Sri Lanka swears Dinesh Gunawardena in as new prime minister.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1535 EAT on Friday 22nd July 2022. Dinesh Gunawardena has been sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new prime minister, just hours after soldiers and police cleared an ant-government protest site in Colombo. Gunawardena, a veteran member of the ruling Sri Lanka People’s Front and an ally of the Rajapaksa political family,…

Protestors storm presidential palace in Sri Lanka

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1734 EAT on Sunday 10th July 2022. Sri Lanka’s prime minister said he is willing to resign, hours after thousands of protesters stormed the residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo Saturday amid mounting public outrage over a months-long economic crisis. The president was taken to a safe location…