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Sri Lankan president asks police chief,...

Sri Lankan president asks police chief,...

South Asia

Wed, Apr 24 2019

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said the death toll had risen to 359 from 321 overnight

Sri lankan minister: One of nine bombers...

Sri lankan minister: One of nine bombers...

South Asia

Wed, Apr 24 2019

The blasts at hotels and churches have so far killed at least 359 people

Minister: Sri Lanka bomb attacks were...

Minister: Sri Lanka bomb attacks were...

South Asia

Tue, Apr 23 2019

US intelligence sources said the attacks carried some of the hallmarks of the Islamic State militant...

Bombs kill over 200 in Sri Lankan churches,...

Bombs kill over 200 in Sri Lankan churches,...

South Asia

Sun, Apr 21 2019

Police say many of the eight bombings were suicide attacks

Sri Lanka's wartime defence chief sued...

Sri Lanka's wartime defence chief sued...

South Asia

Thu, Apr 11 2019

Gotabaya, popular among many Sri Lankans for his role in winning a 26-year war that ended in 2009

Sri Lanka's drought, failure to raise...

Sri Lanka's drought, failure to raise...

South Asia

Tue, Mar 26 2019

If the power cuts are extended for any length of time they could hurt Sri Lanka's already weak...

Sri Lankan ad for hangmen draws 102...

Sri Lankan ad for hangmen draws 102...

South Asia

Thu, Mar 7 2019

The American's application was rejected as foreigners are not eligible for the role

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by...

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by...

South Asia

Tue, Feb 12 2019

The last execution in Sri Lanka was 43 years ago

Sri Lanka halts imports of Johnson &...

Sri Lanka halts imports of Johnson &...

Business

Thu, Jan 31 2019

Stocks of the product already in Sri Lanka can still be sold, but there will be no new imports of the...

Sri Lanka president names new cabinet...

Sri Lanka president names new cabinet...

South Asia

Thu, Dec 20 2018

Sirisena had earlier fired Wickremesinghe, accusing his government of failing to seriously investigate...

Sri Lanka lawmakers defect from president...

Sri Lanka lawmakers defect from president...

South Asia

Wed, Dec 19 2018

On Thursday Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled that Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament before...

Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe's reinstatement...

Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe's reinstatement...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 17 2018

Wickremesinghe's reinstatement, which is expected to end a political crisis that began in late October...

Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka...

Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka...

South Asia

Sun, Dec 16 2018

His comeback is an embarrassment for President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka parliament passes confidence...

Sri Lanka parliament passes confidence...

South Asia

Thu, Dec 13 2018

The Supreme Court is considering whether to rule that the dissolution is unconstitutional. If it does,...

Sri Lanka president weighs backing down...

Sri Lanka president weighs backing down...

South Asia

Mon, Dec 3 2018

A spokesman for Sirisena, Dharmasri Ekanayake, said he was unaware of any such plans

Sri Lanka parliament halts ministers'...

Sri Lanka parliament halts ministers'...

South Asia

Fri, Nov 30 2018

Foreign countries have yet to recognize the new government

Maldives' top court cancels jail sentence...

Maldives' top court cancels jail sentence...

South Asia

Tue, Nov 27 2018

In Monday's ruling, the court said that Nasheed's terrorism conviction was based on false procedure...

Rajapaksa may lose budget even as he...

Rajapaksa may lose budget even as he...

South Asia

Tue, Nov 20 2018

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya said in a statement that investigations have begun into Friday's...

Bottles, chili paste thrown as Sri Lanka...

Bottles, chili paste thrown as Sri Lanka...

South Asia

Sat, Nov 17 2018

Sirisena dissolved parliament last week and called elections, but the Supreme Court ordered a suspension...

Sri Lanka grinds to political halt amid...

Sri Lanka grinds to political halt amid...

South Asia

Thu, Nov 15 2018

Parliament passed the no-confidence motion against recently appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa...

Rajapaksa, 44 ex-MPs defect from party...

Rajapaksa, 44 ex-MPs defect from party...

South Asia

Mon, Nov 12 2018

Sirisena's move to sack the parliament has drawn international criticism