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Sri Lankan police arrest man for stealing President’s beer mug during July 9 protests

An individual has been arrested on charges of having stolen a beer mug from the President’s official residence in Fort during the public protest on 09th July, the Lankadeepa reported. The suspect, a 46-year-old resident of Rangama, is employed in the welding industry and has been arrested by the Wellawa Police in Kurunegala. The Police […]

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First protester who broke into Presidential Secretariat in Colombo on July 9 arrested

An individual identified as the first to breakthrough into the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo has been arrested by the Colombo North Criminal Investigations Department Unit. According to the Police, the man had been arrested based on investigations into the illegal entry and damage of property at the Presidential Secretariat during the public protest on 09th […]

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Sri Lankan MPs vote Ranil Wickremesinghe as president despite unpopularity among public

Sri Lankan MPs have elected prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country’s new president, despite his unpopularity with the public. Mr Wickremesinghe faces the task of leading the country out of its economic collapse and restoring public order after months of mass protests. He roundly defeated his main rival for the job, Dullus Alahapperuma, with […]

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Sri Lanka: Man arrested for stealing about 50 tear gas canisters from police during protests

As the Sri Lankan economic crisis persists, a 31-year-old suspect was arrested for stealing about 50 tear gas canisters from police during protests at Polduwa Junction near Parliament, media reports said. The man stole the canisters on July 13 when the police and the army were trying to disperse protesters who tried to advance toward […]

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Sri Lanka’s acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe declares fresh emergency

Sri Lanka’s acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared a state of emergency in the crisis-ridden island nation in an effort to head off unrest ahead of a vote in parliament later this week to elect a new president. Wickremesinghe announced the measure “in the interests of public security, the protection of public order and the […]

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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves for Singapore on Saudi airlines from Maldives: Report

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left the Maldives on a Saudi airlines flight bound for Singapore. The president had fled to the Maldives a day earlier amid mass protests over Sri Lanka’s economic crisis. It is not clear if Mr Rajapaksa will stay in Singapore or whether he will use it as a layover […]

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‘Do whatever is necessary to restore order’: Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe tells military

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the military to do “whatever is necessary to restore order” after protesters stormed his office on Wednesday. Mr Wickremesinghe has been appointed acting president by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who has fled the country. But the decision to leave him in charge triggered further protests demanding that the […]

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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees country on military jet

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled Sri Lanka on a military jet, amid mass protests over the island’s economic crisis. The country’s air force confirmed the 73-year-old flew to the Maldives with his wife and two security officials. In his absence, he has appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as acting president. Mr Rajapaksa’s departure ends a […]

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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa likely to stepdown on 13 July

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has confirmed he will resign, the prime minister’s office has said, after tens of thousands of protesters stormed the official residences of both men. Sri Lanka is in deep financial crisis and the crowds say they won’t leave until both men quit their posts. The parliament Speaker had earlier said […]

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‘Gota go home’: Thousands of protesters storm President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence

Thousands of protesters have stormed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence in the capital of Sri Lanka. Demonstrators from all over the country marched to Colombo demanding his resignation after months of protests over mismanagement of the country’s economic crisis. Reports say he has already been moved to a safer location. The country is suffering rampant inflation […]

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Sri Lanka cancels school exams for millions of students over paper and ink shortage

Sri Lanka has cancelled exams for millions of school students in the Western Province as the country ran out of printing paper, according to officials. Education authorities said the term tests, scheduled a week from Monday, were postponed indefinitely due to an acute paper shortage as Sri Lanka contends with its worst financial crisis since […]

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Sri Lanka launches probe to investigate mysterious cooking gas explosions and fires

Sri Lanka’s parliament convened a special committee to investigate dozens of unexplained cooking gas explosions and fires in kitchens around the country. Following police and media reports of at least 14 explosions in a single day, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday appointed an eight-member committee to investigate and provide a report within two weeks. Consumer […]