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Sri Lanka Will Remain A 'Middle-Income' Country, President's Office Clarifies

Sri Lanka had a GDP of USD 3,815 in 2021, which currently places the country in the 'middle-income' category, according to the World Bank.

11 October 2022

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.


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...


Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickramasinghe

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Return To Sri Lanka A Headache For Ranil Wickremesinghe

Ranil Wickremesinghe will be criticised whatever he does regarding Gotabaya Rajapaksa. While the popular opinion would want Gotabaya to face trial for his misdeeds, Gotabaya loyalists would want Wickremesinghe to give...

23 August 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.


Protesting People of Sri Lanka invade president' s house

Austerity, Self-Sufficiency: What Sri Lanka Can Learn From India’s Rise After 1991 Economic Crisis

The island nation’s present situation reminds one of what India went through in the 1990s. Except, India managed to salvage the situation before it reached a Bastille-like predicament

13 July 2022

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

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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

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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.


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
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.


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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.


12 May 2022
People’s Power In Sri Lanka: Goal Is To Overhaul The Corrupt System

People’s Power In Sri Lanka: Goal Is To Overhaul The Corrupt System

Political awakening of the masses can change things around for Sri Lanka. But can people sustain the momentum and bring about reforms?


09 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Ruling Party MP, His Bodyguard Killed In Clashes With Protesters

Sri Lanka Crisis: Ruling Party MP, His Bodyguard Killed In Clashes With Protesters

Supporters of the government attacked anti-government protesters on Monday, injuring 174, leading to a nationwide indefinite curfew.


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.


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