Maldives after he fled his country to escape a popular uprising against his...

10 August 2022

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'The Ball Is In Sri Lanka's Court', Says China On Debt Restructuring Request

Sri Lankan has been urging China to restructure its debt as the nation continues to reel under acute economic crisis.

28 August 2022

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International Human Rights Group Says Sri Lanka Harassed, Intimidated Protesters

Sri Lankans had been protesting for months over the country's economic crisis that has led to a severe shortage of many essential imported items like medicines, fuel and cooking gas.

04 August 2022

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03 August 2022
New Lankan Govt Preparing 25-Year National Economic Policy To Revive Crisis-Hit Economy: President Ranil Wickremesinghe

New Lankan Govt Preparing 25-Year National Economic Policy To Revive Crisis-Hit Economy: President Ranil Wickremesinghe

Ranil Wickremesinghe was appointed for the rest of the term of Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled the country and resigned on July 13 in the face of a popular...


02 August 2022
Sri Lanka's New Government To Press Ahead With 22nd Amendment: Minister

Sri Lanka's New Government To Press Ahead With 22nd Amendment: Minister

The constitutional reform was a major plank of the agreement between Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe when he took over the job of prime minister on May 12.


31 July 2022
Sri Lanka Leader Says IMF Agreement Pushed Back After Unrest

Sri Lanka Leader Says IMF Agreement Pushed Back After Unrest

President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday wrote to 225 lawmakers in Parliament to join him in a multi-party government to face the crisis.


28 July 2022
Sri Lanka's Parliament Approves Emergency Regulations

Sri Lanka's Parliament Approves Emergency Regulations

During a debate in Parliament, the Opposition lawmakers accused Wickremesinghe of ordering a crackdown on the peaceful protesters by using the state of...


27 July 2022
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court Extends Overseas Travel Ban On Rajapaksa Brothers Till August 2

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court Extends Overseas Travel Ban On Rajapaksa Brothers Till August 2

The petitioners claimed that the three persons were directly responsible for the unsustainability of Sri Lanka’s foreign debt, its debt default and the...


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27 July 2022
Ready To Listen To Democratic Public Protesters, Says Sri Lanka’s New PM Dinesh Gunawardena

Ready To Listen To Democratic Public Protesters, Says Sri Lanka’s New PM Dinesh Gunawardena

Addressing Parliament on Wednesday, PM Gunawardena said the Sri Lankan government is ready to listen to the democratic public protests, but they could not...


26 July 2022
Indian High Commissioner Baglay Discusses Bilateral Ties With Newly Appointed Sri Lankan FM Ali Sabry

Indian High Commissioner Baglay Discusses Bilateral Ties With Newly Appointed Sri Lankan FM Ali Sabry

The country is currently holding talks with the IMF and other foreign countries on financial aid to tide over the current economic crisis.


26 July 2022
Sri Lanka To Restrict Fuel Imports For One Year Amid Worst Economic Crisis: Minister

Sri Lanka To Restrict Fuel Imports For One Year Amid Worst Economic Crisis: Minister

Sri Lanka's fuel and energy sectors are the worst hit by the forex shortages triggered by the unprecedented economic crisis.


26 July 2022
Sri Lanka Receives More Humanitarian Supplies From Tamil Nadu

Sri Lanka Receives More Humanitarian Supplies From Tamil Nadu

The Indian government assistance to Sri Lanka has reached almost USD 4 billion since January this year.


25 July 2022
Sri Lanka's Presidential Secretariat Resumes Operations After 107 Days

Sri Lanka's Presidential Secretariat Resumes Operations After 107 Days

Protesters have been camping outside the presidential office, demanding the resignation of former President Rajapaksa, and Wickremesinghe, a key Rajapaksa...


24 July 2022
Presidential Secretariat Set To Resume Operations After 100 Days

Presidential Secretariat Set To Resume Operations After 100 Days

Meanwhile, police have started an investigation under the charge of trespassing against the people who occupied the President’s Secretariat between July 9...


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21 July 2022
Sri Lanka’s Economic Collapse Needs Immediate Global Attention: UN Experts

Sri Lanka’s Economic Collapse Needs Immediate Global Attention: UN Experts

The experts noted that this crisis has had a serious impact on the enjoyment of human rights for the entire population.


21 July 2022
Worried Turbulence In Sri Lanka May Continue: P Chidambaram

Worried Turbulence In Sri Lanka May Continue: P Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram had attended an all-party meeting called by the government on the Sri Lankan crisis on Tuesday.


20 July 2022
Sri Lankan Protesters To Continue Demanding Resignation Of Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan Protesters To Continue Demanding Resignation Of Ranil Wickremesinghe

The economic crisis also sparked a political crisis in the country after a popular uprising against the government.


20 July 2022
Sri Lanka New Leader Looks For Bipartisanship To Address Unprecedented Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka New Leader Looks For Bipartisanship To Address Unprecedented Economic Crisis

The economic crisis also sparked a political crisis in the country after a popular uprising against the government.


20 July 2022
India Says It Will Continue To Be Supportive Of Quest Of Sri Lankan People For Stability And Economic recovery

India Says It Will Continue To Be Supportive Of Quest Of Sri Lankan People For Stability And Economic recovery

The new President will have a mandate to serve out the rest of Rajapaksa’s term, which ends in November 2024.


20 July 2022
Voting Underway To Elect Sri Lanka's New President In Three-Cornered Contest

Voting Underway To Elect Sri Lanka's New President In Three-Cornered Contest

This is for the first time in 44 years that Sri Lanka's Parliament will directly elect a president.


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