Sri Lanka imposed electricity rationing Friday with the main power utility unable to buy fuel oil for its power stations as a result of the island's worsening dollar crisis.
Sri Lanka's economy shrank in the third quarter as a foreign exchange crisis wrecked its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Thursday.
Sri Lanka shut its only oil refinery Monday after running out of dollars to import crude, in an escalating economic crisis that has triggered shortages of food and other staples.
Sri Lanka slapped a tax on road accidents in a drastic austerity budget unveiled Friday as the country faces a major foreign exchange crisis.
Nine people are dead and two others missing after floods in Sri Lanka and parts of southern India caused by more than a week of pounding rains.
Sri Lanka imposed price controls on key foods Friday as the government stepped up the use of emergency powers to counter shortages.
25 Jun 2021
Damage to Sri Lanka's marine environment from a sinking chemical ship is worse than feared, officials said Friday, as more dead turtles, dolphins and whales washed up on the island's beaches.
25 Jun 2021
A container ship in the Indian Ocean has reported an engine room fire with one crew member missing, the Sri Lankan navy said Friday.
18 Jun 2021
More dead turtles washed up on Sri Lankan beaches Friday, underscoring the environmental blight caused by a container ship fire off the country's coast.
10 Jun 2021
Sri Lanka announced an investigation Thursday into a possible oil slick reported off its west coast where a container ship is submerged after burning for 13 days.
7 Jun 2021
Army relief workers in aluminium dinghies handed out rice and other food to residents in submerged parts of the Sri Lankan capital as the death toll from monsoon floods across the country rose to 17 Monday.