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Gecko names spark uproar in Sri Lanka

A team of Sri Lankan scientists caused uproar in parliament and sparked a police probe after they used the names of mythical heroes and...

Sri Lanka presidential frontrunner loses bid to get corruption case dismissed

Sri Lanka’s top court on Wednesday (11) rejected an appeal by presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to dismiss corruption charges against him, in a possible...

Sri Lanka cricket says received terror attack warning ahead of Pakistan tour

Sri Lanka's cricket board said Wednesday (11) it had received warnings its national team could be the target of a terror attack during an...

Sri Lanka elephants run amok, 17 injured

Seventeen people were injured in Sri Lanka when two elephants ran amok at a religious festival, police said. A temple custodian who was riding one...

Indian students set to get two-year work visa in UK with new ‘graduate route’

In a move that addresses a long-standing demand to boost number of Indian students choosing British universities, the UK government on Wednesday (11) announced...

Australian PM refuses to intervene for Tamil family facing deportation to Lanka

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday refused to intervene to stop a Tamil family from being deported to Sri Lanka, saying an "exception...

Court blocks Australia from deporting Tamil toddlers

Australia’s conservative government had ordered the Tamil family to be taken from immigration detention in Melbourne, put on a plane and deported to Sri...

Sri Lanka court orders remains of Easter attacker moved after protests

A Sri Lankan court on Friday (30) ordered police to exhume and relocate the remains of an Easter Sunday suicide bomber buried in a...

Rotherham child sex scandal: Six men convicted

SIX MEN from Rotherham were on Wednesday (28) found guilty of grooming and abusing vulnerable girls more than a decade ago. Masaued Malik, 35, Aftab...

Gina Miller apply to challenge Boris Johnson plan to prorogue parliament

ANTI-BREXIT campaigner Gina Miller's lawyers have filed an urgent application for a legal challenge to stop prime minister Boris Johnson's plan to prorogue parliament. Miller...