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Sri lanka emergency

State of emergency declared in Sri Lanka ahead of July 20 presidential election

The government gazette dated July 17 imposing a state of emergency in the troubled nation was issued on Monday morning

18 Jul 2022 1:28 PM

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has already said he was willing to resign and make way for an all-party government to take over

13 Jul 2022 12:54 PM

India open to additional $2 bln aid for Sri Lanka with eye on China: Sources

China has extended a $1.3 billion syndicated loan and a $1.5 billion-yuan denominated swap, while negotiations are ongoing for more loans

14 Apr 2022 11:31 AM

Sri Lanka announces default on all external debt

The finance ministry said creditors were free to capitalise any interest payments due to them from Tuesday afternoon

12 Apr 2022 12:45 PM

Lankan fuel pumps may go dry by April end; India's credit line exhausting fast

People have been protesting for weeks over lengthy power cuts and shortage of gas, food and other basic goods

08 Apr 2022 10:47 AM


US cautions its citizens against travelling to Sri Lanka

US issued the warning pointing to the fuel and medicine shortages, as well as the COVID-19 and terror threats in the Island nation

07 Apr 2022 11:30 AM

Sri Lanka's Opposition rejects President's invitation to join unity government

The largest opposition political party rejected the president's proposal of a unity government and termed this spate of resignations a sham

05 Apr 2022 7:46 AM

Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers resigns, as country faces its worst economic crisis

Political experts said the ministers came under intense pressure from the public over the govt's alleged mishandling of the economic crisis

04 Apr 2022 10:39 AM

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka blocks social media to contain anti-govt protests

Anonymous activists had called for mass protests on Sunday on social media before the order went into effect

03 Apr 2022 11:47 AM

Sri Lanka declares public emergency amidst protests over economic crisis

The move came after a violent protest erupted outside the residence of Rajapaksa on Thursday as hundreds of demonstrators gathered there

02 Apr 2022 10:38 AM


Sri Lankan Prez Sirisena to appoint committee to probe anti-Muslim riots

Anti-Muslim riots, since Monday, have left two persons dead and damaged several homes, businesses and mosques in the Kandy district.

10 Mar 2018 5:26 PM

Prez Sirisena India bound amid Sri Lanka state emergency, violence

Mr Sirisena will be in India to attend the first conference of the founding members of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi.

10 Mar 2018 4:25 PM

Sri Lanka president removes Prime Minister after communal riots

Mr Wickremesinghe's 11-day tenure as the law and order minister was marred by racial tension in the central district of Kandy since Monday.

08 Mar 2018 6:23 PM

Sri Lanka emergency: Buddhists continue attack on Muslims despite curfew

At least 20 Muslim homes appeared badly damaged and flames engulfed one two-story home.

08 Mar 2018 1:36 PM

Amid riots, Facebook, Whatsapp, others blocked across central Sri Lanka

Anti-Muslim riots began Monday after a Buddhist Sinhalese man died after reportedly being attacked by a group of Muslim youths.

07 Mar 2018 4:46 PM