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World - Region
7/3/2022 7:36:04 PM
Cash-strapped Sri Lanka on Sunday extended school closures for one week because there isn't enough fuel for teachers and parents to get children to classrooms, and the energy minister appealed to the country's expatriates to send money home through banks to finance new oil purchases.

Business - Economy
6/27/2022 4:52:26 PM
Sri Lanka is sending two government ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel, one of the necessities nearly exhausted amid the Indian Ocean island nation's economic collapse.

World - International
6/25/2022 12:21:54 PM
Rising food costs. Soaring fuel bills. Wages that are not keeping pace. Inflation is plundering people's wallets, sparking a wave of protests and workers' strikes around the world.

World - International
6/24/2022 7:07:34 PM
Cash-strapped Sri Lanka's president Friday appointed the island's biggest casino operator Dhammika Perera as Investment minister with responsibility for a Chinese-funded tax-free enclave in the impoverished South Asian nation.

World - International
6/22/2022 1:22:45 PM
Sri Lanka's debt-laden economy has ``collapsed'' after months of shortages of food, fuel and electricity, its prime minister told lawmakers Wednesday, in comments underscoring the country's dire situation as it seeks help from international lenders.

World - International
6/20/2022 11:32:19 AM
Sri Lanka closed schools and halted all non-essential government services on Monday, beginning a two-week shutdown to conserve fast-depleting fuel reserves as the International Monetary Fund opened talks with Colombo on a possible bailout.

World - International
6/15/2022 11:06:27 AM
Crisis-hit Sri Lanka is asking civil servants to take an extra day off each week to grow crops in their backyards in a bid to forestall a looming food shortage.

War in Ukraine - Economy
6/13/2022 12:05:07 PM
India and other Asian nations are becoming an increasingly vital source of oil revenues for Moscow despite strong pressure from the U.S. not to increase their purchases, as the European Union and other allies cut off energy imports from Russia in line with sanctions over its war on Ukraine.

World - International
5/29/2022 10:34:16 PM
Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of students trying to storm the Sri Lankan president's home Sunday as the government offered an olive branch to demonstrators demanding his resignation.

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.

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