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Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka's Tamil parties to press for autonomy in new Constitution

Sri Lanka's President invited all political parties for talks aimed at ending the Tamil ethnic issue by February 4 next year -- Sri Lanka's 75th anniversary of independence from Britain.

published on : 26th November 2022

Sri Lanka's Tamil parties to meet to push for federalism ahead of talks with government 

The meeting will be held at the Colombo residence of R Sampanthan, the 89-year-old leader of the Tamil National Alliance.

published on : 25th November 2022

Keen to solve all issues of Tamil community by next year: Sri Lankan President

International rights groups claim at least 40,000 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed in the final stages of the war, but the Sri Lankan government has disputed the figures.

published on : 19th November 2022

Sri Lanka's President invites Tamil parties to resolve minority issues internally

"We don't need others to intervene in our country's matters. We can solve our issues and that's what we are attempting to accomplish," Wickremesinghe said, without naming any country.

published on : 10th November 2022

Appalling Ranil crackdown on political dissent

It is no surprise that Wickremesinghe has cleverly warmed his way to the top slot through political maneuvering to live his dream.

published on : 7th November 2022

Restructuring can only go so far, answers needed

The financial crisis has also brought out into the open Sri Lanka’s unaddressed and increasing political crisis

published on : 3rd October 2022

Sri Lanka keen to upgrade Indo-Lanka Free Trade Agreement: Prez Wickremesinghe

"Trade integration gives an economic base. The common economic base is a prerequisite for better national security and better political relations," he said.

published on : 16th September 2022

Sri Lanka's former president Sirisena named suspect in Easter Sunday attacks

The probe had also found a host of other top defence officials, including former police chief Pujith Jayasundera and former defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando, guilty of ignoring prior intelligence.

published on : 16th September 2022

Sri Lanka's creditors, including China must cooperate in debt restructuring process: USAID Administrator

All the Sri Lankan creditors, including China, have to agree to restructure their existing loans to the island nation before the IMF starts disbursing the loan.

published on : 11th September 2022

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe under fire over govt expansion amidst economic crisis

The 37 new posts are in addition to the 20-member Cabinet of President Wickremesinghe, who took over in late July following Gotabaya Rajapaksa's exit.

published on : 11th September 2022

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka appoints 37 junior ministers, including nephew of ousted President Gotabaya 

The majority of the junior ministers or lawmakers appointed in the ministers of state rank were from the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party. 

published on : 8th September 2022

Sri Lanka's crisis a result of past impunity for human rights abuses and economic crimes: UN report

This is also the first time that the top UN body has linked the economic crisis with Sri Lanka's gross human rights violations.

published on : 7th September 2022

Ousted Sri Lankan leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa faces arrest calls after return

"Gotabaya returned because no country is willing to accept him, he has no place to hide," said Joseph Stalin, the leader of a teachers' trade union that helped mobilise demonstrators.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Sri Lankan rights body urges Wickremesinghe to provide protection to Gotabaya and family

"It is alleged in the complaint that Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his family, who are citizens of this country, are unable to return to the country due to prevailing threats to their lives," the rights body

published on : 23rd August 2022

Sri Lanka's anti-govt protest that ousted President Rajapaksa ends after 123 days uprising 

"Our campaign for a system change would continue, although we ended our campaign here at this site," Vidarshana Kannangara, another activist said.

published on : 10th August 2022

Lankan economic woes to last another year; nuclear energy, logistics could revive condition: Prez Ranil

Wickremesinghe, who has previously described Sri Lanka's economy as bankrupt, said that economic reforms would require higher taxation.

published on : 6th August 2022

Sri Lanka to hold crucial talks on formation of all-party govt to combat economic meltdown

Sri Lankan President Wickremesinghe invited the political parties to form an all-party government to overcome the current economic crisis as the Parliament reconvened after a seven-day adjournment.

published on : 5th August 2022

Sri Lankan government issues gazette notification to declare essential public services 

The latest policy note recommended that a household electricity use threshold of 60 kWh per month as a determinant of eligibility for welfare benefits.

published on : 4th August 2022

Sri Lanka committed to 'one-China' policy: President Wickremesinghe says after Pelosi's Taiwan visit 

Sri Lanka has seen months of mass unrest over the worst economic crisis, with the government declaring bankruptcy in mid-April by refusing to honour its international debt.

published on : 4th August 2022

International human rights body claim government harassed, intimidated Sri Lankan protesters

New York-based Human Rights body said that Sri Lanka's military sought to curtail protests through intimidation, surveillance, and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators since President Ranil took office.

published on : 4th August 2022
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