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Sri Lanka inflation accelerates to 69.8% in September
Sri Lanka’s inflation accelerated to a fresh record in September amid rising food and fuel costs, but the spike is unlikely to prompt the Central Bank to resume raising interest rates.
Ousted Sri Lanka leader faces arrest calls after return
Deposed Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa faced calls for his arrest Saturday after returning home from self-imposed exile under the protection of his successor's government.
Sri Lanka widens import ban as economic crisis persists
Sri Lanka tightened import restrictions Wednesday with a ban on more than 300 additional items, as an economic crisis that has created months of shortages and toppled a president refuses to abate.
Sri Lanka raises electricity tariffs by up to 264%
Sri Lanka's state-run electricity monopoly will raise tariffs by a stinging 264 percent for people consuming the least, it announced Tuesday, while higher users will face a smaller increase.
World Bank refuses new funding for Sri Lanka
The World Bank said Friday it would not offer new funding to Sri Lanka unless the bankrupt island nation carried out "deep structural reforms" to stabilise its crashing economy.
Wickremesinghe elected Sri Lanka's president
Ranil Wickremesinghe, a lawyer who served as Sri Lanka’s prime minister a record six times, has finally made it to the top job, securing the presidency after winning a parliamentary vote on Wednesday despite fierce public opposition to his candidacy.
Sri Lanka acting president declares emergency amid protests
Sri Lanka’s acting president on Monday declared a state of emergency giving him broad authority amid growing protests demanding his resignation two days before the country’s lawmakers are set to elect a new president.
Sri Lanka's president ousted, ally nominated as successor
Sri Lanka's parliament accepted the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday after he fled the country, paving the way for lawmakers to start repairing the island's shattered politics and resume efforts to ease its economic crisis.
Sri Lanka president flees country, protesters storm PM office
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country early on Wednesday, just days after thousands of protesters stormed his residence over the nation's crippling economic crisis.
Sri Lanka president’s brother stopped from flying out amid crisis
Sri Lankan immigration officials said they have prevented the president’s brother and former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa from flying out of the country, as anger rises against the powerful family for a debilitating economic crisis.
Sri Lanka protesters vow will not let up until president, PM quit
Leaders of Sri Lanka’s protest movement said on Sunday they would occupy the residences of the president and prime minister until they finally quit office, the day after the two men agreed to resign leaving the country in political limbo.
Sri Lanka admits bankruptcy, warns of crisis through 2023
Sri Lanka is bankrupt and the acute pain of its unprecedented economic crisis will linger until at least the end of next year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament Tuesday.
Envoy introduces Sri Lanka’s new visa plan
Sri Lankan Ambassador to Iran G.M. ‎Vipulatheja Wishwanath Aponsu in an event attended by representative of the Iran Chamber of Commerce, travel agencies and journalists in Tehran introduced his government’s New Visa Scheme.
Sri Lanka makes progress towards IMF support: IMF
The International Monetary Fund said its talks with crisis-hit Sri Lanka had been "constructive" on Thursday, raising hopes it would soon grant preliminary approval for a desperately needed financial support package.
Sri Lanka electricity firm seeks 835% price rise
Sri Lanka's heavily loss-making state-run electricity monopoly asked for a shocking price rise of over 800 percent for its poorest customers with the bankrupt nation out of fuel, regulators said Monday.

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