Sri Lanka Buddhist monks denounce anti-Muslim riots
Hundreds of Buddhist monks and activists staged a demonstration in the Sri Lankan capital Friday to condemn anti-Muslim riots that have killed three people and forced the government to declare a nationwide state of emergency.
Mosque, shops attacked in anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan police said petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque on Thursday as hundreds of troops patrolled a troubled central district where anti-Muslim violence has left three people dead.
Sri Lanka coalition suffers humiliation at local vote
Sri Lanka's ruling alliance was humiliated in local elections seen as a test of its leadership and the party of ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse was on track for a shock landslide victory, early results showed Sunday. The mid-term polls further strained the uneasy coalition between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as they faced…
Sri Lanka's president sacks outspoken justice minister
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his controversial justice minister Wednesday for speaking out against a billion-dollar deal to sell a stake in a loss-making deep sea port to China.
Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis
Sri Lanka deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as the country battles the spread of deadly dengue fever that has killed a record 215 people this year, officials said Sunday.
Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200
International aid arrived into Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the death toll from the island's worst floods and landslides in well over a decade climbed to 202.
Floods, landslides kill at least 91 in Sri Lanka
Flooding and landslides killed at least 91 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in Friday, dumping record rainfalls in many parts of the island, authorities said.
Sri Lanka bans anti-garbage protests after dump disaster
Sri Lanka has outlawed protests over Colombo's garbage crisis following rallies over the city's waste disposal after a landslide at a giant rubbish tip killed 32 people and destroyed 145 homes.