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Race to assess damage to stricken oil...

Race to assess damage to stricken oil...

South Asia

Sun, Sep 6 2020

Dutch firm Smit Salvage had commissioned the experts and was also sending two tug boats from Singapore...

Sri Lanka plunged into darkness as power...

Sri Lanka goes dark after nationwide...

South Asia

Mon, Aug 17 2020

The power cut caused chaos on already congested roads in Colombo, with traffic lights not operating and...

Sri Lanka proposes new law on fake news...

Sri Lanka proposes new law on fake news...

South Asia

Thu, Jun 6 2019

Sri Lankan social networks saw a surge in fake news after the Easter suicide bombings that left 258 people...

Sri Lanka names Easter suicide...

Sri Lanka names Easter suicide...

South Asia

Wed, May 1 2019

The attackers used one bomber at each of the locations hit on Easter Sunday, except at Shangri-La...

Sri Lanka blasts: What we know so...

Sri Lanka blasts: What we know so...

South Asia

Mon, Apr 22 2019

Here is what we know so far about one of the worst attacks in the island nation's history

Sri Lanka bombings put Christians on...

Sri Lanka bombings put Christians on...

South Asia

Mon, Apr 22 2019

The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka documented ‘97 incidents’ of attacks...

'Horrific', 'cruel', 'sad'

'Horrific', 'cruel', 'sad'

South Asia

Sun, Apr 21 2019

World leaders react to Sri Lanka blasts

Sri Lanka commando commits suicide at...

Sri Lanka commando commits suicide at...

South Asia

Thu, Apr 4 2019

It was not immediately clear why the commando took his life, but police officials said an investigation...

Sri Lanka arrests novelist over gay...

Sri Lanka arrests novelist over gay...

South Asia

Wed, Apr 3 2019

Shakthika Sathkumara, 33, was arrested in the north-central town of Polgahawela on Monday and remanded...

Sri Lanka seeks divine help to end power...

Sri Lanka seeks divine help to end power...

South Asia

Thu, Mar 28 2019

The island nation has endured widespread energy shortages all week as a severe drought bites into hydro-electricity...

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...