Sri Lankan Crisis

Sri Lankan Supreme Court extends overseas travel ban on Mahinda and Basil Rajapaksa till August 11

Earlier, on August 1, the country's apex court had extended until August 4 the overseas travel ban on Rajapaksa and his younger brother.

published on : 4th August 2022

United they stand for their land

The Sri Lankans have raised the hopes of common people in the possibilities of a people’s struggle. It is still early to say if this can be a model because of the specificities of Sri Lanka’s history

published on : 31st July 2022

Singapore extends ex-Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit pass by 14 days: Report

Rajapaksa arrived in Singapore on a private visit from the Maldives after fleeing his country. Rajapaksa has been issued a new visa, extending his stay here till August 11.

published on : 27th July 2022

Lessons of fiscal prudence, no freebie culture to be drawn: Jaishankar at all-party meet on Lanka

Jaishankar also said there have seen some "misinformed comparisons" in the context of Sri Lanka wherein some people have asked whether "can such a situation happen in India."

published on : 19th July 2022

Singaporeans hold 'muted protests' as Gotabaya Rajapaksa enters country

On Twitter, several Sri Lankans have also been tagging the Singapore government's Twitter account to express their anger at the Republic's decision.

published on : 18th July 2022

Sri Lanka bans Gotabaya Rajapaksa's brothers Mahinda and Basil from leaving country

The interim order was given by the court after the petition filed by Transparency International Sri Lanka and three others against the two politicians was taken up for hearing.

published on : 15th July 2022

Sri Lanka crisis: It's all Go-Ranil push now 

Named acting Prez after Gotabaya flees to Maldives, Lankan PM faces fury of protesters

published on : 14th July 2022

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's cash worth millions of rupees handed to police

Protesters discovered 17.85 million rupees (about $50,000) in crisp new banknotes but turned them over to police following Saturday's storming of the Presidential palace.

published on : 11th July 2022

Sri Lankan crisis: Opposition hopes to install new government amid turmoil

Opposition lawmaker M. A. Sumanthiran said all opposition parties combined could easily muster the 113 members needed to show a majority in Parliament.

published on : 10th July 2022

Sri Lanka crisis: India hands 44,000 MT of urea to crisis-hit island nation 

Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay met Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera to inform him about the arrival of more than 44,000 metric tonnes of urea.

published on : 10th July 2022

Sri Lankan crisis: President Rajapaksa's whereabouts not known as protesters continue to occupy his residence

Rajapaksa's only communication outside since the protesters stormed into the city has been with Parliament Speaker, who announced late Saturday night that the President would resign on Wednesday.

published on : 10th July 2022

Sri Lankan President calls Putin; plans to visit UAE to explore fuel import options: Report

The Lankan government announced that only essential services will operate from midnight till July 10 and all other operations will be temporarily suspended as the fuel shortage crisis deepens.

published on : 29th June 2022

Economic crisis makes TN travelers shun Lanka, turn to Malaysia, Singapore for holiday getaway

Though the potential of Sri Lanka as a tourist destination has dropped, travel agents believe it would remain a transit hub for international passengers

published on : 28th May 2022

This TN man begs to donate money for needy

Though the septuagenarian, who begs at South Gate in Madurai, had to suffer humiliation and attacks by unscrupulous youth, he has not let the bad experiences douse the fire in him.

published on : 22nd May 2022

Sri Lanka crippled by strike by trade unions demanding resignation of Rajapaksa government

Sri Lanka's government has been facing a wave of protests around the country with an increasingly furious public demanding its resignation.

published on : 6th May 2022

Sri Lanka president agrees to remove brother as PM: Lawmaker

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed that a national council will be appointed to name a new prime minister and a Cabinet comprised of all parties in Parliament.

published on : 29th April 2022

Lankan crisis: Stalin speaks to Tamils in camp, seeks Centre nod to send aid

Wants MEA to ensure release of 12 TN fishers held in SL over SLR 2-crore bail bond each

published on : 16th April 2022

Lankan economic crisis kindles Kochi container terminal’s hopes

Colombo port is the largest and busiest port in the Southeast Asia region   

published on : 14th April 2022