Sri Lanka’s top court has giving permission for proceedings against former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. This has come after rights group Transparency International filed a case against Rajapaksa, holding him accountable for the island nation’s worst financial crisis in more than seven decades. The court has also agreed to entertain proceedings against former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Returns To Colombo, Travels With Heavily Armed Guards
Ousted former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has returned to his homeland of Sri Lanka, seven weeks after fleeing the country. Rajapaksa, landed in Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport, on September 3, and traveled to a government-owned house allocated to him as the former President in a motorcade with heavily armed bodyguards. Rajapaksa had fled the country in July, after agitated citizens stormed his residence amid the… read-more
Former president of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa, will reportedly end his self-imposed exile on September 3, and return to his home land. Rajapaksa has been living in a Thai hotel as a virtual prisoner. Rajapaksa fled the country as his residence was outrun by agitated citizens. The island nation is facing the worst political turmoil recorded in the nation’s history, followed by an economic crisis, with food and fuel shortage.
Amid the ongoing Sri Lankan crisis, India has donated around 21,000 tonnes of fertilisers to the crisis-ridden nation. Notably, India supplied 44,000 tonnes of fertilisers to Sri Lanka in the previous month. With this, India has provided support to the island nation worth USD 4 billion. The economic crisis in Sri Lanka continues to stay grim, with UN warning that 5.7 million people in Sri Lanka “require immediate humanitarian assistance”.
Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was ousted from the country, has applied for a green card to permanently make a shift to the United States of America. Rajapaksa’s lawyer stated that the application for green card has been submitted on the grounds that ex president’s wife Loma is a green card holder. Meanwhile, Rajapaksa who is stationed in Thailand, will reportedly return to Sri Lanka on August 25.
China’s embassy has sought an urgent meeting with senior Sri Lankan authorities on August 8. The meeting was called after Colombo sought a deferment of the planned docking of a high-tech Chinese research vessel at the strategic Hambantota port over raising concerns of India. The Chinese space and satellite tracking research vessel ‘Yuan Wang 5’ was to dock at the Hambantota Port from August 11 to 17,
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Amid the ongoing economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka, the island nation's former public administration minister Dinesh Gunawardena will be appointed as the new Prime Minister, reported Reuters. Meanwhile, six-time PM Ranil Wickremesinghe took oath as the president of Sri Lanka, on July 21. Notably, Gunawardena and Wickremesinghe were schoolmates. Sri Lanka is witnessing its worst political crisis in history, with the people… read-more
Protests have broken out in Sri Lanka's Colombo, calling for the resignation of acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe, since Wickremesinghe was not elected by the people and was appointed by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka is undergoing economic and political crisis, and the people of the country forced their PM Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled the country after his… read-more
Amid the ongoing Sri Lankan crisis, to prevent the protestors from entering into the parliament, army tanks have been deployed in the area. The parliament has been given three layers of protection- police, army and special forces. This has come after protestors stormed the PM's office on July 14. Meanwhile, president Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled the country, took a Saudi Arabian flight from Maldives to Singapore.
Protests in Sri Lanka have intensified and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared an emergency. Earlier, president Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was scheduled to resign on July 13, fled to Maldives, after his residence was overran by thousands of protestors. Following which, he is now expected to flee to Singapore. Meanwhile, protestors stormed at Wickremesinghe's office, and demanded for his resignation as well.