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Ranil forms committee to resolve shortages

 Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe has formed a Committee to obtain proposals and urgently resolve the shortage of essentials.

Hence, the PM has entrusted the task of holding talks with parties involved in supplying essential items to the public, to UNP Chairman Vajira Abeywardene, and General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara.

Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed Prime Minister

From Thursday (12) Sri Lanka has a new Prime Minister, Ranil Wickrmesinghe who has already held the post on several occasions. He was appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Army Chief & Defence Secretary dismiss claims on Military Rule

Both Secretary Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) and the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva have dismissed claims that Sri Lanka is heading towards a Military Rule.

Will step down if political instability continues-CBSL Governor

Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe says he expected political stability yet there has been no improvement or progress towards addressing social unrest and political stability.

Pope Francis appeals for calm in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis today appealed for calm in Sri Lanka and for authorities to “listen to the aspirations of the people”.

President to address the nation at 9pm today

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will address the nation today (11). The President’s Media Division informed that the President’s address to the nation will take place at 9pm.

‘We will not leave the country’ - Namal

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa -- who resigned as prime minister after his supporters attacked anti-government protesters and sparked a day of violence -- will not flee the country, his son MP Namal Rajapaksa told AFP on Tuesday.

He said the Rajapaksa family had no plans to leave Sri Lanka despite weeks of protests demanding they relinquish power.

President urges public to remain calm and to stop violence

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has urged the general public to remain calm and stop violence and acts of revenge, irrespective of political affiliations. Taking to his official Twitter account, the President said all efforts will be made to restore political stability, through consensus within the constitutional mandate and to resolve the economic crisis.