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Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Opinion  /  Published 22.07.22

Ranil in, but no end to Sri Lanka crisis

Sri Lanka’s Parliament has chosen the six-time prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, as the country’s new president, with the task of leading the island nation through a period of unpreced...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 22.07.22

Rajapaksa ally likely to be PM

New Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe will appoint an ally of the ousted Rajapaksa dynasty as Prime Minister, four sources said on Thursday, a day after urging unity to find a way out of the c...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 22.07.22

Protesters wait, Ranil takes reins

Veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new President on Thursday, a day after winning a vote in parliament and urging the island nation to come together to find a wa...
By Reuters, PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 21.07.22

Familiar but ‘Go Ranil Go’ keeps Delhi guarded

India on Wednesday adopted a guarded approach to the election of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Sri Lanka’s executive President, evidently mindful of the continuing “Go Ranil Go” chant agai...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

World  /  Published 21.07.22

A wily survivor

Ranil Wickremesinghe, a lawyer who served as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister a record six times, has finally made it to the top job, securing the presidency after winning a parliamentary vote on Wedn...
By Reuters in Colombo

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World  /  Published 21.07.22

Ranil elected Prez, protesters glum

Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected President of Sri Lanka on Wednesday by MPs in Parliament, replacing Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was pushed out of office last week by protesters who blamed him for the cou...
By Emily Schmall, Mujib Mashal in Colombo

World  /  Published 20.07.22

Out of cash and fuel, Lanka runs on patience

The queues are ubiquitous — and orderly. To get five litres of gasoline, auto-rickshaw drivers wait calmly in line for as long as five days. People have been queuing up for cooking gas, milk pow...
By Mujib Mashal, Emily Schmall, Skandha Gunasekara in Colombo

World  /  Published 20.07.22

Lanka: In a first, House to elect President

For the first time in 44 years, Sri Lanka’s parliament will directly elect a President on Wednesday in a threeway contest, with last-minute political manoeuvring projecting a close fight between...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 19.07.22

Lanka: 3 in fray for President

Acting Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe and two others were proposed by lawmakers on Tuesday as the three candidates for the July 20 presidential election to pick the successor to Gotabaya Ra...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 18.07.22

Sri Lanka: state of emergency

Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe says that a new state of emergency is needed to quell social unrest with Sri Lanka gripped by economic turmoil. Sri Lanka's acting President Ranil Wickremesi...
By Deutsche Welle in Colombo


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