Wickremesinghe

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

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

President Wickremesinghe invites Sri Lankan parties to form national government 

Wickremesinghe said a programme could only be implemented with the participation of all political parties represented in Parliament, expert groups and civil society.

published on : 30th 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

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

Shortages of surgery equipment, life-saving drugs leave bankrupt Sri Lanka's hospitals empty

"Normal painkillers, antibiotics and paediatric medicines are in extremely short supply. Other medicines have become up to four times expensive in the last three months," says a pharmacy owner.

published on : 26th July 2022

Sri Lanka: A difficult road to recovery

Ranil Wickremesinghe will have to work overtime to prove that he is an able leader. Unfortunately, a few events in the last few days after his election fail to inspire confidence.

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

Rights groups urge Sri Lanka not to use force on protesters

The political turmoil has threatened efforts to seek rescue from the International Monetary Fund. Still, earlier this week, Wickremesinghe said bailout talks were nearing a conclusion.

published on : 23rd July 2022

SL security forces raid main anti-government protest camp, arrest 9 people

The decision to evict the anti-government protesters came a day after Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as president after ex-president Rajapaksa fled the country last week.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Sri Lanka's new President Wickremesinghe to swear in Cabinet on Friday 

The previous Cabinet will function till a national government is agreed upon once Parliament convenes and then a Cabinet reshuffle will take place.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Sri Lanka security forces vacate anti-government protesters at President's Secretariat

The new president said he would extend support to the peaceful protesters but would be tough on those who try to promote violence under the guise of peaceful protests.

published on : 22nd 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

Sri Lankan President Wickremesinghe says he is not a 'friend' of Rajapaksas, vows to bring change

Wickremesinghe also said he would give the change the people want, and stressed that is a friend of the people. He also said that is looking at the opportunity to strengthen his United National Party.

published on : 21st July 2022
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