• 04 October, 2022
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Sri Lanka: Road From Anarchy Towards Stability

After some intense and somewhat violent nationwide protests against the current dispensation, followed by the fight of and subsequent resignation by President Gotabaya Rajapakse, Sri Lanka finally got a president…

By JK Tripathi

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…

Chinese Hand Behind Sri Lanka’s Crisis and The Indian Dilemma

While the economic crisis has been in the making for over a decade in Sri Lanka, but the way it has unfolded is beyond comprehension. The visuals of citizens of…

By Maj Gen Ashok Kumar

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka’s interim president

Colombo, Jul 15 (PTI) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Friday sworn in as Sri Lanka's interim president until Parliament elects a successor to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who resigned after protests against…

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed as acting President: Speaker

Colombo, Jul 13 (PTI) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was appointed as the country's acting President after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on a military jet on…

Blinken assures Sri Lanka of support to promote American investments once the IMF negotiations are over

Colombo, Jun 14 (PTI) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has assured crisis-hit Sri Lanka of support to promote American investments in the country after the completion of IMF negotiations,…

Detention of Russia’s Aeroflot aircraft in Colombo is private legal issue: Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe

Colombo, Jun 5 (PTI) Amidst a diplomatic row between Russia and Sri Lanka over the detention of an Aeroflot aircraft here, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed Moscow that the…

Sri Lanka’s new PM extends support to protesters demanding President Rajapaksa’s resignation

Colombo, May 15 (PTI) In an unusual move, Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has extended public support to the protesters, who have been camping at a popular beachfront…

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…