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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...

Reports on Sri Lankan terrorists in Philippines doubtful

It appears reports that terrorists from Sri Lanka have slipped into the Philippines and were preparing for attacks in Luzon were nothing more than...

Sri Lanka wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa launches presidential bid

Sri Lanka’s main opposition party named a hardline former defence chief as its presidential candidate on Sunday, seeking to capitalise on public clamor for...

Sri Lanka indicts forensic chief over former national rugby captain’s murder cover up

Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday charged a former chief forensic officer with destroying evidence in the notorious murder of a leading rugby player. The May...

‘Creation of Ladakh’ India’s internal matter: Sri Lankan prime minister

Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the creation of Ladakh as a Union Territory is an internal matter of India. The Indian...

Six Indians arrested in Sri Lanka for smuggling gold

Sri Lankan officials have arrested six Indian nationals at an international airport for attempting to smuggle gold worth over Rs 1.7 crores, police said. They...

Was not aware of warnings about Easter Sunday attacks: Lankan president Sirisena

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena claimed that he was not aware of the warnings by the Indian intelligence agencies about the Easter Sunday attacks,...

Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after Easter bombings

Sri Lanka announced July 31 it will give one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to...