Sri Lanka's president presents interim budget, says IMF talks making "solid progress"

Sri Lanka’s president presents interim budget, says IMF talks making “solid progress”

Sri Lanka’s talks with the IMF on a bailout package have made “solid progress”. This is according to President Ranil Wickremesinghe after he presented an interim budget to Parliament on Aug 30. He added that the government would aim to…

Controversial Chinese ship docks at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port

Controversial Chinese ship docks at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

After days of confusion, Sri Lanka has welcomed a controversial Chinese research ship to the Hambantota port. The Yuan Wang 5 will be allowed to remain at the port for about a week to stock up on essentials such as…

Controversial Chinese vessel will not dock at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port as scheduled: Report

Controversial Chinese vessel will not dock at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port as scheduled: Report

Sri Lankan and Chinese officials are locked in negotiations about whether and when to let China’s research ship, the Yuan Wang 5, dock in the island nation. It was scheduled to reach Hambantota Port yesterday (Aug 11), but Indian and…

Chinese ship, which India believes to be spy vessel, set to make controversial visit to Sri Lanka

Chinese ship, which India believes to be spy vessel, set to make controversial visit to Sri Lanka

China’s ties with Sri Lanka have come under scrutiny in India. New Delhi is keeping close watch over its neighbour, following reports that a Chinese research ship is scheduled to make a controversial port call in Sri Lanka today (Aug…

Sri Lanka protesters dismantle camp structures outside Presidential Secretariat

Sri Lanka protesters dismantle camp structures outside Presidential Secretariat

Protesters in Sri Lanka are now dismantling camp structures outside the Presidential Secretariat after a police order called on them to vacate the area. The site has been occupied by protesters for 118 days since early April. Subscribe to our…

President Wickremesinghe warns Sri Lanka faces "great danger"

President Wickremesinghe warns Sri Lanka faces “great danger”

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has warned of a “great danger” to the country as an extreme fuel shortage persists. While opening a new session in parliament, he warned that the financial meltdown had resulted in a serious political crisis,…

Crisis-torn Sri Lanka appeals for urgent help to feed children

Crisis-torn Sri Lanka appeals for urgent help to feed children

Sri Lanka has issued an urgent appeal for help to feed possibly several hundred thousand children, who are suffering from malnutrition due to insufficient food. The government is seeking private donations as it can no longer sustain welfare. The country…

Sri Lanka crisis: Fuel imports restricted for next 12 months

Sri Lanka crisis: Fuel imports restricted for next 12 months

Sri Lanka is tightening its purse strings to get a grip on the economic crisis. It will limit imports of fuel, but that is going to further impact people already struggling with months of shortages. Subscribe to our channel here:…

Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa expected to return to country

Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa expected to return to country

Sri Lanka’s supreme court has summoned former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appear next Monday (Aug 1). He’s expected to make submissions regarding an investigation against those responsible for the country’s bankruptcy. A cabinet spokesperson said the ex-leader is expected to…

Ex-president Rajapaksa to return to Sri Lanka soon: Cabinet spokesperson

Ex-president Rajapaksa to return to Sri Lanka soon: Cabinet spokesperson

Sri Lanka’s former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is expected to return to the country, after fleeing a wave of anti-government protests two weeks ago. A Cabinet spokesperson was not precise about the timetable, but said he expected Mr Rajapaksa to return…