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Tuesday May 24th, 2022
Politics

Sri Lanka court extends former CB governor's travel ban until July 25

Cabraal has been prevented leaving the country from April 7

May 23, 2022 2 min read

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.

May 23, 2022 3 min read

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
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.

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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Sri Lanka deputy speaker vote: Mahinda, Namal Rajapaksa absent; Johnston, Sanjeewa present

The police has yet to arrest any of the MPs named by the attorney general.

May 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka deputy speaker election under way again as independent MPs threaten to spoil vote

The election is now under way, in the form of a secret ballot.

May 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's main opposition decides to conditionally support to new government

New PM needs parliament majority sweeping reforms to deal with an IMF loan for economic recovery

May 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s May 9 mayhem, accident waiting to happen

There were 360 disciplinary cases against police officers, many were even promoted due to pressure from government MPs

May 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka curfew delayed till 1100pm on May 16

Curfew delayed till 1100pm from an earlier 0800pm

May 16, 2022 2 min read

Shocking details on Sri Lanka’s black Monday revealed

The question is who gave an order to overrule the president

May 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest over 200 suspects over May 09 mob violence

More than 46 politicians and their supporters' properties were destroyed by angry mobs despite a curfew.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet to discuss 21st amendment to constitution on May 16

It will then be presented to the cabinet of ministers for approval, the PM’s office said in a statement.

May 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka police shake up after mob violence

Some 230 people have been arrested in connection with the arson attacks

May 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Defence Ministry to investigate information on purportedly planned LTTE attack

May 18, the day the attack is reportedly expected to take place, marks the end of the war.

May 15, 2022 2 min read