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

Colombo, Jul 18 (PTI) Sri Lanka's acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday declared a state of emergency in the country with immediate effect, ahead of the July 20 election for the…

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after President Rajapaksa flees: PM’s office

Colombo, Jul 13 (PTI) Sri Lanka on Wednesday declared a state of emergency after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on a military jet in the face of a…

The meeting, then the mob. A ‘turning point’ in Sri Lankan crisis

By Alasdair Pal and Uditha Jayasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) - On Monday morning, hundreds of supporters gathered at the prime minister's official residence in Sri Lanka's commercial capital of Colombo where…

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa under fire for imposing emergency

Colombo, May 7 (PTI) Embattled Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has faced flak from the Opposition and foreign envoys for his decision to impose a state of emergency for a…

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declares state of emergency; PM Mahinda Rajapaksa refuses to quit

Colombo, May 6 (PTI) Embattled Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency with effect from Friday midnight, the presidential media division said, the second time in just…

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revokes state of emergency

Colombo, Apr 5 (PTI) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa late Tuesday night revoked the state of emergency he had declared on April 1 with immediate effect. In a gazette notification…

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa invites Opposition to join unity govt

Colombo, Apr 4 (PTI) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday invited all political parties to join a unity Cabinet as part of the government’s bid to tackle the raging…

Sri Lankan central bank governor resigns

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Sri Lankan central bank governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said on Monday he submitted his resignation in the context of all cabinet ministers resigning. Cabraal announced his resignation…

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers resign with immediate effect, as country faces its worst economic crisis of all time

Colombo, Apr 3 (PTI) 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. Speaking to…

Lanka economic crisis: Ruling coalition party urges Prez Gotabaya to form all-party govt

Colombo, Apr 2 (PTI) Sri Lanka’s former president Maithripala Sirisena’s Freedom Party has called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to form an all-party government to tide over the worst economic crisis…

Sri Lanka declares emergency after violent protests over economic crisis

By Uditha Jayasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) -Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a nationwide public emergency late on Friday following violent protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades. Rajapaksa…

UNGA Emergency Special Session on Ukraine to resume on Mar 23

United Nations, Mar 22 (PTI) The Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Ukraine will resume on Wednesday after 22 member states, including France, the UK and the…