crisis in Sri lanka

EDITORIAL: Zawahiri’s Killing Too Late, Too Little

It took the CIA, supposedly the most competent intelligence agency in the world, 21 years to search and kill al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, the biggest ideologue of Islamist terrorism and mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks. The Egyptian physician-turned-terrorist, Zawahiri was knocked off in a US drone strike in Afghanistan on July 31. The ailing …

Sri Lanka: Wickremesinghe Assumes Acting Presidency

COLOMBO: Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan Prime Minister and leader of UNP assumed the chair of the acting president as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country in the early morning amid the turmoil. A nationwide curfew has been imposed till 5 am on Thursday. Right after assuming the chair, Wickremesinghe instructed the Lankan security forces to …

Gotabaya Flees SL, Experts Say It’s Expected

CHENNAI: Amid country-wide unrest and sheer public pressure for his resignation, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday morning, a move experts said is on the expected lines. Speaking to The New Indian on Rajapaksa’s exit, Col. Hariharan, a noted Chennai-based Sri Lankan expert said, “It was expected. Yesterday, he also …

Rajapaksa To Resign On Wednesday, SL Prez Election On July 20

COLOMBO/ CHENNAI: After months of relentless pressure from the citizens, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa finally decided to leave as he signed a letter of resignation on Monday, Sri Lankan daily Daily Mirror reported. President Gotabaya will submit the resignation letter on July 13 and the Speaker of Parliament will announce his resignation on Wednesday, …

Sri Lanka Crisis: 4 New Ministers Sworn In, Prez Invites Oppn To Join Govt

COLOMBO: Within 24 hours of the mass resignation of Sri Lankan ministers, four new ministers were sworn in on Monday even as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called upon all political parties to stand united to deal with the economic crisis that has spurred widespread protests across the country. President Rajapaksa has urged all the political parties …