Chaminda Vaas distressed by turmoil in Sri Lanka

Chaminda Vaas says Sri Lankan cricket is a 'bigger mess in Sri Lanka' Sri Lanka has plunged into its worst economic crisis with an acute shortage of even daily essentials. Current and former Sri Lanka cricketers Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Bhanuka Rajapaksa have spoken up.
#ChamindaVaas #SriLankan #SriLanka #Sports #TeamSports #Cricket


8 hours ago

Distracting people won’t change facts, India looks lot like Sri Lanka: Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the government over rising inflation and unemployment. He shared graphs of unemployment, petrol price and communal violence showing similar images of India and Sri Lanka. The Congress has been accusing the government of distracting people with other issues to hide its failures.
#RahulGandhi #Congress #India #News #Politics #LawGovernment


12 hours ago

'It wasn't a very happy MS Dhoni': Swann shares hilarious story from 2011 WC tie

MS Dhoni-led side defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 World Cup. England had given India an early scare when they managed to tie with the side in Dhoni and co's second game of the tournament. India had been dominant throughout the tournament throughout.
#Swann #WorldCup #SriLanka #Sports #TeamSports


12 hours ago

Muslim cleric fearmongers over Gyanvapi; calls for violence, draws...

All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) asks Centre & state govts to clarify stand on targeting Muslims' places of worship. Board also approved providing legal aid to Intezamiya Masajid Committee (IMC) and its lawyers in the Gyanvapi case and launch a nationwide agitation.
#Gyanvapi #AllIndiaMuslimPersonalLawBoard #Muslim #Muslims #SriLanka #PeopleSociety #ReligionBelief


12 hours ago

BAN vs SL: Umpire forced to leave field after falling ill due to heatwave in...

Sri Lanka trail Bangladesh by 29 runs at the end of Day 4 of the first Test of the BAN vs SL series. Sri Lanka ended their first innings with a decent score of 397 runs in 153 overs. In reply, Bangladesh smacked 465 runs, with both Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim hitting centuries.
#TamimIqbal #Bangladesh #Sports #TeamSports #Cricket


12 hours ago

Distracting People Won't Change Facts, India Looks Lot Like Sri Lanka: Rahul

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the government over rising inflation and unemployment. He shared graphs of unemployment, petrol price and communal violence showing similar images of India and Sri Lanka. The Congress has been accusing the government of distracting people with other issues to hide its failures.
#Rahul #Congress #India #News #Politics #LawGovernment


12 hours ago

1st Test, Day 4: Mushfiqur Ton Gives Bangladesh Lead Over Sri Lanka

Mushfiqur Rahim becomes first Bangladeshi to pass 5,000 runs. Bangladesh all out for 465 runs with a first-innings lead of 68. Last man Shoriful Islam unable to carry on his innings after a blow to the hand while batting.
#MushfiqurTon #Bangladeshi #Bangladesh #Sports #TeamSports #Cricket


12 hours ago

Rahul Gandhi compares India to Sri Lanka; quips 'distracting people won't...

Ex-Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attempted to fearmonger over the Sri Lanka crisis. He claimed that India's situation was looking a lot like the Island nation. The Gandhi scion shared a comparison graphic between the two nations based on three parameters-- unemployment, petrol price and communal violence.
#RahulGandhi #Congress #India #News #Politics #LawGovernment


13 hours ago

No money to buy petrol, says Lankan govt as it urges citizens not to queue...

Sri Lanka says it does not have US dollars to pay for a vessel of petrol anchored in its waters for nearly two months. Power and energy minister Kanchana Wijesekera says the country is facing an issue of petrol availability. He appealed to citizens “not to wait in line” for fuel.
#KanchanaWijesekera #Lankan #SriLanka #BusinessIndustrial


14 hours ago

Sri Lanka’s ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa makes first appearance in...

Sri Lanka’s former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa made his first appearance in Parliament since he was forced to resign as prime minister and take shelter in a navy camp under high security. He, along with his wife and family, had fled his official residence – Temple Trees – and took shelter at the naval base in Trincomalee.
#MahindaRajapaksa #SriLanka #News


17 hours ago

Sri Lanka: Several MPs accused of confronting journalists covering...

