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Tag: Sri Lanka Economic Crisis

Sri Lankan lawmakers elect Ranil Wickremesinghe as new president
Sri Lankan lawmakers elect Ranil Wickremesinghe as new president

The new President will have a mandate to serve out the rest of Rajapaksa's term, which ends in November 2024.

India provides 44,000 tn of urea to Sri Lanka: Mandaviya
India provides 44,000 tn of urea to Sri Lanka: Mandaviya

India has time and again proved to be a true friend of Sri Lankan people in their need, the minister said.

India stands with people of Sri Lanka: MEA
India stands with people of Sri Lanka: MEA

He also referred to India's financial aid to help the island country deal with its severe economic crisis.

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

President Rajapaksa was not present in the presidential House when a mob stormed the building on Saturday.

Angry protesters set fire to Sri Lanka PM's private house
Angry protesters set fire to Sri Lanka PM's private house

Angered by the attack, the protesters had set fire to the house of Wickremesinghe who had left it with his wife.

Sri Lanka crisis: Jayasuriya joins anti-govt protest; Sangakkara, Jayawardene also lend support
Sri Lanka crisis: Jayasuriya joins anti-govt protest; Sangakkara, Jayawardene also lend support

The 53-year-old Jayasuriya said he always stands with the people of Sri Lanka adding that the people will celebrate victory soon.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Wickremesinghe says he is willing to resign and make way for all-party gov
Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe says he is willing to resign and make way for all-party government

So as to ensure the safety of the citizens, the prime minister said he is agreeable to this recommendation by the Opposition party leaders.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan Prez Rajapaksa's whereabouts not known: Reports

According to sources, the President had been moved out of his residence on Friday, in anticipation of Saturday's protests.

SL PM summons emergency meeting as protesters storm President's house
SL PM summons emergency meeting as protesters storm President's house

According to the Prime Minister's Office, the premier also has requested the Speaker to summon Parliament in an effort to find a solution to the 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.

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Protest seeking resignation of Sri Lankan Prez enters 50th day

There has been an intense call for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to also resign however, he has refused to do so.

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.

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.

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.

Sri Lanka PM
SL Opposition submits impeachment, no-faith motion to oust govt and Prez

Sajith Premadasa Opposition leader and leader of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya or United People's Force handed over two motions to the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena who is to announce their future cause in Parliament on Wednesday.

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.

Freebies In Odisha- Reality Check
Freebies In Odisha Alone Gulp Down 23% Of State's Own Tax Revenues

The State government here has also a populist tooth. The budgets over the years had announced a litany of populist schemes. 

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 Lankans Mount Worldwide Protests Amid Social, Economic And Political Meltdown
Sri Lankans Mount Worldwide Protests Amid Social, Economic And Political Meltdown

People have been facing hardships since last year when the prices of fuel began to go up, scheduled power cuts were announced by the government and the prices of good began inching up.

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.

Amidst Public Protest To Resign, SL President, PM Hold Crucial Meeting
Amidst Public Protest To Resign, SL President, PM Hold Crucial Meeting

The two brothers on Sunday met several political allies who demanded the removal of their younger brother and Finance Minister Basil Rajapasa who is blamed for current economic crisis.

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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