Articles about Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Lanka to sell national airline, print salary money amid crisis

17 May 2022

World
Lanka to sell national airline, print salary money amid crisis

In a televised speech on Monday, Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced plans to privatize its national carrier SriLankan Airlines.

Who is Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's new PM amid crisis?

13 May 2022

World
Who is Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's new PM amid crisis?

Ranil Wickremesinghe, the leader of Sri Lanka's United National Party (UNP), was sworn in as the country's 26th prime minister on Thursday, succeeding Mahinda Rajapaksa, who resigned on Monday amid protests over the island nation's current economic crisis.

India not sending troops to Sri Lanka: Indian High Commission

11 May 2022

India
India not sending troops to Sri Lanka: Indian High Commission

The Indian High Commission in Colombo on Wednesday firmly denied rumors that New Delhi was sending soldiers to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Ex-PM Mahinda flees to naval base amid protests

10 May 2022

World
Sri Lanka: Ex-PM Mahinda flees to naval base amid protests

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family have reportedly sought refuge at a naval base in Trincomalee, in the country's northeast region.

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns amid violent clashes

09 May 2022

World
Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns amid violent clashes

Amid the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday, local media reported.

Sri Lanka under state of emergency again as protests intensify

07 May 2022

World
Sri Lanka under state of emergency again as protests intensify

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday declared a state of emergency for the second time in just over a month as anti-government protests escalated in the island nation.

Sri Lanka crisis: Ex-President Maithripala Sirisena calls for fresh elections

02 May 2022

World
Sri Lanka crisis: Ex-President Maithripala Sirisena calls for fresh elections

Amid the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, former president and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) chief Maithripala Sirisena called for fresh elections on Sunday.

Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to form interim government: Details here

29 Apr 2022

World
Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to form interim government: Details here

To solve the political impasse ailing Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday agreed to form an interim government without his older brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as the PM.

Amid economic crisis, Sri Lanka defaults on $51 billion debt

12 Apr 2022

World
Amid economic crisis, Sri Lanka defaults on $51 billion debt

Sri Lanka on Tuesday announced that it was defaulting on its $51 billion external debt in anticipation of a bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: President Rajapaksa revokes state of emergency

06 Apr 2022

World
Sri Lanka economic crisis: President Rajapaksa revokes state of emergency

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday night revoked the state of emergency in the nation with immediate effect.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Ruling coalition loses majority in Parliament

05 Apr 2022

World
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Ruling coalition loses majority in Parliament

Sri Lanka's ruling coalition lost its parliamentary majority on Tuesday, amid growing unrest over the ongoing economic crisis, Reuters reported.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Cabinet ministers resign as protests mount

04 Apr 2022

World
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Cabinet ministers resign as protests mount

At a late-night meeting on Sunday, the entire cabinet of Sri Lanka resigned amid mounting public anger and growing anti-government protests over the severe economic crisis.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Over 600 held for violating curfew

03 Apr 2022

World
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Over 600 held for violating curfew

More than 600 demonstrators were arrested in Sri Lanka's Western Province for violating a countrywide curfew of 36 hours, news agency PTI reported.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Social media blocked as protests spread

03 Apr 2022

World
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Social media blocked as protests spread

The Sri Lankan government has barred access to all social media sites in its latest attempt to prevent protests against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Amid protests, nation-wide curfew imposed in Sri Lanka till Monday

02 Apr 2022

World
Amid protests, nation-wide curfew imposed in Sri Lanka till Monday

The Sri Lankan government has imposed a curfew across the country from Saturday at 6:00 pm to Monday at 6:00 am in response to protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades.

Sri Lanka: Emergency declared after unrest over economic crisis

02 Apr 2022

World
Sri Lanka: Emergency declared after unrest over economic crisis

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency on Friday, a day after hundreds attempted to storm his house in protest of the country's unprecedented economic crisis.

Protests near Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's home; 45 arrested

01 Apr 2022

World
Protests near Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's home; 45 arrested

Thousands of people descended on the streets of Sri Lankan capital Colombo near President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's house on Thursday night, demanding that he step down.

Sri Lanka: No adverse reactions so far following vaccination

30 Jan 2021

World
Sri Lanka: No adverse reactions so far following vaccination

No adverse reactions or side-effects have so far been reported by those who were vaccinated in Sri Lanka on Friday with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine Covishield, provided by India, health officials said on Saturday.

Sri Lanka kicks off coronavirus inoculations with Indian vaccine

29 Jan 2021

World
Sri Lanka kicks off coronavirus inoculations with Indian vaccine

Sri Lanka on Friday launched its national coronavirus immunization campaign by administering the first shots to frontline health workers, soldiers, and security personnel, a day after India gifted 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccine to the island nation.

'800' controversy: Vijay Sethupathi's daughter receives rape threats

20 Oct 2020

Entertainment
'800' controversy: Vijay Sethupathi's daughter receives rape threats

Even after actor Vijay Sethupathi quit the controversial movie 800, a biopic on legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Muthiah Muralitharan, he continued to receive flak for having considered the film.

Pakistan responds to Modi's call for joint effort against coronavirus

14 Mar 2020

World
Pakistan responds to Modi's call for joint effort against coronavirus

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited SAARC nations for a joint response against the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, Pakistan responded in the affirmative.

Civil war-era defense chief Rajapaksa to become Sri Lankan President

17 Nov 2019

World
Civil war-era defense chief Rajapaksa to become Sri Lankan President

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to become the next Sri Lankan President as the ruling United National Party's presidential candidate, Sajith Premadasa, conceded.

Eighth blast reported in Sri Lanka, toll reaches 160

21 Apr 2019

World
Eighth blast reported in Sri Lanka, toll reaches 160

Hours after near-simultaneous explosions devastated three churches and three high-end hotels in Sri Lanka, two other blasts were reported in the country.

Ongoing crisis issue between foreign, indigenous thinking: Sri Lankan President

10 Dec 2018

World
Ongoing crisis issue between foreign, indigenous thinking: Sri Lankan President

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has described the ongoing political crisis in the country as one between foreign and local values.

Colombo: Indian arrested over plot to assassinate Sri Lanka President

26 Sep 2018

World
Colombo: Indian arrested over plot to assassinate Sri Lanka President

An Indian national who was aware of an alleged plot to assassinate the Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, has been arrested.