Sri Lanka economic crisis

Pakistan not far from a “Sri Lanka moment”: Imran Khan

Imran Khan, former prime minister and head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), warned on Saturday that the South Asian country is on the verge of a “Sri Lanka moment” in which the populace will take to the streets against the “mafia” headed by Asif Zardari and the Sharif family.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Sri Lankan Crisis: A cautionary tale for Bangladesh

Sri Lanka is going through a period of political unrest amid its ongoing economic crisis.

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.

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

When a head of state becomes a nation’s nightmare

It is not unknown in history that a single ruler was the cause of a nation’s downfall, the obvious case in modern times being Adolf Hitler—an elected leader—one of the best known among a collection of reviled names scattered throughout history as examples of the evil that power can degenerate into.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Not sending troops to Sri Lanka, India says

The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka today refuted speculative Sri Lankan media reports about India sending its troops to Colombo, saying India is fully supportive of Sri Lanka’s democracy, stability and economic recovery.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

This govt will face consequences worse than Sri Lanka’s: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said the current government will face consequences far worse than that of Sri Lanka’s.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Mahinda Rajapaksa, family takes shelter in naval base, surrounded by protesters

Sri Lanka's former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family have taken shelter at a naval base at the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee district, as deadly protests continue amid the country's worst-ever economic crisis, NDTV reports.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Sri Lankan MP takes own life during clashes in Colombo

Two people including an MP from the ruling party died and at least 139 were injured on Monday in a day of violence in Sri Lanka, police and hospital officials said.

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

Could Bangladesh be the next Sri Lanka?

Public demonstrations, political protests calling for the government to resign, and long queues at gas stations and grocery stores have been a regular feature in Sri Lanka for the last few weeks.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declares state of emergency

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency on Friday following a day of anti-government strikes and protests over the country's deep economic crisis that saw police use tear gas on two occasions.

April 29, 2022
April 29, 2022

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa to be replaced as PM, new cabinet soon

Sri Lanka’s president has agreed to replace his older brother as prime minister in a proposed interim government to solve a political impasse caused by the country’s worst economic crisis in decades, a prominent lawmaker said Friday.