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Tag: Sri Lanka Crisis

Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka organises event to support recovery, growth
Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka organises event to support recovery, growth

The event saw participation of the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Nandalal Weerasinghe, senior officials, representatives from various businesses and industries.

India sends one more consignment of 40,000 MT of diesel to crisis-hit Sri Lanka
India sends 1 more consignment of 40K MT of diesel to crisis-hit Lanka

A total of close to 400,000 MT of various types of fuel have been delivered with Indian assistance in March and April.

Check petrol, diesel rates in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack today
Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices; petrol at all-time high of Rs 420, diesel Rs 400 per litre

The hike came as the public continues to suffer in long queues at fuel stations hit by shortages.

India sends 40,000 MT of petrol to crisis-hit Sri Lanka
India sends 40,000 MT of petrol to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

India on Saturday provided another 40,000 metric tonnes of diesel to Sri Lanka under the credit line facility.

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency as law and order situation improves
Crisis-hit Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency as law and order situation improves

Embattled Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had declared a state of emergency with effect from May 6 midnight, the second time in just over a month amidst growing countrywide anti-government protests over the economic crisis.

Ranil Wickremesinghe
Sri Lanka receives USD 160 mln from World Bank; PM says looking at possibility of using some of it to buy fuel

"160 million dollars has been received from the World Bank and a grant from the ADB (Asian Development Bank) is also expected," Wickremesinghe said.

No Petrol In Lanka
Sri Lanka Crisis - No Petrol Posters At Pumps

Sri Lanka Crisis - No Petrol Posters At Pumps

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Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn-in as Sri Lanka's new PM
Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn-in as Sri Lanka's new PM

Vacated after the controversial resignation of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the elder brother of President Gotabaya, Wickremesinghe is to take up the premiership for the record sixth time in the island nation.

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka crisis: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint new PM, cabinet this week

A couple of days after Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as Sri Lankan Prime Minister, his brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday said he will appoint a new Prime Minister and cabinet this week.

Mahinda-Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa to remain in naval base until normalcy returns

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family will remain at the Trincomalee naval base until normalcy returns to the island nation following widespread violence that caused him to flee Colombo, Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne announced on Wednesday.

India refutes speculative media reports on sending troops to Lanka: Indian mission
India refutes speculative media reports on sending troops to Lanka: Indian mission

The whereabouts of Mahinda Rajapaksa has been speculated since his resignation on Monday. It was reported that Mahinda had left his office-cum-official residence, Temple Trees.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns
Sri Lanka's fleeing ex-PM, family take refuge at naval base

Reports have also revealed that Rajapaksa's second son, Yositha, who was also the former Prime Minister's Secretary, and his family had left the country on Monday.

Mahinda-Rajapaksha
Mahinda Rajapaksa faces calls for arrest as Sri Lanka violence claims five lives

The resignation of the prime minister has automatically annulled the Cabinet and the country is currently being run by his younger brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

5 dead, 200 injured in SL violence, houses of politicians torched
5 dead, 200 injured in SL violence, houses of politicians torched

On Monday night, anti-government protesters surrounded the Prime Minister's official residence in Colombo, Temple Trees, and tried to enter it. Later, they burnt vehicles parked outside the house.

Guterres calls for dialogue to solve Sri Lanka crisis
Guterres calls for dialogue to solve Sri Lanka crisis

Mahinda Rajapaksa turned in his resignation to his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as the nation was rocked by clashes between the supporters of the Rajapaksa family and its opponents, and by police attempts to contain the protests.

Dead Sri Lankan MP
Sri Lanka: Govt MP found dead amid violent protests

Amid the anti-government protests across the islands nation, a government MP was found dead with gunshot injuries after he fled the spot when his vehicle was blocked by the protesters on whom he allegedly opened fire.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

Prime Minister Mahinda, 76, sent his resignation letter to the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after violent scenes were witnessed in Colombo.

SL leaders promise various approaches to address challenges
SL leaders promise various approaches to address challenges

In the past three years, the group that faced the most serious challenges in Sri Lanka is the working class, and the day-to-day challenges they face are even more intense today, Xinhua news agency quoted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as saying.

India supplies 760 kg of critical lifesaving medicines to Sri Lanka
India supplies 760 kg of critical lifesaving medicines to Sri Lanka

With the overarching aim of providing critical medical aid to Sri Lanka during the ongoing crisis, INS Gharial, as part of Mission SAGAR IX, reached Colombo on Friday to deliver the consignment of medicines.

15 more Sri Lankan Tamil refugees reach Rameswaram
15 more Sri Lankan Tamil refugees reach Rameswaram

Tamil Nadu Coastal police received tips that some Sri Lankan refugees have landed at the mount near Rameswaram and that they were dropped off there by a fishing boat.

Amid continued protests, SL Prez appoints new cabinet sans Rajapaksas
Amid continued protests, SL Prez appoints new cabinet sans Rajapaksas

As anti-government protests spread defying curfew and social media ban on April 3, the former cabinet with 26-ministers en masse resigned from their positions.

Sri Lanka Turmoil
Sri Lanka In Turmoil: Tracking The Collapse & Chaos

Sri Lanka In Turmoil: Tracking The Collapse & Chaos

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Amid Crisis, SL Prez Appoints New Central Bank Chief
Amid Crisis, SL Prez Appoints New Central Bank Chief

Nandalal Weerasinghe was appointed as the governor of the central bank of Sri Lanka, following the resignation of Ajith Nivard Cabraal earlier this week, reports Xinhua news agency.

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
'Resignations Of Key Officials Raise Policy Uncertainty In Sri Lanka'

Accordingly, on April 3-4, all of Sri Lanka's cabinet, with the exception of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, tendered their resignations, along with the governor of the central bank.

Sri Lanka's Economic Crisis Hits Generation-Next--School Dropout Rate Surges In The Island Nation
Sri Lanka's Economic Crisis Hits Generation-Next--School Dropout Rate Surges In The Island Nation

Two major newspapers -- The Island, and its sister Sinhala publication Divayina announced suspension of their print publication due to the rising newsprint cost.

USD Reaches Over 300 Against SL Rupee For First Time
USD Reaches Over 300 Against SL Rupee For First Time

Local media reports quoting some local banks said the selling rate of one $1 had reached 310 LKR, while some banks were selling at 312 LR, reports Xinhua news agency.

President Rajapaksa Fails To Form All-Party Cabinet As SL Oppn Refuses To Join
President Rajapaksa Fails To Form All-Party Cabinet As SL Oppn Refuses To Join

TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran told IANS that President Rajapaksa must listen to the people and leave his post. "People are demanding him to leave not to form a cabinet with the opposition parties," he said.

Sri Lanka protests
SL Opposition Parties And Public Defying Curfew To Protest

"The curfew is illegal. There is no emergency situation to impose curfew. Do your duty to the people but not to one family," Premadasa told police and military who blocked him.

Social Media
Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media Platforms After Imposing Emergency, Curfew

Fully or partially impacted social media and messaging platforms include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, TokTok, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger, it said.

Sri Lanka economic crisis
Sri Lanka Crisis: Protests Near President's Residence 'Act Of Terrorism', Says Govt

A statement issued by the presidential media division on Friday said an extremist group was behind the unrest near President Rajapaksa's residence in Mirihana, the Daily Mirror news website reported.

Sri Lanka protests
Sri Lankan Police Arrest 45 People; Briefly Impose Curfew After Protests Outside President Rajapaksa's Residence Over Worst Economic Crisis

According to the police, in the protest several, including five policemen, were injured while vehicles were set on fire as a spontaneous expression of public anger over the current economic crisis turned violent.

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