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Wickremesinghe under fire for arrest of student activists in Sri Lanka

The three arrested activists are: Wasantha Mudalige of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF), Galwewa Siridhamma Thero of the Bhikku (Monks) Federation, and Hashantha Jawantha Gunathilake of the Kelaniya University Students’ Union.

Sri Lanka protesters assaulted Sri Lanka’s parliament to convene on Wednesday

Meanwhile, appeals for justice continue after the assault on protestors at the Galle Face site in Colombo in which around 50 people were injured and tents were torn down

Daily Round-up | Iranian president denounces US-Israel joint declaration & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of Iran’s response to a US-Israel statement, the resignations of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mario Draghi, and a controversial amendment in Brazil

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation to be officially announced tomorrow

On Thursday, July 14, the speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament said that the resignation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be officially announced once legal formalities are concluded

Daily Round-up | Extrajudicial killings by British troops in Afghanistan & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of atrocities by British troops in Afghanistan, the location of the US embassy of Jerusalem, the bid by the Sri Lankan president to flee, and another mass massacre in Colombia

Sri Lanka faces political uncertainty amid economic turmoil

With both Sri Lanka’s president and prime minister promising to resign, the question of who will form the next government is paramount even as the economic crisis continues unabated

Uncertainty prevails in Sri Lanka as protesters wait for president, PM to quit

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he will quit on July 13 and prime minister and his cabinet have also announced their resignations. In the event of these resignations, the parliament speaker will become the interim president

PM resigns, President flees: It’s all happening in Sri Lanka

In the wake of massive protests in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his residence. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced his resignation to pave way for an all-party government

“Sri Lanka needs a strong public distribution system, wealth tax and universal welfare measures”

In the second part of an interview with Peoples Dispatch, Ahilan Kadirgamar analyzes the economic crisis faced by Sri Lanka and talks about the steps that need to be taken urgently

How has Sri Lanka’s political landscape transformed over the past months?

Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, analyzes the recent political developments in Sri Lanka after the fall of the powerful Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mapping Faultlines: Political and economic crises land Sri Lanka in perfect storm

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the crisis in Sri Lanka and the political and economic factors that caused it

Sri Lanka’s crisis reaches tipping point

Sri Lanka has been dealing with an economic crisis for months, characterized by a foreign exchange shortage which has led to a scarcity of essentials such as food, fuel and medicines.