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Tuesday May 24th, 2022
Politics

Sri Lanka tourism chief Kirmali Fernando steps down

Fernando, a former banker, was appointed as SLTDA chairperson n December 2019 succeeding Kishu Gomez.

May 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Black Monday: Former minister Johnston Fernando gives statement to CID

So far, over 1,240 people have been arrested over the attack in Colombo and the retaliatory mob violence that followed.

May 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President acting as Finance Minister

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May 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka court requests CB to furnish USD 500 mn ISB January repayment details

Cabraal kept the exchange rate artificially steady while spending reserves for foreign debt repayment.

May 23, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka court extends former CB governor's travel ban until July 25

Cabraal has been prevented leaving the country from April 7

Infant dead due to fuel shortages: Sri Lanka cricket star demands president's resignation

Sri Lanka, going through a crippling forex crisis, was facing severe fuel shortages over the weekend.

Sri Lanka president appoints eight new cabinet ministers

Notably, newly sworn in Agriculture Minister Mahinda Samaraweera represents the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

May 23, 2022 1 min read

New evidence in Sri Lanka’s ‘Black Monday’ mayhem

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May 23, 2022 2 min read

Indian shipment of rice, milk powder, medicines worth 2bn arrive in Sri Lanka

9,000 metric tonnes of rice, 200 metric tonnes of milk powder and 24 metric tonnes of essential medicines arrived.

May 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka utility regulator rubbishes "baseless" power cut forecasts by politicians

Ratnayake also urged citizens to keep the upcoming GCE Ordinary Level examinations in mind when conducting protests.

Dulya de Silva
May 22, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka President’s shaman had 250-man army guard

She did not see the attack coming, but believed its was due to a “sin” she had committed in a previous life

May 22, 2022 3 min read

Indian shipment of rice, milk powder, medicines worth Rs 2bn en route to Sri Lanka

It is scheduled to arrive in Colombo on Sunday (22) as part of Indian aid to cash-strapped Sri Lanka.

May 21, 2022 1 min read

Japan to provide $1.5mln essential food grant to Sri Lanka

Grant aims to provide three-months worth of essential foods to 15,000 affected families

May 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka appoints nine new cabinet ministers

Two from Samagi Jana Balawegaya

May 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka legislators sought hotel accommodation amid petrol shortages: Speaker

"They asked me to book a hotel for them to stay here," said the Speaker.

May 19, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka military not given orders to shoot on sight: prime minister

"No shoot on sight order was given. There is nothing in writing. There were no orders to shoot."

May 19, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna fills vacancy left by murdered legislator

An extraordinary gazette issued on Samarawickrama's appointment on Wednesday (18).

May 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s ex-minister assumed police chief’s powers

What happened on May 9 was the result of political meddling in the police department

May 19, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lankans commemorate War Heroes Day, Tamil Genocide Day on same day

"Government celebrates War Heroes Day,," while Tamils observe 'Tamils Genocide Day'

May 19, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka's May 9 attack on ruling MP houses "well organized" - Ex-cabinet spokesman

Rajapaksa quit after his supporters attacked unarmed protesters who had been demanding for his resignation.

May 18, 2022 2 min read

Rare banter between Sri Lanka PM and opposition leader as they agree to cooperate

"Our party does not spend 24/7/365 on marginalising you."

Himal Kotelawala
May 18, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka has asked to use world bank money for oil

"Yesterday we received 160 million dollars from the World Bank. We cannot use it for fuel but we are discussing it."

May 18, 2022 1 min read

Krishantha Cooray writes to Sri Lanka Prime Minister

If you are to succeed, you can only do so by unifying and integrating, not by dividing and conquering

May 17, 2022 8 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest five more in connection with May 09 violence

"The Attorney General ordered to summon these people and get their statements."

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's UNP defends new prime minister's vote against suspending standing orders

The opposition sought to demonstrate how nationwide calls for President Rajapaksa’s resignation is reflected in p'ment...

May 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition move to express parliament's dissatisfaction with president defeated

Among those who voted against the motion was Sri Lanka's newly elected Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

May 17, 2022 1 min read
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