Sri Lankan Government: News

01 Aug 2022

Sri Lanka

More important to rebuild Lanka than my own house: Wickremesinghe

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 2022

Singapore

Sri Lanka's 'comeback man' Ranil Wickremesinghe elected as new President

Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected as the new President of crisis-hit Sri Lanka.

18 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe declares state of emergency

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.

16 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka plans quota scheme for fuel refilling amid crisis

In the midst of the country's economic crisis, the Sri Lanka government is planning to implement a national fuel quota scheme.

15 Jul 2022

Singapore

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday took oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka after Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation was officially accepted.

10 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Army chief seeks public support to maintain peace

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.

18 Jun 2022

India

Sri Lanka fuel crisis: 2-week 'work from home' for employees

The Sri Lanka government on Friday declared work from home (WFH) for its government employees for the next two weeks as the island nation is grappling with an acute fuel shortage amid the worst financial crisis it has seen since its independence in 1948.

17 May 2022

Sri Lanka

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.

25 Mar 2021

India

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 54 Indian fishermen, seizes five trawlers

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested at least 54 Indian fishermen and seized five trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country's territorial waters, an official statement released in Colombo on Thursday said.

30 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

IPL 2020: Lasith Malinga set to miss the first half

Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga is set to miss the first half of the 2020 IPL for Mumbai Indians due to personal reasons.

29 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan

The US is demanding transparency over China's debt on Pakistan, Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing, amid concerns that Islamabad is seeking a multibillion-dollar bailout package from IMF to pay back Chinese creditors.

Sri Lanka: Supreme Court stays President's decision to dissolve parliament

On Tuesday, Sri Lanka's Supreme Court stayed President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the country's parliament till another hearing, scheduled for next month.

11 Nov 2018

Sri Lanka

UN expresses concern over Lankan President's decision to dissolve Parliament

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament, underlining the "utmost importance" of respecting democratic processes and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law.

04 Nov 2018

Sri Lanka

Long-held Tamil prisoners may be released soon: Rajapaksa's son

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's legislator son Namal today indicated that the long-held demand of the Tamil minority community to release all Tamil prisoners in the country may be fulfilled soon, a move aimed at persuading the Tamil legislators to support Rajapaksa.

01 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu

Sri Lankan Navy chases away 3,000 TN fishermen, snaps fishing-nets

Over 3,000 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu were chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy, who also hurled stones at them and snapped nets of 50 vessels for fishing in their territorial waters.

18 Mar 2018

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena announced that he is bringing an end to the nationwide state of emergency which has been in place since the 6th of March.

15 Jan 2018

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President doesn't want women to buy alcohol

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has overruled his government's reform to let women buy alcohol.

09 Nov 2017

Sri Lanka

Tamil men accuse Sri Lankan govt. of rape, torture, branding

Over 50 Tamil men have accused the current Sri Lankan government of abducting, torturing and raping them on allegations of trying to revive the Tamil Tiger rebel group.