May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Sri Lanka eases curfew

Sri Lanka lifted a nationwide curfew for 12 hours yesterday, further easing tight curbs as new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made first his cabinet appointments after clashes between pro- and...

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Protesters, opposition reject new Sri Lankan PM's appointment, call for president's resignation

Sri Lanka's main opposition party joined anti-government protesters on Friday in rejecting the appointment of a new prime minister and insisted the president resign to take responsibility for...

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka: New PM struggles to form unity govt

Sri Lanka’s new prime minister yesterday struggled to forge a unity government and forestall an imminent economic collapse as opposition lawmakers refused to join his cabinet and demanded fresh...

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

G7 condemns Taliban over growing curbs

The Group of Seven industrialised nations condemned the growing restrictions placed on women and girls by the Taliban in Afghanistan, accusing the hardline Islamist group of isolating the country.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Bangladesh, India willing to collaborate in use of radiation technology for cancer care

Bangladesh and India have stated their desire to collaborate on societal applications of radiation technologies in the areas like cancer care, nuclear medicine and food preservation.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Sri Lanka's new PM Wickremesinghe struggles to form unity government

Sri Lanka's new prime minister was struggling Friday to forge a unity government and forestall an imminent economic collapse after a senior opposition figure refused to helm the finance ministry.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lanka PM in effort to quell crisis

Five-time former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reappointed on Thursday in an effort to bring stability to the island nation, engulfed in a political and economic crisis.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka gets new PM

Sri Lanka’s president swore in a new prime minister yesterday to replace his brother, who was banned from leaving the country after his supporters launched violent attacks on a protest against the...

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Five-time Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe to be reappointed, says party official

Five-time former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be reappointed on Thursday in an effort to bring stability to the island nation, engulfed in a political and economic crisis, a...

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, son barred from leaving Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan court on Thursday banned former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, his politician son Namal and 15 allies from leaving the country over violence against anti-government demonstrators.