Tuesday, February 7, 2023

UNP

Process on to elect new SL president

Sri Lanka’s Parliament held a special session on Saturday to start the process of electing a new president on July 20 following the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, with four contenders, including acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe joining the race to...

SL main Opposition decides to offer conditional support to new govt

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) on Monday said it would offer conditional support to the interim all-party government headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to help tackle the country’s crippling economic and political crisis. Wickremesinghe,...

New Sri Lanka PM extends support toprotesters demanding Prez resignation

In an unusual move, Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has extended public support to the protesters, who have been camping at a popular beachfront here for over a month calling for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation for mishandling...

Oppn not to be part of Lankan government

Oppn says it will support its economic recovery programme from outside Most of the Opposition parties in Sri Lanka on Friday announced that they would not become a part of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s interim government but would support its...

SL govt appoints constitutional reform committee

Sri Lanka’s Opposition parties are bracing to move no trust motions against the SLPP coalition government in Parliament on Wednesday, even as the embattled government announced the appointment of a Cabinet sub-committee to look into proposal for a new...

Lankan govt’s priority should be seeking financial aid from India & China: ex-PM

Sri Lanka’s former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that political leaders should focus on seeking financial assistance from a number of countries, including India and China, to get the debt-ridden island nation out of its worst economic crisis...