Sri Lankan President

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

Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves Singapore for Thailand after short-term visit pass expires: Report

It did not say where the former leader was headed but the Thai foreign ministry, as well as a source in Colombo, said Wednesday he was seeking a new safe haven in Thailand.

published on : 11th August 2022

Sri Lanka introduces bill to clip presidential powers

He said the text of the draft of the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was changed after the ouster of former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

published on : 11th 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

Sri Lankan President urges parties to find ways to repay loans; says unrest delayed IMF deal 

Wickremesinghe further said that there is no point in blaming the former president for the economic crisis and urged all parties to come together to take the country out of the economic mess.

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

India to back Sri Lanka, PM Modi writes to Ranil

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a congratulatory letter to Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe after the latter got elected as the 8th President of the island nation.

published on : 27th July 2022

Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa granted short-term visit: Singapore 

In a statement released in response to media queries about Rajapaksa's visit to Singapore, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said that he was granted a short-term visit pass on arrival.

published on : 21st July 2022

Sri Lankan lawmakers elect Ranil Wickremesinghe as new president after high-voltage political drama

The 73-year-old six-time former prime minister secured 134 votes in the 225-member House while his nearest rival and dissident ruling party leader Dullas Alahapperuma got 82.

published on : 20th July 2022

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka's interim president

Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the acting president of Sri Lanka before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya.

published on : 15th July 2022

Sri Lankan speaker says Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation as president accepted

Rajapaksa, his wife Ioma and their two bodyguards arrived in Singapore from the Maldives on board a Saudia airline flight.

published on : 15th July 2022

India rejected Gotabaya Rajapaksa's request for a safe getaway?

Lankan President Rajapaksa, who is expected to honour his promise to resign on July 13, was looking at taking a Sri Lankan Air Force AN 32 or a commercial flight to land in India.

published on : 13th July 2022

Missing Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa back in action; orders distribution of cooking gas

President Rajapaksa was not present in the presidential House when a mob stormed the building on Saturday. Sri Lanka's total foreign debt stands at USD 51 billion.

published on : 10th July 2022