Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka ends resort blackouts to woo back tourists

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka said Thursday it was reorganising its blackout-prone electricity grid to guarantee power to tourist…

1 year ago

Ousted Sri Lankan leader faces arrest calls after return

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Deposed Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa faced calls for his arrest Saturday after returning home from…

2 years ago

Ex-president Rajapaksa set to return to Sri Lanka on Friday

SRI LANKA'S former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa (picture) is set to return to the island nation as early as Friday after he…

2 years ago

IMF agrees to RM13b bailout for bankrupt Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday it had reached a staff-level agreement to support bankrupt Sri…

2 years ago

Bankrupt Sri Lanka seeks urgent help to feed children

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka issued an urgent appeal on Monday to tackle rapidly spreading malnutrition among children as its economic…

2 years ago

Singapore extends visa for Sri Lanka’s ex-leader

SINGAPORE has extended a short-stay visa for Sri Lanka’s deposed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (picture), local media in the city-state reported…

2 years ago

Six-time PM Wickremesinghe elected Sri Lanka president

SIX-time prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected as crisis-wracked Sri Lanka's new president by the country's parliament Wednesday, with the…

2 years ago

Three-way fight to lead bankrupt Sri Lanka

THREE candidates were nominated Tuesday to replace former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country and resigned last…

2 years ago

Sri Lanka’s political crisis: What happens next?

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as acting president after his predecessor…

2 years ago

Sri Lankan president’s resignation accepted

THE resignation of Sri Lanka's president has been accepted, the crisis-hit country's parliamentary speaker announced Friday, after he fled the…

2 years ago

Friday Jottings: Empathy of the feet

Pic by BERNAMA IT GETS scarier by the day as it becomes more and more apparent that more and more…

2 years ago

Rajapaksa yet to resign, whereabouts unknown

SRI Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa missed a deadline announced by the Parliament Speaker to submit his resignation after he fled…

2 years ago

Sri Lanka declares emergency, and we look at key figures in President Rajapaksa’s clan

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Crisis-hit Sri Lanka declared an indefinite nationwide state of emergency on Wednesday, hours after President Gotabaya…

2 years ago