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Ranil Wickremesinghe Elected Sri Lanka's New President

Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected as Sri Lanka's new President by Parliament.

20 July 2022

A Sri Lankan man shouts anti-government slogans during a protest outside the president's residence.

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.


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India Refutes Speculative Media Reports On Sending Troops To Sri Lanka

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday announced that he will resign. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also said that he will step down after a new government is formed.


IMF Wants Stability In Sri Lanka To Resume Talks On Bailout Deal

Sri Lanka is going through a deepening political and economic crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has resigned, and Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardenaon officially announced on Friday

15 July 2022

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 reported.


Sri Lanka's Main Opposition SJB Says Ready To Lead New Government, Any Resistance Will Be 'Treacherous Act'

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced on Saturday that he will resign on Wednesday. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe also said that he will step down after a new government is formed.

11 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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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 resolved. At the same time, Central Bank Governor Nandalal...

10 July 2022

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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...


22 June 2022
Indian Delegation Led By CEA Nageswaran To Visit Sri Lanka On Thursday

Indian Delegation Led By CEA Nageswaran To Visit Sri Lanka On Thursday

The visit is consequent to the meetings held by Sri Lankan envoy in New Delhi Milinda Moragoda with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Finance Minister...


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...


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.


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01 June 2022
Does India have a Sri Lanka Problem?

Does India have a Sri Lanka Problem?

As Sri Lanka grapples with an economic crisis owing to botched economic policies and unmanageable debt, alarm bells are going off in some states in India


19 May 2022
Sri Lankan PM To Present 21st Amendment Before Cabinet Next Week: Report

Sri Lankan PM To Present 21st Amendment Before Cabinet Next Week: Report

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe plans to present the key 21st Amendment to the Constitution before the Cabinet next week, after holding...


12 May 2022
India Looks Forward to Working with New Government of Sri Lanka: Indian High Commission

India Looks Forward to Working with New Government of Sri Lanka: Indian High Commission

India looks forward to working with the new Sri Lankan government formed following the democratic processes. New Delhi's commitment to the island nation's...


11 May 2022
Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: Central Bank Chief Threatens To Resign Amid Political Unrest

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: Central Bank Chief Threatens To Resign Amid Political Unrest

Sri Lanka’s worst economic crisis has provoked widespread protests calling for political reform and the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.


09 May 2022
Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns Amid Nationwide Curfew, Army Deployment

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns Amid Nationwide Curfew, Army Deployment

Earlier on Monday, Mahinda's supporters attacked anti-government protesters, injuring 78 people and leading to a nationwide curfew.


09 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: 23 People Injured After Mahinda Rajapaksa Supporters Attack Anti-Govt Protestors

Sri Lanka Crisis: 23 People Injured After Mahinda Rajapaksa Supporters Attack Anti-Govt Protestors

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, 76, under intense pressure from within his own Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) ranks to resign, was gathering his...


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08 May 2022
Gotabaya Rajapaksa Seeks To End Deadlock In Sri Lanka, Says Will Consider Bar’s Proposals

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Seeks To End Deadlock In Sri Lanka, Says Will Consider Bar’s Proposals

Sri Lanka Crisis: The lawyers’ body on Saturday urged the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to repeal a state of emergency, which was imposed after a general...


07 May 2022
Sri Lankan Crisis: PM Rajapaksha Under Pressure To Resign, President Faces Flak For Announcing Emergency

Sri Lankan Crisis: PM Rajapaksha Under Pressure To Resign, President Faces Flak For Announcing Emergency

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has repeatedly defied calls to quit while his brother President Gotabaya Rajapaksha has come under fire for...


06 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Trade Unions Strike Demanding President Gotabaya's Resignation Cripple The Country

Sri Lanka Crisis: Trade Unions Strike Demanding President Gotabaya's Resignation Cripple The Country

The protesters are demanding the resignation of the government for failure in tackling the country's worst financial crisis.


03 May 2022
India Extended Economic Assistance Of Over $3 Billion To Debt-Ridden Sri Lanka In 2022

India Extended Economic Assistance Of Over $3 Billion To Debt-Ridden Sri Lanka In 2022

On Monday, India had extended its current credit line by a further $200 million to replenish Sri Lanka’s rapidly depleting fuel stocks.  


24 April 2022
IMF To Support Sri Lanka’s Efforts To Overcome Economic Crisis

IMF To Support Sri Lanka’s Efforts To Overcome Economic Crisis

The crisis is caused in part by a lack of foreign currency, which has meant that the country cannot afford to pay for imports of staple foods and fuel, leading...


22 April 2022
India Extends Swap Facility Duration Worth $400 Million With Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka

India Extends Swap Facility Duration Worth $400 Million With Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka

This was the first extension of an international debt instrument to Sri Lanka after the government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on April 12 temporarily...


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