Male: Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday stepped down as the President of Sri Lanka, Mohamed Nasheed, former Maldivian President and current Speaker said.
Colombo: The name of the new Sri Lankan Prime Minister will be announced on Friday, MP Harsha de Silva said on Thursday.
Colombo/UNI: A protester was killed in tear-gassing by security forces and two soldiers were in hospital on Thursday after being seriously injured in attacks by demonstrators in the Sri Lankan capital, media reports and officials said.
Male/UNI: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who flew in here before dawn on Wednesday, is set to leave the Indian Ocean atoll nation Thursday, apparently to Singapore, media reports said.
Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lanka's political leaders met for an all-party meeting Wednesday amid another day of massive protests and have asked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to resign letting the parliament Speaker take over as acting President after Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives.
Colombo: Sri Lanka is witnessing another day of protests as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the crisis-hit nation by handing over his charges to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Colombo: The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and Independent Television Network (ITN) have suspended their live and recorded telecasts as the corporation premises were surrounded by protesters, Daily Mirror reported.
Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken over as the acting President of the nation, hours after Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Maldives amid protests against him in the country, media reports said.
Colombo: Hours after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Maldives, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe ordered a curfew in the Western Province of Sri Lanka with immediate effect and ordered an emergency law island-wide, media reports said on Wednesday.
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was scheduled to announce his resignation on Wednesday, has fled the nation on a military jet, media reports said.
New York: Amid reports that Sri Lanka’s President has confirmed he will resign after his residence was stormed by thousands of protesters at the weekend, the UN chief on Monday called for dialogue to “ensure a smooth transition of government and solutions to the country’s deep economic crisis.
Colombo: Sri Lanka's former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa, the youngest brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was prevented from leaving the country through the Silk Route Passenger Clearance Terminal amid protests by passengers.
Colombo: Fuel queues in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, and its suburbs have grown longer stretching as far as eight kilometres each.
Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on Monday flown to an airbase near the main international airport, media reports said, raising speculation he will flee into exile abroad.
Colombo: The protesters, who stormed inside Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official residence on Saturday, have claimed to recover millions of rupees hidden inside the mansion, according to a media report.