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Sri Lanka

SL hosts first wedding exhibition since COVID-19 outbreak

Early Saturday, young Ranjani Gunatilake, who is planning her wedding in December, traveled to the Waters Edge resort in Sri Lanka's ca...

China-India standoff: Can Sri Lanka avoid becoming a pawn...

What with last year’s Easter Sunday terrorist attacks scaring away tourists and then the coronavirus pandemic disrupting travel a...

Sri Lanka cancels election rallies over new virus wave

Sri Lanka's ruling party on Sunday (July 12) called off its rallies ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections and delayed the internati...

Sri Lanka could end port deal with India!

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Amid India’s growing tensions with China, Pakistan and Nepal, there are signs that t...

Sri Lanka to call for int’l bids to buy helicopters for SA...

Sri Lanka will call for international bids to buy four used helicopters for the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) to train pilots for Peacekee...

Drought hits over 100,000 people in Sri Lanka

Over 100,000 people have been affected by an ongoing drought in parts of Sri Lanka due to the lack of monsoonal rains, Sri Lankan Disas...

Lankan ruling party’s electoral pitch for strong and stabl...

With exactly four weeks to go for the August 05 parliamentary elections, Sri Lanka has had the good fortune of having checked the sprea...

Covid-19: Sri Lanka's Muslims decry forced cremation

On 4 May, Fathima Rinoza, a 44-year-old mother of three from Sri Lanka's minority Muslim population, was admitted to hospital with a su...

Sri Lanka watching northern coast to prevent refugees from...

Sri Lanka has raised surveillance along its northern coast, following reports of some Sri Lankan refugees in India attempting to return...

Fujian, China firm joins Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port devel...

China’s CM Ports said a Fujian-based logistics group will take an indirect stake to join the development of Hambantota port, in a...

With India yet to respond on debt freeze request, Sri Lank...

Sri Lanka’s request to India for a postponement of its debt repayment amidst the current economic crisis is “under consider...

China’s art of war in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka received another round of Chinese-made face masks and medical equipment to combat the coronavirus in mid-June, which is furth...

Pakistan had warned Sri Lanka about Easter Sunday attack,...

Pakistan had shared with Sri Lanka, intelligence about the suspicious movements of Islamic terrorists before the Eastern Sunday bombing...

Sri Lanka prepares for twice-delayed poll amid militarized...

All the major political parties that are contesting the upcoming general election on August 05 are launching campaign rallies. The ele...

Sri Lanka set to open airports before August

The Sri Lankan government is aiming to open its international airports before August 1 as no community transmission of the COVID-19 has...

Sri Lanka holds mock poll to test health measures

Sri Lanka staged a mock election on Sunday to test measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 during a parliamentary vote in A...

Sri Lanka cracks down on black lives matter solidarity pro...

On Tuesday afternoon, June 9, a small crowd began to gather opposite the United States Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Holding placards...

Sri Lanka sets August 5 date for parliamentary polls

Sri Lanka's twice-postponed parliamentary polls will now be held on August 5 by following the COVID-19 health guidelines, election comm...

Security heightened in Sri Lanka as 2-day nationwide curfe...

Security was heightened across Sri Lanka on Thursday as a two-day nationwide curfew got underway to prevent people from gathering and l...

Sri Lanka to reopen some tourism in June with restrictions

Sri Lanka plans to reopen its tourism sector in mid-June by allowing only small groups of visitors to begin with, a local newspaper quo...

UNP gets tough on SJB

Ninety-nine members of the United National Party (UNP)  including its one-time Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa and Party Chairman K...