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Passport Power: Sri Lankan passport ranked 97th in the world

Sri Lanka ranks a dismal 97th in “passport power” in a world ranking based on the number of countries a Sri Lankan national can visit without...

Sri Lanka ex-minister held over phone recording scandal

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a former minister who allegedly recorded 100,000 phone calls, the sometimes lewd and compromising contents of which were leaked...

China-bound scorpions seized in Sri Lankan airport sting

Sri Lanka's customs on Monday arrested and fined a Chinese man accused of trying to take 200 venomous scorpions out of the country in his...

Tamil communities cook up sweet rice dishes for Pongal fest

Tamil communities in India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday were celebrating Thai Pongal, a Hindu harvest festival.Devotees offered gifts, prayed in temples and cooked the Pongal dish, as...

Seven Indians detained in Sri Lanka for overstaying

Seven Indians have been detained by the Sri Lankan immigration authorities for allegedly overstaying in the country after expiry of their visa, according to...

Firms in China remain wary despite US trade deal

Washington and Beijing may be ready to sign a preliminary trade agreement, but companies in China are not taking any chances, forging ahead with...

Dinesh Gunawardena holds talks with Indian foreign minister

Sri Lanka's foreign minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Thursday held comprehensive talks with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar, exploring ways to further deepen bilateral ties in a range...

Dual citizenship for Tamil refugees is possible: Tamil Nadu govt

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu's government on Wednesday told the Assembly that dual citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees was "possible" and wanted...

Missing from India’s citizenship law: 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees

Nearly 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees living in India are not eligible for citizenship under a new law, sparking concerns they may be forced to return to...

Sri Lanka opposition MP cries foul over gun arrest

Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested an opposition legislator over an alleged gun offence, but the outspoken MP claimed he was being targeted for...