Ranil Wickremesinghe
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.

Daily Round-up | MPLA leads in Angola and other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at the elections in Angola, the arrest of three students in Sri Lanka under a brutal anti-terrorism law, and a workers’ protest in Greece

Sri Lanka student activist arrest Student activists in Sri Lanka detained under draconian anti-terrorism law

The three activists were arrested from a student rally in Colombo on August 18 under a 72-hour detention order, while the police awaited approval for a 90-day detention order that was approved by President Ranil Wickremesinghe on August 22

Daily Round-up | in Puerto Rico over unreliable electricity supply & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories from protests in Puerto Rico, the election of a president in Sri Lanka, the release of a detainee from Guantanamo Bay, and COVID-19 vaccine inequality

Ranil Wickremesinghe Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe is elected president of Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe won the presidential election held by secret ballot on Tuesday, July 20, after Gotabaya Rajapaksa stepped down from his position earlier this month. Wickremesinghe is to remain president for the rest of Rajapaksa’s term which is to end in 2024

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

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

Fuel crisis Sri Lanka Fuel crisis forces shutdown in Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka begins bailout talks with the IMF this week, fuel riots were registered at several gas stations across national capital Colombo which were met with repression by the security forces

“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