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Sri Lanka

Coronavirus: Sri Lanka needs to scale up testing, say govt...

A powerful trade union of government doctors in Sri Lanka has urged authorities to scale up testing to contain the spread of COVID-19 c...

Sri Lanka Navy and US Army conduct Joint Combined Exchange...

A month-long Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) between Sri Lanka Navy and US Army in Trincomalee concluded today (March 30) with...

Sri Lanka Navy and US Army conduct Joint Combined Exchange...

A month-long Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) between Sri Lanka Navy and US Army in Trincomalee concluded today (March 30) with...

Presidential pardon for convicted soldier stymies Lankan e...

Sunil Rathnayake being released Local and international indignation is rising over the Presidential pardon given to a former Sri L...

UN troubled over release of convicted Sri Lankan soldier

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet The United Nations is concerned over the release of a convicted soldi...

Sri Lanka pardons soldier who slaughtered Tamil civilians

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sri Lanka's President on Thursday (March 26) pardoned and released an army officer on death row for s...

Fearing coronavirus, Lankans in Bangladesh seek permission...

A group of Sri Lankans living in Bangladesh in a letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sought permission for Sri Lankans working i...

340 people arrested in Sri Lanka for defying nationwide cu...

Nearly 340 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka for defying a nationwide curfew imposed by the government to contain the fast-spreadi...

Lanka declares 3-day island-wide curfew to stem spread of...

As the number of COVID-19 patients in the island nation increased to 70 on Friday, the Sri Lankan government declared a country-wide cu...

Lanka imposes curfew in some places to prevent COVID-19 tr...

In the backdrop of the World Health Organization's Regional Director Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh warning that several South-East Asian c...

Sri Lanka’s dilemma: To lock-down or not

Sri Lanka has been grappling with the question as to whether or not it should go for a total lockdown to stem the corona virus, as the...

India trains Lankan Prime Minister’s security personnel

At a special event held on March 13, the High Commission of India felicitated officials of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Securi...

Sri Lanka to go ahead with April general election despite...

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa As South Asia attempts to unite to battle the coronavirus pandemic, Sri Lanka has declared...

China assures to assist Sri Lanka to combat Coronavirus

China has assured to share its expertise on fighting the coronavirus with Sri Lanka and to provide the necessary assistance to combat t...

Persecution increasing in Sri Lanka, says Christian group

A Christian group has hailed the significance of the findings of a UN special rapporteur’s report on violations of freedom of rel...

Lanka’s ruling party expects post-poll crossovers to get t...

The Sri Lankan parliament was dissolved on March 2 and parliamentary elections will be held on April 25. While the ruling Sri Lanka Pod...

Sri Lanka heads for snap parliamentary election as Rajapak...

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sri Lanka's new president is set to dissolve parliament shortly and call snap a legislative election...

Lanka seeks revision of Millennium Challenge Compact with...

Bandula Gunawardena, Sri Lankan cabinet spokesman With less than two months to go for Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections, a...

France asks Sri Lanka to honour UN pledges on rights

France Thursday asked Sri Lanka to end impunity and ensure ethnic reconciliation a day after Colombo withdrew from a United Nations r...

Lanka heads for parliamentary elections after ruffling fea...

Three months after the November Presidential election, in which for the first time in the history of Sri Lanka, the Buddhist majority v...

Lanka formally quits co-sponsorship of UNHRC resolution ag...

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena Addressing the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Wed...