Sri Lanka protesters push anti-government campaign despite new prime minister

Sri Lanka’s main opposition party joined anti-government protesters on Friday by rejecting the appointment of a new prime minister and urging the president to step down to take responsibility for the country’s catastrophic economic crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa late Thursday appointed five-time Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to his sixth term, but opposition comments indicated that … Read more

Crisis-stricken Sri Lanka lifts curfew as new prime minister wants to form cabinet

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as prime minister after violence flared up on May 9. (File) Colombo: Sri Lanka today lifted a nationwide 12 noon curfew, further easing strict restrictions as new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tried to form a government after clashes with anti-government groups killed nine people. More than a month of mostly peaceful anti-government … Read more