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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

Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd Test: Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne lead fight back

Mendis and Karunaratne added 191 as the visitors could get only two wickets in the next two sessions.

05 Aug 2017 6:07 PM

Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd Test Day 3: Hosts finish day at 209/2, trail by 230 runs

Sri Lanka 209/2,trail by 230 runs; Malinda Pushpakumara (2*), Dimuth Karunaratne (92*); Umesh Yadav 1/29, Pandya 1/12

05 Aug 2017 10:30 AM

Security to be beefed up in Jaffna after violence: Lanka police

Two policemen were proceeding to conduct an inquiry over a police complaint when they were attacked by people who came in a motorcycle.

31 Jul 2017 6:40 PM

Sri Lanka signs long-delayed $1.5-billion port deal with China to pay off loan

Sri Lankan officials have said, the port’s security will be handled by Colombo to allay fears that China could use it as a military hub.

29 Jul 2017 5:51 PM


Sri Lanka's cabinet 'clears port deal' with China firm after concerns addressed

The new terms will help allay concerns of India as also in Japan and the United States, that the port won't be used for military purposes.

25 Jul 2017 7:00 PM

Sri Lanka vs India: Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of 1st Test, Rangana Herath to lead the side

The newly appointed captain will miss the test after being hospitalised due to pneumonia.

21 Jul 2017 4:29 PM

Sri Lanka vs India: All eyes on Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul in warm-up game vs President's XI

India is set to play their first test match against the Lankans on 26th July.

20 Jul 2017 3:36 PM

Sri Lanka Cricket apologises for ground workers' stripping incident

The incident occurred after Sri Lanka lost the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe 3-2 at the Hambantota stadium on Monday.

12 Jul 2017 2:00 PM

Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga to captain Sri Lanka after Angelo Mathews exit

Angelo Mathews resigned after his side's humiliating home series defeat to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe.

12 Jul 2017 1:42 PM


Dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka kills 225

The highest number of cases is in the region around the city of Colombo, though cases were being reported across the tropical island nation.

04 Jul 2017 2:44 PM

Lanka arrests monk, cop over hate crimes

The police have warned that anyone harbouring or aiding the fugitive monk in any way will face prosecution.

19 Jun 2017 12:54 AM

Sri Lankan railway authorities announce crackdown on selfies

Railway spokesman Wijeya Samarasinghe said mobile phones accounted for most of the 28 deaths on Sri Lanka's railways so far this year.

13 Jun 2017 2:36 PM

In a first, Sri Lanka makes arrest over hate crimes against Muslims

A man from the radical Bodu Bala Sena is the first suspect to be arrested in connection with arson attacks against Muslims.

12 Jun 2017 11:05 AM

Sri Lanka floods: Death toll reaches 202, 96 missing

The death toll rose to 202 after the discovery of more landslide victims beneath tonnes of mud in Sri Lanka's hard-hit southwest.

31 May 2017 4:05 PM