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Sri Lanka deploys troops to control worsening traffic

Sri Lanka will deploy troops to help police control worsening traffic congestion in the capital, the army said Monday (Feb 24). Presid...

Sri Lankan parliamentary committee proposes immediate burq...

A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee on national security has proposed an immediate ban on the burqa and suspending the registration of...

Hambantota Port places embargo on staff members who are in...

With the coronavirus epidemic becoming a serious cause for concern, the Hambantota International Port (HIP) has put in place several me...

Lanka to withdraw from co-sponsorship of UNHRC Resolution...

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected last year almost exclusively with the support of the majority Sinhala Buddhist c...

Mahinda’s SLPP teams up with SLFP, makes Sirisena alliance...

Mahinda and Sirisana Sri Lanka’s former President, Maithripala Sirisena, has re-emerged from political wilderness to bec...

Lanka summons US envoy over US designation of Army Chief

Following the “strong objection” of the Sri Lankan Government against the United States imposing a ban on the entry into th...

Internal conflicts stymie Lankan opposition’s electoral pr...

Sajith Premadasa and Ranil Wickremesinghe It is a matter of time before Sri Lanka’s Grand Old Party, the United National Par...

US imposes sanctions on Sri Lankan army chief over war cri...

Shavendra Silva The US has imposed sanctions on Sri Lanka’s chief of army staff, Lt Gen Shavendra Silva, for war crimes comm...

Sri Lanka: A key piece in the great game of the Indian Oce...

“Whoever controls the Indian Ocean will dominate Asia… the destiny of the world will be decided on its waters” &ndas...

Over 10,000 people infected with dengue in Sri Lanka in Ja...

Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry said Tuesday that 10,607 dengue cases were recorded from across the country in January, an increase o...

Chinese influence never left Sri Lanka

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi  and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa   Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s victory in l...

Lanka’s current and previous regime accuse each other of f...

Mahinda Rajapaksa and Mangala Samaraweera It is only after the parliamentary elections, expected to be held in April, that the...

Hit by coronavirus, Sri Lankan tourism industry pleads for...

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) yesterday urged the Government to consider extending the relief package for the tourism ind...

Russia offers training facilities to SL military

Russia has offered more training facilities for the Sri Lankan military and pledged to increase assistance to improve air operation cap...

Lankan President puts his cards on the table through his I...

Goatabaya Rajapaksa giving his first Independence Day speech, Feb 4, 2020 Sri Lanka’s 72ndyear of independence from British...

Sri Lanka drops Tamil national anthem from Independence Da...

For the first time since 2016, there will be no Tamil national anthem at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations in Sri Lanka and it wil...

Fate of UNP hangs in the balance

Sajith Premadasa After weeks of wrangling, United National Party (UNP) leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has managed to retain his po...

Sri Lanka eyes US$ 18.5bn export earnings this year

Sri Lanka’s export sector has been given an ambitious revenue target of US$ 18.5 billion this year, where merchandise exports are...

Pakistan offers to share intelligence with Sri Lanka

Pakistan has offers to share intelligence with Sri Lanka to combat drug trafficking, terrorism and extremist activities. Pakistan&rsqu...

Sri Lanka’s role in Sino-Indian competition in South Asia

How China and India will manage their bilateral relations, even as their competition intensifies, remains a major question, with implic...

Lanka’s battle to keep the corona virus out

Surgical masks in Colombo are reportedly sold out as Sri Lanka is seized by panic over the possible spread of the Coronavirus following...