Sri Lanka crisis Live News: High drama in Colombo as sea of protesters march towards PM’s house, oppose Ranil Wickremesinghe taking over as interim President

Jul 13, 2022 | 11:09AM IST

Sri Lanka: Protest breaks out again in Colombo

Jul 13, 2022 | 11:02AM IST

Sri Lanka crisis spirals out as Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees to Maldives

Jul 13, 2022 | 11:08AM IST

Sri Lanka crisis LIVE: High drama expected at PM’s house in Colombo, 10,000 protestors marching

Sri Lanka crisis: High drama is expected at the Prime Minister’s house in Colombo as around 10,000 protestors are marching towards the house. His private residence was torched by angry protesters last week. He resigned from the post on 9 July to clear the way for a unity government. Ranil was chosen by Gotabaya as PM. As per Sri Lanka’ constitution, if Presidnet resigns, PM takes over as interim President. However, protesters are opposing Ranil taking over as interim President.

Jul 13, 2022 | 10:38AM IST

Sri Lanka: Opposition parties discussing how to elect next President – MP Anura Priyadharshana

Sri Lanka’s independent MP Anura Priyadharshana says that the opposition parties are meeting to get an idea on how to elect next president of country. “Many parties are discussing to create a consensus. It’s important to achieve it. Sajith Premadasa (Leader of the Opposition) was second in last elections so we spoke to him,” he adds.

Jul 13, 2022 | 10:17AM IST

Gotabaya won’t resign until he reaches the final destination: Sources

Sources said that Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is expected to quit today, won’t resign until he reaches the final destination. He is likely to reach the last destination at late evening.

Jul 13, 2022 | 10:16AM IST

Ranil Wickremesinghe resigned as PM on 9 July

After fresh round of protest broke out, Ranil Wickremesinghe announced his resignation as PM. “To ensure the continuation of the Government including the safety of all citizens I accept the best recommendation of the Party Leaders today, to make way for an All-Party Government. To facilitate this I will resign as Prime Minister,” he said.

Jul 13, 2022 | 10:11AM IST

India denies facilitating travel of Rajapaksa out of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka crisis: India today rejected the report that it facilitated the travel of Gotabaya Rajapaksa out of Sri Lanka. “It is reiterated that India will continue to support the people of Sri Lanka as they seek to realize their aspirations for prosperity and progress through democratic means and values , established democratic institutions and constitutional framework,” it said.

Jul 13, 2022 | 10:11AM IST

Gotabaya Rajapaksa used air force aircraft to reach Maldives

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the first lady along with two bodyguards were subjected to full approval by Ministry of Defense for immigration, customs and other laws to fly to Maldives, country’s air force media director said. Air Force aircraft was provided to them in early morning of July 13.

Jul 13, 2022 | 10:05AM IST

We haven’t received Gotabaya’s resignation yet: Sri Lanka Speaker

Speaker of Sri Lanka’s Parliament: We haven’t received Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation yet, but we hope to get it in a day.