Friday, March 1, 2024

Topic: Sri Lanka crisis

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lankan president

Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as Sri Lanka’s eighth president by the country’s chief justice amidst months of protest and economic crisis. The six-time...

Sri Lanka’s crisis is not just about the economy, but a long history of discrimination against minority groups

Niro Kandasamy, University of Sydney Sri Lanka is in the grip of an economic, political and humanitarian crisis. In a remarkable display of anger on Saturday,...

Swimming in president’s pool: Palaces, power in times of crisis

Kristie Patricia Flannery, Australian Catholic University Footage flashed across television and smartphone screens this week showing rowdy crowds of Sri Lankan protesters mobbing the official...

Sri Lanka president emails resignation letter to parliamentary speaker

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emailed a letter of resignation to the speaker of the country’s parliament late on Thursday.

Democracy needs to return in Lanka: Sanath Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya, the former Sri Lanka captain and one of the greatest cricket players to emerge from the sub-continent, said that he is completely in favour of the protesters, who have taken control of the President’s residence.

State of emergency imposed in Sri Lanka after president flees

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in the Western Province of the country, said the PM‘s office.