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Anti-government protesters vacate President’s Secretariat in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jul 22 (PTI) Sri Lankan security forces on Friday removed a group of anti-government protesters, which continued to occupy the President’s Secretariat here despite Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation as president,…

Sri Lankan lawmakers elect Ranil Wickremesinghe as new president

Colombo, Jul 20 (PTI) Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Wednesday elected as Sri Lanka’s new President by Parliament, following a high-voltage political drama which saw his predecessor Gotabaya Rajapaksa…

Sri Lanka’s Parliament to elect next president for the first time since 1978

Colombo, Jul 15 (PTI) For the first time since 1978, Sri Lanka will elect the crisis-hit country's next president through a secret vote by the MPs and not through a popular…

IMF wants stability in Sri Lanka to resume talks on bailout deal

Colombo, Jul 15 (PTI) The IMF on Friday said that it is deeply concerned about the current crisis in Sri Lanka and hopes for a resolution of the current situation to…

Sri Lanka’s anti-government protesters to hand back iconic govt buildings to authorities

Colombo, Jul 14 (PTI) Sri Lanka's anti-government demonstrators on Thursday decided to vacate some of the iconic administrative buildings, including the President's House and the Prime Minister's Office, they have…

Sri Lanka lifts curfew, no signs of Rajapaksa’s resignation

Colombo, Jul 14 (PTI) Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday lifted the curfew, which was imposed in the Western province after the eruption of violence in the capital here, even as…

India denies ‘baseless and speculative’ media reports about facilitating President Gotabaya’s visit to the Maldives

Colombo, Jul 13 (PTI) India on Wednesday categorically denied "baseless and speculative" media reports that it facilitated the travel of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled to the Maldives…

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s private residence in Colombo set on fire by protestors

Colombo, Jul 9 (PTI) A group of protesters on Saturday entered the private residence of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and set it on fire amid a massive public protest…

He’s back: Wickremesinghe named Sri Lankan PM for 6th time amid crisis

By Uditha Jayasinghe and Alasdair Pal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's new prime minister, is no stranger to politics. This is the sixth time the opposition lawmaker has…

Lanka’s ex-PM Wickremesinghe, with 1 seat in Parliament, may return to premiership

Colombo, May 12 (PTI) Sri Lanka’s former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who has just one seat in the 225-member Parliament, could be sworn-in as the next premier on Thursday, amidst…

Sri Lankan President says he will appoint new PM this week as army marches on streets of Colombo

Colombo, May 11 (PTI) Sri Lanka's embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday said he will appoint a new Prime Minister and a young Cabinet this week which would introduce constitutional…

Protests at Lankan naval base housing ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Colombo, May 10 (PTI) A protest began in front of Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee Naval Base on Tuesday after reports emerged that former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and some of his…