Saturday, 26 November, 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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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.