Monday, June 5, 2023

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

August 17, 2022

Sri Lanka president decides against extending state of emergency

The state of emergency has been in effect for a month and is officially due to end this Thursday.

Sri Lankan protesters
July 14, 2022

Sri Lankan president didn’t submit resignation letter: Parliament Speaker

Political tensions remained high in Sri Lanka on Thursday as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa failed to submit his promised resignation letter to the speaker of parliament.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Ranil Wickremesinghe
July 12, 2022

Sri Lanka prepares for president to step down as protests continue

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to resign from his post on Wednesday after failing to address an unprecedented economic crisis.

Sri Lankan protesters
July 10, 2022

President Rajapaksa resigns amid nationwide protests over poor economic conditions

The president’s resignation is more of an end to the Rajapaksa’s dynasty, which has ruled the country for more than a decade.

Sri Lanka President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa
May 23, 2022

Eight more ministers sworn into Sri Lanka’s new cabinet

Sri Lanka has seen weeks of public protests due to a shortage in essential supplies including food and medicines.

Sri Lanka President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa
May 9, 2022

Sri Lankan PM resigns as supporters clash with protesters

Following the prime minister’s resignation, several cabinet ministers including the health minister also resigned.

Mahinda Rajapaksa
April 28, 2022

Workers’ strike cripples activities in Sri Lanka

Public and private transport was brought to a halt, workers in government offices and schools stayed home.

Protesters in Sri Lanka
April 19, 2022

Protests intensify as fuel prices rise by 33% in Sri Lanka

On Monday, the biggest fuel price hike was put in place, raising diesel prices by 64 per cent and petrol by 33 per cent per litre.

Protesters in Sri Lanka
April 14, 2022

Protesters reject Sri Lanka prime minister’s invitation for talks

Protesters said they would continue to demand the resignations of the prime minister and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, his brother.

Protesters in Sri Lanka
April 11, 2022

Protesters block president’s office amid worsening economic situation in Sri Lanka

Protests against the rising cost of living, fuel and gas shortages, and prolonged power cuts have begun since last Month.

Protesters in Sri Lanka