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India Fully Supportive Of Sri Lanka's Democracy, Stability And Economic Recovery: MEA

India on Tuesday said it is fully supportive of Sri Lanka's democracy, stability and economic recovery, a day after the island nation's PM Mahinda Rajapaksa quit amid massive protests in the country.

10 May 2022

Sri Lanka's Defence Ministry Asks Citizens To Assist In Managing Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka’s Defence Ministry has appealed to the public to assist it in managing the current economic crisis and unrest in the country with utmost intelligence and patience.


Sri Lankan President Gotabaya asks parties to show majority for interim govt proposal

On Friday, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked the dissident group of his ruling SLPP coalition to start a dialogue with the Opposition parties on their proposal to form an interim government to tackle the...


Sri Lanka Crisis: Rajapaksas Ancestral Home Set Ablaze After PM Resigns, 5 Killed In Protests

The ancestral home of the Rajapaksas in Hambantota has been set on fire by a group of anti-government protestors, hours after Mahinda Rajapaksa, the patriarch of the powerful clan resigned on Monday. Five persons were...

10 May 2022

Sri Lanka Crisis: Inflation Rises To 29.8% In April

Sri Lanka’s overall inflation surged to nearly 30% in April from 18.7% in March as the country faces its worst economic crisis.


Poverty In Sri Lanka To Spike This Year, Warns World Bank

Sri Lankans will slip into poverty this year, the World Bank has warned.

26 April 2022

Sri Lanka Crisis: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa May Offer Resignation Today

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa may offer to stand down as the prime minister on Monday, as pressure mounts on the embattled government led by his younger brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

09 May 2022

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Lanka’s Opposition Proposes Constitutional Amendment To End The Presidential System

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition SJB presented a constitutional amendment bill that among other provisions seeks to abolish the presidential system of governance, in existence in the country since 1978, and replace it with a...

21 April 2022

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21 April 2022
Sri Lanka Lifts Curfew In Rambukkana: Probe Begins On Police Firing At Protesters

Sri Lanka Lifts Curfew In Rambukkana: Probe Begins On Police Firing At Protesters

Sri Lankan authorities lifted the curfew imposed in the southwestern region of Rambukkana where one person was killed and 13 others were injured in violence...


18 April 2022
Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Appoints New Cabinet Of 17 Ministers

Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Appoints New Cabinet Of 17 Ministers

Mahinda Rajapaksa became the only member of the family to retain a Cabinet position in his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s new Cabinet of 17 ministers...


15 April 2022
Crisis-Hit Lanka Seeks India’s Help For Cooking Gas Supply

Crisis-Hit Lanka Seeks India’s Help For Cooking Gas Supply

Sri Lanka has started a process to import cooking gas through a credit line arrangement with India, the chair of the country’s state-run gas company Litro...


15 April 2022
Sri Lanka Rations Fuel As Country Faces Its Worst Financial Crisis

Sri Lanka Rations Fuel As Country Faces Its Worst Financial Crisis

Limit is Rs 1,000 for two-wheelers per visit to fuel pump, Rs 1,500 for three-wheelers, Rs 5,000 for four-wheelers. Buses, lorries and commercial vehicles are...


11 April 2022
Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa To Address The Nation On Monday Evening

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa To Address The Nation On Monday Evening

The Prime Minister’s speech will come at a time when the nation is rocked by massive anti-government protests over weeks of lengthy power outages and...


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08 April 2022
Sri Lanka's Main Opposition Party To Move No-Confidence Motion Against Govt

Sri Lanka's Main Opposition Party To Move No-Confidence Motion Against Govt

Sri Lanka's Opposition party SJB announced that it will move a no-confidence motion against the government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa if it fails to take...


04 April 2022
Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa Invites Opposition To Join Unity Govt

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa Invites Opposition To Join Unity Govt

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa invited all political parties to join a unity Cabinet as part of the government’s bid to tackle the raging public...


04 April 2022
Sri Lanka's Cabinet Of Ministers Resign, As country Faces Worst Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka's Cabinet Of Ministers Resign, As country Faces Worst Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers resigned with immediate effect late on Sunday night, as the country experiences its worst economic crisis of all time.


03 April 2022
Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media Platforms After Imposing Emergency, Curfew

Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media Platforms After Imposing Emergency, Curfew

Sri Lankan government on Sunday blocked social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after declaring a nationwide public emergency...


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