• Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018
  • Last Update : 10:14 pm
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...

Mohamed Solih sworn in as Maldives...

Mohamed Solih sworn in as Maldives...

South Asia

Sat, Nov 17 2018

MDP leader and former president Mohamed Nasheed has vowed his party would reduce reliance on China and...

Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores parliament...

Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores parliament...

South Asia

Tue, Nov 13 2018

There was no immediate comment from Sirisena or Rajapakse after the Supreme Court's unanimous...

Rajapakse vows to hold polls despite...

Rajapakse vows to hold polls despite...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 11 2018

Rajapakse said he was meeting with lawyers ahead of a slew of legal challenges in the Supreme Court to...

Sri Lanka Tamils push parliament to...

Sri Lanka Tamils push parliament to...

South Asia

Sun, Nov 4 2018

The Sunday Times of Colombo newspaper described the sacking of the prime minister as 'sheer political...

Sri Lanka rivals target defectors to...

Sri Lanka rivals target defectors to...

World

Sat, Nov 3 2018

The TNA has still said it will back a motion against Rajapakse that the UNP has submitted to be taken...

Sri Lanka crisis worsens as ex-minister's...

Sri Lanka crisis worsens as ex-minister's...

South Asia

Sun, Oct 28 2018

President Sirisena is due to address the nation later Sunday

Maldives court to hear strongman's election...

Maldives court to hear strongman's election...

South Asia

Thu, Oct 11 2018

The court announced the hearing date after meeting with the nation's Chief Elections Commissioner...

Sri Lanka says no Chinese military base...

Sri Lanka says no Chinese military base...

South Asia

Wed, Oct 10 2018

Sri Lanka last year granted a 99-year lease on the Hambantota deep-sea port to Beijing, after it was...

Sri Lanka arrests MP for hailing defeated...

Sri Lanka arrests MP for hailing defeated...

South Asia

Mon, Oct 8 2018

Government forces crushed the Tamil Tigers in a no-holds-barred military offensive that ended their long-running...

Sri Lanka train kills three elephant...

Sri Lanka train kills three elephant...

South Asia

Sun, Oct 7 2018

The Colombo-bound train with 600 passengers hit the herd near the village of Welikanda, 260 kilometres...

Maldives strongman leader 'received...

Maldives strongman leader 'received...

South Asia

Wed, Oct 3 2018

Beijing has been competing with New Delhi for influence in the region

Sri Lanka restricts car imports as currency...

Sri Lanka restricts car imports as currency...

South Asia

Sun, Sep 30 2018

The finance ministry banned the import of vehicles for all state institutions for one year

Maldives opposition seeks foreign help...

Maldives opposition seeks foreign help...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 27 2018

President Abdulla Yameen jailed or exiled most of his rivals during his turbulent five-year term

Sri Lanka ready to welcome toppled Maldives...

Sri Lanka ready to welcome toppled Maldives...

South Asia

Wed, Sep 26 2018

In a major upset, Solih won with 58% of the vote

Maldives destroys British statues deemed...

Maldives destroys British statues deemed...

South Asia

Tue, Sep 25 2018

A video posted by state media showed several men tearing a statue off a plinth

Jailed ex-leader seeks freedom after...

Jailed ex-leader seeks freedom after...

South Asia

Tue, Sep 25 2018

Officials said Gayoom, 80, and the other political prisoners were taken back to the Maafushi prison island...

Maldives strongman Yameen seeks second...

Maldives strongman Yameen seeks second...

South Asia

Sun, Sep 23 2018

A candidate must secure 50% of the vote to win outright, failing which there would be a run off three...

Sri Lankan ambassador to Vienna recalled...

Sri Lankan ambassador to Vienna recalled...

South Asia

Sat, Sep 15 2018

The Sri Lankan embassy in Austria is also accredited to UN agencies in Vienna as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina,...

Sri Lanka seeks UN reprieve over war...

Sri Lanka seeks UN reprieve over war...

South Asia

Sat, Sep 15 2018

At least 100,000 people were killed during the separatist war between government forces and rebels from...