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Cardinal calls on Sri Lanka government to quit over Easter attacks

The head of Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church on Sunday (21) called for the government to resign over its alleged failure to investigate an...

Eight killed due to monsoon related incidents in Sri Lanka

At least eight people have been killed and over 700 homes damaged due to monsoon-related incidents in Sri Lanka's central and southern region, authorities said on...

Easter Sunday attack suspects should be hanged: Sirisena

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has demanded death sentence to all the suspects arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks, amid his differences...

Drug gangs behind Sri Lanka Easter bombings, president claims

International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country's leader claimed on Monday (15), despite earlier blaming the attacks on Islamists. The...

Car-free day in Sri Lanka sparks debate over safety for women

When the mayor of Colombo announced that the congested capital of Sri Lanka would go car-free this Sunday (14) to promote a "healthier" lifestyle, she might...

Sri Lanka negotiating military cooperation deal with US, prime minister says

Sri Lanka is negotiating a fresh military cooperation deal with the United States, its prime minister announced in parliament on Wednesday (10), even as...

Sri Lanka to revive suspended visa on arrival programme to 39 countries excluding India,...

The Sri Lankan government plans to revive the visa on arrival and free visa programme, which was suspended following the Easter Sunday blasts, for...

Hardline Sri Lanka monk calls for Buddhist Sinhalese government

Sri Lanka’s most powerful Buddhist nationalist group rallied its hardline base on Sunday (7), saying they must aim to take democratic control of parliament...

Sri Lanka president vetoes military deal with the US

Sri Lanka's president on Saturday (6) announced he will not allow his government to conclude a proposed military deal that would allow US troops...

Sri Lanka inaugurates first model village built with Indian assistance

A model village built with Indian assistance as part of a housing project meant for war-affected people and estate workers was inaugurated in Sri...