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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 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

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
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

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
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Sri Lanka economic crisis: European Union to provide 200,000 euros for essential supplies

"Many children have also seen their education disrupted due to power cuts and lack of stationery items."

Mahadiya Hamza
May 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka speaker to meet party leaders Monday, cabinet meeting tonight

I have called for a report on the incident from the police chief

May 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka said to mull emergency as protests escalate

Protestors tear gassed outside parliament

May 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's political twists deepen amid parliamentary dramatics, protests

The replacement of Deputy Speaker Ranjith Siyambalapitiya by himself has been a comic drama.

Arjuna Ranawana
May 6, 2022 5 min read

Sri Lanka seeks divine help to subdue anti-Rajapaksa protesters

Thousands may have already drunk the charmed water that is sent as ‘donations’ to the Gota Go Gama

May 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka court orders removal of Mynagogama site if protest doesn't remain peaceful

Refusing to leave the protest site, protesters said, no matter the court order, the agitation will continue.

May 4, 2022 2 min read

Payments to Zuberi made under instructions from govt: Cabraal

Following a statement by JVP leader

May 4, 2022 2 min read

China to provide 300 million RMB in emergency aid to Sri Lanka for drugs, food, fuel

The new grant will increase the total emergency aid from China to 500 million renminbi (over 75 million US dollars).

May 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament set for battles this week as main opposition rules out interim deal

Deputy Speakers position to be contested

May 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka taking all measures PM says on May Day amid soft-peg crisis

The Government is currently taking all possible measures to manage the economic crisis

May 1, 2022 3 min read