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Wada suspends Rio lab weeks before Games

Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city’s accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting tests.

26 Jun 2016 1:26 AM

Neighbours must gain from India’s growth: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at Joint dedication of renovated stadium in Jaffna, Sri Lanka through video conferencing in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

19 Jun 2016 6:13 AM

Sri Lanka will declare 65,000 missing after civil war dead

Sri Lanka Tuesday announced a landmark law to recognise as dead an estimated 65,000 people still missing seven years after the end of a bitter civil war, allowing relatives to claim inheritances.

08 Jun 2016 7:10 AM

1 dead, thousands flee as fire at Sri Lanka arms depot triggers blasts

A major fire at one of Sri Lanka’s largest ammunition depots triggered a series of explosions, killing one soldier and injuring over 40, forcing thousands to flee as debris fell into populated areas d

07 Jun 2016 9:39 AM

1 killed, thousands flee as blasts hit Sri Lankan armoury

At least five persons have been injuries in the fire and their condition remained stable.

06 Jun 2016 12:36 PM


Lanka to gradually ban house maids abroad amid abuses, social cost

Rajitha Senaratne said human rights abuses and social costs in many families of house maids have prompted govt to take such a decision.

02 Jun 2016 2:17 PM

Nuwan Kulasekara quits Tests, to focus on ODIs and T20s

Veteran Sri Lankan seamer Nuwan Kulasekara announced his retirement from Test cricket on Wednesday but said he would continue to be available for limited-overs matches.

02 Jun 2016 6:37 AM

Gangrape happened but tests are not proof, says Brazilian police

The rape kit tests were done five days after the incident, well beyond the recommended 72-hour window, says Rio police chief.

31 May 2016 11:25 AM

Brazil gangrape: Police identifies 4

The police has identified and are looking for four of more than 30 men who the gangraped a 16-year-old girl and then boasted about it by posting a video online, a case that has rocked Latin America’s

29 May 2016 5:33 AM

UK grants refugee status to Mohamed Nasheed

Britain has granted refugee status to Mohamed Nasheed, the former President of the Maldives who was jailed in 2015 after a trial that drew international criticism, his lawyer said on Monday.

24 May 2016 4:30 AM


Sri Lanka toll rises to 82 as more bodies pulled out

Rescuers pulled out more bodies from the muddy debris of disastrous landslide taking the toll to over 80 while 118 people remained missing on Sunday, in floods triggered by the heaviest rains in Sri L

22 May 2016 11:41 PM

Foreign aid gets to Colombo, toll 71

Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka on Saturday, bringing help to half a million people forced out of their homes by rains and landslides that have killed at least 71 in a week of extreme weather

22 May 2016 6:50 AM

500,000 flee homes as flood misery worsens in Sri Lanka

Desperate Sri Lankans clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts Friday to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo as officials said half a million people had fled their homes across the

21 May 2016 6:28 AM

Effort to impeach Brazil President plunges into chaos

The fight over President Dilma Rousseff’s future has taken a strange twist in Congress, with the leader of the lower house saying senators can’t go ahead with an impeachment vote and the Senate leader

11 May 2016 7:05 AM

Political games on, Rio on track

Rio de Janeiro’s mayor said on Thursday preparations for the Olympics will not be impacted by Brazil’s political turbulence, and he guaranteed there was zero corruption in the city’s projects for the

06 May 2016 11:09 PM


Lanka 2006 blast was inside job: Former Army Chief

Sri Lanka’s former Army Chief told Parliament on Tuesday that a bomb blast apparently targeting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother 10 years ago was an “inside job” to win sympathy for the th

04 May 2016 6:37 AM

Maldives strips jailed Nasheed of pension

The Maldives on Wednesday stripped jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed of his pension entitlements and health insurance, after demanding he return from medical leave in Britain.

21 Apr 2016 6:25 AM

Maldives orders Mohammed Nasheed to return

Prison leave to undergo treatment in London cancelled

20 Apr 2016 6:15 AM

Dipa Karmakar caps golden run in Rio

Dipa Karmakar en route to her gold medal in the women’s vault final of the artistic gymnastics test event for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday. (Photo: AFP)

20 Apr 2016 2:09 AM

After historic Olympic qualification, Dipa Karmakar wins gold in vaults

Dipa came up with her gold winning effort in the first attempt itself and she scored 14.566 in her second and last try.

19 Apr 2016 9:39 AM