• Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
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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...

Opposition: Maldives denying access...

Opposition: Maldives denying access...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 13 2018

Maldivian authorities have already turned down requests by international media to cover the...

UN expert: Sri Lanka women selling kidneys...

UN expert: Sri Lanka women selling kidneys...

South Asia

Wed, Sep 12 2018

Loan sharks are also demanding annual interest rates of up to 220%

Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifices at...

Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifices at...

South Asia

Wed, Sep 12 2018

Hindus constitute about 12% of Sri Lanka's 21 million population, which is mainly Buddhist

Brother of former Sri Lanka strongman...

Brother of former Sri Lanka strongman...

South Asia

Mon, Sep 10 2018

The government created the special court in May following criticism of the slow pace of handling cases...

Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild...

Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild...

South Asia

Mon, Sep 3 2018

Sri Lanka considers elephants a national treasure and they are protected by law

Opposition: Chinese bridge pushes Maldives...

Opposition: Chinese bridge pushes Maldives...

South Asia

Sat, Sep 1 2018

The government has repeatedly denied claims of corruption

Sri Lanka to question ex-president over...

Sri Lanka to question ex-president over...

South Asia

Thu, Aug 16 2018

During Rajapakse's tenure, 17 journalists and media workers were killed

Sri Lanka arrests intel officer over...

Sri Lanka arrests intel officer over...

South Asia

Wed, Aug 15 2018

Several military intelligence officers are facing prosecution in connection with the assassination of...

Sri Lanka gets US military funding as...

Sri Lanka gets US military funding as...

South Asia

Tue, Aug 14 2018

Several senior military commanders from the Rajapakse regime have been denied visas to visit the US

Maldives opposition warns of ‘cowardly’...

Maldives opposition warns of ‘cowardly’...

South Asia

Mon, Aug 6 2018

The opposition lost the last elections in 2013 in controversial circumstances

Sri Lanka secures $1 billion Chinese...

Sri Lanka secures $1 billion Chinese...

South Asia

Sat, Aug 4 2018

Sri Lanka last year granted a 99-year lease on a strategic port to Beijing over its inability to repay...

Maldives tourism thrives despite political...

Maldives tourism thrives despite political...

South Asia

Thu, Jul 19 2018

Nearly 1.39 million tourists visited the Maldives, a nation of 1,192 tiny coral islands scatted across...

EU warns Sri Lanka over death...

EU warns Sri Lanka over death...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 17 2018

Diplomats said they expected Sirisena to roll back the decision, but should the island go ahead it would...

Sri Lanka seeks hangman after death...

Sri Lanka seeks hangman after death...

South Asia

Sat, Jul 14 2018

A salary of $220 per month will be offered to the successful candidate

Sri Lanka to hang drug criminals, replicate...

Sri Lanka to hang drug criminals, replicate...

South Asia

Wed, Jul 11 2018

Sri Lanka has commuted death sentences for serious crimes to life in prison since 1976

NYT lambasts intimidation against Sri...

NYT lambasts intimidation against Sri...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 3 2018

Sri Lanka is ranked 131 of 180 nations on Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index