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SLFP decided to support RANIL LED GOVT

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has reportedly decided to support the government led by new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Accordingly, a letter has also been forwarded to the Prime Minister in this regard, sources claimed.

230 under arrest over recent violent incidents

Sri Lanka Police says it has arrested a total of 230 suspects in connection with curfew violations, looting, assaults, public and private property damages and other offences following the unrest that broke out on the 9th of May. According to police spokesperson, 68 of the arrestees are currently in remand custody.

Intelligence agencies alert on regrouping of ex-LTTE cadres

Intelligence agencies have warned of an erstwhile cadre of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) regrouping to launch attacks in Sri Lanka, as the country is embroiled in a deep economic and political crisis.

As the island nation has declared emergency twice amid escalating violent protests, some sections of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, with multinational links, were trying to make their presence “felt” in the ongoing clashes between protesters and security forces, police sources said on Friday.

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”.