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Sri Lanka cricket star held on drug charge

Sri Lankan police have detained international cricketer Shehan Madushanka on a charge of possessing heroin, officials said. Madushanka, 25, who took a hat-trick of wickets...

Sri Lanka reports over 600 COVID-19 cases

SRI LANKA has reported over 600 COVID-19 cases in the country. The island nation has confirmed seven deaths due to the disease so far....

Sri Lanka to lift the nationwide curfew on Monday

Sri Lanka will lift the nationwide curfew imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country on Monday (27), the police said in...

Sri Lanka Parliament elections to be held on June 20

THE election commission in Sri Lanka has decided to conduct Parliament elections on June 20 by using a section in the Parliamentary Elections Act that...

Sri Lanka declares national holiday to combat coronavirus

SRI Lanka declared a 3-day holiday on Tuesday (17) till March 19 to minimise public interactions in curbing spread of COVID-19. “This is applicable to...

India offers funds to Sri Lanka in bid to outdo China

India, anxious to counter China's influence in the region, on Friday offered hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Sri Lanka as the...

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa expands his Cabinet

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday expanded his Cabinet by appointing 35 ministers of state and three deputy ministers, all men and none...

Sri Lanka’s ruling siblings: New president swears in his brother as PM

 Sri Lanka's newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday swore in his elder brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, cementing the powerful family's...

Blessed by Buddhist monks, Sri Lanka’s new president prioritises security

The winner of Sri Lanka's presidential election, Gotabaya Rajapaksa made national security his top priority after being sworn in on Monday at an ancient temple in...

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...