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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
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

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.

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

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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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...


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...


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...


09 July 2022
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Will Resign On July 13: Sri Lankan Parliamentary Speaker

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Will Resign On July 13: Sri Lankan Parliamentary Speaker

Earlier on Saturday, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's residence was stormed and occupied by protesters. He is at an unknown location.


09 July 2022
Protesters Set House Of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe On Fire

Protesters Set House Of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe On Fire

Earlier on Saturday, thousands of protesters stormed the President's House and Presidential Secretariat and occupied these buildings.


09 July 2022
End Of The Road For Rajapaksa Clan? Gotabaya Unlikely To Survive This Final Push By Protestors

End Of The Road For Rajapaksa Clan? Gotabaya Unlikely To Survive This Final Push By Protestors

Sri Lanka is ready to turn the page on the Rajapaksa family, which was once feted and admired by the Sinhala-Buddhist majority of the country.


09 July 2022
Sri Lankan Protesters Demanding President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Resignation Break Into His Home

Sri Lankan Protesters Demanding President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Resignation Break Into His Home

However, Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had already vacated the premises before the protests began in Colombo.


24 June 2022
EXPLAINED: Why Sri Lanka's Economy Collapsed And What's Next

EXPLAINED: Why Sri Lanka's Economy Collapsed And What's Next

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who took office in May, was emphasising the monumental task he faces in turning around an economy he said is heading for...


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19 June 2022
Sri Lanka Reaches Out To Russia For Cruide Oil Amid Acute Fuel Shortage: Minister

Sri Lanka Reaches Out To Russia For Cruide Oil Amid Acute Fuel Shortage: Minister

Russian state companies are reportedly giving crude oil at lower prices to countries that can afford to pay.


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...


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...


29 May 2022
21st Constitutional Amendment Will Hold 'Presidency Accountable': PM Wickremesinghe

21st Constitutional Amendment Will Hold 'Presidency Accountable': PM Wickremesinghe

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's 21st Amendment will annul the 20th Amendment that gives unfettered powers to Sri Lankan President.


28 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Protesters To Intensify Agitation Against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka Crisis: Protesters To Intensify Agitation Against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The protest occupying the entrance to Gotabaya's office to demand his resignation entered its 50th day on Saturday.


27 May 2022
Sri Lanka: Opposition Targets PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, Says Not Qualified To Hold Post

Sri Lanka: Opposition Targets PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, Says Not Qualified To Hold Post

Sri Lanka: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, who lost in Colombo in the 2020 parliamentary elections and whose United National Party (UNP) could not win even a single...


27 May 2022
Sri Lanka Debt 'unsustainable', Need Adequate Assurances On Reforms: IMF On Debt Reconstruction

Sri Lanka Debt 'unsustainable', Need Adequate Assurances On Reforms: IMF On Debt Reconstruction

The IMF-Sri Lanka discussions focused on fiscal sustainability, monetary policy, exchange rate regimes, financial sector stability and structural reforms.


24 May 2022
Sri Lanka Mulling Oil Exploration In Mannar Basin Amid Crisis

Sri Lanka Mulling Oil Exploration In Mannar Basin Amid Crisis

Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that the government is ‘planning to advertise plots for studies on oil exploration in the...


23 May 2022
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Expands Cabinet Amid Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Expands Cabinet Amid Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reshuffles his cabinet amid the ongoing economic crisis that has hit the island nation, but he didn’t appoint any...


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