Articles about Sri Lanka

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.

SL vs Australia: Cummins to miss T20Is; Starc, Hazlewood return

29 Apr 2022

Sports
SL vs Australia: Cummins to miss T20Is; Starc, Hazlewood return

Australia on Monday announced squads for their upcoming multi-format series in Sri Lanka, comprising three T20Is, five ODIs, and two Tests.

Sitharaman assures Sri Lanka of all possible assistance from India

19 Apr 2022

World
Sitharaman assures Sri Lanka of all possible assistance from India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday "assured all possible cooperation" to her Sri Lankan counterpart Ali Sabry on the sidelines of IMF-WB Spring Meetings in the US.

Sri Lanka crisis: India to provide additional $2 billion aid

14 Apr 2022

India
Sri Lanka crisis: India to provide additional $2 billion aid

India is considering enhancing its financial assistance to crisis-hit Sri Lanka in the form of credits for essential commodities and balance-of-payment support.

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.

Explainer: What's behind Sri Lanka's worst economic crisis in decades?

29 Mar 2022

World
Explainer: What's behind Sri Lanka's worst economic crisis in decades?

Sri Lanka is experiencing one of its most severe economic crises in decades, with rising inflation, weak government finances, and COVID-19 shattering the economy.

5 famous lighthouses in the world

24 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
5 famous lighthouses in the world

Lighthouses are usually set up at harbor and bay entrances and have served as crucial landmarks for hundreds of years for ships.

Cyclone Asani: Rains hit Andaman and Nicobar, IMD issues helpline

20 Mar 2022

India
Cyclone Asani: Rains hit Andaman and Nicobar, IMD issues helpline

A low-pressure system developing in the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea intensified into a depression on Sunday.

How to prepare traditional Sri Lankan Sothi?

12 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
How to prepare traditional Sri Lankan Sothi?

Sothi or coconut milk gravy is a popular dish in Sri Lanka and is often served to guests during Deepavali in Malaysian Sri Lankan households.

5 things to do in Colombo

10 Feb 2022

Lifestyle
5 things to do in Colombo

Colombo is the capital and the economic hub of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka beat West Indies in 1st Test: Records broken

25 Nov 2021

Sports
Sri Lanka beat West Indies in 1st Test: Records broken

Sri Lanka have beaten West Indies in the first Test at the Galle International Stadium.

COVID-19 vaccines: Sri Lanka seeks $100 million assistance from IMF

22 Sep 2021

World
COVID-19 vaccines: Sri Lanka seeks $100 million assistance from IMF

Sri Lanka has decided to ask for a $100 million loan from IMF to procure 14 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and finance other vaccination program-related costs, it was announced on Wednesday.

Delta variant of COVID-19 spreading fast in Sri Lanka

13 Aug 2021

World
Delta variant of COVID-19 spreading fast in Sri Lanka

The highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across Sri Lanka and comprises around 75% of the new cases reported in the Western province, experts said, warning that the island nation was facing the most decisive fortnight in its fight against the pandemic.

Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

25 Jun 2021

World
Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

A fire broke out on a container ship sailing toward Singapore in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan Navy said on Friday, a week after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank near the country's main port in Colombo nearly a month after catching fire.

SL players refuse to sign contracts; England tour in doubt

06 Jun 2021

Sports
SL players refuse to sign contracts; England tour in doubt

In a major development, a total of 38 players have refused to sign the tour contracts offered by Sri Lanka Cricket ahead of the England tour.

Authorities warn against 'acid rains' due to burning cargo ship

29 May 2021

World
Authorities warn against 'acid rains' due to burning cargo ship

Sri Lanka's apex environment body has warned that there could be slight acid rains due to the emission of nitrogen dioxide from the Singapore-flagged cargo ship which caught fire on May 20, 9.5 nautical miles from the coast in Colombo.

Sri Lanka win third ODI, Bangladesh seal three-match series 2-1

28 May 2021

Sports
Sri Lanka win third ODI, Bangladesh seal three-match series 2-1

A stunning five-wicket haul by Dushmantha Chameera helped Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in the third ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

1st ODI: Bangladesh humble Sri Lanka in Dhaka

23 May 2021

Sports
1st ODI: Bangladesh humble Sri Lanka in Dhaka

A resounding spell by spinner Mehidy Hasan helped Bangladesh defeat Sri Lanka by 33 runs in the first ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

Rahul Dravid to coach Team India on Sri Lanka tour

20 May 2021

Sports
Rahul Dravid to coach Team India on Sri Lanka tour

The head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Rahul Dravid, will be the coach of Team India for the upcoming limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka.

SLC lines up Lanka Premier League from July 30 onwards

13 May 2021

Sports
SLC lines up Lanka Premier League from July 30 onwards

The second season of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be played from July 30 to August 22, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the same.

First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Sri Lanka

08 May 2021

World
First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, on Saturday, detected its first case of the Indian variant of coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.

COVID-19: Sri Lanka bans travelers from India with immediate effect

06 May 2021

World
COVID-19: Sri Lanka bans travelers from India with immediate effect

Sri Lanka became the latest country on Thursday to announce that all arrivals from India will be banned with immediate effect due to the record rise in COVID-19 cases in the neighboring country.

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera announces international retirement

03 May 2021

Sports
Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera announces international retirement

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera has announced his retirement from international cricket.

New and more potent coronavirus strain detected in Sri Lanka

24 Apr 2021

World
New and more potent coronavirus strain detected in Sri Lanka

A new coronavirus strain that is airborne and more potent than all those found previously in Sri Lanka has been discovered in the country, according to a top immunologist.

Sri Lanka Police warn shoppers against breaking COVID-19 health guidelines

12 Apr 2021

World
Sri Lanka Police warn shoppers against breaking COVID-19 health guidelines

Sri Lankan Police has warned of strict action against shoppers flouting the COVID-19 health guidelines ahead of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year to be celebrated on Wednesday.

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