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Court bars Mahinda, son, 15 MLAs from overseas travel

Order in wake of investigation into attacks on Monday’s protest sites

13 May 2022 2:37 AM

Sri Lanka president set to name new Prime Minister

Respected five-time former premier Ranil Wickremesinghe was the frontrunner to head a 'unity government' with cross-party support

12 May 2022 11:36 AM

Mahinda flees to Navalbase as Rajapaksa houses burnt

Shoot orders in Colombo, India backs 'democracy, stability'

11 May 2022 8:26 AM

Mahinda Rajapaksa faces calls for arrest as Sri Lanka violence claims eight lives

Rajapaksa has been accused by the Opposition of inciting the ruling party mobs to attack peaceful protesters by making a defiant speech

10 May 2022 11:31 AM

Lanka crisis: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa may offer resignation today

Rajapaksa was hooted and catcalled by the angry public who are on the streets demanding fuel, cooking gas and an end to power cuts

09 May 2022 12:15 PM

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India rubbishes report of Sri Lanka using Line of Credit to import water cannons

Issuing a statement, the Indian embassy made it clear that the reports suggesting such use of India's assistance as 'factually incorrect'

08 May 2022 12:27 PM

Lankan Parliament crucial session after Oppn moves no-trust motion against Govt, Prez

Sri Lankan government announced the appointment of a Cabinet sub-committee to look into the proposal for a new Constitution

04 May 2022 11:06 AM

China reports first human case of H3N8 bird flu

A four-year-old boy from central Henan province was found to have been infected with the variant after developing a fever and other symptoms

27 Apr 2022 12:10 PM

Poverty in Sri Lanka to spike this year, warns World Bank

The heightened fiscal and external risks as well as the challenging political situation pose significant uncertainty to the economic outlook

26 Apr 2022 1:32 PM

Beijing Covid spike prompts mass testing, panic buying

Queues snaked around malls and outside office complexes on Monday as people waited to be swabbed for samples by health workers

25 Apr 2022 11:00 AM

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World Bank ready to provide emergency support to Sri Lanka: Report

The IMF has commended the steps already taken by the Finance Minister to mitigate the present financial situation in Sri Lanka

20 Apr 2022 1:49 PM

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa proposes Constitutional amendment

Mahinda Rajapaksa intends to propose a new Constitutional Amendment to the Cabinet in order to fulfil the people's aspirations

19 Apr 2022 11:41 AM

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints new Cabinet of 17 ministers

The Cabinet appointment came as the island-wide protests continued to force the resignation of the president and his family

18 Apr 2022 12:50 PM

PM Shehbaz Sharif pitches for meaningful India-Pakistan engagement

Sharif's communication came in response to a letter sent by Modi to the Pakistani leader congratulating him on becoming the prime minister

18 Apr 2022 12:17 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

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Shehbaz Sharif sworn-in as new Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shehbaz will now form a new government that can remain in place until elections are due in August 2023

12 Apr 2022 3:54 AM

Imran Khan thanks supporters for protesting against 'US-backed' regime in Pakistan

In an attempt to galvanise his supporters, Imran said, 'it is always the people who protect their own sovereignty and democracy'

11 Apr 2022 11:59 AM

Imran Khan becomes first Pak PM to be ousted by no-confidence vote

No prime minister in Pakistan's history was ever ousted through a no-confidence motion

10 Apr 2022 7:13 AM

Pak Parliament's crucial session begins to vote on no-trust motion against PM Khan

Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif called on Speaker Qaiser to conduct proceedings in accordance with the court's directives

09 Apr 2022 12:44 PM

Pak PM Imran Khan on way out as no-confidence vote looms

Whoever takes over will still have to deal with the issues that bedevilled Khan -- soaring inflation, a feeble rupee and crippling debt

09 Apr 2022 11:00 AM

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