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Sri Lanka: PM Wickremesinghe expresses gratitude to 'people of India' for humanitarian assistance
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Sri Lanka: PM Wickremesinghe expresses gratitude to 'people of India' for humanitarian assistance

Sri Lanka is struggling to cope with its dire economic scarcity, with food and fuel shortages, soaring prices, and power cuts affecting a large number of people

Sri Lanka: 21st Amendment to Constitution likely to come up for Cabinet approval on Monday, says Justice Minister
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Sri Lanka: 21st Amendment to Constitution likely to come up for Cabinet approval on Monday, says Justice Minister

The 21st Amendment is expected to annul the 20A which gave unfettered powers to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after abolishing the 19th Amendment which had made Parliament powerful over the president

Sri Lanka: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe faces flak for joking on country's economic crisis
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Sri Lanka: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe faces flak for joking on country's economic crisis

After Mahinda Rajapaksa stepped down as the Prime Minister in early May, his brother and the country's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe to the post

Sri Lanka crisis: India and Japan to provide relief supplies worth millions as threat of severe food shortage looms
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Sri Lanka crisis: India and Japan to provide relief supplies worth millions as threat of severe food shortage looms

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced this week that Sri Lanka would be facing a severe food shortage and advocated the use of unused state land for cultivation as a mitigation measure

Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work as it battles acute fuel shortage
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Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work as it battles acute fuel shortage

State- and government-approved private schools closed Friday amid the worsening fuel shortage, with thousands of people waiting in queues at fuel stations across the country for days at a time

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Will not be able to repay debts for six more months, says Central Bank governor
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Sri Lanka economic crisis: Will not be able to repay debts for six more months, says Central Bank governor

Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Nandalal Weerasinghe said there will be no debt servicing until the country was able to restructure its $51-billion external debt

Sri Lankan armed forces ended civil war with LTTE through 'humanitarian operation': President Rajapaksa
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Sri Lankan armed forces ended civil war with LTTE through 'humanitarian operation': President Rajapaksa

A United Nations report has said nearly 40,000 Tamils were killed in the final months of the war. The Sri Lankan government has failed to probe the human rights abuses during the war

Sri Lanka honours Tamil war dead after 13 years after the end of civil conflict
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Sri Lanka honours Tamil war dead after 13 years after the end of civil conflict

Any remembrance of Tamil war victims had been banned under Sri Lanka's powerful Rajapaksa family which is currently under siege over the country's dire economic crisis

Lankan Parliament defeats no-trust motion against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
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Lankan Parliament defeats no-trust motion against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Human rights lawyer Bhavani Fonseka tweeted after the vote that the motion's defeat exposed MPs who protect President Rajapaksa

India comes to Sri Lanka’s rescue as neighbour left with one day’s fuel
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India comes to Sri Lanka’s rescue as neighbour left with one day’s fuel

Sri Lankan PM  Ranil Wickremesinghe said the country has run out of petrol and just have a stock that would barely last for a day. He said as solution to get some respite from the fuel crisis, two more diesel shipments under the Indian credit line are due on 18 and 29 May

Sri Lanka crisis: PM Wickremesinghe to discuss constitutional amendment to curb presidential powers with attorney general's office
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Sri Lanka crisis: PM Wickremesinghe to discuss constitutional amendment to curb presidential powers with attorney general's office

The 21st Amendment is expected to annul the 20A which gave unfettered powers to President Rajapaksa after abolishing the 19th Amendment which had made Parliament powerful over the president

Sri Lanka crisis: Police under pressure to arrest Rajapaksa loyalists involved in attacks on protesters
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Sri Lanka crisis: Police under pressure to arrest Rajapaksa loyalists involved in attacks on protesters

Police have arrested some 230 people on charges including violation of curfew, attacking the public and causing damages to public and private properties since 9 May

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Highlights, 1st Test Day 1 in Chittagong: Lanka 258/4 on Day 1
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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Highlights, 1st Test Day 1 in Chittagong: Lanka 258/4 on Day 1

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Live, 1st Test Day 1: Bangladesh host Sri Lanka in the first Test in Chittagong.

Sri Lanka's president urges all lawmakers to work together for solution when country is in 'dire straits'
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Sri Lanka's president urges all lawmakers to work together for solution when country is in 'dire straits'

Newly-appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also issued a message on the occasion, stressing that the commitment to restore the lives of the people is a commitment made to Lord Buddha

Sri Lanka hope to put political turmoil at home behind in Test series against Bangladesh
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Sri Lanka hope to put political turmoil at home behind in Test series against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka's going through its worst political crisis since independence and the Dimuth Karunaratne-led side will hope to provide fans back home some distraction with a series a good performances against the Tigers.

India's Gopal Baglay meets new Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, discusses economic crisis in the island nation
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India's Gopal Baglay meets new Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, discusses economic crisis in the island nation

Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay became the first foreign envoy to call on Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was sworn in as the 26th prime minister of Sri Lanka on 12 May

Sri Lanka's new PM Ranil Wickremesinghe assumes office for sixth time, Opposition refuses to extend support
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Sri Lanka's new PM Ranil Wickremesinghe assumes office for sixth time, Opposition refuses to extend support

Opposition parties in Sri Lanka say that appointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe as the prime minister has been made with 'zero regard' to the voice of people of the country

Rajapaksa dynasty crumbles as Sri Lanka economy tanks
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Rajapaksa dynasty crumbles as Sri Lanka economy tanks

With soaring prices, fuel and food shortages and lengthy power cuts, Sri Lankans have been protesting for weeks, calling for both the Rajapaksas to step down. Mahinda resigned on 9 May

Sri Lanka: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe struggles to form a unity government
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Sri Lanka: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe struggles to form a unity government

Wickremesinghe insists he has enough support to govern and approached several legislators to join him, but three opposition parties have already said his premiership lacks legitimacy