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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

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.


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 facilities and obstructing Parliament.


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

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.


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 country and send his resignation letter from Singapore.

19 July 2022

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

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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 0.7 million was disbursed by way of grants.

18 July 2022

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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.


17 July 2022
Sri Lankan Protesters Vow To Continue Their Struggle For Complete System Change

Sri Lankan Protesters Vow To Continue Their Struggle For Complete System Change

Acting president Wickremesinghe appears to be their next target for the protesters and the campaign to oust him has already begun.


16 July 2022
India Promises Consistent Supply Of Relief To Restore Democracy, Stability, And Economic Recovery In Sri Lanka

India Promises Consistent Supply Of Relief To Restore Democracy, Stability, And Economic Recovery In Sri Lanka

Indian representatives have said that the country will offer consistent aid to the crisis hit Sri Lanka to help restore stability and the economy in the...


16 July 2022
Over 6 Million People In Crisis-hit Sri Lanka Are 'Food Insecure': World Food Programme

Over 6 Million People In Crisis-hit Sri Lanka Are 'Food Insecure': World Food Programme

The economic crisis has led to an acute shortage of essential items like food, medicine, cooking gas, fuel and toilet paper, with Sri Lankans being forced to...


16 July 2022
Frustration, Fury And Fire: How Protests Panned Out In Sri Lanka

Frustration, Fury And Fire: How Protests Panned Out In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Crisis: 'Gota Go Home' the hashtag under which the protests first began drew thousands of frustrated and angry people on to the capital’s sea...


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15 July 2022
The Sri Lankan Conundrum: What Will India Do Now?

The Sri Lankan Conundrum: What Will India Do Now?

Strategically speaking, a messy Sri Lanka is dangerous for India because a new wave of refugees could emerge and their frustration with their government may...


15 July 2022
A Note On Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis And The Ills Of Economic Populism

A Note On Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis And The Ills Of Economic Populism

Despite being one of the oldest liberalized economies in South Asia, Sri Lanka’s simmering political crisis is rooted in an economic crisis. Rebuilding the...


14 July 2022
Sri Lanka Lifts Curfew, No Signs Of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Resignation

Sri Lanka Lifts Curfew, No Signs Of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Resignation

Sri Lankan authorities lifted the curfew, imposed in the Western province after the eruption of violence in the capital. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is yet to...


14 July 2022
Sri Lanka's Anti-Government Protesters To Hand Back Iconic Government Buildings To Authorities

Sri Lanka's Anti-Government Protesters To Hand Back Iconic Government Buildings To Authorities

The government building includes the President’s house, Presidential Secretariat and the Prime Minister’s Office.


13 July 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Things To Know

Sri Lanka Crisis: Things To Know

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had informed both Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe that he will resign on...


13 July 2022
Sri Lanka Declares State Of Emergency After President Rajapaksa Flees: PM's Office

Sri Lanka Declares State Of Emergency After President Rajapaksa Flees: PM's Office

Protestors also gathered around the Parliament Speaker's residence. The military was deployed to control the situation, the Colombo Gazette news portal...


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12 July 2022
Sri Lanka Situation Is Very Sensitive, Very Complicated: EAM Jaishankar

Sri Lanka Situation Is Very Sensitive, Very Complicated: EAM Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India has been extremely supportive of the people of Sri Lanka in the last few months.


12 July 2022
Petition Filed In Lankan Supreme Court Seeking Travel Restriction On Rajapaksa Brothers, Other Influential Persons

Petition Filed In Lankan Supreme Court Seeking Travel Restriction On Rajapaksa Brothers, Other Influential Persons

President Rajapaksa signed on Monday his resignation letter, dated for July 1, and it was later handed over to a senior government official who will hand it...


11 July 2022
Political Parties Initiate Steps To Form All-Party Govt To Prevent Sri Lanka Sliding Further Into Anarchy

Political Parties Initiate Steps To Form All-Party Govt To Prevent Sri Lanka Sliding Further Into Anarchy

The entire Sri Lankan Cabinet will resign and hand over their responsibilities to a new all-party interim government as soon as it is formed, Prime Minister...


10 July 2022
India Stands With People Of Sri Lanka: MEA

India Stands With People Of Sri Lanka: MEA

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India continues to closely follow the developments in Sri Lanka and that it is aware of the many challenges that the...


10 July 2022
Sri Lanka Uprising: End Of The Political Journey Of Powerful Rajapaksa Dynasty?

Sri Lanka Uprising: End Of The Political Journey Of Powerful Rajapaksa Dynasty?

President Rajapaksa has announced that he will step down on July 13 after protesters stormed his official residence and set the house of Prime Minister Ranil...


10 July 2022
Sri Lanka | Anti-Government Protest Continues To Rattle The Island Country : Key Developments

Sri Lanka | Anti-Government Protest Continues To Rattle The Island Country : Key Developments

The anti-government protesters in Sri Lanka on Sunday continued to occupy the residences of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, a...


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