Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 | Last Update : 12:37 AM IST

Sri Lanka

Maldives: Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidential polls

Results released by the Elections Commission early Monday morning showed Solih had secured 58.3 per cent of the popular vote.

24 Sep 2018 1:05 PM

Sri Lanka to urge UN to remove war crime charges against its troops

Sirisena, who will lead a delegation to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, will address general debate on September 25.

15 Sep 2018 1:26 PM

‘Even dog wouldn’t eat’, airline removes nuts after Sri Lanka Prez’s rage

'I want to know who authorised the purchase of these nuts,' the President told a meeting of farmers.

12 Sep 2018 3:53 PM

Sri Lanka to end execution moratorium soon: President

The five are among 18 people, including a woman, on death row for drug offences whose execution will go ahead, according to Sirisena.

23 Aug 2018 11:26 AM

Sri Lanka part of China's One Belt One Road initiative: Communist Party

Xi Jinping's multi-billion initiative focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, China and Europe.

03 Aug 2018 4:31 PM

China offers USD 295 mn grant to Sri Lanka in a bid for increased influence

Grant offer comes when Chinese firm faces criticism for allegedly financing last election campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

22 Jul 2018 5:05 PM

Tamil separatist-extremists regrouping abroad, warns Sri Lanka President

Maithripala Sirisena said govt forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels’ separatist ideologies despite military conquer.

21 May 2018 11:31 AM

China clears USD 1 billion road in Sri Lanka, countering India influence

Construction of the road linking the capital Colombo with the hill resort of Kandy had been delayed due to a lack of foreign funding.

15 May 2018 11:50 AM

No need to extend 'state of emergency' in Sri Lanka: Law and Order Minister

The 10-day 'state of emergency' in Sri Lanka will expire on Thursday, March 15.

13 Mar 2018 3:59 PM

Sri Lankan Prez Sirisena to appoint committee to probe anti-Muslim riots

Anti-Muslim riots, since Monday, have left two persons dead and damaged several homes, businesses and mosques in the Kandy district.

10 Mar 2018 5:26 PM