• Friday, Nov 22, 2019
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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...

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