Sri lanka crisis

ACC Mulls Asia Cup In UAE Amid SL Crisis

BENGALURU: As Sri Lanka continues to reel under financial and civil unrest, the 15th edition of the Asia Cup could be moved out of the Island country. According to sources, the six-team tournament is expected to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The discussion between the board members of the Asian Cricket Council […]

Sri Lanka: Wickremesinghe Assumes Acting Presidency

COLOMBO: Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan Prime Minister and leader of UNP assumed the chair of the acting president as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country in the early morning amid the turmoil. A nationwide curfew has been imposed till 5 am on Thursday. Right after assuming the chair, Wickremesinghe instructed the Lankan security forces to […]

Rajapaksa To Resign On Wednesday, SL Prez Election On July 20

COLOMBO/ CHENNAI: After months of relentless pressure from the citizens, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa finally decided to leave as he signed a letter of resignation on Monday, Sri Lankan daily Daily Mirror reported. President Gotabaya will submit the resignation letter on July 13 and the Speaker of Parliament will announce his resignation on Wednesday, […]

India Committed To Lanka’s Recovery: MEA

NEW DELHI: India is committed to extending support to the economic crisis that hit Sri Lanka, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday. Earlier this year, India allocated an amount of USD 3.5 billion to Sri Lanka “to overcome their current difficulties”. “As a close neighbour of Sri Lanka, with historical ties, India is fully […]

Sri Lanka Crisis: PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Quits After Violent Clashes

  COLOMBO: Sri Lana Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa announced to step down from his post after violent clashes left at least 78 people injured on Monday amid the deepening economic crisis. He tendered his resignation to his brother President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. With the resignation, his Cabinet stands dissolved. For more than a month, protesters across […]

Sri Lanka Crisis: 4 New Ministers Sworn In, Prez Invites Oppn To Join Govt

COLOMBO: Within 24 hours of the mass resignation of Sri Lankan ministers, four new ministers were sworn in on Monday even as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called upon all political parties to stand united to deal with the economic crisis that has spurred widespread protests across the country. President Rajapaksa has urged all the political parties […]