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Sri Lanka's new army chief dismisses...

Sri Lanka's new army chief dismisses...

South Asia

Tue, Aug 27 2019

Shavendra Silva has been accused by the United Nations of committing war crimes during the final stages...

General accused of war crimes appointed...

General accused of war crimes appointed...

South Asia

Mon, Aug 19 2019

Major General Shavendra Silva, 55, was elevated to the army's second-highest position of chief of...

Dengue in Sri Lanka: 47 dead, over 200,000...

Dengue in Sri Lanka: 47 dead, over 200,000...

South Asia

Mon, Aug 5 2019

Last year, over 50 people had died because of the mosquito-borne virus in the island country

Muslims rejoin Sri Lanka cabinet after...

Muslims rejoin Sri Lanka cabinet after...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 30 2019

Nearly 100 people linked to a local jihadist group were arrested after the April 21 attacks on three...

UN official says some Sri Lankan laws...

UN official says some Sri Lankan laws...

South Asia

Sat, Jul 27 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena's government during its 2015 election campaign promised to ensure...

Sri Lanka expands visa-free scheme halted...

Sri Lanka expands visa-free scheme halted...

South Asia

Wed, Jul 24 2019

The new countries added to the expanded scheme - which already allows travellers from the European Union,...

Sri Lanka extends emergency for fourth...

Sri Lanka extends emergency for fourth...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 23 2019

Under the law, security forces can interrogate suspects without court orders. More than 100 people have...

Sri Lanka orders return of smuggled...

Sri Lanka orders return of smuggled...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 23 2019

A total of 241 containers had been imported since 2017 and 130 of them had been taken to a free-trade...

Sri Lanka seeks fresh trial over student...

Sri Lanka seeks fresh trial over student...

South Asia

Sat, Jul 13 2019

Medical records showed that the students were shot dead

Sri Lanka negotiates new military deal...

Sri Lanka negotiates new military deal...

South Asia

Thu, Jul 11 2019

Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government was discussing a replacement for the 1995 Status of Forces (SOFA)...

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary...

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary...

South Asia

Wed, Jul 10 2019

Jayasundara and Fernando denied the allegations when they appeared before a parliamentary committee investigating...

Sri Lanka president vetoes military...

Sri Lanka president vetoes military...

South Asia

Sat, Jul 6 2019

Maithripala Sirisena said he was opposed to the draft Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) that the two...

Muslims in Sri Lankan highlands to down...

Muslims in Sri Lankan highlands to down...

South Asia

Sat, Jul 6 2019

There have also been a spate of anti-Muslim riots in the country in recent weeks, blamed in part on Buddhist...

Sri Lanka's top court delays first executions...

Sri Lanka's top court delays first executions...

South Asia

Fri, Jul 5 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena signed death sentences last month for the four convicted on charges of...

Police chief faces crimes against humanity...

Police chief faces crimes against humanity...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 2 2019

"The two officials should be brought before a magistrate for their criminal negligence to prevent...

Sri Lanka president rebuffs UN chief...

Sri Lanka president rebuffs UN chief...

South Asia

Mon, Jul 1 2019

"I told the Secretary General that I want to save my country from drugs," Maithripala Sirisena...

Bangladesh, with four other vie for...

Bangladesh, with four other vie for...

Cricket

Mon, Jul 1 2019

Australia have confirmed their semifinal spot while five other teams - New Zealand, England, Bangladesh,...

Sri Lanka faces legal challenges in...

Sri Lanka faces legal challenges in...

South Asia

Sun, Jun 30 2019

On Wednesday, Sirisena said he has completed formalities to resume hangings by signing the death warrants...

Sri Lanka picks 2 hangmen for first...

Sri Lanka picks 2 hangmen for first...

South Asia

Sat, Jun 29 2019

The Prisons Department began the recruitment process in March after the last hangman quit in 2014

Amla, Du Plessis cruise as South Africa...

Amla, Du Plessis cruise as South Africa...

Cricket

Fri, Jun 28 2019

Amla took 56 balls for his half-century and Du Plessis 70, but they were always ahead of the...

Top Sri Lanka defence official faces...

Top Sri Lanka defence official faces...

South Asia

Mon, Jun 24 2019

Hemasiri Fernando, who was defence secretary before the April 21 bombing of three churches and three...