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Gecko names spark uproar in Sri Lanka

A team of Sri Lankan scientists caused uproar in parliament and sparked a police probe after they used the names of mythical heroes and...

Sri Lanka presidential frontrunner loses bid to get corruption case dismissed

Sri Lanka’s top court on Wednesday (11) rejected an appeal by presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to dismiss corruption charges against him, in a possible...

Sri Lanka cricket says received terror attack warning ahead of Pakistan tour

Sri Lanka's cricket board said Wednesday (11) it had received warnings its national team could be the target of a terror attack during an...

Sri Lanka elephants run amok, 17 injured

Seventeen people were injured in Sri Lanka when two elephants ran amok at a religious festival, police said. A temple custodian who was riding one...

Court blocks Australia from deporting Tamil toddlers

Australia’s conservative government had ordered the Tamil family to be taken from immigration detention in Melbourne, put on a plane and deported to Sri...

Sri Lanka court orders remains of Easter attacker moved after protests

A Sri Lankan court on Friday (30) ordered police to exhume and relocate the remains of an Easter Sunday suicide bomber buried in a...

Newly-appointed Lankan Army chief denies allegations of war crimes

The newly-appointed chief of the Sri Lankan Army has dismissed the allegations of human rights abuses during the brutal civil war with the LTTE,...

Sri Lanka says international criticism over new army chief ‘unwarranted’

Sri Lanka on Tuesday (20) brushed aside as “unwarranted and unacceptable” international criticism of its decision to name a war veteran accused of human...

Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, US, UN critical of decision

Sri Lanka's president on Monday (19) named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the...

Mahindra inaugurates its first automotive assembly plant in Sri Lanka

Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on August 17 announced the inauguration of its local automotive assembly plant near Colombo, Sri Lanka . "Christened Mahindra...