Journalists filed a complaint with the Welikada Police, alleging that the MPs harassed them and took their mobile phones away. MPs Indika Anuruddha, WD Weerasinghe, and Channa Jayasumana were reportedly involved in the incident. Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa defended both journalists, saying they did not do anything wrong.
#IndikaAnuruddha #WelikadaPolice #SriLanka #News


17 hours ago

Sri Lanka's govt mulling to sell national airlines to stem financial losses,...

Sri Lanka's new government is planning to sell its national airline in a bid to stem the losses and stabilise the finances. Sri Lankan Airlines had lost around 45 billion rupees or $145 million in the year ending March 2021. Sri Lanka only has one day’s stock of gasoline and the government is working to obtain dollars in the open market.
#Ranil #SriLanka #News #BusinessNews #BusinessIndustrial


Yesterday

Sri Lanka Parliament Reconvenes, PM Wickremesinghe Warns of Critical Shortages

Sri Lanka's parliament reconvenes for the first time since violence flared last week and the prime minister quit. Ranil Wickremesinghe, the new prime minister, said the island nation had to face “unpleasant and terrifying facts” He warned that the country was in a precarious economic situation and down to its last day of petrol supplies.
#Wickremesinghe #SriLanka #News


Yesterday

Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol stock; PM Ranil says India to send...

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe urged Sri Lankans not to join the long queues outside gas stations. The crisis-ridden island requires at least $75 million in foreign exchange to make essential purchases. The situation arose after Colombo was unable to raise dollars to secure three shipments of oil waiting outside Sri Lankan harbour.
#Ranil #SriLankan #SriLanka #BusinessIndustrial


Yesterday

Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, PM says ‘next few months most difficult’

Sri Lanka's new prime minister says the country is down to its last day of petrol. Ranil Wickremesinghe said the country urgently needs $75 million in foreign exchange. The country is also facing a shortage of 14 essential medicines. The crisis led to widespread protests against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's family.
#RanilWickremesinghe #SriLanka #News


2 days ago

K.C

Sri Lanka has come to this pass due to a combination of bad policies and other factors which Sri Lanka had little control over. The Covid-19 pandemic hit the world in 2020, followed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February this year. Sri Lanka was dealt a fatal blow by the war escalating the price of energy overnight. The government cut the import of synthetic fertilisers to shift farmers to organic farming.
#Covid19 #SriLanka #SensitiveSubjects


2 days ago

Sri Lanka PM to Address Crisis-hit Nation as Fuel Runs Short

Sri Lanka's new prime minister will address the crisis-hit nation later on Monday. Ranil Wickremesinghe said he would give a full explanation of the financial crisis. The crisis led to widespread protests against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his family. He resigned as prime minister last week after fighting between government supporters and protesters killed 9 people.
#RanilWickremesinghe #SriLanka #News #Politics #LawGovernment


2 days ago

Pakistan will 'turn into Sri Lanka' if Imran Khan is arrested: Sheikh Rasheed

Former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed says Pakistan will turn into Sri Lanka if Imran Khan is arrested. Rasheed said the incumbent coalition government had become directionless. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has already devised a strategy to deal with the situation, he said.
#ImranKhan #PakistanTehreekeInsaf #Pakistan #News #Politics


2 days ago

Sri Lanka imposes nine-hour nationwide curfew amid protests: Report

Ceiling imposed from 8pm Monday and will remain in force till 5am Tuesday. Announcement came a day after Sri Lanka said more than 200 people were arrested on various charges. The island nation has been witnessing protests over the ongoing economic crisis. The crisis led to widespread protests against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his family.
#GotabayaRajapaksa #SriLanka #News


2 days ago

First Default on Foreign Debt Likely This Week: Sri Lanka Latest

Sri Lanka is sliding into default as the grace period on two unpaid foreign bonds ends on Wednesday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will provide a ‘full explanation’ of Sri Lanka’s financial crisis. The island nation could be formally declared in default if it fails to make an interest payment to bondholders before Wednesday.
#RanilWickremesinghe #SriLanka #LawGovernment #Government


2 days ago