assport of a British national, Kayleigh Fraser, who had posted about the protests on social media, seized
A leading human rights group has accused the new Sri Lanka Government of cracking down on dissent. The Sri Lankan Government is using emergency regulations to harass and arbitrarily detain activists seeking political reform and accountability for the country’s economic crisis, Human Rights Watch said today. Since Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as President on July […]
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England swatted aside Sri Lanka as they overhauled a meagre total with 17 balls to spare in their opening Twenty20 match of the Commonwealth Games. Spinner Sophie Ecclestone justified her ranking as the best T20 bowler in the world with three wickets to sap Sri Lanka of momentum. The visitors washed up on 106-9 and […]
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But it is a tool and a means only, not the ultimate goal. It is simply compulsion and coercion; it is the police power.
by Sean GLEESON and Amal JAYASINGHE (AFP) Lankan security forces demolished the main anti-government protest camp in the capital Friday, evicting activists in a pre-dawn assault that raised international concern for dissent under the crisis-wracked country’s new pro-Western president. Troops and police Special Task Force commandos wielding batons and armed with automatic assault rifles charged on ...
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Overnight clean money volumes down to zero, sporadic repo activity
Broadly the same opinion across the South, North and East
By Michael Rowand As Sri Lankan protesters stormed the presidential residence in Colombo, the Chinese Embassy released no statements and did not tweet. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered no comment until Monday afternoon, well behind others such as India, the European Union, and the United States. The French Embassy even retweeted a tweet […]
COLOMBO (News 1st); The Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe says that the progress on getting an international bailout package depends on political stability in the country. Speaking to the BBC Sinhala Service, Dr. Weerasinghe stated that it is also impossible
The Governor of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank, Nandalal Weerasinghe, has warned that the country may shut down if no stable government is formed soon.The post Sri Lanka faces shutdown without stable Government – Central Bank Governor warns appeared first on ONLANKA News - Sri Lanka News - Sri Lanka News Live and Breaking News Today.
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over his resignation letter to the Speaker a few moments ago, a spokesperson of the Speaker's Office told BBC Sinhala Service.The post President...Click on the headline to read the full story
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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left the Maldives on a Saudi airlines flight bound for Singapore, sources have told the BBC. The president had fled to the Maldives a day earlier amid mass protests over Sri Lanka’s economic crisis. It is not clear if Mr Rajapaksa will stay
BBC; Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left the country on a military jet, amid mass protests over its economic crisis, reported the BBC. The 73-year-old President arrived in the capital of the Maldives, Male, at around 03:00 local time (22:00 GMT). Rajapaksa’s departure
Sri Lanka speaker says he mistakenly told BBC that the president had left the country.
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Sri Lanka could have avoided its current economic turmoil if it had gone to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout sooner, the country’s central bank governor says. P Nandalal Weerasinghe told BBC Newsnight that the delay in seeking outside help was a mistake. The country
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After being closed to tourists for two years, Japan is opening its borders to visitors from 98 countries and regions. It marks the most significant moment so far in the country’s slow relaxation of its Covid-19 entry restrictions. But some restrictions will remain, including a requirement to visit the country as part of a tour […]
) Kristalina Georgieva told the BBC. People […]
Sri Lanka says it looks forward to working with new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa congratulated Albanese on his election saying the Sri Lanka Government of and he look forward to working closely with the new Prime Minister to maintain and further strengthen the bilateral ties between both nations. Australia elected its first […]
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Sri Lanka s new prime minister has told the BBC an economic crisis that has brought misery and unrest is Âgoing to get worse before it gets betterÂ.