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Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe Appreciates India For Dornier Aircraft Gift

Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe Appreciates India For Dornier Aircraft Gift

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe was present at the handover ceremony of the maritime surveillance aircraft which took place on a day when India celebrated its 76th Independence Day.

15 August 2022
Sri Lanka's New Government To Press Ahead With 22nd Amendment: Minister

Sri Lanka's New Government To Press Ahead With 22nd Amendment: Minister

The constitutional reform was a major plank of the agreement between Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe when he took over the job of prime minister on May 12.

02 August 2022

Sri Lanka Leader Says IMF Agreement Pushed Back After Unrest

President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday wrote to 225 lawmakers in Parliament to join him in a multi-party government to face the crisis.

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

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,...

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23 July 2022
Ranil Wickremesinghe As Sri Lanka’s President Has Got His Task Cut Out, Wary Of Challenges Ahead

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...


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.


22 July 2022
Sri Lanka: Veteran Politician Dinesh Gunawardena Appointed As The New Prime Minister

Sri Lanka: Veteran Politician Dinesh Gunawardena Appointed As The New Prime Minister

A stalwart of Sri Lankan politics, Dinesh Gunawardena, 73. earlier served as the foreign minister and education minister. He was appointed as Home Minister in...


22 July 2022
Top UN Official In Sri Lanka Calls For Inclusive Consultations To Resolve Economic Crisis

Top UN Official In Sri Lanka Calls For Inclusive Consultations To Resolve Economic Crisis

The top UN official in Sri Lanka has called on all stakeholders in the country to engage in broad and inclusive consultations to resolve the current economic...


22 July 2022
Sri Lanka's New President Wickremesinghe To Swear In Cabinet Today

Sri Lanka's New President Wickremesinghe To Swear In Cabinet Today

Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was on Thursday sworn in as the country's eighth president after he won a parliamentary ballot, has called for bipartisanship to...


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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
Ranil Wickremesinghe Elected Sri Lanka's New President

Ranil Wickremesinghe Elected Sri Lanka's New President

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


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...


18 July 2022
Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe Declares Emergency In Sri Lanka, Opposition Leaders Slam It As 'Undemocratic Draconian Act'

Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe Declares Emergency In Sri Lanka, Opposition Leaders Slam It As 'Undemocratic Draconian Act'

The 225-member Parliament is expected to elect the new president on July 20. The seat fell vacant after Rajapaksa’s resignation last week.


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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
Western Sanctions On Russia Will Only Bring Rest Of 3rd World To Its Knees: Wickremesinghe

Western Sanctions On Russia Will Only Bring Rest Of 3rd World To Its Knees: Wickremesinghe

The remarks of the interim leader of the crisis-hit island nation came days after the World Food Programme said that skyrocketing food and fuel prices,...


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...


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.


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
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...


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...


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...


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