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New Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Is Country’s Best Option, But Can He Deliver?

New Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Is Country’s Best Option, But Can He Deliver?

Protestors demand President Gotabaya to go, but he has won some breathing space. Much will depend on how the situation pans out.

15 May 2022
Gotabaya Rajapaksa Urges Lawmakers To Work Together For Sri Lanka’s Crisis Solution

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Urges Lawmakers To Work Together For Sri Lanka’s Crisis Solution

Sri Lanka: Newly-appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also issued a message on the occasion, stressing that the commitment to restore the lives of the...

15 May 2022

What India Can Learn From Sri Lankan Economic Crisis

While India has extended a helping hand to the island country, there could be trouble brewing in its own backyard with economists and public policy experts...

Sri Lanka: Ruling SLPP Party To Support PM Wickremesinghe To Become A Majority In Parliament

Sri Lanka: Ruling SLPP Party To Support PM Wickremesinghe To Become A Majority In Parliament

The 73-year-old United National Party (UNP) leader was appointed as Sri Lanka's 26th prime minister on Thursday as the country was without a government since...

14 May 2022

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?

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12 May 2022
Sri Lanka: Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe Appointed As New Prime Minister 

Sri Lanka: Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe Appointed As New Prime Minister 

The 73-year-old United National Party (UNP) was appointed as the prime minister by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after they held closed-door discussions on...


11 May 2022
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa To Appoint New PM This Week

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa To Appoint New PM This Week

While addressing the nation, President Gotabaya said that after appointing the new Prime Minister and Government, a constitutional amendment will be moved to...


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.


10 May 2022
Sri Lanka: Defence Ministry Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order  Amid Escalating Crisis

Sri Lanka: Defence Ministry Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order Amid Escalating Crisis

Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne on Tuesday urged protestors to exercise calm and not resort to violence. He warned if looting...


10 May 2022
Sri Lanka: Former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Faces Calls For Arrest As Violence Claims Eight Lives

Sri Lanka: Former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Faces Calls For Arrest As Violence Claims Eight Lives

Mahinda Rajapaksa has been accused by the Opposition of inciting the ruling party mobs to attack peaceful protesters by making a defiant speech while...


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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.


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...


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 Lanka: Why Emergency May Fuel Violence And More Ire Against Rajapaksas

Sri Lanka: Why Emergency May Fuel Violence And More Ire Against Rajapaksas

India which is reaching out to Colombo must make it clear that the help it is extending is to help the people and not to bail out President Gotabaya Rajapaksa....


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...


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06 May 2022
 Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Declares State Of Emergency

 Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Declares State Of Emergency

President Rajapaksa’s decision was to ensure public security and maintain essential services so as to make sure a smooth functioning of the country, the...


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.  


29 April 2022
A Day In Weligama’s Corner

A Day In Weligama’s Corner

On a sojourn to Sri Lanka, a writer immerses herself in the surf and turf life of the sandy town of Weligama


29 April 2022
M K Stalin Moves Assembly Resolution, Urges Centre To Allow It To Send Humanitarian Aid To Crisis Hit Sri Lanka

M K Stalin Moves Assembly Resolution, Urges Centre To Allow It To Send Humanitarian Aid To Crisis Hit Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin moved the resolution, saying his government was ready to send essentials including rice, pulses, milk and life-saving...


27 April 2022
Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Says He Won't Resign, Denies Reports Of Rift With President Gotabaya

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Says He Won't Resign, Denies Reports Of Rift With President Gotabaya

Sri Lanka is currently going through its worst financial crisis caused by an acute shortage of foreign exchange.


26 April 2022
Sri Lankans In IPL 2022 Big Boost For Troubled Nation: Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Sri Lankans In IPL 2022 Big Boost For Troubled Nation: Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Punjab Kings batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa is excited that many Sri Lankans cricketers are playing in IPL 2022. Saying Sri Lanka has passed through two difficult...


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
Sri Lanka To Receive World Bank Aid To Face Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka To Receive World Bank Aid To Face Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka is on the brink of bankruptcy, with nearly $7 billion of its total $25 billion in foreign debt due for repayment this year. A severe shortage of...


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