Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicSri Lanka

Topic: Sri Lanka

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.

‘Divisions will not win’ — Why Tamil rapper Arivu has a new song for Sri Lanka protesters

If music is a vehicle of protest and change, then Arivu is its driver. His new song 'Ceylonkaar’ is written for Sri Lanka’s people.

In Sri Lanka, you can treat yourself to spaghetti and meatballs, if you can afford them

While the poor worry about the next meal, the majority of the middle-class are more concerned about giving up their privileges and putting their dreams on hold.

‘Petrol stocks left only for a day,’ new Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe tells crisis-hit nation

In his first televised address after becoming the PM, Ranil Wickremesinghe said his aim was to save the country, and not a 'person, family or group'.

Colourful lanterns, a modern take on a Buddha painting at the GotaGoGama village on Vesak 

Volunteers on site said there was a day of activities planned which included a protest, pirith chanting, an open meeting of groups and almsgiving at the Youth Centre

Our take on sedition law, Taj Mahal and the iPod – in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

SubscriberWrites: Organic farming to tax cuts—How the Sri Lankan govt created the country’s economic crisis

Sri Lanka has suspended payments on its international debt of more than 51 billion dollars, actively putting the country in default, writes Jay Desai.

Chennai to Colombo: Tamil men counting $100 notes, Sri Lankans in 1-km line to refill petrol

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.

Ranil Wickremesinghe is Sri Lanka’s next Prime Minister

The 73-year-old United National Party (UNP) leader was the country’s premier before, in 1993-94.

Sri Lanka needs all-party unity to end violence. Gotabaya Rajapaksa failing to restore calm

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.