The finance ministry banned the import of vehicles for all state institutions for one year
President Abdulla Yameen jailed or exiled most of his rivals during his turbulent five-year term
In a major upset, Solih won with 58% of the vote
A video posted by state media showed several men tearing a statue off a plinth
Officials said Gayoom, 80, and the other political prisoners were taken back to the Maafushi prison island...
A candidate must secure 50% of the vote to win outright, failing which there would be a run off three...
The Sri Lankan embassy in Austria is also accredited to UN agencies in Vienna as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina,...
At least 100,000 people were killed during the separatist war between government forces and rebels from...
Maldivian authorities have already turned down requests by international media to cover the...
Loan sharks are also demanding annual interest rates of up to 220%
Hindus constitute about 12% of Sri Lanka's 21 million population, which is mainly Buddhist
The government created the special court in May following criticism of the slow pace of handling cases...
Sri Lanka considers elephants a national treasure and they are protected by law
The government has repeatedly denied claims of corruption
During Rajapakse's tenure, 17 journalists and media workers were killed
Several military intelligence officers are facing prosecution in connection with the assassination of...
Several senior military commanders from the Rajapakse regime have been denied visas to visit the US
The opposition lost the last elections in 2013 in controversial circumstances
Sri Lanka last year granted a 99-year lease on a strategic port to Beijing over its inability to repay...
Nearly 1.39 million tourists visited the Maldives, a nation of 1,192 tiny coral islands scatted across...
Diplomats said they expected Sirisena to roll back the decision, but should the island go ahead it would...
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