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World - International
5/16/2022 6:53:46 PM
Sri Lanka's new prime minister on Monday proposed privatizing the country's loss-making national airline as part of reforms aimed at solving the country worst economic crisis in decades.

World - International
5/12/2022 5:07:49 PM
Sri Lanka's embattled president swore in a new prime minister Thursday to replace his brother, who was banned from leaving the country after his supporters launched violent attacks on a protest against the nation's economic crisis.

World - International
5/9/2022 10:05:04 AM
Authorities deployed armed troops in the capital Colombo on Monday hours after government supporters attacked protesters outside the offices of the president and prime minister of Sri Lanka.

World - International
5/8/2022 9:53:23 PM
Boos and heckles greeted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday on his first public outing since nationwide protests erupted demanding his ruling family resign over the worsening economic crisis.

World - Region
4/28/2022 4:38:51 PM
Millions of workers staged a crippling strike in Sri Lanka on Thursday, adding to pressure on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his ruling family to quit over the country's worst-ever economic crisis.

World - International
4/28/2022 11:36:02 AM
Businesses were closed, teachers absent and public transportation interrupted as Sri Lankans heeded a call for a general strike Thursday to pressure the president to step down over a growing economic and political crisis.

World - International
4/20/2022 2:55:14 PM
Police enforced a curfew on Wednesday in a Sri Lankan town where an anti-government demonstrator was killed, a death that triggered international condemnation just as the crisis-hit country seeks an IMF bailout.

World - International
4/19/2022 5:07:30 PM
Sri Lanka police shot dead a protester and wounded 24 others on Tuesday in the first fatal clash with residents demonstrating against the government over the island nation's crippling economic crisis.

World - International
4/10/2022 5:20:36 PM
Sri Lankan protesters occupied the entrance to the president's office for a second day on Sunday, demanding Gotabaya Rajapaksa resign over the debt-ridden country's worst economic crisis in memory.

World - International
4/4/2022 10:42:07 AM
Sri Lanka's president offered to share power with the opposition on Monday as protests escalated across the country demanding his resignation over worsening shortages of food, fuel and medicines.

World - International
3/22/2022 11:51:48 AM
Sri Lanka ordered troops to petrol stations Tuesday as sporadic protests erupted among the thousands of motorists queueing up daily for scarce fuel.

World - International
1/9/2022 10:01:39 AM
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Sri Lanka on Sunday seeking to advance China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, as the island nation looked to Beijing for help as it tries to rescue itself from a foreign currency and debt crisis.

World - International
12/4/2021 12:39:58 PM
Police arrested 13 suspects and detained dozens of others in the lynching of a Sri Lankan employee at a sports equipment factory in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.

Egypt - Tourism
9/3/2021 6:13:48 PM
The announcement comes two weeks after the Kuwaiti Cabinet decided to resume commercial flights from Kuwait to Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

Egypt - Politics
6/5/2021 1:50:31 PM
The updated guidelines come few days after the UK added Egypt, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Trinidad and Tobago to its red list, which has the toughest travel restrictions

World - International
6/5/2021 10:25:45 AM
Flash floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka triggered by heavy rains have killed at least four people and left seven missing, while more than 5,000 are displaced

World - International
6/2/2021 2:52:36 PM
A cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals is sinking off Sri Lanka's west coast, the country's government and navy said on Wednesday, in one of Sri Lanka's worst-ever marine disasters

World - International
4/24/2021 3:48:54 PM
The Muslim leader and his brother, Reyaj Bathiudeen, were arrested in the capital for ‘aiding and abetting the suicide bombers who committed the Easter Sunday carnage,’ said police spokesman

Egypt - Politics
3/16/2021 5:43:58 PM
The two leaders highlight Egypt’s role in fighting extremist thoughts and ideologies as well as Egyptian Al-Azhar’s leading role as 'the Islamic world’s beacon and the representative of true Islamic instructions'

World - International
3/7/2021 11:25:23 AM
No one has been prosecuted over the bombings in Colombo that killed 279 people on April 21, 2019, although a local investigation found that followers of a jihadist group were behind them

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