Gotabaya Rajapaksa: News
03 Sep 2022Sri Lanka
Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to the country on Friday nearly two months after fleeing the island country amid the worst-ever economic downturn, according to AFP.
21 Aug 2022Sri Lanka
A team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be visiting Sri Lanka this week to assess the island nation's total external and internal debt.
01 Aug 2022Sri Lanka
Sri lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in reference to the protesters' threats, said that there was no point in asking that he "should go home" because he has nowhere to go.
20 Jul 2022Sri Lanka
Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected as the new President of crisis-hit Sri Lanka.
18 Jul 2022Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's acting President, Ranil Wickremesinghe, imposed a state of emergency late on Sunday night as his administration continues to suppress civil unrest and address the country's economic problems.
17 Jul 2022Sri Lanka
The government on Sunday announced an all-party conference on the unrest in Sri Lanka was scheduled for Tuesday evening.
In the midst of the country's economic crisis, the Sri Lanka government is planning to implement a national fuel quota scheme.
On Saturday, Sri Lankan parliamentarians began selecting a new president to serve the remainder of the term left vacant by Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Battling an acute economic crisis, Sri Lanka's Parliament convened for a session on Saturday to start the procedure of electing the island nation's next president. The house will be voting on July 20.
15 Jul 2022Animal Rights
An act of kindness by protesters in Sri Lanka is winning the internet.
14 Jul 2022Singapore
Acting President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday asked Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to nominate a prime minister who is acceptable to both the government and the Opposition.
13 Jul 2022Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed the country's acting president and a state of emergency has been declared in the island nation following a standoff between the security forces and angry protesters who tried to enter the Prime Minister's Office.
13 Jul 2022Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday declared a state of emergency after embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on a military jet after facing a massive public revolt for the collapse of the country's economy.
12 Jul 2022Sri Lanka
Former Finance Minister of Sri Lanka, Basil Rajapaksa, attempted to flee to Dubai in the early hours of Tuesday amid a wave of protests but was unsuccessful after the airport's immigration officials blocked him.
11 Jul 2022Sri Lanka
With Sri Lanka reeling under its worst economic crisis in seven decades, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva warned G20 nations over global debt.
10 Jul 2022Sri Lanka
Seeking the public's support to maintain peace in the country, Sri Lankan Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva, on Sunday said an opportunity to resolve the current political crisis in a peaceful manner is now available.
10 Jul 2022Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday agreed to step down from his post after violent protests in which demonstrators stormed his official residence in Colombo, forcing him to flee to an unknown location.
09 Jul 2022Sri Lanka
In a significant but expected development, Ranil Wickremesinghe has resigned as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, paving way for an all-party administration to take charge.
09 Jul 2022Facebook
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa allegedly abandoned his official residence in Colombo on Saturday as demonstrators broke into the house, AFP reported.
17 May 2022Sri Lanka
In a televised speech on Monday, Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced plans to privatize its national carrier SriLankan Airlines.
13 May 2022Sri Lanka
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.
11 May 2022Sri Lanka
The Indian High Commission in Colombo on Wednesday firmly denied rumors that New Delhi was sending soldiers to Sri Lanka.
10 May 2022Sri Lanka
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.
09 May 2022Sri Lanka
Amid the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday, local media reported.
07 May 2022Sri Lanka
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.
02 May 2022Sri Lanka
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.
29 Apr 2022Sri Lanka
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.
06 Apr 2022Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday night revoked the state of emergency in the nation with immediate effect.
05 Apr 2022Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's ruling coalition lost its parliamentary majority on Tuesday, amid growing unrest over the ongoing economic crisis, Reuters reported.
04 Apr 2022Sri Lanka
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.
03 Apr 2022Sri Lanka
More than 600 demonstrators were arrested in Sri Lanka's Western Province for violating a countrywide curfew of 36 hours, news agency PTI reported.
03 Apr 2022X
The Sri Lankan government has barred access to all social media sites in its latest attempt to prevent protests against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
02 Apr 2022India
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.
02 Apr 2022Sri Lanka
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.
01 Apr 2022Sri Lanka
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.
30 Jan 2021Narendra Modi
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.
29 Jan 2021Sri Lanka
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.
14 Mar 2020Pakistan News
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.
17 Nov 2019Sri Lanka
Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to become the next Sri Lankan President as the ruling United National Party's presidential candidate, Sajith Premadasa, conceded.