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Sri Lanka seize explosives from local Islamist radicals

Sri Lanka's police seized a haul of high explosives stashed near a wildlife sanctuary following the arrest of four men from a newly formed radical...

Sri Lanka probes ‘model prison’ after abuse video

Sri Lankan authorities Thursday launched an investigation into the country's newest prison after a video leaked on social media showed guards kicking, punching and assaulting...

Sri Lanka asks IMF to revive $1.5-billion bailout

Sri Lanka has appealed to the International Monetary Fund to revive a $1.5-billion bailout suspended during the island nation's political crisis late last year,...

Bank of China offers Sri Lanka $300 mln loan, option to raise to $1...

Bank of China, the country's fourth-biggest lender by assets, has offered a loan of $300 million to Sri Lanka which can be raised to $1 billion, a...

Sri Lanka banks on RBI swaps to boost its reserves

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday (10) said that the SAARC swap arrangement with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is part...

Accused Sri Lanka war criminal named army’s second-in-command

Sri Lanka's president has appointed a general accused by the United Nations of war crimes to the country's second-highest army ranking, evoking outcry from...

Sri Lanka court refuses to test President’s sanity

A Sri Lanka court Monday rejected calls to subject the president to a mental health examination after he sacked a former ally, dissolved parliament and plunged the...

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months

Japan will send a large helicopter carrier to the South China Sea and Indian Ocean for a second straight year as it looks to...
Narendra Modi

BBC apologises for mixing up PM Narendra Modi with Sri Lankan President

The BBC today (20) apologised for mistakenly referring to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a live news broadcast of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) last night. The...

BRI provided opportunity to develop national economy: Lanka official

China's "Belt and Road Initiative" has provided a great opportunity for Sri Lanka to achieve its goal to develop national economy and extend economic dividends to...