Easwaran Eas

  • Shifting the economy to top gear

    As Sri Lanka faces the twin evils of a political as well as an economic crisis, National Economic Council (NEC) Secretary General Prof. Lalith Samarakoon in an interview with the Daily News spelt out the dangers of what we are looking at and the possible measures the government could...
  • Sri Lanka’s Parliament to convene on Monday to resolve crisis

    Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena is to convene Parliament on Monday to resolve a deepening political crisis in the country. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Thursday, said that the President had conveyed the decision to convene Parliament on Monday to him. The move comes after the President last week prorogued...
  • UNF to form new national Govt.: Rajitha

    While stating that it will form a new national government, the United National Front (UNF) yesterday invited all parties to join it. UNF seniors Rajitha Senaratne, Kabir Hashim and Patali Champika Ranwaka who revealed this to the media at Temple Trees yesterday said any party interested could join the...
  • Thousands protest in Sri Lanka against the President

    COLOMBO, Oct. 30 (APD) — Thousands gathered in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday at a mass rally against the President after he had sacked the country’s Prime Minister and prorogued Parliament. Sri Lanka’s United National Party, which was part of a coalition Government with the President, organized...
  • Sri Lanka appoints an interim Government

    Sri Lanka has appointed an interim Government following the sacking of the Prime Minister and suspension of Parliament. President Maithripala Sirisena appointed 12 cabinet Ministers, a State Minister and a Deputy Minister to a caretaker Government. The appointment followed after the President withdrew from the coalition Government and sacked...
  • Former Sri Lankan Minister and sportsman arrested

    A former Sri Lankan Minister and cricket world cup winning captain was arrested on Monday over a shooting incident. The Police said that Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested over a shooting incident at the state owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) office. The police arrested  Ranatunga after he was accused of being involved in...
  • Deposed Sri Lankan Prime Minister says China will not interfere

    Ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Monday, said that China gave him an assurance it will not interfere in the political crisis taking place in Sri Lanka. There have been claims made that China will get involved in the crisis and take sides. Asked about this at...
  • Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister assures to bring positive change

    Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Monday, assured that his interim Government will protect the human rights of all citizens, protect the independence of the judiciary and establish law and order in the country. He invited the people of all communities and religions – Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims,...
  • Sri Lankan President defends decision to sack Prime Minister

    Sri Lanka’s President, on Sunday night, defended the decision to sack his Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe saying it was done as there were several allegations against him. President Maithripala Sirisena said that one of his main concerns was that a Minister working under the Prime Minister had been linked to...