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Veteran politician Dinesh Gunawardena appointed Sri Lanka’s PM as 18-member Cabinet swears in

Colombo, Jul 22 (PTI) Dinesh Gunawardena, a veteran politician and a close ally of the Rajapaksa family, was appointed on Friday as Sri Lanka's prime minister as President Ranil Wickremesinghe swore…

Top UN official in Sri Lanka calls for inclusive consultations to resolve economic crisis

United Nations, Jul 22 (PTI) The top UN official in Sri Lanka has called on all stakeholders in the country to engage in broad and inclusive consultations to resolve the…

Irrespective of who becomes next Sri Lankan President, India should keep helping Lanka: Opposition leader Premadasa

Colombo, Jul 19 (PTI) Irrespective of who becomes Sri Lanka's next president, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all political parties and the people of India should keep helping the island nation…

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’s own Arab Spring’ moment uproots Rajapaksa clan; but economic recovery still uncertain

Colombo, Jul 17 (PTI) What started as a small protest by a handful of individuals demanding basic necessities turned into a tsunami that uprooted the once-powerful Rajapaksa family in what was…

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…

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…

Lankan PM Wickremesinghe offers to resign to make way for all-party government; President Rajapaksa’s whereabouts unknown

Colombo, Jul 9 (PTI) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday offered to resign and form an all-party government, hours after thousands of protesters stormed the official residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa…

Sri Lanka to organise donor conference of friendly countries like India, China and Japan: PM Wickremesinghe

Colombo, Jul 5 (PTI) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament on Tuesday that Sri Lanka will organise a donor conference of friendly countries like India, China and Japan once a…

Sri Lanka in engagement with China to amend terms of USD 1.5 billion currency swap deal: Report

Colombo, Jun 16 (PTI) Sri Lanka is discussing with China to amend the terms and conditions of the USD 1.5 billion currency swap deal with Beijing so that it can…

Sri Lanka’s fuel supplies in crisis with last shipments under Indian credit line to arrive this month

Colombo, Jun 11 (PTI) The last of the fuel shipments due under the Indian Line of Credit are arriving in Sri Lanka this month with no indications on the sustenance…

Sri Lanka’s 21st Amendment to Constitution to be submitted to Cabinet for approval on Monday: Minister

Colombo, Jun 5 (PTI) The 21st Amendment to the Constitution to empower the Sri Lankan Parliament over the executive president will be submitted to the Cabinet for approval on Monday,…