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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 uprising against his government for mismanaging the island nation's economy.

03 August 2022
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe Starts Talks With Opposition For All-Party Government

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe Starts Talks With Opposition For All-Party Government

Thee talks are part of Ranil Wickremesinghe's efforts to establish trust in his administration and help drive Sri Lanka out of its worst financial crisis.

29 July 2022

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...

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,...

24 July 2022

Ranil Wickremesinghe As Sri Lanka’s President Has Got His Task Cut Out, Wary Of Challenges Ahead

Ranil Wickremesinghe has moved quickly to consolidate his position since lawmakers elected him this week to finish the term of his predecessor, ousted...

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22 July 2022
Sri Lanka's New Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena Is A Leftist Leader, Veteran Politician

Sri Lanka's New Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena Is A Leftist Leader, Veteran Politician

New Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has earlier served as foreign minister, education minister, and home minister.


21 July 2022
India Extends Its Support To Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka

India Extends Its Support To Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka

India’s reiterated its support to Sri Lanka, a day after Sri Lankan Parliament elected Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country's President.


21 July 2022
Ranil Wickremesinghe Sworn In As Sri Lanka's Eighth President

Ranil Wickremesinghe Sworn In As Sri Lanka's Eighth President

Wickremesinghe, 73, was sworn in as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka at the Parliament complex before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya.


20 July 2022
Sri Lanka: Ranil Elected President, But People Are Unhappy. Will It Lead To Another Round Of Protests?

Sri Lanka: Ranil Elected President, But People Are Unhappy. Will It Lead To Another Round Of Protests?

One thing going for Ranil Wickremesinghe is that people are weary of protests. Now that Gotabaya is out of the country, the majority would rather have the...


20 July 2022
Sri Lankan Lawmakers Vote To Elect New President In Three-Cornered Contest

Sri Lankan Lawmakers Vote To Elect New President In Three-Cornered Contest

The Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday voted to elect the successor to Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a three-way contest, following a high-voltage political drama that...


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20 July 2022
Sri Lankan Parliament Set To Elect New President In Three-Cornered Contest

Sri Lankan Parliament Set To Elect New President In Three-Cornered Contest

 Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Dullas Alahapperuma, a dissident ruling party MP backed by the main opposition, and leftist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna...


19 July 2022
Sri Lanka Kicks Off Process To Select New President Amid Political Turmoil

Sri Lanka Kicks Off Process To Select New President Amid Political Turmoil

The buzz is that the SLPP will claim the presidency and Sajith Premadasa will be the new Prime Minister. How far this is true will be evident tomorrow.


18 July 2022
Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka Lowers Fuel Prices, First Since Feb

Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka Lowers Fuel Prices, First Since Feb

The diesel and petrol retail prices have been reduced by Rupees 20 each. Both had been raised by Rs 50 and 60 at the end of May


18 July 2022
Sri Lanka: State Of Emergency Declared Ahead Of Presidential Polls On July 20

Sri Lanka: State Of Emergency Declared Ahead Of Presidential Polls On July 20

The president is empowered to impose emergency regulations in part 2 of the public security ordinance which says '(a) if the president is of the opinion that...


17 July 2022
LPL 2022: Lanka Premier League Postponed Due To Economic Crisis In Sri Lanka

LPL 2022: Lanka Premier League Postponed Due To Economic Crisis In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is currently grappling with financial crisis and civil unrest for weeks. LPL 2022 was scheduled to be held from August 1 to 21.


16 July 2022
Who Will Be Sri Lanka's Next President? Here Are The Four Frontrunners For Presidential Poll

Who Will Be Sri Lanka's Next President? Here Are The Four Frontrunners For Presidential Poll

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and main Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa are among the four presidential candidates.


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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
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...


15 July 2022
Asia Cup Cricket: Pakistan Cricket Board Wants Sri Lanka To Retain Hosting Rights Despite Civil Unrest

Asia Cup Cricket: Pakistan Cricket Board Wants Sri Lanka To Retain Hosting Rights Despite Civil Unrest

Asia Cup in Sri Lanka is scheduled from August 27 to September 11. Sri Lanka just hosted Australia without any security issues.


15 July 2022
Sri Lanka’s SLPP To Support Ranil Wickremesinghe In Parliamentary Vote

Sri Lanka’s SLPP To Support Ranil Wickremesinghe In Parliamentary Vote

Sri Lanka, a country of 22 million people, is under the grip of an unprecedented economic turmoil, the worst in seven decades, leaving millions struggling to...


15 July 2022
Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe Sworn In As Sri Lanka's Interim President

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe Sworn In As Sri Lanka's Interim President

73-year-old Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the acting president of Sri Lanka before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, the prime minister’s office said...


15 July 2022
Sri Lanka President Rajapaksha Resigns Following Massive Protests Over Economic Meltdown

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksha Resigns Following Massive Protests Over Economic Meltdown

Sri Lanka Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeyweardana said that the Parliament will convene Saturday to start the process of electing a new president. He expects to...


14 July 2022
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Resigns: Reports

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Resigns: Reports

Sri Lanka Crisis: Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardenaon said that he has received the resignation letter from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his...


14 July 2022
India Hopes For Early Solution To Sri Lanka Crisis

India Hopes For Early Solution To Sri Lanka Crisis

India has said that it looks forward to an early solution of Sri Lanka’s situation related to the government and its leadership through democratic means.


15 July 2022
Sri Lanka Says 'Gota Go Home': The Protesters Of Gotagogama

Sri Lanka Says 'Gota Go Home': The Protesters Of Gotagogama

Since the Sri Lankan protests are now focused on the resignation of the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and his government, the organizers felt it apt to name...


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