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Gotabaya Rajapaksa

July 20, 2022

Ranil Wickremesinghe elected Sri Lanka’s new president

Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected as the new president of Sri Lanka in an election held in parliament on Wednesday.

Ranil Wickremesinghe
July 19, 2022

Sri Lankan parliament to elect new president Wednesday

Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned from the post of president last week following massive protests.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Dullas Alahapperuma and Anura Kumara Dissanayake
July 15, 2022

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka’s interim president

Mr Wickremesinghe was sworn in following the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Ranil Wickremesinghe
July 14, 2022

Sri Lanka’s President Rajapaksa finally tenders resignation

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has resigned after months of protests around the country’s economic collapse and widespread hardship

Sri Lanka President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa
July 13, 2022

State of emergency declared in Sri Lanka, curfew imposed

Sri Lanka’s acting president, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Wednesday declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew to control a fresh wave of protests in Colombo.

Sri Lanka Protest
July 13, 2022

Sri Lankan prime minister appointed as acting president

Mr Wickremesinghe, who served as the country’s prime minister four times, was in October 2018 fired from the post by Sri Lanka’s seventh president, Maithripala Sirisena.

Yapa Abeywardana and Ranil Wickremesinghe
July 13, 2022

Fresh protests brewing amid Sri Lankan president fleeing country

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka continues to face a severe fuel shortage, with long queues for petrol and diesel across the country.

Sri Lanka President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa
May 24, 2022

Sri Lanka increases fuel price third time in two months

In two months, cash-strapped Sri Lanka has imposed the third fuel price increase as a campaign demanding that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa step down continued, officials said.

Sri Lankan protesters
April 21, 2022

Nigeria’s economic and political scenarios — failing or failed?

The parallels with Afghanistan and the attempted ISIS Caliphate in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East is a sign of the possibilities across Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari
April 6, 2022

Protesters force Sri Lankan president to remove state of emergency

Protests against the rising cost of living, fuel and gas shortages, and prolonged power cuts have begun since mid-March.