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Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemns Pulwama terror attack

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has condemned the Pulwama terrorist attack and offered his condolences to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At least 37 CRPF...

Maldives’ former president Abdulla Yameen charged with money laundering

Maldives' former president Abdulla Yameen, who is accused of using money stolen from state coffers, was charged with money laundering on Wednesday, according to...

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines’ war on drugs

Sri Lanka began advertising for hangmen this week, as the country's president pushes ahead with a hardline policy, modeled on the Philippines, to combat drug trafficking. The...

No consensus among parties for electoral reforms: Lanka PM

There is no consensus among Sri Lankan political parties for electoral reforms, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sunday. Sri Lanka adopted a new system of hybrid elections, proportional representation...

Maldives seeks foreign aid to find cash linked to ousted leader

The Maldives government is seeking international help to find millions of dollars allegedly siphoned off by former president Abdulla Yameen who faces embezzlement and...

Sri Lanka to resume executions within two months: president

Sri Lanka's president said Wednesday that a 42-year moratorium on capital punishment will end within two months with the hanging of drug convicts. Maithripala Sirisena...

Sri Lanka ready for landmark hanging of drug convicts: minister

Sri Lanka is ready to execute five drug convicts and end its 42-year capital punishment moratorium once President Maithripala Sirisena signs the death warrants and a hangman...

Eager to build partnership with Sri Lanka: US

The US is eager to build its partnership with Sri Lanka, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday as he greeted people of the island nation on the...

Sri Lanka keeps firebrand Buddhist monk behind bars

Sri Lanka's president resisted calls from the island's Buddhist hierarchy to release a jailed firebrand monk Monday, even as 518 other convicts were released to...

Sri Lanka arrests Maldivians flying drone near airport

Sri Lankan authorities arrested four Maldivian nationals, including a woman, for illegally operating a drone near the country's main international airport, police said Sunday. The suspects...