Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 | Last Update : 09:33 PM IST

Colombo

Amid riots, Facebook, Whatsapp, others blocked across central Sri Lanka

Anti-Muslim riots began Monday after a Buddhist Sinhalese man died after reportedly being attacked by a group of Muslim youths.

07 Mar 2018 4:46 PM

Sri Lanka declares 10-day emergency after Buddhist-Muslim clashes

Some Buddhist nationalist have also protested against the presence of Muslim Rohingya asylum-seekers from mostly Buddhist Myanmar.

06 Mar 2018 2:33 PM

In a rebuke to China, ex-Maldives president urges India to act as 'liberators'

Nasheed, whose Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) functions from Colombo, had appealed for India's help on Tuesday.

07 Feb 2018 9:46 PM

Amid political crisis, Ex-Maldives President urges India to ‘act swiftly’

The archipelago was plunged into chaos on Thursday when the Supreme Court called for the release of 9 imprisoned opposition politicians.

06 Feb 2018 1:19 PM

Sri Lanka’s president reimposes ban on women buying liquor

'The idea was to restore gender neutrality,' ministry spokesman Ali Hassen said of the decision to roll back the ban.

15 Jan 2018 10:51 AM

Communal riots in Sri Lanka put troop on high alert

Police said 19 people have been arrested in connection with the weekend riots and the authorities were looking for more suspects.

19 Nov 2017 4:25 PM

Plagued with communal riots, Sri Lanka deploys troops, orders curfew

A brawl degenerated into street violence between two groups, majority Buddhist Sinhalese and minority Muslims.

18 Nov 2017 7:49 PM

India plans to open an airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpost

China runs the seaport in Sri Lanka's Hambantota town with a 99-year lease and was planning to expand its footprint with the refinery.

13 Oct 2017 1:00 PM

Sri Lankan ex-president's son arrested for leading violent anti-India demonstrations

Rajapakse accused the government of trying to sell the airport named after his father to an Indian company at a rock bottom price.

11 Oct 2017 11:20 AM

Sri Lankan couple deploys 250 students to carry 3.2 km long saree, under probe

The students were from a school named after Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayaka who was a special guest at the wedding.

24 Sep 2017 6:12 PM