Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed Finance Minister by Prez Gotabaya

He replaced Mahinda Rajapaksa who resigned to make way for his brother's plan to appoint an all-party interim government to handle the economic crisis.

published on : 25th May 2022

Still no finance minister for bankrupt Sri Lanka

Last week, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office said the new premier was expected to be given the additional responsibility of managing the country's finances to pull it out of bankruptcy.

published on : 23rd May 2022

President Rajapaksa swears in 8 more ministers amid Sri Lanka crisis

The ministers were sworn in after a delay of more than a week since the president appointed new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

published on : 23rd May 2022

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency

The move was taken with the improvement of the law and order situation in the island nation.

published on : 21st May 2022

Sri Lankan police arrests two ruling party MPs for allegedly instigating mob violence

The members of parliament, both from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's party, were questioned by criminal investigators on Tuesday evening and detained overnight.

published on : 20th May 2022

Lankan PM to present 21st Amendment next week as country decreases limit of foreign currency people can hold

The 21st Amendment is expected to annul the 20A in the Constitution, which gives unfettered powers to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after abolishing the 19th Amendment that will strengthen Parliament.

published on : 19th May 2022

Armed forces ended civil war with LTTE through 'humanitarian operation': Sri Lankan President

Rajapaksa, who is also the defence minister, asserted that the armed forces, who 'safeguarded the freedom and territorial integrity' of the country will never be forgotten.

published on : 19th May 2022

Sri Lankan police arrests ruling party MPs over mob violence

The members of parliament, both from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's party, were questioned by criminal investigators on Tuesday evening and detained overnight.

published on : 18th May 2022

Lankan Parliament defeats no-trust motion against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The motion by Opposition TNA MP M A Sumanthiran to suspend Parliament's standing orders in order to debate an expression of displeasure over Rajapaksa was defeated with 119 MPs voting against it.

published on : 17th May 2022

Sri Lanka says it is probing Indian media report on LTTE planning attack on May 18 

The Sri Lankan defence ministry in a statement said " Hindu' newspaper has published a report on May 13 quoting Indian intelligence that the LTTE is planning to launch an attack in Sri Lanka on May 18

published on : 15th May 2022

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka lifts curfew for Buddhist festival

A countrywide stay-home order has been in place for most of the week after mob violence left nine dead and over 225 wounded, sparked by attacks on peaceful demonstrators by government loyalists.

published on : 15th 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

Sri Lankan Opposition refuse to extend support to Wickremesinghe government

However, the Opposition announced that they would support the economic policies of the government from outside.

published on : 13th 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
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