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Labour passes Kashmir resolution, calls for international intervention

The UK’s Opposition Labour Party on Wednesday (25) passed an emergency motion on Kashmir calling for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to seek international observers...

UN suspends Sri Lankan troops from peacekeeping over army chief appointment

The United Nations suspended Sri Lankan Army deployments in the world body’s peacekeeping operations after the Indian Ocean island nation appointed a war veteran...

Skeletal elephant dies in Sri Lanka weeks after parade outcry

An emaciated 70-year-old elephant that caused a social media outcry after being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka orders fresh probe into Easter suicide bombings

A fresh inquiry into the Easter suicide bombings that hit Sri Lanka, killing at least 258 people, was ordered by president Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday (22),...

China’s ALIT rejects Sri Lanka leader’s graft allegation

China’s state-run Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co (ALIT) on Friday (20) rejected Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena’s allegation of misappropriating 2 billion rupees ($11...

Sri Lankan lawmakers to investigate Lotus Tower graft allegation

A Sri Lankan parliamentary panel will investigate an allegation of corruption against a Chinese company contracted to work on the construction of South Asia’s...

Two Indian drug peddlers sentenced to life terms in Sri Lanka

Two Indian nationals have been sentenced to life terms in Sri Lanka for drug pedaling, police said on Wednesday (18). The two named Dhanivel Mani...

Sri Lanka’s election commission announces presidential polls on November 16

Sri Lanka's election commission on Wednesday (18) announced to hold presidential polls in the country on November 16. Filing of the nomination papers will start...

‘More Indian involvement in Sri Lanka economic sector favoured’

A Sri Lankan Minister on Monday (16) favoured more Indian involvement in the island nation’s economic sector, saying his country wants to be a...

Sri Lanka unveils South Asia’s tallest tower, funded by China

Sri Lanka on Monday (16) unveiled South Asia's tallest tower, costing over $100 million, 80 per cent of which has been funded by China...