17 May 2022

Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, Prime Minister tells crisis-hit nation

Ranil Wickremisighe was appointed as Sri Lanka’s new prime minister on Thursday and announced on Monday the country was on its last day of petrol. The country’s power minister warned citizens to not join the long lines for fuel that have increased during the weeks of anti-government protests. In an

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09 May 2022

Sri Lanka’s prime minister resigns amid protests over economic crisis

After weeks of protests against the government, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned. Rajapaksa resigned on Monday and the country has been in a state of civil unrest since March.  The protests at times had become violent as the public spoke out against the economic crisis ongoing in

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06 May 2022

Sri Lanka shuts down in general strike amid calls for government to resign

Millions of public and private sector workers took part in a nationwide strike to protest the Sri Lankan government’s handling of the financial crisis. Offices, factories and public transport were left empty as the strike was called for by trade unions and civil organizations. There are widespread calls for President

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