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Protest against Adani in Sri Lanka over installation of energy project

Protest against Adani in Sri Lanka over installation of energy project

New Delhi: Plans for a “huge demonstration” against Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s company are circulating on social media in Sri Lanka, following reports that an energy project was awarded to the group after Prime Minister Narendra Modi put pressure on his counterpart, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. According to posters calling for

Protesters demand for Sri Lankan president’s resignation enters its 50th day

Protesters demand for Sri Lankan president’s resignation enters its 50th day

Colombo: The ongoing anti-government protest has been escalating after the resignation of the prime minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa. The protesters are not calming down. They are demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa amidst the worst possible economic crisis the nation has been facing at the moment. The

Sri Lankan government ends state of emergency after two weeks

Sri Lankan government ends state of emergency after two weeks

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has announced the lifting of emergency in the country after almost two weeks. Due to heavy protests against the government, President Gotabaya declared a state of emergency on the midnight of 6 May. According to sources, the President’s Secretariat said that the state of

Sri Lanka announces defaulting on all its external debt amid economic crises

Sri Lanka announces defaulting on all its external debt amid economic crises

Colombo: Sri Lanka defaulted on its $51 billion foreign debt on Tuesday, as the island nation faces its greatest economic crisis in recent memory and growing calls for the government’s removal. Acute food and fuel shortages, as well as extended daily power outages, have wreaked havoc on the country’s 22 million

Sri Lankan government revokes emergency order as economic crisis deepens

Sri Lankan government revokes emergency order as economic crisis deepens

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka`s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revoked a state of emergency late on Tuesday after dozens of lawmakers walked out of the ruling coalition, leaving his government in a minority in parliament as it struggled to quell protests amid the country`s worst economic crisis in decades. In another setback for