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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 day after they stormed into the premises and set on fire one of...

10 July 2022

Sri Lanka To Present Debt Restructuring Programme To IMF By August: PM Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis since its independence from Britain in 1948, and needs to obtain at least USD 4 billion to tide over the acute shortage in foreign exchange reserves.


Sri Lankan Navy Nabs 51 People Illegally Migrating To Australia To Escape Economic Crisis: Official

The police said such attempts to flee the country are due to the ongoing economic crisis and have increased since the early part of this year.


Sri Lanka Crisis: Court Refuses Police Plea To Halt Protest Against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The protest organisers said the July 9 protest will be an extension of the continuous protest since April 9 and they are expecting a mass movement of public support to force President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation.

07 July 2022

With No Fuel And No Cash, Sri Lanka Keeps Schools Closed

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka has extended school closures for one week because there isn’t enough fuel for teachers and parents to get children to classrooms.


Sri Lanka To Get Two Fuel Consignments In July: Lanka IOC

The Sri Lankan government is exploring options to purchase discounted oil from Russia, as the island nation desperately looks to replenish its dwindling fuel stocks amid an unprecedented economic crisis.

02 July 2022

Sri Lanka Crisis: Court Refuses Police Plea To Halt Protest Against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The protest organisers said the July 9 protest will be an extension of the continuous protest since April 9 and they are expecting a mass movement of public support to force President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation.

07 July 2022

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US Delegation Meets Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa: Discusses Economic Crisis

A four-member Indian delegation led by Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday to assess the bilateral assistance.

27 June 2022

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26 June 2022
Top US Officials In Sri Lanka To Help Resolve Economic Crisis

Top US Officials In Sri Lanka To Help Resolve Economic Crisis

Senior U.S. officials have arrived in Sri Lanka to find ways to help the island nation in the throes of an unprecedented economic crisis and severe shortages...


26 June 2022
Sri Lanka Is Exploring Options To Purchase Oil From Russia: Minister

Sri Lanka Is Exploring Options To Purchase Oil From Russia: Minister

Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera insisted that the government was exploring options to buy oil from Russia.


23 June 2022
Sri Lanka Assured Total Support For Its Economic Recovery By Nirmala Sitharaman

Sri Lanka Assured Total Support For Its Economic Recovery By Nirmala Sitharaman

In light of the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has claimed to extend full support to restore the economic stability...


20 June 2022
Protesters Demanding Sri Lankan President's Resignation Block All Entrances Of Presidential Secretariat: 21 Arrested

Protesters Demanding Sri Lankan President's Resignation Block All Entrances Of Presidential Secretariat: 21 Arrested

The protesters last night blocked the two entry points to the presidential secretariat in addition to the entrance which they have been continuously blocking...


19 June 2022
Sri Lanka’s Agriculture Minister Forced To Flee Premises After Being Jeered By Farmers: Report

Sri Lanka’s Agriculture Minister Forced To Flee Premises After Being Jeered By Farmers: Report

Mahinda Amaraweera visited the Tissamaharama Divisional Secretariat on Saturday to attend an agriculture-related programme.


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18 June 2022
Sri Lanka's Army To Cultivate On Barren Land To Supplement Country’s Food Security Amid Crisis

Sri Lanka's Army To Cultivate On Barren Land To Supplement Country’s Food Security Amid Crisis

Sri Lanka’s army established its Green Agriculture Steering Committee (GASC) to supplement and promote the food security programme in the country facing...


17 June 2022
Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe To Present Roadmap For Economic Crisis Recovery

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe To Present Roadmap For Economic Crisis Recovery

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the roadmap will be finalised after taking proposals and suggestions from MPs whom he met on Wednesday to...


10 June 2022
Sri Lanka Receives USD 55mn Credit Line For Fertilizer Imports From India

Sri Lanka Receives USD 55mn Credit Line For Fertilizer Imports From India

Amidst its worst economic crisis since independence, Sri Lanka has received a credit line of USD 55 million, for imports of fertilizers in order to boost food...


10 June 2022
Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Announces Financial Safety Net Amid Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Announces Financial Safety Net Amid Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe also said a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would visit the country on June 20 and hoped that a staff-level...


10 June 2022
Sri Lanka Creates Two New Ministries To Handle Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka Creates Two New Ministries To Handle Economic Crisis

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has created two new ministries including an investment ministry, to handle the worst economic crisis and new ministry...


08 June 2022
China Praises India For Its Efforts To Help Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka

China Praises India For Its Efforts To Help Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said his country has noted that the Indian government has made great efforts to help economic crisis-hit Sri...


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07 June 2022
Sri Lankan Cabinet Defers 21st Amendment To The Constitution By A Week

Sri Lankan Cabinet Defers 21st Amendment To The Constitution By A Week

The 21st Amendment is expected to annul the 20A to the Constitution, which gives unfettered powers to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after abolishing the 19th...


06 June 2022
Sri Lankan Cabinet Set To Discuss 21st Amendment To The Constitution

Sri Lankan Cabinet Set To Discuss 21st Amendment To The Constitution

Sri Lanka's Cabinet is set to discuss the 21st Amendment to the Constitution to empower Parliament over the executive president.


03 June 2022
UN Food Agency Drafts Food Response Plan For Crisis Hit Sri Lanka

UN Food Agency Drafts Food Response Plan For Crisis Hit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Crisis: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) response came after PM Ranil Wickremesinghe had warned of a food crisis in the island...


01 June 2022
Indian High Commission In Sri Lanka Organises Event To Support Recovery, Growth

Indian High Commission In Sri Lanka Organises Event To Support Recovery, Growth

The event saw participation of the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Nandalal Weerasinghe, senior officials and representatives from various businesses...


31 May 2022
Sri Lanka Amends Several Tax Laws To Raise State Revenue Affected By Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka Amends Several Tax Laws To Raise State Revenue Affected By Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: The crisis hit Island nation in order to increase the revenue, approved a proposal presented by PM Ranil Wickremesinghe to amend...


30 May 2022
Iran: Protestors Confront Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s Emissary Furious Over Tower Collapse That Killed 31

Iran: Protestors Confront Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s Emissary Furious Over Tower Collapse That Killed 31

Iran: The demonstration directly challenged the government's response to the disaster a week ago as pressure rises in the country over rising food prices and...


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