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Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work amid fuel shortage

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities on Friday closed schools and asked public officials not to come to work in a desperate move to prepare for an acute fuel shortage that is expected to l...

China becomes wild card in Sri Lanka's debt crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China says its initiative to build ports and other infrastructure across Asia and Africa, paid for with Chinese loans, will boost trade. But in a cautionary tale for borrower...

Sri Lanka limits foreign currency holdings amid crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka will lower the maximum amount of foreign currency that individuals can possess to $10,000 from $15,000 and penalize anyone who holds it for more than three months, ...

Burkina Faso fashion designers: More to nation than conflict

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Vibrant African clothes, both traditional and contemporary, enlivened the catwalk in Burkina Faso’s fashion week. Designers say they are striving to ...

Sri Lankan power family falls from grace as economy tanks

NEW DELHI (AP) — With one brother president, another prime minister and three more family members cabinet ministers, it appeared that the Rajapaksa clan had consolidated its grip on power in Sri Lanka...

Nepal's economy hammered by power outages

Nepal's industrial sector has been hit hard by power cuts in recent weeks, with many small, medium as well as large firms forced to shut down operations due to a lack of electricity. The Himalaya...

Temporary Power Market  Size, Projections, Drivers, Trends, Vendors, and Analysis by Forecast 2022 – 2030

Temporary Power Market to reach USD 9.7 billion by 2025. Temporary Power Market valued approximately USD 4.2 billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 10.9% over t...

EXPLAINER: What caused Sri Lanka's economic collapse?

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The South Asian nation of Sri Lanka is experiencing an unprecedented economic collapse that has pushed the government into a deep crisis. The island is struggling to import b...

Temporary Power Market  Scope and overview: [Growth] Opportunities,Forecast Outlook 2030

Temporary Power Market to reach USD 9.7 billion by 2025. Temporary Power Market valued approximately USD 4.2 billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 10.9% over t...

Sri Lanka anti-government protests continue despite curfew

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Defying a nationwide curfew in Sri Lanka, several hundred protesters continued to chant slogans against the government on Tuesday, a day after violent clashes left four dead ...

Sri Lankan prime minister resigns after weeks of protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned Monday following weeks of protests demanding that he and his brother, the president, step down over the country’s worst e...

Sri Lanka leader declares emergency amid protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president declared a state of emergency Friday giving him broad authority amid widespread public protests demanding his resignation over the country's worst econo...

Sri Lankan police use tear gas on protesters near Parliament

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police used tear gas and a water cannon on Friday to disperse student protesters who were camped outside Parliament criticizing lawmakers for not ousting President...

Sri Lanka government wins Parliament vote amid protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s beleaguered government won a key vote in Parliament on Thursday as a ruling coalition-backed candidate was elected deputy speaker, despite growing public pressure...

Sri Lankan tea pickers' dreams shattered by economic crisis

On a lush plantation in Sri Lanka, Arulappan Ideijody deftly plucks the tips of each tea bush, throwing them over her shoulder into an open basket on her back. After a month of picking more than 18...