Sri Lanka News
China, on Monday, took a dig at India after Sri Lanka requested the former to defer the docking of a Chinese research vessel at the Hambantota Port The vessel 'Yuan Wang 5' was supposed to dock from August 11 to 17 Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin asked 'relevant parties' to 'stop disturbing the normal exchange between China and Sri Lanka'
Sri Lanka has asked China to defer the planned visit of a Chinese survey ship to the island country India worries that the Chinese-built and leased port of Hambantota will be used by China as a military base Last week, a spokesperson for the Sri Lankan government said the ship was only stopping at Hambantota for refuelling
Sri Lanka's President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday said that the unrest had delayed a possible deal with the International Monetary Fund He further said that there is no point in blaming former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the economic crisis Sri Lanka needs to look at ways of paying back its loans, he said
Sri Lankan police have produced before a court millions of rupees in cash found by protesters inside former President Rajapaksa's official residence Hundreds of anti-government protesters on July 9 stormed the then president Rajapaksa's residence Rajapaksa fled the country on July 13 to the Maldives and then to Singapore
Sri Lanka's former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is not in hiding and is expected to return to the country from Singapore Rajapaksa first fled to the Maldives on July 13 and from there he proceeded to Singapore the next day Gunawardena, who is also the Minister for Transport and Highways and Mass Media, said he does not believe the former president fled the country
More than 1,000 valuable artefacts have reportedly gone missing from Sri Lanka's Presidential Palace and Prime Minister's official residence On July 9, anti-government protesters occupied the residences of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former PM Wickremesinghe after storming into their premises It would be difficult to get specific and clear information about the exact number of antiques that have gone missing