Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 | Last Update : 04:42 PM IST


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

Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan counterpart Tilak Marapana, discusses bilateral relations

Swaraj, who is here to attend the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference, met Foreign Minister Marapana on the sidelines of the two-day meeting.

01 Sep 2017 12:33 PM

27 Indians including 5 women arrested for visa overstay in Sri Lanka

Most of the 27 Indian nationals were arrested in Jaffna, the provincial capital where ethnic Tamils form a majority of the population.

20 Aug 2017 8:13 PM

Injured Rangana Herath out of 3rd Sri Lanka vs India Test

The 39-year-old spinner is out with a back injury which comes as a blow to their hopes of a consolation win.

08 Aug 2017 12:33 PM