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Sri Lanka appoints nine new cabinet ministers

Two from Samagi Jana Balawegaya

May 20, 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

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'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
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.

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

Sri Lanka searches for Prime Minister

Ranil, three nominees from SLFP/independents, Sarath Fonseka possible candidates if Sajith Premadasa declines

May 12, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president promises PM, cabinet in week

Calls for calm

May 11, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka ex-PM Rajapaksa protected in Trinco dockyard: Defence Secy

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May 11, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka curfew extended till May 12

The military has been given shooting orders

May 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Bar Association calls for end to violence, immediate arrest of instigators

Eight people died in the violence and over 230 were injured, according to police.

May 10, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka violence kills 08, 102 properties damaged

Violent mobs attacked a property during the nigh of May 09 despite a curfew being imposed

May 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka speaker asks President to recall Parliament: report

President also due to meet party leaders

May 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka violence leaves 5 dead, 219 hospitalized

Of the 219 hospitalized in Colombo 5 are in intensive care

May 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka military chief appeals for calm

Please give the first place to humanity

May 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President invites all parties for unity government after PM resigns

President asks all citizens to maintain peace

May 9, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka ruling party legislator dies in shooting, scores injured

Hospital sources said 138 were admitted

May 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Resigns

Sri Lanka's cabinet automatically dissolves after the Prime Minister resigns

May 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka emergency law a deadly blow to democracy: rights body

The freedom of assembly and peaceful dissent can be restricted under the guise of a state of emergency

May 9, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka PM to announce decision soon: Minister Godahewa

President is very flexible in this matter

May 9, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka PM said to take a vow to help stay in office

“Will dollars start flowing into the country if you resign?'

May 8, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka executive presidency must end for any further steps: Sajith

This autocratic presidency must end immediately. We are not willing to move away from that foundation

May 8, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM asks police to give security to Kaduwela magistrate, other judges

Lawyers group had met PM

May 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka emergency rule not the answer to desperate situation: Bar Association

Protests reflect the desperate situation of people seeking to secure the most basic essentials in life

May 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President declares emergency as protests intensify

Protestors tear gassed near parliament

May 6, 2022 1 min read

No decision by Sri Lanka PM to resign yet: spokesman

Prime Minister has not decided to resign yet

May 6, 2022 1 min read