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PM Modi congratulates new President Wickremesinghe; bats for stability, economic recovery

The Prime Minister also conveyed that he looked forward to working closely with the Sri Lankan President for the mutual benefit of people.

published on : 26th July 2022

'Just look at a picture of Ranil': Sri Lanka president gets long-sought win, steep challenges

He has moved quickly to consolidate his position since lawmakers elected him this week to finish the term of his predecessor, ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

published on : 24th July 2022

Sri Lanka crisis: India, China extend olive branches to the island nation; citizens feel brunt of fuel shortage

Under its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, India has extended support to the island nation by giving short-term and long-term loans.

published on : 23rd July 2022

'IF'...: Warped mandate for Kipling-lover Wickremesinghe, winning over Sri Lanka daunting

Much water has flowed since the early years of his political leadership and Wickremesinghe is no longer hailed as the "Mr Clean" of Sri Lankan politics...

published on : 21st July 2022

'Worried turbulence in Sri Lanka may continue': Chidambaram on Wickremesinghe's election as President

Veteran politician Wickremesinghe was on Wednesday elected as Sri Lanka's president by lawmakers, in a rare move that could provide continuity for crucial discussions with the IMF for a bailout deal.

published on : 21st July 2022

Fresh protests in Sri Lanka as Ranil Wickremesinghe wins presidential elections

Despite former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fleeing the country following massive protests, his ruling party managed to get his proxy Wickremesinghe elected as successor.

published on : 21st July 2022

India, Sri Lanka likely to begin trading in Indian Rupee

Sources say since Ranil Wickremesinghe is viewed as a friend of India, there is every possibility of INR trading getting the go-ahead.

published on : 21st July 2022

Unpopular Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe elected president; risks new turmoil

Many also blame Wickremesinghe for protecting Rajapaksa, and during demonstrations last week, crowds set his personal residence on fire and occupied his office.

published on : 20th July 2022

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

Premadasa's appeal came hours after the Modi government told an all-party meeting in New Delhi that India is naturally worried over the Sri Lankan crisis.

published on : 20th July 2022

Indian official injured in crisis-hit Sri Lanka, High Commission urges citizens to make movements safely

Sri Lanka is witnessing a public unrest due to the unprecedented economic crisis followed by a political turmoil in the country.

published on : 20th July 2022

Majority of Sri Lanka's ruling party in favour of Alahapperuma as President, Premadasa as PM: Report

SLPP Chairman Peiris said that the majority of his party was in favour of appointing Alahapperuma as the President, underlining that the people's voice be highlighted in Parliament.

published on : 20th July 2022

Sparks fly at all-party meet on Sri Lanka crisis as Jaishankar hits out at 'culture of freebies'

Several Opposition-ruled states, including Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were called out for spending more than their earnings and their poor debt-to-GDP ratio.

published on : 20th July 2022

Modi government calls all-party meet on Sri Lanka crisis Tuesday; Jaishankar to brief MPs

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis in seven decades, with a severe foreign exchange shortage hampering the import of essentials including food, fuel and medicines.

published on : 19th July 2022

Slave Island starves as Sri Lanka's food prices soar

With six children in the family, the 74-year-old said the best they had been able to afford in recent weeks was the occasional fish, cut into small pieces for everyone.

published on : 18th July 2022

Asia Cup set to move to UAE from Sri Lanka as protests continue to rage island nation

Although ACC has intended to keep the tournament in Colombo as it would help the tourism and hotel sector in Sri Lanka immensely, the current situation hasn’t helped its cause.

published on : 18th July 2022

State of emergency declared in Sri Lanka ahead of July 20 presidential election

The government gazette number 2288/30 dated Jul 17 was issued Monday morning.

published on : 18th July 2022

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka shifts second Pakistan Test from Colombo to Galle

The Galle International Stadium will host its fourth straight Test in the past few weeks after the two Australia matches and the ongoing Pakistan opener.

published on : 18th July 2022

Sri Lanka's diesel and petrol prices reduced by Rs 20 each, the first since February

Many incidents of violence have been reported at fuel queues and nearly 20 people have died of exhaustion after spending several days continuously in the fuel queues.

published on : 17th July 2022

Gotabaya Rajapaksa's 'private visit' to Singapore his right as legal passport holder: Ex-diplomats

Rajapaksa landed in Singapore from the Maldives where he had fled amidst unprecedented protests against his government for mishandling the economy that bankrupted the country.

published on : 16th July 2022

Sri Lankan Parliament holds special session to announce president's vacancy

Meanwhile, the main Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa has officially declared his intention to contest the vote to be held on July 20.

published on : 16th July 2022
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