Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Cannot reboot battered economy through painkillers: SL President Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday said he is fixing the debt-ridden country’s economy by treating the “root cause” of the malaise and not by administering “painkillers”, asserting that systematic change and national unity in conjunction with economic...

SL holds all-party meet on 13A for peaceful resolution of Tamil issue

An all-party meeting convened by President Ranil Wickremesinghe has discussed the 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution as mooted by India to resolve the long-standing demand for political autonomy for the minority Tamils in the island nation, political leaders...

No point in economic reforms when we don’t have an economy: Wickremesinghe

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has acknowledged that there was no point in economic reforms in Sri Lanka because the cash-starved island nation didn’t have an economy, as he made a strong pitch for a new economic model.Sri Lanka is going...

SL Prez Wickremesinghe rules out early elections

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday rejected the opposition’s demand for early parliamentary elections and vowed to use the military to crush any future anti-government protests aimed at regime change.Wickremesinghe, 73, who took over as the President of...

Sri Lankan prez hopeful of successful debt restructuring talks with India and China

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday expressed hope that the debt restructuring talks with India and China would be successful as the cris-hit island nation attempts to close a much-needed bailout package deal with the IMF.Sri Lanka held...

SL to back India and Japan for permanent UNSC seat: SL prez

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday said his government will back the bids of India and Japan for permanent member status at the UN Security Council.President Wickremesinghe is currently in Japan to attend the state funeral of the...

India gave a breath of life’: Sri Lankan President

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday thanked India, saying the closest neighbour has given 'a breath of life' to the country that was economically ailing with major shortages of essential items such as food, fuel, medicine and many...

Dinesh Gunawardena appointed SL’s PM; 18-member Cabinet sworn in

Dinesh Gunawardena, a veteran politician and a close ally of the Rajapaksa family, was appointed on Friday as Sri Lanka’s prime minister as President Ranil Wickremesinghe swore in his 18-member Cabinet in the hope of ending the political instability...

Ranil sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new president

Veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Thursday sworn in as Sri Lanka’s eighth president and will face the tough task of leading the country out of its unprecedented economic crisis and restoring order after months of mass anti-government protests.Wickremesinghe,...

Ranil elected as new SL president

Veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Wednesday elected as Sri Lanka’s President by lawmakers, in a rare move that could provide continuity for crucial discussions with the IMF for a bailout deal for the cash-strapped nation but a development...