Sri Lanka seeks UN reprieve over war crimes probe

Maithripala Sirisena told local editors in Colombo that he will ask the UN General Assembly to allow Sri Lanka to 'amicably resolve' war crime allegations against the majority Sinhalese… Read Article

Sri Lanka opposition supporters block road over economic hardship, polls

The coalition government of President Maithripala Sirisena's centre-left Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) is under fire… Read Article

Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

Sri Lanka considers elephants a national treasure and they are protected by law.  Read Article

Sri Lanka court begins probing Rajapakse-era graft

A new court set up to investigate major corruption began its work by hearing the case against Rajapakse's top aide Gamini Senarath and three others accused of siphoning off 500 million rupees ($… Read Article

Sri Lanka's loss-making airline in new hunt for buyer

The government will call for fresh expressions of interest next month to inject new capital into and manage Sri Lankan, back in the doldrums after a potential US investor pulled out in May last year Read Article

Hambantota port should be free of military activities: Japanese Defence Minister

Sri Lanka has responded to regional concerns, mostly from India, by saying that China would not be allowed to make any military presence at Hambantota Read Article

8 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy near Kalpitti on charges of fishing in the island nation's waters, a state Fisheries Department official said today. Read Article

Sri Lanka to question ex-president over editor's abduction

Investigators believe a group of military officials behind the abduction of the Nation news editor Keith Noyahr was also responsible for the assassination of another newspaper editor fiercely… Read Article

Sri Lanka arrests intelligence officer over killings

Several military intelligence officers are facing prosecution in connection with the assassination of a prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor, and for orchestrating attacks on other… Read Article

Lankan leaders mourn demise of Karunanidhi

The 94-year-old leader, a five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, breathed his last at Kauvery Hospital in downtown Chennai at 6.10 pm yesterday after waging a grim battle for life for 11 days. Read Article

Shock treatment as Sri Lanka battles wild elephants

The government said the toll marked a clear escalation of the human-elephant conflict and urgent steps were needed to protect both people and wildlife. Read Article

Sri Lanka may grant free visas to India and China

Prime Minister has appointed a task force to study the possibility of granting free visa to visitors from few tourist friendly nations to boost arrivals, Sri Lanka Tourist Minister said. Read Article

Sri Lanka secures $1 billion Chinese loan

Central bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said that first half of the loan will be released later this month and the balance will be received in October.  Read Article

Sri Lanka part of China's One Belt One Road initiative: Communist Party

This multi-billion initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, and Europe. Read Article

Sri Lanka key component of Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Ambassador

According to Xinhua News agency, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo released a signed article on Friday Read Article