IMF bailout just beginning of long, more difficult journey: Sri Lankan President Wickremesinghe
Sri Lanka defaulted on its $46 billion foreign debt last April after nearly exhausting its foreign exchange reserves, making it almost impossible for importers to source vital goods.
Debate on Sri Lanka's 22nd constitutional amendment empowering Parliament may be stalled
It is meant to replace the 20A that had given unfettered powers to ex-President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after abolishing the 19th Amendment.
Chinese oil giant Sinopec likely to enter Sri Lankan fuel market amid Beijing's debt-trap
Sinopec is already present at the Port of Hambantota where it operates an oil depot.
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.
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.
Sri Lanka protest movement reaches 100 days as economic crisis continues
The campaign to oust Rajapaksa, organised mainly through posts on Facebook, Twitter and TikTok, drew people from across Sri Lanka's often unbridgeable ethnic divides.
Sri Lankan economic crisis: Indian assistance not 'charitable donations', says PM Wickremesinghe
Sri Lanka's total foreign debt stands at USD 51 billion. The Indian credit lines since January has provided a lifeline to Sri Lanka amidst the worst economic crisis.
Sri Lankan economic crisis: Army open fire on rioters at fuel station
As the pump ran out of petrol, motorists began to protest and the situation escalated into a clash with troops, police said
Fuel shortage crisis; Sri Lanka to receive last shipments from India in June
The economic crisis has prompted an acute shortage of essential items like food, medicine, cooking gas and other fuel, toilet paper and even matches.
China says India made 'great efforts' to help Sri Lanka; South Asia remains its priority
India has rushed about USD 3 billion in assistance in the form of line credit and other modes to help Sri Lanka which has virtually declared insolvency and defaulted on all foreign loans.
Lankan PM discusses economic situation with IMF chief as govt looks to bolster nation's reserves
The prime minister explained that negotiations regarding bridging finance were reliant on Sri Lanka and the IMF concluding a staff-level agreement.
Australia's tour to give Sri Lanka Cricket a financial boost
Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday said all income from tickets for the three Twenty20s, five one-day internationals and two test matches would be donated to public welfare initiatives.
Cash-strapped Sri Lanka gets Russian oil to ease shortages
The Russian crude delivery had been waiting offshore of the capital Colombo's port for over a month as the country was unable to raise USD 75 million to pay for it.
Sri Lanka seeks investments from India to help tide over crisis
Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner D Venkateshwaran said that the nation is looking for investment from Tamil Nadu and other southern states.
Implications of a figurehead PM in troubled Lanka
In what can charitably be called a quirk of democracy, Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as prime minister of Sri Lanka last Thursday.
Tamil Nadu to send meds worth Rs 8.87cr to Sri Lanka in first phase
Health Minister Ma Subramanian, on Sunday, inspected the drug warehouse in Chennai which stores essential medicines that the State plans to send to Sri Lanka, in the first phase.
TN, Centre should press for referendum in Sri Lanka: Lankan Tamil politician
He sought support from political parties in Tamil Nadu for a referendum in the island nation.
No stay on TN’s purchase of rice for distribution to Lanka
The Madras High Court has refused to stay the Tamil Nadu government’s move to purchase 40,000 tonnes of rice for supplying to Sri Lanka to help it tackle the economic crisis.
Cricket Australia: Sri Lanka tour still on despite unrest
Australia’s government has advised nationals to reconsider their need to travel to Sri Lanka after unrest followed this week’s resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa under fire following imposition of emergency
President Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency with effect from Friday midnight amid growing countrywide anti-government protests over the unprecedented economic crisis.
World Athletics set to tighten transgender rules and lift Russia doping ban
No increase in hospitalisation rate or death amid spike in Covid cases: Health Ministry
Punjab Police's 'miscalculation' resulted in Amritpal's escape?
Will Rahul be disqualified as MP after court verdict? Not so fast, says constitutional expert
Global IT services firm Accenture slashes 19,000 jobs
'Dictator' BJP govt rattled, says Congress chief Kharge after Rahul gets two-year jail term