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COP28 seals deal on fossil fuels

The historic document called on countries with an eight-point plan to achieve the goal

14 Dec 2023 2:40 AM

Sri Lanka Implements Free Tourist Visas to Nationals From India

The pilot project to offer free visas for the first 30 days would be in force till March 31, 2024, the announcement said

29 Nov 2023 12:57 AM

Pakistan President advances elections by 3 days on SC's direction

Last month, the ECP announced that elections would be held in January 2024 but stopped short of announcing a date

03 Nov 2023 1:23 AM

Xi not to join G20 summit

A few days ago Russia had said it would be represented by its foreign minister Sergey Lavrov

05 Sep 2023 1:42 AM

Satellite images show China’s radar system in Pangong Tso

The radar system will allow it to monitor the disputed finger areas on the northern banks

30 Aug 2022 10:06 AM


Lanka needs support, not 'unwanted pressure', says India slamming China over spy ship

India had rejected China's 'insinuations' that New Delhi pressured Colombo against the visit by a Chinese research vessel to the Lankan port

28 Aug 2022 10:36 AM

Chinese research ship docks at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port amidst India's concerns

Chinese ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship 'Yuan Wang 5' arrived in the southern port of Hambantota at 8.20 am local time

16 Aug 2022 11:37 AM

China blocks India-US bid to blacklist terrorist at UNSC

Upon being designated as a global terrorist, Abdul Rauf Azhar will be subjected to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo

12 Aug 2022 10:50 AM

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president

Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka at the Parliament complex before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya

21 Jul 2022 11:29 AM

Wickremesinghe elected new Sri Lankan president; protesters demand his resignation

Wickremesinghe secured 134 votes in 225-member House while his nearest rival and dissident ruling party leader Dullas Alahapperuma got 82

21 Jul 2022 12:12 AM


Voting begins to elect Sri Lanka's new president in three-cornered contest

A candidate has to cross the magical figure of 113 in the 225-member House to win the election

20 Jul 2022 10:37 AM

State of emergency declared in Sri Lanka ahead of July 20 presidential election

The government gazette dated July 17 imposing a state of emergency in the troubled nation was issued on Monday morning

18 Jul 2022 1:28 PM

90-year-old Indian woman revisits Pakistan after 75 years to see her ancestral home

Varma, who is from Pune, said her family was living on the Devi College Road in Rawalpindi when the Partition took place

17 Jul 2022 11:09 AM

Sri Lankan Parliament meets to announce president's vacancy

During the 13-minute special session, Dhammika Dassanayake, Secretary General of Parliament, announced the vacancy for the post of president

16 Jul 2022 11:55 AM

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya leaves for Singapore from Maldives

Rajapaksa has departed from the Maldives on Saudi Airline flight SV 788 to Singapore, sources said

14 Jul 2022 1:37 PM


Rajapaksa still in Maldives, awaits private jet to depart for Singapore: Report

Rajapaksa, his wife Loma and their two security officers were expected to leave for Singapore on board SQ437 from Male on Wednesday night

14 Jul 2022 10:41 AM

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has already said he was willing to resign and make way for an all-party government to take over

13 Jul 2022 12:54 PM

Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa flees to Maldives amid public revolt against his govt

As president, Rajapaksa enjoys immunity from arrest, and he is believed to have wanted to go abroad before stepping down

13 Jul 2022 11:33 AM

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa hits airport standoff in escape attempt

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has promised to resign on Wednesday and clear the way for a 'peaceful transition of power'

12 Jul 2022 11:29 AM

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to quit after chased from home

Hundreds of thousands massed in Colombo demanding Rajapaksa take responsibility for shortages of medicines, food and fuel

10 Jul 2022 12:20 PM