Sri Lanka crisis Live News: Protesters barge into Ranil Wickremesinghe’s house in Colombo, state of emergency declared

Jul 13, 2022 | 11:54AM IST

Sri Lanka upheaval: Military personnel used tear gas shells to disperse protestors

Sri Lanka crisis: Hundreds of angry protesters today entered the residence of the Prime Minister. Military personnel used tear gas shells to disperse protestors who scaled the wall to enter PM’s residence in Colombo.

Jul 13, 2022 | 11:52AM IST

Protesters barge into Ranil Wickremesinghe’s house in Colombo

Jul 13, 2022 | 11:49AM IST

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after President flees to Maldives

Sri Lanka has declared the state of emergency, AFP reported citing PM’s office. This morning, President Goatabaya Rajapaksa fled to Maldives.

Jul 13, 2022 | 11:38AM IST

Sri Lanka: Protesters face to face with military personnel in Colombo

Jul 13, 2022 | 11:35AM IST

Sri Lanka crisis LIVE: After Gotabaya flees, thousands hit streets seeking to stop Ranil’s takeover as interim President

Sri Lanka crisis: Former Advisor to Sri Lankan Foreign Affairs ministry says the protesters want the Prime Minister to resign because as per constitution if the President resigns, the PM becomes the acting President. “People want both of them to leave. Police took action by tear gas shelling. Army troops moved in,” he adds.

Jul 13, 2022 | 11:24AM IST

Sri Lanka crisis deepens: Heavy military presence at PM’s residence in Colombo

Sri Lanka crisis: Amid massive protests against Ranil Wickremesinghe, heavy military deployment has been made at prime minister’s residence in Colombo. Thousands of protestors are heading towards the PM’s office in the capital city.

Jul 13, 2022 | 11:17AM IST

Colombo chaos: Protestors head towards Sri Lankan PM’s office

Sri Lanka crisis: Thousands of protestors are heading towards Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinighe’s office as protest broke out again in Colombo. They are opposing Wickremesinighe’s taking over as interim President. This is happening after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today fled the country and he is expected to resign by today evening. As per Sri Lanka’s constitution, Prime Minister takes over as interim President if President resigns. The protesters are against Ranil as he was chosen by Gotabaya.

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.