Former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Photo: AFP

US and Japan freeze billions in development aid to Sri Lanka after Wickremesinghe ousted as prime minister

  • US has held off on a nearly US$500 million aid programme for building of motorways and Japan put on hold plans to extend a soft loan of US$1.4 billion
  • President Sirisena fired Wickremesinghe after months of tensions within the government, plunging the nation into a political crisis
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Former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Photo: AFP
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