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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Implements Free Tourist Visas to Nationals From India

The pilot project to offer free visas for the first 30 days would be in force till March 31, 2024, the announcement said

29 Nov 2023 12:57 AM

Lanka needs support, not 'unwanted pressure', says India slamming China over spy ship

India had rejected China's 'insinuations' that New Delhi pressured Colombo against the visit by a Chinese research vessel to the Lankan port

28 Aug 2022 10:36 AM

Gotabaya Rajapaksa to return to Sri Lanka on Aug 24: Report

Rajapaksa is currently staying at a hotel in Bangkok in the heart of Thailand's capital, where police have advised him to remain indoors

18 Aug 2022 10:18 AM

Chinese research ship docks at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port amidst India's concerns

Chinese ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship 'Yuan Wang 5' arrived in the southern port of Hambantota at 8.20 am local time

16 Aug 2022 11:37 AM

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president

Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka at the Parliament complex before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya

21 Jul 2022 11:29 AM


Wickremesinghe elected new Sri Lankan president; protesters demand his resignation

Wickremesinghe secured 134 votes in 225-member House while his nearest rival and dissident ruling party leader Dullas Alahapperuma got 82

21 Jul 2022 12:12 AM

Voting begins to elect Sri Lanka's new president in three-cornered contest

A candidate has to cross the magical figure of 113 in the 225-member House to win the election

20 Jul 2022 10:37 AM

State of emergency declared in Sri Lanka ahead of July 20 presidential election

The government gazette dated July 17 imposing a state of emergency in the troubled nation was issued on Monday morning

18 Jul 2022 1:28 PM

Sri Lankan Parliament meets to announce president's vacancy

During the 13-minute special session, Dhammika Dassanayake, Secretary General of Parliament, announced the vacancy for the post of president

16 Jul 2022 11:55 AM

AA Edit | Sri Lanka: Rajapaksas are history but chaos reigns

A way must be found out of the impasse that is only hurting as the nation is in a chaotic situation already

14 Jul 2022 9:50 PM


Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya leaves for Singapore from Maldives

Rajapaksa has departed from the Maldives on Saudi Airline flight SV 788 to Singapore, sources said

14 Jul 2022 1:37 PM

Rajapaksa still in Maldives, awaits private jet to depart for Singapore: Report

Rajapaksa, his wife Loma and their two security officers were expected to leave for Singapore on board SQ437 from Male on Wednesday night

14 Jul 2022 10:41 AM

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has already said he was willing to resign and make way for an all-party government to take over

13 Jul 2022 12:54 PM

Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa flees to Maldives amid public revolt against his govt

As president, Rajapaksa enjoys immunity from arrest, and he is believed to have wanted to go abroad before stepping down

13 Jul 2022 11:33 AM

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa hits airport standoff in escape attempt

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has promised to resign on Wednesday and clear the way for a 'peaceful transition of power'

12 Jul 2022 11:29 AM


Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to quit after chased from home

Hundreds of thousands massed in Colombo demanding Rajapaksa take responsibility for shortages of medicines, food and fuel

10 Jul 2022 12:20 PM

Lanka PM's home set on fire, Prez flees

Chaos as protesters take to streets

10 Jul 2022 12:33 AM

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees as protesters storm home

Sirasa TV, a private broadcaster, showed crowds entering the once tightly-guarded residence

09 Jul 2022 2:05 PM

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