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Sri Lanka in talks with India, Japan to build container terminal in Colombo

Sri Lanka is in advanced talks with India and Japan to construct a container terminal at the port in Colombo, next to a Chinese terminal built as part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative.

Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim riots

Sri Lanka blocked access to Facebook and WhatsApp on Monday after a posting sparked anti-Muslim riots across several towns in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.

Wife, daughter of Sri Lanka bombings mastermind will survive blast: hospital

The wife and daughter of the suspected mastermind of suicide bombings that killed 253 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday escaped with minor injuries.
April 30, 2019 | 10:48 am GMT+7

Sri Lanka bans groups suspected to be behind attacks; ringleader's relatives wounded

Sri Lanka’s president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader were wounded during a military raid in safe house, his family and police said.
April 28, 2019 | 10:59 am GMT+7

Gun battle in Sri Lanka kills 15, U.S. pulls citizens out

The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said Saturday, six days after suicide bombers killed more than 250 people on the island.
April 27, 2019 | 04:56 pm GMT+7

Stay away from Sri Lanka, Algeria, Vietnam advises tourists

Avoid travel to Sri Lanka and Algeria, Vietnam’s tourism administration advises, in the wake of bomb blasts and terrorist attacks.
April 26, 2019 | 06:56 pm GMT+7

Probe shows Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch': dep. defense minister

An initial probe into deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people shows it was "retaliation for Christchurch," the country's deputy defense minister said Tuesday.
April 23, 2019 | 04:19 pm GMT+7

Sri Lanka lifts curfew after bomb attacks kill 290, wound 500

Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings on Easter Sunday.
April 22, 2019 | 11:23 am GMT+7

Easter Day bombs kill 138 in attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said.
April 21, 2019 | 01:49 pm GMT+7

Sri Lankan president suspends parliament after firing prime minister

President Maithripala Sirisena temporarily suspended parliament a day after sacking the prime minister and replacing him with a former leader seen as being close to China.
October 28, 2018 | 09:51 am GMT+7

Drought-hit and hungry Sri Lankans struggle for a harvest – or work

'There is no work. Everyone, big or small, has lost out to the drought.'
October 05, 2017 | 08:19 am GMT+7

As water vanishes in Sri Lanka, baths - and snakes - present new risks

For four months, Achini Dinesha’s life has revolved around water – or, more precisely, the lack of it.
September 15, 2017 | 09:08 am GMT+7

Sri Lanka seeks international help after deadly flooding, landslides kill 122

The disaster has claimed at least 122 lives, and 97 people are still missing.
May 29, 2017 | 08:12 am GMT+7

China's 'Silk Road' push stirs resentment and protest in Sri Lanka

Protests erupt against Chinese projects in Sri Lanka.
February 02, 2017 | 09:09 am GMT+7

Migrants stranded in Indonesia hope to reach Australia Title

Forty-four Sri Lankan migrants who hope to get to Australia are stranded on an Indonesian beach
June 18, 2016 | 07:09 pm GMT+7
 
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