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Sri Lanka’s rate of infections now higher than India

Sri Lanka’s rate of coronavirus infections is higher than that reported in India at present, Public Health Inspectors (PHI) said....

Sri Lankan govt detains Muslim parliamentarian and bans bu...

Sri Lankan police announced on Tuesday that they were extending the detention of Muslim MP Rishad Bathiudeen and his younger brother R...

China pushes defence ties with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

China’s Minister of Defence Wei Fenghe, visiting Bangladesh and Sri Lanka this week, has called on countries in the neighbourhood...

Sri Lanka arrests Muslim MP over 2019 Easter attacks that...

Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested a prominent Muslim lawmaker and his brother over suspected connections to the Easter Sunday suic...

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...

Sri Lanka-India travel bubble delayed

Sri Lanka has decided to postpone launching the proposed “travel bubble” with India, in the wake of the recent surge in Cov...

India wants Sri Lanka to hold early election to provincial...

India supports the call of international community for the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its commitments on devolution of political...

Prince Philip's car becomes Sri Lankan royal artefact

An almost 90-year-old car that once belonged to Britain's late Prince Philip is now the centrepiece of a seaside museum in Sri Lanka....

Australia gift Sri Lanka drones to spot people smuggling

Australia has gifted Sri Lankan police five drones to monitor people smuggling between the two countries. It’s part of a wider p...

Sri Lanka bans Muslim groups before Easter attacks anniver...

The country's Roman Catholics had threatened to take to the streets over what they say is the government's failure to act against tho...

China and Sri Lanka sign USD 500 million loan agreement

China and Sri Lanka today signed a USD 500 million loan agreement which will infuse the required foreign exchange into the Sri Lanka ec...

What is behind the anti-Muslim measures in Sri Lanka?

On March 13, Sarath Weerasekara, Sri Lanka’s minister of public security, announced that the government will ban wearing of the b...

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to establish political consultat...

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan sign MoU on Establishment of a Political Consultations Mechanism between Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka an...

Planters ordered to destroy oil palm trees as Sri Lanka jo...

Palm oil suffered another blow as Sri Lanka banned imports of the world's most-consumed cooking oil and told planters to get rid of all...

Growing Pak-Lanka relations, all thanks to India

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have always been reliable allies with their historic relations regardless of geographical and religious constrai...

Sri Lanka steps up security for Easter services

Security was stepped up at churches across Sri Lanka ahead of Easter Sunday services to guard against a repeat of the 2019 suicide bomb...

Sri Lanka: Discrimination against Muslims and Tamils is ge...

Sri Lanka recently passed regulations allowing detention without trial for two years for those suspected to have caused “religiou...

Xi Jinping urges Sri Lanka to work with China to develop H...

The Hambantota port was running at a loss before the Chinese takeover. Photo: AFP Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged Sri L...

Human-elephant conflict exacts a heavy toll in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has the highest casualty rate in the human-elephant conflict in the world according to Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya, former Director...

Will not allow other countries to push for ‘separatism in...

Sri Lanka will not allow other countries to achieve their geopolitical needs by introducing “separatism under the guise of power...

No security plan yet for Colombo Port City

A security plan has not yet been discussed for the Colombo Port City, officials said. At a discussion held in Colombo it was brought t...