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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed Finance Minister by Prez Gotabaya

Wickremesinghe relies on all political parties to support him in his immediate task of reviving the ailing economy

25 May 2022 12:38 PM

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices to record high

The price of diesel was raised from Rs. 289 to Rs. 400 a litre, while the cost of a litre of petrol was increased from 338 to 420 rupees

24 May 2022 12:15 PM

'India big brother to Sri Lanka': Namal Rajapaksa thanks India for humanitarian aid

India handed over a large amount of humanitarian assistance consignment worth over Rs 2 billion to Sri Lanka which reached Colombo on Sunday

23 May 2022 12:33 PM

Court bars Mahinda, son, 15 MLAs from overseas travel

Order in wake of investigation into attacks on Monday’s protest sites

13 May 2022 2:37 AM

Sri Lanka president set to name new Prime Minister

Respected five-time former premier Ranil Wickremesinghe was the frontrunner to head a 'unity government' with cross-party support

12 May 2022 11:36 AM

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Mahinda flees to Navalbase as Rajapaksa houses burnt

Shoot orders in Colombo, India backs 'democracy, stability'

11 May 2022 8:26 AM

Mahinda Rajapaksa faces calls for arrest as Sri Lanka violence claims eight lives

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

10 May 2022 11:31 AM

Lanka crisis: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa may offer resignation today

Rajapaksa was hooted and catcalled by the angry public who are on the streets demanding fuel, cooking gas and an end to power cuts

09 May 2022 12:15 PM

India rubbishes report of Sri Lanka using Line of Credit to import water cannons

Issuing a statement, the Indian embassy made it clear that the reports suggesting such use of India's assistance as 'factually incorrect'

08 May 2022 12:27 PM

Lankan Parliament crucial session after Oppn moves no-trust motion against Govt, Prez

Sri Lankan government announced the appointment of a Cabinet sub-committee to look into the proposal for a new Constitution

04 May 2022 11:06 AM

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Lawmaker: Sri Lanka president agrees to remove brother as PM

Gotabaya agreed that a national council will be appointed to name a new prime minister and Cabinet comprised of all parties in Parliament

30 Apr 2022 2:00 AM

Poverty in Sri Lanka to spike this year, warns World Bank

The heightened fiscal and external risks as well as the challenging political situation pose significant uncertainty to the economic outlook

26 Apr 2022 1:32 PM

India extends additional USD 500 million credit line to Sri Lanka for fuel purchase

Sri Lanka has been struggling to pay for imports after its foreign exchange reserves plummeted sharply in recent times

23 Apr 2022 1:25 PM

World Bank ready to provide emergency support to Sri Lanka: Report

The IMF has commended the steps already taken by the Finance Minister to mitigate the present financial situation in Sri Lanka

20 Apr 2022 1:49 PM

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa proposes Constitutional amendment

Mahinda Rajapaksa intends to propose a new Constitutional Amendment to the Cabinet in order to fulfil the people's aspirations

19 Apr 2022 11:41 AM

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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints new Cabinet of 17 ministers

The Cabinet appointment came as the island-wide protests continued to force the resignation of the president and his family

18 Apr 2022 12:50 PM

Sri Lanka announces default on all external debt

The finance ministry said creditors were free to capitalise any interest payments due to them from Tuesday afternoon

12 Apr 2022 12:45 PM

Lankan fuel pumps may go dry by April end; India's credit line exhausting fast

People have been protesting for weeks over lengthy power cuts and shortage of gas, food and other basic goods

08 Apr 2022 10:47 AM

Sri Lanka's Opposition rejects President's invitation to join unity government

The largest opposition political party rejected the president's proposal of a unity government and termed this spate of resignations a sham

05 Apr 2022 7:46 AM

Sri Lankan Prez sacks brother and Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa

Basil has been replaced by Ali Sabry, who was until Sunday night the Minister of Justice

05 Apr 2022 4:10 AM

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