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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is flirting with default

COLOMBO: Almost three years since terrorists blew up hotels along Colombo’s lovely beaches and two years since covid-19 shut...

Sri Lanka is China's ‘pearl’ in the Indian Ocean region

China’s bold typeface on the tropical and troubled island is pretty much visible from every direction. (AFP File Photo)...

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, medic...

Sri Lankans forced to cut back on food in worst economic c...

A World Bank report in October 2021 said that 500,000 people in Sri Lanka had slipped into poverty as the country reeled from the Cov...

Sri Lanka: Elephants dying from eating plastic waste

The government has yet to full implement a plan to recycle the garbage in dumps near wildlife zones. (AP) Conservationists and vet...

Sri Lanka prison chief gets death penalty for 2012 massacr...

According to state prosecutor, eight prisoners were called out by name and killed [File: Eranga Jayawardena/AP] A top Sri Lankan p...

China enters Colombo Port East Terminal project by the bac...

Colombo Port East Container Terminal Colombo: The construction of Colombo port’s East Container Terminal was to be given to...

China presses economic buttons to deepen Indian Ocean clou...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, tours the Colombo Port City project during his visit to Sri Lanka on Ja...

China to revise Lankan loans repayment schedules

A rendering of the Colombo Port City project in Sri Lanka, which is financed by the China Communications Construction Company. Photo:...

China to go beyond infrastructure building to industrializ...

Hambantota port. Colombo: During his visit to Sri Lanka on January 8 and 9, the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, had clearly ind...

China says Sri Lanka has benefited from Belt and Road Init...

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (second left) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (centre) inspect the Port City project in...

China proposes “Forum on Indian Ocean Islands’ Development...

Colombo: China proposes to hold a forum on the development of the islands in the Indian Ocean. The proposal was mentioned by the Chines...

Sri Lanka's president asks China to restructure debt repay...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, arrives with Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during his visit to the Colo...

Sri Lanka's president asks China for help amid its worst f...

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (left) with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (centre) during a visit to a port city project...

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...

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 Rajapa...

Study shows Hindutva groups targeting Christians in East S...

The Sri Lanka bombings killed more than 250 people on Easter Sunday Colombo: A study has revealed that emerging Hindutva group...

Sri Lanka announces $1b relief as anger grows over food co...

People queue outside a state-run supermarket to buy essential food items in Colombo, Sept. 3 Photographer: Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP...

Lanka to regain the majority of oil tanks given to India i...

Colombo: Sri Lanka appears poised to regain control over a majority of the 99 oil tanks in the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm which were giv...

Sri Lanka in 2021: Trouble ahead for ne of Asia’s oldest d...

At the Biden administration’s Summit for Democracy this December, one of the oldest democracies in Asia, Sri Lanka, was kept...

The tangled diplomacy of Sri Lanka’s currency crisis

Sri Lanka ended 2021 with foreign currency reserves in hand (US$1.6 billion) to support a month of imports. For much of the year, a sho...