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World  /  Published 08.08.22

China seeks meeting with Lanka

China’s embassy here has sought an urgent meeting with senior Sri Lankan authorities after Colombo sought a deferment of the planned docking of a high-tech Chinese research vessel at the strateg...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 30.07.22

Opp party office searched in Colombo

Sri Lankan police carried out searches at the office of the Frontline Socialist Party here on Friday as the new government led by President Ranil Wickremesinghe widens its crackdown on anti-government...
By PTI in Colombo

India  /  Published 20.07.22

Parties smell a rat in govt’s Lanka briefing

According to Asaduddin Owaisi,  he had asked external affairs minister S. Jaishankar a series of questions for which he got a categorical response to only one --  whether India had facilitat...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 20.07.22

Out of cash and fuel, Lanka runs on patience

The queues are ubiquitous — and orderly. To get five litres of gasoline, auto-rickshaw drivers wait calmly in line for as long as five days. People have been queuing up for cooking gas, milk pow...
By Mujib Mashal, Emily Schmall, Skandha Gunasekara in Colombo

World  /  Published 16.07.22

An account of life in Sri Lanka capital

The following is a first-person account by an Indian corporate professional leaving Sri Lanka in the middle of turmoil earlier this week. Life in Sri Lanka — and in the capital Colombo, where I...
By Our Bureau in Colombo

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World  /  Published 15.07.22

Gotabaya Rajapaksa quits

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa submitted a letter of resignation on Thursday, a spokesperson for the parliament Speaker said, hours after fleeing to Singapore following mass protests over an ...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 10.07.22

Prez unseen after Lanka uprising

On Friday, the United Nations too had urged the “Sri Lankan authorities to show restraint in the policing of assemblies and ensure every necessary effort to prevent violence”. ...
By Reuters, NYTNS, PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 09.06.22

Lanka faces power strike

A power sector union in Sri Lanka said on Wednesday it will go on an indefinite strike from midnight in protest against new government legislation, potentially leading to power blackouts in a country ...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 08.06.22

Lanka: China lauds India

China on Wednesday praised India for making "great efforts" to help Colombo to tide over its worst financial crisis even as it refuted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's remarks t...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Beijing

World  /  Published 06.06.22

Lanka lifts ban on Aeroflot flight

A Sri Lankan Court on Monday suspended an order preventing a detained Aeroflot flight from leaving Colombo, paving the way for the Russian flag carrier's aircraft to depart for Moscow. The Colomb...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Colombo


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