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

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 government's economic mismanagement.

10 August 2022
International Human Rights Group Says Sri Lanka Harassed, Intimidated Protesters

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...

04 August 2022

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.

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.

31 July 2022

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...

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28 July 2022
Is Cryptocurrency Useful For Sri Lanka Amid Raging Economic Crisis?

Is Cryptocurrency Useful For Sri Lanka Amid Raging Economic Crisis?

Crypto enthusiasts have long argued that political and economic instability in Sri Lanka will lead to a flight towards crypto.


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...


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.


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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...


24 July 2022
The Emerald Isle: War And Peace At Play In Sri Lanka

The Emerald Isle: War And Peace At Play In Sri Lanka

If we lift the burning veil of current affairs can we still steal a glimpse of the picturesque and leafy island? Arijit Ghosh writes about the emerald island,...


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.


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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.


19 July 2022
For The First Time In 44 Years, Sri Lanka's Parliament To Directly Elect President In Three-Way Contest On Wednesday

For The First Time In 44 Years, Sri Lanka's Parliament To Directly Elect President In Three-Way Contest On Wednesday

Vajira Abeywardena, a key Wickremesinghe aide, predicted that the acting president would emerge the runaway winner with 125 votes.


19 July 2022
Over 4,000 Books Gutted, 125-Year-Old Piano Damaged: Acting President Wickremesinghe On Arson Attack On His Private Residence

Over 4,000 Books Gutted, 125-Year-Old Piano Damaged: Acting President Wickremesinghe On Arson Attack On His Private Residence

The acting President said he has authorised Sri Lanka’s armed forces and the police to take whatever action is necessary to stop people from storming public...


19 July 2022
Three-Way Fight For Sri Lankan Presidency: Acting President Wickremesinghe In The Race

Three-Way Fight For Sri Lankan Presidency: Acting President Wickremesinghe In The Race

The economic crisis also sparked a political crisis in the country after a popular uprising against the government, forcing Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee the...


18 July 2022
India Emerges As Sri Lanka's Biggest Lender In 2022, Gives $376.9 Million To Rescue Crisis-Hit Country

India Emerges As Sri Lanka's Biggest Lender In 2022, Gives $376.9 Million To Rescue Crisis-Hit Country

The total foreign financing disbursements made during the period amounted to USD 968.8 million, of which, USD 968.1 million was disbursed as loans while USD...


18 July 2022
Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe Declares Emergency In Sri Lanka, Opposition Leaders Slam It As 'Undemocratic Draconian Act'

Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe Declares Emergency In Sri Lanka, Opposition Leaders Slam It As 'Undemocratic Draconian Act'

The 225-member Parliament is expected to elect the new president on July 20. The seat fell vacant after Rajapaksa’s resignation last week.


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