Newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe holds discussions with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank as he looks to steer the country through a dire economic crisis.
There have been flare-ups of violence around the country despite stringent security measures, as protesters continue shouting slogans against the government while defying a curfew.
Five people were killed and nearly 200 wounded as prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resignation which did little to calm public anger.
The power transfer from president to parliament will be one of the steps aimed at politically stabilising the crisis-hit country, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says.
State-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation said private cars, vans and SUVs were allowed up to 19.5 litres of either petrol or diesel.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has revoked orders giving him sweeping authority to act in the interests of public order, including suspending any laws, authorising detentions and seizing property.
Sri Lankan forces moved to stop a protest by opposition lawmakers and supporters attempting to march to the capital's Independence Square from the home of opposition leader Sajith Premadasa.
Security forces have been deployed across Colombo after protesters tried to storm President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's home in anger at the nation's worst economic crisis since independence.
The Rajapaksa government’s decision to revive the stalled East Container Terminal project is a signal that Colombo is shifting towards balancing its ties with Beijing and New Delhi, experts argue.
In a blatant violation of Islamic religious rites, Muslims are being cremated, and to add insult to injury, their loved ones are being asked to pay for it.
Main Tamil political party protests "Heroes' Day" ceremony ban, accusing Sri Lanka of discrimination.
The economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic means China alone cannot bailout an indebted Colombo.
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