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Sri Lanka Gets $160 Mn From World Bank

The economic crisis also triggered a political crisis in Sri Lanka and a demand for the resignation of the powerful Rajapaksas

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Lankan Parliament Defeats No-trust Motion Against President Gotabaya

With the motion, the Opposition sought to demonstrate how nationwide calls for President Rajapaksa's resignation are reflected in the country's legislature, the report said

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Lanka Parliament Reconvenes As New PM Warns Of Fuel Shortages

Sri Lanka Crisis: Ranil Wickremesinghe, the new prime minister, said in a televised address yesterday that the country has petrol stocks for a single day only

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Lanka Down To Last Day Of Petrol: PM Wickremesinghe

Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime minister on Thursday, said in an address to the nation the country urgently needed USD 75 million in foreign exchange to pay for essential imports

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Lankan PM Hold Talks With World Bank, ADB As India Delivers Diesel Shipment

Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. A crippling shortage of foreign reserves has led to long queues for fuel, cooking gas and other essentials while power cuts and soaring food prices heaped misery on the people

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India Assures To Supply 65,000 Metric Tonnes Urea To Sri Lanka

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in New Delhi Milinda Moragoda met with the Secretary of the Department of Fertilisers Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi in New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the supply of urea required for the current Yala cultivation season in Sri Lanka

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Ranil Wickremesinghe Sworn In As Sri Lanka's New Prime Minister

Wickremesinghe, who has served as the country's prime minister for four times, was in October 2018 fired from the post of prime minister by then President Maithripala Sirisena. However, he was reinstalled as the prime minister by Sirisena after two months

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Sri Lankan President To Appoint New PM And Cabinet This Week

In a late night televised address to the nation, President Gotabaya said that after appointing the new Prime Minister, and Government a constitutional amendment will be moved to enact the content of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which will vest more powers with Parliament

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India Rejects Speculative Reports About Sending Troops To Lanka

Earlier, in response to media queries on developments in Sri Lanka, the official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi, said that as a close neighbour of Sri Lanka, with historical ties, India is fully supportive of its democracy, stability and economic recovery

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Rajapaksa Faces Calls For Arrest As Sri Lanka Violence Claims Eight Lives

The violence occurred as pressure mounted on the embattled government led by President Gotabaya to form an interim administration to overcome the worst economic crisis facing the country

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Ancestral Home Of Rajapaksas' Set On Fire In Hambantota

Earlier, several properties of ministers and lawmakers of the ruling coalition were destroyed by the protesters

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Sri Lanka Imposes Nationwide Curfew; Deploys Army In Colombo Amid Protests

Curfew was imposed islandwide with immediate effect until further notice, a police spokesperson was quoted as saying by the local media

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Lankan Rights Body Summons Top Brass To Explain Reason For Emergency

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has faced flak from the opposition and foreign envoys for his decision, which gives security forces sweeping powers to arbitrarily arrest and detain people

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Ready To Make Any Sacrifice For People: Lankan PM Amid Pressure To Resign

The public protests gain momentum every day as petrol and gas queues get longer. The prospect of extending the current number of hours for power cuts is also looming

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Lankan Parliament Meets After Opposition Submits No-trust Motion

He said he met India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman twice and she extended India's fullest assistance for a rapid financing instrument (RFI) facility for Sri Lanka

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