Tag: Sri-Lanka

Sri Lanka: appeal for new president, national unity government

Sri Lanka: appeal for new president, national unity government

(ANSA) – COLOMBO, JUL 31 – The new president of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has accepted a formal invitation to parliamentarians from all sides to unite to create a government of national unity to save the economy of the troubled island from bankruptcy and to make painful but necessary reforms. The presidential office writes this […]

Sri Lanka: state of emergency extended for another month

Sri Lanka: state of emergency extended for another month

(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 28 – The Sri Lankan parliament has extended the state of emergency for another month, which assigns power to the security forces, following the serious economic crisis that has had serious repercussions on the political situation. At the same time, the police arrested two activists who had led the mass demonstrations […]

Italy donates € 300,000 in food aid to Sri Lanka

Italy donates € 300,000 in food aid to Sri Lanka

(ANSA) – NEW DELHI, JULY 21 – Italy has decided to guarantee Sri Lanka an emergency contribution of 300 thousand euros to be allocated to food security: this was announced by the Italian embassy in Colombo. The contribution will be provided by the World Food Program (WFP / WFP) and will take the form not […]

CIA, Ukrainian war will not dissuade China from invading Taiwan

CIA, Ukrainian war will not dissuade China from invading Taiwan

(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, 21 JUL – China still seems convinced that it wants to use force against Taiwan and the war in Ukraine will not deter it. The head of the CIA, Bill Burns, is convinced of this. “Our feeling is that it’s not about ‘if’ China will invade Taiwan but when,” the agency’s chief […]

Sri Lanka: premier appointed interim president

Sri Lanka: premier appointed interim president

(ANSA) – COLOMBO, JUL 15 – The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has been sworn in as interim president of the country and Parliament will elect the new president on July 20, after the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa: they announced today the offices of the premier and speaker of the Parliament. Nominations for […]

Singapore: Sri Lankan president on visit, no asylum

Singapore: Sri Lankan president on visit, no asylum

(ANSA-AFP) – SINGAPORE, JUL 14 – The president of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was authorized today to enter Singapore on a private visit but has not obtained asylum, the city-state said. The leader arrived from the Maldives, an archipelago where he took refuge after fleeing the capital Colombo following protests due to the economic crisis […]

He tried to rape a woman in the Monza Park, but was arrested

He tried to rape a woman in the Monza Park, but was arrested

(ANSA) – MONZA, 13 JUL – A 43-year-old man, originally from Sri Lanka, was arrested by the Monza Mobile Squad on charges of sexual violence. This is the assailant of a 32-year-old girl who was thrown to the ground and tried to rape her in the Monza Park on June 27th. Thanks to the images […]

Blinken named another country that Russia harmed with the invasion of Ukraine

Blinken named another country that Russia harmed with the invasion of Ukraine

Russia contributed to the riots due to lack of food Anthony Blinken spoke about the riots in Sri Lanka / Photo: Reuters Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian grain exports may have contributed to the unrest in Sri Lanka. This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. He also expressed concern that this could lead […]

Sri Lanka, protesters remain in the presidential palace

Sri Lanka, protesters remain in the presidential palace

(ANSA) – COLOMBO, JUL 10 – Sri Lankan protesters refused to leave the residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the aftermath of the assault that forced him to flee and promise that he will resign on Wednesday. “Our fight is not over,” said student leader Lahiru Weerasekara, “we will not give up this fight until […]

World’s first food riot breaks out in Sri Lanka over war in Ukraine (video)

World’s first food riot breaks out in Sri Lanka over war in Ukraine (video)

The protests began in March, when the delivery of our food to the country was stopped. The clash with the police continues / Photo by Reuters A revolution has taken place on a small exotic island in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka has been in an economic crisis for a long time, and protests erupted […]