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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 buy food, medicine, fuel and other essentials.

15 July 2022

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 office was checking the legality of the letter, the reports said.


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 their site Gotagogama. They then coined an equally fitting line...


Ranil Wickremesinghe

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 in a statement.

15 July 2022

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.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa (File Photo)

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 establish bases here. As the country continues to spiral downwards,...

15 July 2022

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 complete the process within seven days.

15 July 2022

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Economic crisis is at the heart of the political crisis in Sri Lanka

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 economy will take years. In the meantime, managing the massive...

15 July 2022

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15 July 2022
Sri Lanka Faces The Test Of Democracy As Yesterday’s Heroes Become Today's Villains

Sri Lanka Faces The Test Of Democracy As Yesterday’s Heroes Become Today's Villains

But it is not all gloom and doom in Sri Lanka. The months of protests have awakened citizens to the dangers of unbridled support for political leaders. Now...


15 July 2022
Can Sri Lanka's New Mood Of Unity Pave Way For Wider Acceptance Of 13th Amendment?

Can Sri Lanka's New Mood Of Unity Pave Way For Wider Acceptance Of 13th Amendment?

Will this euphoria over coming together of people in Sri Lanka lead to a radical transformation of a divided nation? Will the majority of Sinhalese Buddhists...


14 July 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: After Maldives, Singapore, Is President Rajapaksha Headed To Saudi?

Sri Lanka Crisis: After Maldives, Singapore, Is President Rajapaksha Headed To Saudi?

A Maldives government official said Rajapaksa boarded a flight of Saudia, formerly known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, on Thursday bound for Singapore.


14 July 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: President Rajapaksha Flies To Singapore From Maldives As Protests Intensify

Sri Lanka Crisis: President Rajapaksha Flies To Singapore From Maldives As Protests Intensify

Sri Lanka's Parliament Speaker Yapa Abeywardena said that he is yet to receive the resignation letter from the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.


13 July 2022
Sri Lanka Political Turmoil Continues To Simmer; 10 Points On Island Nation’s Crisis

Sri Lanka Political Turmoil Continues To Simmer; 10 Points On Island Nation’s Crisis

Sri Lanka Crisis: Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva made a ‘special appeal’ to the people, especially the youth, to support the three...


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13 July 2022
Sri Lanka Wants Wickremesinghe To Go As Gotabaya's Endorsement Becomes 'Kiss Of Death'

Sri Lanka Wants Wickremesinghe To Go As Gotabaya's Endorsement Becomes 'Kiss Of Death'

Ranil Wickremesinghe was chosen by Gotabaya as the Prime Minister even as the entire cabinet was forced to resign. Sri Lankans now suspect a deal between the...


13 July 2022
India Denies Any Role In Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa's Escape To Maldives

India Denies Any Role In Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa's Escape To Maldives

Rajapaksa, who enjoys immunity from prosecution while he is president, is believed to have wanted to flee abroad before resigning to avoid the possibility of...


13 July 2022
Emergency Declared In Sri Lanka After President Rajapaksa Flees To Maldives Ahead Of Resignation

Emergency Declared In Sri Lanka After President Rajapaksa Flees To Maldives Ahead Of Resignation

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country along with his wife and two security officers on a military jet, a brief statement from the Sri Lanka...


12 July 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Supreme Court Plea Seeks To Stop Rajapaksas From Leaving Country, President's Brother Turned Away From Airport

Sri Lanka Crisis: Supreme Court Plea Seeks To Stop Rajapaksas From Leaving Country, President's Brother Turned Away From Airport

The petition comes amid reports, rejected by Sri Lankan government, that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa left the country as his location remains unknown.


12 July 2022
Bread Prices Up By Rs 20, Other Items By Rs 10 In Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka

Bread Prices Up By Rs 20, Other Items By Rs 10 In Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka

The decision to hike the prices was taken due to an increase in price of a kilogramme of wheat flour by Rs 32 on Monday, Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror news website...


11 July 2022
Sri Lankan Parliamentary Speaker Says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Has Not Left Country, Whereabouts Not Known

Sri Lankan Parliamentary Speaker Says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Has Not Left Country, Whereabouts Not Known

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's whereabouts are unknown since Friday, but sources tell PTI he is speculated to be at a Sri Lanka Naval facility.


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11 July 2022
How Sri Lanka's Economic Crisis Led To Implosion Of Its Polity

How Sri Lanka's Economic Crisis Led To Implosion Of Its Polity

Demonstrators, who have been protesting outside the President’s office for the past few months, stormed inside the premises and were reportedly seen jumping...


10 July 2022
Sri Lanka's Opposition Parties Set To Meet To Discuss Formation Of New All-Party Government

Sri Lanka's Opposition Parties Set To Meet To Discuss Formation Of New All-Party Government

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced that he will resign in favour of an all-party government. It has also been reported that President...


10 July 2022
India Supplies 44,000 Metric Tonnes Of Urea To Sri Lanka To Avoid Disruption In Paddy Cultivation

India Supplies 44,000 Metric Tonnes Of Urea To Sri Lanka To Avoid Disruption In Paddy Cultivation

India has committed more than $3 billion to debt-ridden Sri Lanka in loans, credit lines, and credit swaps since January. It has also supplied fuel shipments.


10 July 2022
Lankan PM Wickremesinghe Offers To Resign To Make Way For All-party Government; Rajapaksa's Whereabouts Unknown

Lankan PM Wickremesinghe Offers To Resign To Make Way For All-party Government; Rajapaksa's Whereabouts Unknown

Wickremesinghe was appointed by the president after his elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa was forced to resign in May, amidst massive anti-government protests


10 July 2022
IMF Closely Monitoring Situation In Lanka; Hopes For Political Crisis Resolution To Resume Bailout Deal Talks

IMF Closely Monitoring Situation In Lanka; Hopes For Political Crisis Resolution To Resume Bailout Deal Talks

The IMF has concluded a round of policy-level talks with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe who is also Finance Minister and there were some financial issues to be...


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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