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Munza Mushtaq

Munza Mushtaq

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Sri Lanka pushes airline privatization as it sinks into de...

One economist told Nikkei Asia that privatizing loss-making SriLankan Airlines was "long overdue."   © Reuters COLOMBO -- A Sri La...

Embattled Sri Lanka president replaces prime minister in c...

Ranil Wickremesinghe, newly appointed prime minister, arrives at a Buddhist temple after his swearing-in ceremony in Colombo on May 12.  ...

Sri Lanka asks, 'What now?' after PM exit and night of fie...

Anti-government demonstrators watch a house -- owned by a minister in former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's cabinet -- burn on May 9....

Sri Lanka unity cabinet offer fails to quell anti-Rajapaks...

Protesters demand the resignation of Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his relatives in Colombo on April 4.   © Reuters...

Sri Lanka anger swells under Rajapaksa's curfew, internet...

A Sri Lankan Special Task Force member stops vehicles at a checkpoint in Colombo on April 3, after the government imposed a curfew.   © Re...

Sri Lanka economists tell government to default on bond, b...

Sri Lankan rupee banknotes sit in a bucket at a fruit stall in Colombo. The country is running out of imported food, fuel, medicine and a key i...

Sri Lanka settles $6.9m fertilizer bill with Chinese suppl...

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, left, was apparently eager to settle a dispute over an unpaid bill for fertilizer with his Chinese counte...

Marrying a Sri Lankan? You'll need the Defense Ministry's...

Sri Lankans must get approval from the Defense Ministry to wed foreigners under a legal rule issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's governmen...

Sri Lankan stocks soar even as economic alarm bells ring

COLOMBO -- Two weeks ago, Sri Lanka's share index hit 11,000 for the first time, capping a busy trading day at the Colombo Stock Exchange. But outside...

Sri Lanka's economy seen as a 'ticking time bomb'

Under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka has been printing money at a high rate partly to offset a fall in the tax take following cuts he pledg...

Sri Lanka's food emergency heightens fears of militarizati...

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa attends an independence day ceremony in Colombo on Feb. 4, 2020.   © Reuters Sri Lan...

Sri Lanka's import ban puts hundreds of businesses in jeop...

Colombo's ill-planned import ban to protect Sri Lankan foreign reserve is negatively impacting the economy.   © Reuters Amid a deepenin...

Sri Lanka fishing and tourism sectors drown in new crisis

A member of Sri Lanka's military tries to clear Sarakkuwa Beach, north of Colombo, of pellets from a plastic and chemical spill that has delive...

China offers Sri Lanka a lifeline as critics question cost

Signs advertise Colombo Port City: The development is said to give Beijing sweeping powers to oversee projects for the financial hub...

Outrage in Sri Lanka over cremation of Muslim COVID victim...

Municipal workers carry the coffin of an unclaimed body of a COVID-19 victim to a crematorium in Colombo in this December 10 Muslims in Sri L...

Sri Lanka cattle-slaughter ban mimics India's slight of Mu...

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appear at the Kelaniya Buddhist temple in Colombo Sri Lanka's ruling par...