Sri Lanka
World  /  Published 17.11.19

Rajapaksa returns, China boost seen

Sri Lanka’s former civil wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats follo...
By Reuters in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 23.11.19

Like a moth to the flame

Sir — The fact that insect populations are being rapidly decimated has been known for some time. But scientists have found that light pollution is a significant cause for the disappearance of insect...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.19

What Sri Lanka poll results could mean for India

The ‘terminator’, as it had been predicted, has returned. Gotabaya Rajapaksa — the moniker, terminator, presumably has to do with his role in crushing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam — ha...
By The Editorial Board

Sports  /  Published 28.06.19

Bees halt play at Durham

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match between Sri Lanka and South Africa match was interrupted on Friday — and no, not by rain. A large swarm of bees disrupted play at Riverside Ground in Chester le...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 22.06.19

Sirisena extends Sri Lanka emergency

A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka’s President on Saturday, going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people.Maithripala Si...
By Reuters in Colombo


World  /  Published 18.03.20

Covid-19: Sri Lanka imposes curfew in some areas

Sri Lanka on Wednesday imposed a curfew in the Western coastal areas - identified as one of the hotspots where the deadly coronavirus was at risk of spreading.Senior police spokesman Ajith Rohana said...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 07.05.19

All directly involved in Sri Lanka attacks dead or arrested

Two bomb experts were among the suicide attackers who struck churches and hotels on Easter in Sri Lanka and all those directly involved in the bombings are either dead or under arrest, police said.Act...
By AP in Colombo

Sports  /  Published 26.04.19

Living in anxiety and praying for peace

Nangarhar-born Rashid Khan Arman spends much of the year away from home, either turning out for Afghanistan or playing in one of the lucrative T20 leagues. Much of the year also goes by with the star ...
By Lokendra Pratap Sahi in Calcutta

World  /  Published 26.04.19

Sri Lanka attack kingpin preached slaughter

Zahran Hashim, a radical Muslim preacher accused of masterminding the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, never hid his hatred.He railed against a local performance in which Mus...
By New York Times News Service in Kattankudy

World  /  Published 21.04.19

Explosions kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka

At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, pitching the South A...
By AP in Colombo


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