Articles about Sri Lanka
17 May 2022World
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 2022World
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 2022India
The Indian High Commission in Colombo on Wednesday firmly denied rumors that New Delhi was sending soldiers to Sri Lanka.
10 May 2022World
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 2022World
Amid the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday, local media reported.
07 May 2022World
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 2022World
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 2022World
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.
29 Apr 2022Sports
Australia on Monday announced squads for their upcoming multi-format series in Sri Lanka, comprising three T20Is, five ODIs, and two Tests.
19 Apr 2022World
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.
14 Apr 2022India
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.
12 Apr 2022World
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.
06 Apr 2022World
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday night revoked the state of emergency in the nation with immediate effect.
05 Apr 2022World
Sri Lanka's ruling coalition lost its parliamentary majority on Tuesday, amid growing unrest over the ongoing economic crisis, Reuters reported.
04 Apr 2022World
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 2022World
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 2022World
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 2022World
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 2022World
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 2022World
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.
29 Mar 2022World
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.
20 Mar 2022India
A low-pressure system developing in the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea intensified into a depression on Sunday.
25 Nov 2021Sports
Sri Lanka have beaten West Indies in the first Test at the Galle International Stadium.
22 Sep 2021World
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.
13 Aug 2021World
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.
25 Jun 2021World
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.
06 Jun 2021Sports
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.
29 May 2021World
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.
28 May 2021Sports
A stunning five-wicket haul by Dushmantha Chameera helped Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in the third ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
20 May 2021Sports
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.
13 May 2021Sports
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.
08 May 2021World
Sri Lanka, on Saturday, detected its first case of the Indian variant of coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.
06 May 2021World
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.
03 May 2021Sports
Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera has announced his retirement from international cricket.
24 Apr 2021World
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.
12 Apr 2021World
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.