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Sunday May 22nd, 2022

Sri Lanka injects Rs60bn for 40 days below risk free yield

Injections despite severe fuel and cooking gas shortages

May 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka ex-minister says police chief, top govt official failed attack over unarmed protesters

Former prime minister's supporters brutally attacked unarmed protesters in broad day light, in front of police

May 19, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka govt nominee Ajith Rajapaksha elected deputy speaker

Newly elected Deputy Speaker Ajith Rajapaksha represents the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

May 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank net up in March 2022 quarter

Sri Lanka’s Hatton National Bank said profits grew 4 percent to 4.9 billion rupees in the March 2022 quarter

May 16, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka stocks hit 1-month high on political stability hopes after new PM appointment 

Markers are keenly watching what Wickremesinghe will do to bring down dollars

Sri Lanka stock market closed for 2nd day amid curfew

Curfew imposed after former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa supporters attacked unarmed, peaceful protesters on Monday

Sri Lanka's cricket stars react to May 09th violence

Sangakkara, Mahela and Sanath took to Twitter to condemn the violence

May 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka comes under international criticism again after Rajapaksa backers unleash violence

Prime Minister Rajapaksa was compelled to resign amid public protests due to his government's economic failure

May 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president's emergency rule comes under international criticism

Any violence in Sri Lanka could have detrimental impacts on a rapid recovery from ongoing economic crisis-officials

May 8, 2022 5 min read

Secret ballot underway in Sri Lanka parliament to elect deputy speaker

The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has said it will support the election of Siyambalapitya.

May 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka CB revises down 2022 economic growth estimate to 1-pct

Sri Lanka has sought IMF assistance to come out of the ongoing debt and BOP crisis.

April 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka stock market edges up amid eroding sentiment over political deadlock

The stock trading suspended in a few minutes on Monday and Tuesday after a key index fell over 10 percent

April 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president agrees to form interim government with new PM, cabinet: Sirisena

"They will send invitations to all parties in the coming days. The new cabinet must be small."

April 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition MP prohibited from protests for 14 days

Protests near Presidential Secretariat in capital Colombo continues for the 21st day

Neshella Perera
April 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka extends free visa for Russian, Ukrainian tourists for another 3 months

Tourists from Russia and Ukraine have accounted for a quarter of the total arrivals to Sri Lanka

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 26, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 3 hour power cut on April 23

Power cuts up to 3 hours and 20 minutes have been approved for Sri Lanka for April 23

April 22, 2022 1 min read
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Removal of Rajapaksa, government won't solve Sri Lanka crisis - ex-army chief

"Opposition should have the spin to form a minority government if president and PM posts are given"

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 22, 2022 3 min read

Amid defection talks, Sri Lanka's ruling SLPP unanimously decides PM Rajapaksa should continue

Strong protests have already led 41 MPs to withdraw their support to Rajapaksa government.

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 22, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka has enough fuel; difficulty in distribution - Minister

Sri Lanka has petrol for 10 days, diesel for 14 days and fuel shipments are coming - Power and Energy Minister

April 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's monthly fuel bill rises to $700 mln in April - CPC

"We are now spending 128 US dollar per barrel of diesel and 121 US dollars for petrol."

April 11, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka faces essential drug shortage; Experts warn of health crisis

"Within another month time, if this does not get solved, we are going for health crisis in the country as well,"

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 7, 2022 3 min read

Japan grants 500 mln yen for Sri Lanka's phytosanitary certification

It will help for precise pest diagnosis at country’s entry and exit points.

Neshella Perera
April 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lankan protestors in Wikipidia edit war on pages of leaders, ex-CB chief to express displeasure

Technical savvy youth have edited some of the Wikipedia pages of Rajapaksa family members

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
April 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka axes Norway, Iraq embassies, Sydney consulate over currency crisis

Restructuring due to foreign currency constraints faced by the country

April 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka president still commands support, claims top minister as calls for resignation mount

“There is a constitution. Anyone can say resign,” said Fernando, fielding questions from reporters.

April 4, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 6.5 hours of power cuts for April 5

A 13-hour power cuts prevailed last week, but the duration is shortened after Indian fuel shipments arrived in.

April 4, 2022 1 min read
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