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IMF to approve USD 2.9-bln bailout package for Sri Lanka: Central bank governor

Colombo: Sri Lankan central bank governor Nandalal Weerasinghe told media on Sunday that the country's "dollar crisis" is over, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is set to approve a 2.9 billion U.S. dollar bailout package for the country on Monday.

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe praises Indians in Colombo over their contribution during COVID-19, economic crisis

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe praised Indians staying in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka known as Colombo Expats Cultural Association (CECA) for the contributions they made while the country was facing COVID-19 situation and the economic crisis.

USAID announces additional USD 20 million in humanitarian aid in Sri Lanka

Washignton: United States Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power on Sunday announced an additional $20 million in humanitarian assistance to support Sri Lankans during the complex emergency that has resulted in a severe economic crisis leaving 5.7 million people in urgent need of food, agriculture, livelihood support, protection.

Sri Lanka Crisis: Anti-government protests continue after military crackdown

Colombo: Two days after Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka, 14 people including one woman were hospitalised on Friday when the security forces and police forcibly dispersed them from the protest area around the President's office.

Sri Lankan crisis highlights risk for Chinese firms investing overseas, feel experts

Beijing: Analysts have cautioned the current political turmoil in Sri Lanka is emerging as a  warning sign for Chinese companies that are planning to invest in overseas markets.

Sri Lanka is warning sign for countries with high debt levels, says IMF Director

Colombo:  International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has said Sri Lanka has become a warning sign for those countries with high debt levels and limited policy space.

Sri Lanka is warning sign for countries with high debt levels, says IMF Director

Colombo:  International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has said Sri Lanka has become a warning sign for those countries with high debt levels and limited policy space.

Ensure peaceful and constitutional transfer of power in Sri Lanka, urges UN Resident Coordinator

New York: The head of the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka has urged senior politicians to ensure a peaceful transfer of power in line with the national Constitution, following weeks of protests that finally saw the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday.

Sri Lanka Crisis: PM declares curfew in Western Province, protests continue as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees to Maldives

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.

Sri Lanka: Ex-minister Basil Rajapaksa tried to escape, immigration officials foil his move

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.

Sri Lanka's fuel crisis goes from bad to worse amidst president's decision to quit

Colombo: Fuel queues in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, and its suburbs have grown longer stretching as far as eight kilometres each.

Sri Lanka: Protesters claim to recover millions of rupees from prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa's house

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.

Sri Lanka Crisis: Thousands of protesters storm Prez House demanding Gotabaya Rajapaksa's ouster

Colombo/UNI: Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stormed the President's House here on Saturday after overcoming stiff resistance put up by security forces, leaving an unspecified number of people injured.

SL PM calls emergency meeting

Colombo/UNI: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday called an emergency meeting of party leaders after thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stormed the President's House here.

Sri Lanka begins talks with IMF and shutdown

Colombo: Sri Lankan government has ordered the closure of the nation's schools and halted all non-essential government services on Monday, France24 reported.