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World - International
7/31/2022 10:47:18 AM
Sri Lanka's new president Ranil Wickremesinghe has formally invited MPs to join an all-party unity government to revive the bankrupt economy by undertaking painful reforms, his office said Sunday.

World - International
7/29/2022 3:24:45 PM
The World Bank said Friday it would not offer new funding to Sri Lanka unless the bankrupt island nation carried out "deep structural reforms" to stabilise its crashing economy.

World - International
7/24/2022 9:45:00 AM
Sri Lanka's besieged presidential office will reopen on Monday, police said, days after anti-government demonstrators were flushed out in a military crackdown that triggered international condemnation.

World - International
7/23/2022 10:10:29 AM
An international human rights group is urging Sri Lanka's new president to immediately order security forces to cease all unlawful use of force against protesters who have been demonstrating against the government, for months, over the country's economic meltdown.

World - International
7/21/2022 2:23:46 PM
Sri Lanka's six-time prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in Thursday as president of the crisis-hit nation, with plans to form a unity government to manage the turmoil.

World - International
7/20/2022 12:39:44 PM
Six-time prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected as crisis-wracked Sri Lanka's new president by the country's parliament Wednesday, with the backing of the party of the ex-leader -- who fled abroad after his palace was stormed by protesters.

World - International
7/20/2022 10:39:36 AM
Sri Lanka's parliament began voting Wednesday for a president to replace Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled abroad after his palace was stormed by angry protesters now bracing for a crackdown from his likely successor.

World - International
7/19/2022 12:38:25 PM
Sri Lanka's prime minister and acting president, Ranil Wickremesinghe, will face two rivals in a parliamentary vote on who will succeed the ousted leader who fled the country last week.

World - International
7/18/2022 9:28:31 AM
Sri Lanka's acting president on Monday declared a state of emergency giving him broad authority amid growing protests demanding his resignation two days before the country's lawmakers are set to elect a new president.

World - International
7/17/2022 11:56:49 AM
Sri Lanka's protest movement reached its 100th day Sunday having forced one president from office and now turning its sights on his successor as the country's economic crisis continues.

World - International
7/15/2022 2:01:56 PM
Sri Lanka's prime minister was sworn in as its interim president Friday until Parliament elects a successor to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who resigned after mass protests over the country's economic collapse forced him from office.

World - International
7/14/2022 6:14:15 PM
Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa e-mailed his resignation on Thursday, shortly after he reached Singapore, a spokesman for the parliamentary speaker said.

World - International
7/13/2022 12:13:04 PM
Sri Lanka's president fled the country early Wednesday, slipping away only hours before he promised to step down under pressure from protesters angry over economic chaos that has triggered severe shortages of food and fuel.

World - International
7/12/2022 1:07:58 PM
Sri Lanka's leaders agreed that lawmakers will elect a new president next week but struggled Tuesday to decide on the makeup of a new government to lead the bankrupt country out of a economic and political collapse.

World - International
7/11/2022 1:52:55 PM
Millions of rupees in cash left behind by Sri Lanka's president when he fled his official residence was handed over to a court Monday after being turned in by protesters, police said as a succession battle got under way.

World - International
7/10/2022 3:42:41 PM
Sri Lanka's prime minister said late last month that the island nation's debt-laden economy had ``collapsed'' as it runs out of money to pay for food and fuel. Short of cash to pay for imports of such necessities and already defaulting on its debt, it is seeking help from neighboring India and China and from the International Monetary Fund.

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7/10/2022 2:30:56 PM

World - International
7/10/2022 12:51:28 PM
Sri Lanka's opposition political parties will meet Sunday to agree on a new government a day after the country's president and prime minister offered to resign in the most dramatic day of months long political turmoil, with protesters storming both leaders' homes and setting fire to one of the buildings in a rage over the economic crisis.

World - International
7/9/2022 4:04:04 PM
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister has agreed to resign after party leaders in Parliament demanded both he and the embattled president step down on the day protesters stormed the president's residence and office.

World - International
7/9/2022 12:55:16 PM
Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his official residence on Saturday shortly before protesters, angered by an unprecedented economic crisis, stormed and overran the compound.

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