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Tuesday May 24th, 2022
Politics

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.

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
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 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
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Sri Lanka curfew lifted at 0500am on May 15

Curfew is imposed under emergency law

May 15, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President calls legislators to work together in Vesak message

When the country is in dire straits, all the people's representatives must work together immediately for a solution

May 15, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka PM says ready to address protesters' concerns; appoints panels

Panels will be in charge of supporting the protesters and including their proposals in government policies.

May 14, 2022 2 min read

Fireworks at post-mortem on Sri Lanka mob violence

Many SLPP members lost their homes after Rajapaksa loyalists attacked a peaceful protest

May 14, 2022 4 min read
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Sri Lanka main opposition will not join govt, will back "correct" decisions: opp. leader

"I also wish to inform you that we will extend our support as a responsible opposition to correct decisions."

May 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president appoints four cabinet ministers

Prof G L Peiris was sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

May 14, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka PM writes to opposition leader, invites his party to join new government

"Every day that passes, the future of this country is put at greater risk."

May 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka won't face hunger crisis, economic situation will get worse before it gets better: new PM

“After I speak to [friendly nations], there will be help coming from there. They won’t allow people to starve.”

May 14, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka's new “diplomatic” PM starts foreign aid talks amid political stability concerns

Lack of parliament majority could drag the new prime minister's economic recovery plans

Shihar Aneez
May 14, 2022 6 min read

Sri Lanka curfew lifted from 600am to 600pm on May 14

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May 13, 2022 1 min read