Archive for July 13th, 2022

When the centre cannot hold…

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne  I write (it is 12.09 pm, on Wednesday) at a time when there’s a remarkable and unprecedented lack of political clarity in the country. As I write, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has left the country. As per the Constitution, if indeed Rajapaksa did resign, or, as reported, Rajapaksa citing Article 37.1 of the constitution , […]

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Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign on July 14 after reaching Singapore

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 13 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was to resign on Wednesday, July 13, now intends to resign on July 14, upon reaching Singapore, informed sources said. Gotabaya Rajapkasa had difficulty in getting into Maldives as the immigration staff were reluctant to allow him in. It was only […]

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa awaits for private jet to depart from Maldives for Singapore

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Courtesy ANI Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 14 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled to Maldives on Wednesday followed by an uprising triggered due to the economic collapse of the island nation, is now waiting to travel further to Singapore.Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is now an acting president, has declared a […]

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Sri Lanka slipping into anarchy

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Courtesy GZERO Demonstrators celebrate after entering the Sri Lankan PM’s office in Colombo to demand his resignation as interim president.  REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte Things have gone from bad, to worse, to outright crazy in Sri Lanka since the beginning of the year. We warned you early on that the country would default on its huge sovereign debt, which […]

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Modi government distances itself from Rajapaksas in latest twist to see-saw relationship

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Suhasini Haidar Courtesy The Hindu Indian High Commission ‘categorically denies’ reports that India facilitated the Rajapaksas’ recent travel Distancing itself from the Rajapaksa family that has been pushed out of power by angry protestors in Sri Lanka, the government made it clear that it has not offered outgoing President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, his brother and former Finance Minister Basil […]

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Island-wide curfew imposed

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana An island-wide curfew has been imposed until 5.00 a.m. tomorrow (July 14) by Acting President and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The Prime Minister’s Office said an islandwide curfew has been imposed effective from 12 noon today (13) until 5.00 a.m. tomorrow. The curfew order has been issued by virtue of the powers vested […]

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Protestors near Speaker’s residence tear-gassed

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse protestors in front of the Speaker’s official residence near the Parliament. A large group of people were engaged in a protest near the Speaker’s house while police had used tear gas to disperse them as they attempted to breach the police barricades, Ada […]

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Ranil requests Speaker to nominate a PM accepted by govt and oppn to form all-party govt

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe has requested the Speaker of Parliament to nominate a person agreeable to the government as well as the opposition to be appointed as Prime Minister under an all-party government, the PM’s Office said. In the discussion held with the Cabinet Ministers at the Prime Minister’s Office on the 11th […]

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Acting Lanka President Wickremesinghe says fascists trying to take over government

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

By PTI  ‘We can’t allow the destruction of state property Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe | AP Acting President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday said there was a fascist threat to democracy in the country and vowed to restore normalcy as well as stop the destruction of state property, hours after […]

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වැඩ බලන ජනාධිපතිගෙන් විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක් (වීඩියෝ)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් සර්වපාක්ෂික ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවා රට තුළ සාමකාමී පරිසරයක් ඇති කිරීමට වැඩ බලන ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස තමාත් කතානායකවරයාත් මේ මොහොතේ කටයුතු කරමින් සිටින අතර එය කඩාකප්පල් කිරීමට කැරලිකරුවන් සහ ඇතැම් පුද්ගලයන් උත්සාහයක නිරත වන බව වැඩ බලන ජනාධිපති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ පවසනවා. මේ වනවිට රට තුල පවතින තත්ත්වය සම්බන්ධයෙන් විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක් කරමින් ඔහු සඳහන් කළේ […]

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PM appointed Acting President: Speaker

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Acting President in accordance with the Article 37.1 of the Constitution, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardhane said today. He said in a special statement that the President informed him that the Prime Minister was appointed as the Acting President as he […]

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Sri Lanka crisis | PM Ranil Wickremesinghe ‘to declare Emergency’, curfew imposed in Western Province

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Courtesy The Hindu Even as Gotabaya Rajapaksa is officially yet to resign, PM Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to declare an island-wide Emergency ‘after he becomes acting President’ Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will declare an island-wide Emergency when he becomes acting President, his office said on July 13 although President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is yet to officially resign. […]

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Sri Lanka declares state of emergency as president flees country without resigning

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Courtesy Guardian Protests break out across Colombo demanding Maldives-bound Gotabaya Rajapaksa step down immediately Hannah Ellis-Petersen in ColomboWed 13 Jul 2022 07.43 BST The Sri Lankan president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has fled to the Maldives on a military jet hours before he was due to resign on Wednesday, following days of extraordinary scenes including his presidential palace […]

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Future of a post-Rajapakse Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge 13th July 2022 will be remembered as the day an elected President resigned becoming the only President since 1978 to do so. He was the 7thPresident of Sri Lanka but one who was unlucky enough to inherit a legacy for which only he has been held accountable. Though 6.8m voters voted him to […]

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