Sri Lanka’s embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa escapes no-confidence motion

The president’s older brother, Mahinda, stepped down as prime minister last week. (Case) Dove: Sri Lanka’s embattled president bypassed a no-confidence motion on Tuesday after his fractured coalition rallied to delay a resolution blaming him for the country’s worst economic crisis. Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s shaky coalition voted against the unprecedented ‘Parliament displeasure’ motion. The non-binding motion … Read more

Sri Lanka plans to privatize national airline amid crisis | Business and Economy News

Sri Lanka’s new prime minister has offered to privatize the country’s loss-making national airline as the country tries to emerge from its worst economic crisis in decades. Sri Lanka’s new prime minister on Monday proposed privatizing the country’s loss-making national airline as part of reforms aimed at solving the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. … Read more

Sri Lanka’s new PM wins backing from ‘economic warfare cabinet’ amid deepening crisis

Published on: 05/16/2022 – 18:02 Sri Lanka’s new prime minister secured crucial backing from two main opposition parties on Monday, easing pressure on the ruling Rajapaksa clan amid the island’s deepening economic crisis. But highlighting the dire situation still facing Sri Lanka’s 22 million people, Ranil Wickremesinghe said the country was running out of gas … Read more

India ready to export wheat to needy countries despite ban

India says it will keep a window open to export wheat to food-deficit countries at government level despite an export ban announced on Friday By ASHOK SHARMA Associated Press 16 May 2022, 00:38 • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW DELHI – India said on Sunday it would keep a … Read more

India ready to export wheat to needy countries despite ban

India says it will keep a window open to export wheat to food-deficit countries at government level despite an export ban announced on Friday By ASHOK SHARMA Associated Press 16 May 2022, 00:38 • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW DELHI – India said on Sunday it would keep a … Read more

Andrew Symonds dead at 46: Cricket star dies in car crash

The cricketing world is in shock after former Australian cricket star Andrew Symonds died overnight aged just 46. The cricketing world is in mourning after the death of former Australian star Andrew Symonds on Saturday night. He was 46 years old. the Mail-Mail reports that Symonds was involved in a car accident outside Townsville, where … Read more

Andrew Symonds dead at 46: Cricket star dies in car crash

The cricketing world is in shock after former Australian cricket star Andrew Symonds died overnight aged just 46. The cricketing world is in mourning after the death of former Australian star Andrew Symonds on Saturday night. He was 46 years old. the Mail-Mail reports that Symonds was involved in a car accident outside Townsville, where … Read more

The “new” Prime Minister will not be a panacea for the problems of Sri Lanka | Opinions

This week has seen the most serious unrest in Sri Lanka since the aftermath of the Easter bombing in 2019. A month-long protest in Colombo calling on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to step down has been attacked by pro-government mobs . Protesters quickly returned fire, chasing down those who had taken part in the attacks, with … Read more

Sri Lanka’s ruling family falls out of favor as economy slumps

FILE – Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, with his brothers former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center, and former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa attend a meeting at their office party with local politicians in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 4, 2018. Along with a brother president, another prime minister and three other family … Read more