A stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka that has been on fire since last week has left a kilometre-long slick across the Indian Ocean, the country’s navy said on Wednesday, sparking fears of an environmental disaster.
Sri Lankan voters cast their ballots Wednesday for a new parliament as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers seek a fresh mandate to cement their grip on power.
Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga on Wednesday became the first player to be grilled by detectives in a probe investigating claims that the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed.
Survivors of Sri Lanka’s Islamist suicide bombings which killed 279 people last year held a private anniversary service Tuesday as the nation paid sombre tributes and the US vowed to push for justice.
Sri Lanka made cremations compulsory for coronavirus victims on Sunday, ignoring protests from the country’s minority Muslims who say it goes against Islamic tradition.
New PM dismisses the Chinese “debt trap” hyped up by some Western media.
Over 15,000 people have been affected by heavy rains in Sri Lanka while six deaths have been reported, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka’s foreign ministry said Thursday it was investigating a Swiss complaint that one of its embassy staff in Colombo had been abducted and forced to hand over sensitive information.
Newly elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday named his brother Mahinda as Prime Minister, cementing the grip on power of a clan credited with crushing the Tamil Tigers a decade ago.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa storms to power but promised to be a president for all Sri Lanka.
Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the fiercely contested presidential election, officials said.
Sri Lanka’s top court on Tuesday effectively blocked a plan by the president to bring back hangings for the first time since 1976 before he leaves office next month.
A record number of candidates for Sri Lanka’s presidential poll next month has led to the longest-ever ballot paper and the most expensive vote in the country’s history, the Election Commission said Tuesday.
Sri Lanka’s police on Tuesday suspended two senior officers for falsely warning of a suicide attack similar to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed at least 258 people in April.
Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Wednesday announced it will hold presidential polls on November 16, nearly two months before the incumbent’s term ends.
Sri Lanka will request the extradition of an ex-central bank chief in relation to a $74 million insider trading scam, the attorney-general said Monday, months after Colombo accused Singapore of sheltering him.
A Sri Lankan court Sunday banned two ultra-nationalist Buddhist organisations from demonstrating against a major Shiite holy day, the first on the island since the deadly Easter Sunday suicide bombings.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena agree to speed up the signing of additional MoUs.
Cambodia and Sri Lanka expand cooperation in the sectors of education, culture, tourism, commerce and civil aviation.
Cambodia and Sri Lanka are to sign two agreements today at the Peace Palace.
Cambodia and Sri Lanka pledges to boost trade cooperation during a business forum held in Phnom Penh.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is set to arrive in Phnom Penh today for a four-day state visit, his first to the Kingdom.
Sri Lanka’s president has demanded capital punishment for the “terrorists” responsible for the deadly Easter Sunday attacks just days after he blamed international drug dealers for the suicide bombings.
Sri Lankan police arrest their top commander and a former defence chief over failure.
Five Sri Lankans wanted in connection with the Easter bombings that killed 258 people were arrested in Saudi Arabia and extradited Friday, police and Interpol said.
The arrest of a man in India’s Tamil Nadu state over his suspected links to the alleged mastermind of the 21 April terror attacks in Sri Lanka is a clear sign of Daesh’s* existence in India, according to Major General (Retired) Dhruv Chand Katoch, an Indian security expert.
The Islamic extremists behind Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter bombings received funding from state intelligence services, a top Muslim leader told a parliamentary investigation.
Sri Lanka’s parliament Tuesday defied President Maithripala Sirisena and resumed investigations into security lapses surrounding the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, officials said, as a political crisis in the country deepened.
Modi makes an unexpected visit to a Colombo church bombed in Easter attacks.
Sri Lanka’s intelligence chief is sacked over security lapses before the bombings.