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Sri Lanka Lifts Curfew, No Signs Of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Resignation

Sri Lanka Lifts Curfew, No Signs Of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Resignation

Sri Lankan authorities lifted the curfew, imposed in the Western province after the eruption of violence in the capital. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is yet to resign.

14 July 2022
Sri Lanka's Anti-Government Protesters To Hand Back Iconic Government Buildings To Authorities

Sri Lanka's Anti-Government Protesters To Hand Back Iconic Government Buildings To Authorities

The government building includes the President’s house, Presidential Secretariat and the Prime Minister’s Office.

14 July 2022

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.

Sri Lanka Crisis: Things To Know

Sri Lanka Crisis: Things To Know

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had informed both Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe that he will resign on...

13 July 2022

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...

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12 July 2022
Petition Filed In Lankan Supreme Court Seeking Travel Restriction On Rajapaksa Brothers, Other Influential Persons

Petition Filed In Lankan Supreme Court Seeking Travel Restriction On Rajapaksa Brothers, Other Influential Persons

President Rajapaksa signed on Monday his resignation letter, dated for July 1, and it was later handed over to a senior government official who will hand it...


11 July 2022
Political Parties Initiate Steps To Form All-Party Govt To Prevent Sri Lanka Sliding Further Into Anarchy

Political Parties Initiate Steps To Form All-Party Govt To Prevent Sri Lanka Sliding Further Into Anarchy

The entire Sri Lankan Cabinet will resign and hand over their responsibilities to a new all-party interim government as soon as it is formed, Prime Minister...


10 July 2022
Sri Lanka Uprising: End Of The Political Journey Of Powerful Rajapaksa Dynasty?

Sri Lanka Uprising: End Of The Political Journey Of Powerful Rajapaksa Dynasty?

President Rajapaksa has announced that he will step down on July 13 after protesters stormed his official residence and set the house of Prime Minister Ranil...


05 July 2022
Sri Lanka To Present Debt Restructuring Programme To IMF By August: PM Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka To Present Debt Restructuring Programme To IMF By August: PM Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis since its independence from Britain in 1948, and needs to obtain at least USD 4 billion to tide over the...


04 July 2022
With No Fuel And No Cash, Sri Lanka Keeps Schools Closed

With No Fuel And No Cash, Sri Lanka Keeps Schools Closed

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka has extended school closures for one week because there isn’t enough fuel for teachers and parents to get children to classrooms.


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03 July 2022
Sri Lankan Navy Nabs 51 People Illegally Migrating To Australia To Escape Economic Crisis: Official

Sri Lankan Navy Nabs 51 People Illegally Migrating To Australia To Escape Economic Crisis: Official

The police said such attempts to flee the country are due to the ongoing economic crisis and have increased since the early part of this year.


02 July 2022
Sri Lanka To Get Two Fuel Consignments In July: Lanka IOC

Sri Lanka To Get Two Fuel Consignments In July: Lanka IOC

The Sri Lankan government is exploring options to purchase discounted oil from Russia, as the island nation desperately looks to replenish its dwindling fuel...


26 June 2022
Top US Officials In Sri Lanka To Help Resolve Economic Crisis

Top US Officials In Sri Lanka To Help Resolve Economic Crisis

Senior U.S. officials have arrived in Sri Lanka to find ways to help the island nation in the throes of an unprecedented economic crisis and severe shortages...


26 June 2022
Sri Lanka Is Exploring Options To Purchase Oil From Russia: Minister

Sri Lanka Is Exploring Options To Purchase Oil From Russia: Minister

Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera insisted that the government was exploring options to buy oil from Russia.


20 June 2022
Protesters Demanding Sri Lankan President's Resignation Block All Entrances Of Presidential Secretariat: 21 Arrested

Protesters Demanding Sri Lankan President's Resignation Block All Entrances Of Presidential Secretariat: 21 Arrested

The protesters last night blocked the two entry points to the presidential secretariat in addition to the entrance which they have been continuously blocking...


01 June 2022
Indian High Commission In Sri Lanka Organises Event To Support Recovery, Growth

Indian High Commission In Sri Lanka Organises Event To Support Recovery, Growth

The event saw participation of the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Nandalal Weerasinghe, senior officials and representatives from various businesses...


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25 May 2022
Fuel distribution In Sri Lanka Gets More Difficult Amid Public Unrest

Fuel distribution In Sri Lanka Gets More Difficult Amid Public Unrest

State fuel entity officials raided the station and ordered the entire stock of fuel to be released at the pre-increased prices.


17 May 2022
Sri Lanka's Cabinet Convenes Crucial Parliament Session

Sri Lanka's Cabinet Convenes Crucial Parliament Session

Sri Lanka's Parliament met for a crucial session on Tuesday, the first after the appointment of new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, as the country looks...


12 May 2022
Sri Lanka Ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, 16 Others Barred From Travelling Overseas

Sri Lanka Ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, 16 Others Barred From Travelling Overseas

Sri Lankan court imposed a travel ban on former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, his son Namal Rajapaksa and 15 others in view of investigations against them for the...


12 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Opposition Split Over New PM’s Face

Sri Lanka Crisis: Opposition Split Over New PM’s Face

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition SJB has split over the choice of the next prime minister as its leader Sajith Premadasa is unwilling to be the prime minister in...


11 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Troops, Military Vehicles Deployed In Streets

Sri Lanka Crisis: Troops, Military Vehicles Deployed In Streets

Sri Lankan authorities deployed troops and military vehicles in the streets to ensure public security in the Capital amidst nationwide protests over the...


10 May 2022
India Fully Supportive Of Sri Lanka's Democracy, Stability And Economic Recovery: MEA

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...


10 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Rajapaksas Ancestral Home Set Ablaze After PM Resigns, 5 Killed In Protests

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...


09 May 2022
Sri Lanka Crisis: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa May Offer Resignation Today

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...


08 May 2022
Sri Lanka's Defence Ministry Asks Citizens To Assist In Managing Economic Crisis

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...


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