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Sri Lanka raises $2.4bn as IMF extends...

Sri Lanka raises $2.4bn as IMF extends...

Business

Sat, Mar 9 2019

The IMF said it expected Sri Lanka’s growth to improve to 3.5% in 2019

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave unrelated...

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave unrelated...

South Asia

Thu, Mar 7 2019

The remains of over 300 men, women and children were found last year at a site in the northern Mannar...

Sri Lanka U-turns on war crimes...

Sri Lanka U-turns on war crimes...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 6 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena said he will formally ask the United Nations rights body to reconsider...

IMF revives Sri Lanka bailout hit by...

IMF revives Sri Lanka bailout hit by...

South Asia

Sun, Mar 3 2019

The Fund had been due to release an instalment in October when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked...

Sri Lanka frees Indian 'spy' linked...

Sri Lanka frees Indian 'spy' linked...

South Asia

Thu, Feb 28 2019

Investigators said there was no credible evidence the man was plotting to kill Maithripala Sirisena

Maldives ex-strongman's top aide charged...

Maldives ex-strongman's top aide charged...

South Asia

Mon, Feb 18 2019

Maldivian police had earlier announced they had evidence linking Yameen and Shakoor to the theft of millions...

Maldives seeks foreign aid to find cash...

Maldives seeks foreign aid to find cash...

Asia-Pacific

Sat, Feb 9 2019

An anti-establishment journalist Mohamed Rilwan vanished in August, 2014 and is widely believed to have...

Maldives issue warning amid spike in...

Maldives issue warning amid spike in...

South Asia

Tue, Jan 22 2019

Around 1.4 million tourists visit the Maldives every year

Sri Lanka seize explosives from local...

Sri Lanka seize explosives from local...

World

Sat, Jan 19 2019

Official sources said the discovery was made during investigations into recent hate attacks against Buddha...

Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka struggles...

Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka struggles...

South Asia

Thu, Jan 10 2019

Sri Lanka faces $5.9 billion in foreign debt repayments in 2019, a record for the cash-strapped...

278 skeletons found at Sri Lanka mass...

278 skeletons found at Sri Lanka mass...

South Asia

Sat, Dec 29 2018

Dozens of women and children as well as men were buried at the site in Mannar where Tamil guerrillas...

Maldives seize $6.5 million from former...

Maldives seize $6.5 million from former...

South Asia

Sun, Dec 16 2018

Abdulla Yameen has been dogged by allegations that he received close to $1.5 million in illicit payments...

Maldives applies to rejoin...

Maldives applies to rejoin...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 10 2018

'The Maldives' interest in re-joining the Commonwealth stems from a deep conviction that the...

Sri Lanka court restrains Rajapaksa...

Sri Lanka court restrains Rajapaksa...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 3 2018

A majority of legislators asked the court last week to intervene, saying Rajapakse remained in office...

Sri Lanka's top military official in...

Sri Lanka's top military official in...

South Asia

Wed, Nov 28 2018

Police believe the 11 victims were murdered while in the illegal custody of the navy

Wickremesinghe's party vows to take...

Wickremesinghe's party vows to take...

South Asia

Mon, Nov 26 2018

Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) said it would call a parliamentary vote this week to...

Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint...

Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 25 2018

Wickremesinghe's party has a majority in parliament and Sirisena's bid to bring back the country's...

Sri Lanka president suffers latest setback...

Sri Lanka president suffers latest setback...

South Asia

Fri, Nov 23 2018

Sri Lanka has been politically paralysed since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked...

Sri Lanka holds sovereign bond issues...

Sri Lanka holds sovereign bond issues...

South Asia

Thu, Nov 22 2018

Sirisena dissolved parliament and called snap elections on January 5 but the legislature, restored by...

New Maldives leader warns of 'dire'...

New Maldives leader warns of 'dire'...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 18 2018

Solih highlighted the critical state of the Maldives' housing, water and infrastructure systems

Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end...

Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 18 2018

The Indian Ocean nation has been paralysed since October 26 when Sirisena deposed Ranil Wickremesinghe...