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Dinesh Gunawardena Becomes Sri Lanka’s New PM

Senior Sri Lankan lawmaker Dinesh Gunawardena was sworn in on Friday as the new prime minister, a day after the Ranil Wickremesinghe was made...

Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka Made ‘Dumb Bets’ On China: CIA Chief

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, the head of United States’ spy agency - CIA chief Bill Burns blamed Sri Lanka’s “dumb bets” on...

Amid Crisis, Sri Lanka’s Parliament Elects Ranil Wickremesinghe As New President

Members of Sri Lanka’s parliament have elected Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country’s new president after their former leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country and...

Sri Lanka’s Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe Declares State Of Emergency

According to a Sri Lankan government notice released late on Sunday, acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared a state of emergency as his administration...

Sri Lankan President Reaches Singapore; Parliamentary Speaker Accepts His Resignation

A spokesman for the parliamentary speaker said that Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa e-mailed his resignation on Thursday, shortly after reaching Singapore, enroute to...

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Takes Over As Acting President

Hours after former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Maldives, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken over as acting president of the island...

Sri Lanka To Get New President Next Week Amid Political And Economic Meltdown

The island nation is embroiled in an economic and political meltdown with its parliament expected to vote for a new president on 20 July....

Sri Lanka: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa On The Run, His Residence Stormed By Protesters

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stormed the residence of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday, forcing him to flee before they arrived....

Sri Lankan Prez Wants Russia’s Vladimir Putin’s Help To Buy Fuel

Sri Lanka’s president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has asked Russia’s Vladimir Putin to help the nation buy fuel. Rajapaksa said he "had a very productive" discussion...

Fuel Sales Suspended For Two Weeks In Sri Lanka As Economic Crisis Deepens

Reeling under its worst economic crisis, Sri Lanka on Monday halted sale of fuel except for essential services. As it has run out of...
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