Sri Lanka will relax restrictions on foreign tourists when the country re-opens its international airports later this week for commercial flights, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said on Tuesday.
South African players raised their fists Saturday in an anti-racism gesture at the start of their two-Test series against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Sri Lanka said Wednesday it would cremate the bodies of 19 Muslim coronavirus victims, overriding the families’ objections against the contentious policy.
Cyclone Burevi hit Sri Lanka overnight, rattling the island nation but leaving it relatively unscathed on its way to southern India, officials said Thursday.
Intermittent gunfire rang out yesterday at a Sri Lankan high-security prison where a riot by inmates over a surge of coronavirus infections left at least eight dead and 55 wounded, police said.
Sri Lanka’s navy and volunteers rescued 120 pilot whales stranded in the country’s biggest mass beaching. However, at least two injured animals were found dead, officials said.
A popular actor who was set to star as Sri Lanka’s legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in a biopic withdrew from the project on Monday after the cricketer warned he could face a backlash from India’s Tamil minority.
More than 1,000 workers have tested positive for coronavirus at a Sri Lanka factory that until August was producing surgical masks for the US, officials said Wednesday, as they scrambled to find the source of the country’s biggest outbreak.
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.