Sri Lanka's agriculture minister forced to flee premises after being jeered by farmers: Report

Mahinda Amaraweera visited the Tissamaharama Divisional Secretariat on Saturday to attend an agriculture-related programme.

published on : 18th June 2022

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa questioned by CID over May 9 violence

On May 9, violence erupted in Sri Lanka after supporters of the 76-year-old former premier attacked peaceful anti-government protesters demanding his ouster over the country's worst economic crisis.

published on : 26th May 2022

Parameshwara skips Siddaramaiah events, sparks talk of rift in state Congress

Congress leaders were out in full strength at three events of AHINDA (acronym for minorities, backward classes and Dalits) in Tumakuru on Sunday.

published on : 23rd May 2022

Mahinda Rajapaksa makes 1st appearance in Parliament since quitting as PM

Mahinda resigned as prime minister last week, hours after his supporters attacked anti-government protesters, prompting authorities to impose a nationwide curfew and deploy Army troops in the capital.

published on : 18th May 2022

Sri Lanka's ruling party wins deputy speaker's election

The post of deputy speaker was left vacant after Ranjith Siyamabalapitiya resigned from the post twice in one month this year.

published on : 17th May 2022

Sri Lanka's ruling party decides to back PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

In the last election, Wickremesinghe's UNP managed to win just one parliamentary seat, leaving him its sole representative in Parliament. 

published on : 14th May 2022

Endgame for Rajapaksa clan? Sri Lankan power family falls from grace as economy tanks

With soaring prices, fuel and food shortages and lengthy power cuts, Sri Lankans have been protesting for weeks, calling for both the Rajapaksas to step down.

published on : 14th May 2022

Case filed for arrest of former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, six others in attack on peaceful protesters in Sri Lanka

The personal complaint was lodged before the Colombo Magistrate's Court where attacks on peaceful protesters outside the prime minister's residence and near Galle Face were cited.

published on : 14th May 2022

Sri Lanka's new PM Wickremesinghe assumes duties, Opposition says his appointment has 'zero regard' for voice of people

Wickremesinghe had been sworn in as the prime minister of Sri Lanka on five occasions before.

published on : 13th May 2022

Sri Lanka ruling party MP's death during violence not a suicide, but brutal murder: Police

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered an investigation into the violent clashes that killed at least nine people, including Athukorala, while nearly 300 were injured.

published on : 13th May 2022

Sri Lanka: With Ranil as PM, Gota to face no-trust vote

Any interim government Ranil forms will have stability issues as each minister would assume he is no less than the PM.

published on : 13th May 2022

Sri Lanka Crisis: Ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, 16 others barred from travelling overseas

The Fort Magistrate's Court barred them from traveling overseas due to the investigations taking place on the attacks on the GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama peaceful protest sites on Monday.

published on : 12th May 2022

Lanka's former strongman Mahinda under protection at naval base as army marches on streets of Colombo

Meanwhile, security forces in armoured vehicles patrolled across the country with orders to shoot at sight amid continuing protests at the government's handling of the worst economic crisis.

published on : 11th May 2022

'Fake and blatantly false': India refutes 'reports' on sending troops to Sri Lanka as talks start to end political impasse

In its first reaction to the situation in Sri Lanka, India on Tuesday said that it is 'fully supportive' of the island nation's democracy, stability and economic recovery.

published on : 11th May 2022

Airport without planes, debt-laden seaport: China-backed projects testament to Sri Lanka's mismanagement

The centrepiece of the infrastructure drive was a deep seaport on the world's busiest east-west shipping lane, which was meant to spur industrial activity. Instead, it has haemorrhaged money.

published on : 11th May 2022
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