Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicSri Lanka protests

Topic: Sri Lanka protests

Quiet roads, ‘tired’ people — Sri Lanka’s protests are dying, but activists call it a ‘lull’

Amid fuel and food shortages and fears of army raids, only a few ‘permanent protesters’ are holding fort at Colombo’s Galle Face. Since 13 July, there’s been no major protest.

Sri Lanka army raids protest site near Presidential Secretariat. Protesters, journalists ‘attacked’

A day after Ranil Wickremasinghe takes oath as President, protestors at a site in Galle Face reportedly ‘attacked’, ‘taken away’. Incident receives international condemnation.

‘We’re not going anywhere’: At ‘Gota Go’, protesters refuse to budge until Wickremesinghe quits 

Two days after Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation, the fervour of the protest hasn’t dwindled. Protesters say Wickermesinghe took control in a 'conspiratorial way'

Lanka ‘acting President’ Wickremesinghe declares emergency, orders military to quell protests

Sri Lanka's Speaker announces PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's name as 'acting President', later says Parliament will elect new President on 20 July. Wickremesinghe declares state of emergency.

Lanka’s Gotabaya ‘flees’ to Male, likely to head to Dubai or Singapore later

India has denied any involvement in Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaving the county. The Sri Lankan President is expected to resign Wednesday.

Charred coconut shell stoves, cycling — 5 hacks helping Sri Lankans survive economic crisis

Sri Lankan govt has little to no money to buy essentials like petrol, diesel, and cooking gas. The little that is available is prohibitively expensive, pushing people to improvise.

Carrom at PM house, swimming in President residence — Lull after storm in Sri Lanka

No change in public opinion as protesters want Gotabaya Rajapaksa out; crowds converge at VIP areas but calm on streets in Colombo

How Indian trawlers & economic crisis create a perfect storm for Sri Lanka’s Tamil fishermen

Disputes with Tamil fishermen from India, coupled with the fuel crisis and price rise, have landed fishing communities along Sri Lanka’s northern coast in the middle of a perfect storm.

Sri Lanka falls into default for the first time ever

Sri Lanka has been mired in turmoil amid surging inflation, a plummeting currency and an economic crisis that has left the country short of the hard currency it needs.

In besieged Lanka, war-hit Tamils miss something more precious than petrol: kids & spouses

Every year on 18 May, Tamil families gather in Mullivaikkal, where thousands of Tamil civilians were trapped & killed in 2009, during last leg of offensive by Sri Lankan military against LTTE.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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