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Skeletal elephant dies in Sri Lanka weeks after parade outcry

An emaciated 70-year-old elephant that caused a social media outcry after being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka has died, officials...

Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, U.S., UN critical of decision

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

Many Sri Lankans want a strongman leader, and that favours Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lankans, angered by the government's inability to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people, want a strongman back...

Muslims in Sri Lankan highlands to down shutters as hardline Buddhists meet

Shops owned by Muslim traders in the Sri Lankan central highlands district of Kandy will remain closed on Sunday as thousands of hardline Buddhist...

Muslim doctor held for ‘sterilising’ women in Sri Lanka was framed: probe

A Muslim doctor falsely accused of secretly sterilising Buddhist women in Sri Lanka remains in detention weeks after his arrest, despite investigators saying he was framed. Mohamed...

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary arrested over bombings

Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested their own chief and the former defence secretary for failing to prevent attacks on churches and luxury hotels...

Sri Lanka cardinal says government hiding truth over Easter attacks

The head of the Catholic church in Sri Lanka on Thursday issued a scathing criticism of the government over the Easter attacks that killed...

Sri Lanka police bring five Easter bomb suspects back from Saudi Arabia

Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in police custody on...

India’s Modi visits bombed Sri Lanka church, vows support after attacks

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday honoured those killed by Islamist militants in Sri Lanka's Easter bombings, vowing support for the island nation...

Unsubstantiated claims Muslim doctor sterilised women raise tensions in Sri Lanka

On May 23 Sri Lankan newspaper Divaina, known for its nationalist stance, published a front-page article alleging a Muslim doctor had secretly sterilised 4,000...