4 October 2023
VIDEO: Protesters break down barricades near presidential residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's president to step down on July 13, an official says
Sri Lanka prime minister's house set on fire: police
Sri Lanka PM says willing to step down for unity govt
VIDEO: Protesters storm the official residence of Gotabaya Rajapaksa shortly after the Sri Lankan president fled the Colombo compound
Sri Lanka PM summons urgent cabinet meeting after president flees
Colombo, Sri Lanka right now. The Presidential Palace has been stormed, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is said to have fled
Colombo, Sri Lanka right now. The Presidential Palace has been stormed, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is said to have fled
Police fire tear gas, water cannons to disperse protesters in Colombo
Aragalaya 2.0 : Thousands of protesters are currently heading to Colombo in various modest of transport, braving fuel crisis, demanding President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation. A container on the road bringing a group of protesters
Court order prevents protestors from entering several Colombo streets on Saturday (28)
Colombo:— Amid worst fuel crisis, Sri Lanka closes schools, asks public officials to work from home
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said a $1 billion credit facility backed by the Indian govt that has been provided to SriLanka to buy essential goods. This can be settled in Indian rupees, outside of the arrangement of the Asian Clearing Union arrangement - Report
Sri Lanka falls into default for the first time ever and warns inflation may surge to 40%, as the government struggles to halt an economic meltdown
Sri Lanka: Thousands line up at filling stations as Minister admits petrol shortage
Police sources say no decision as yet to re-impose the nationwide curfew after it was lifted at 5 am
New Sri Lankan PM Ranil @RW_UNP takes oath infront of President @GotabayaR
The army of Sri Lanka deployed in country's capital, Colombo, amid mass protests and unrest. The army is patrolling the streets and blocking the approaches to the government buldings and the objects of the key infrastructure of the city
Agence France-Presse: Sri Lankan defense orders to shoot protesters
Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned earlier today. And this is his house tonight in Kurunegala
US envoy condemns Sri Lanka violence, 78 in hospital
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday, local media reported
Sri Lanka orders curfew in the capital after clashes between President supporters and opponents, deploying hundrens of troops
Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency, the second time in recent weeks, as anti-government protests grow
As emergency law comes into effect from midnight tonight, clashes between security officials and protesters are being reported. Locals living in close proximity to areas that are being tear gassed unable to sleep
SriLanka: As the President, Prime Minister & Opposition mull options within and outside Parliament to address the political deadlock, protesters seem determined to continue resisting. "Go home Gota, Go home 225," they chant - scenes from 'Occupy Galle Face', Colombo, April 21
Sri Lanka PM expects police to investigate after anti-government protests turn deadly
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka calls for a full, transparent investigation on the Rambukkana Police shooting, & says people's right to peaceful protest must be upheld
Srilanka @CBSL announces preemptive default on all foreign loans - saying that no debt repayment will be made after 5 pm April 12
Looks like Sri Lanka decided to pause payments, technically going into default. Will explain later, but short story is this is better than crash and communicated well enough. Rating downgrade to SD/RD likely. Imports still work
SriLanka: Massive protest at Galle Face, Colombo's iconic seafront leading to the Presidential Secretariat
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