Sri Lanka navy plugs fuel leak on fire-stricken tanker
Sri Lankan military divers fixed a fuel leak from the engine of a fire-damaged oil tanker off the island's east coast, the navy said Saturday, in a salvage operation after the huge week-long blaze.
Drug-Smuggling Cat Escapes High-Security Prison
A cat that was detained at Sri Lanka's main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, according to media reports on Monday. The feline was detected by jail intelligence officials on Saturday at the high-security Welikada Prison, a police official said. The official said nearly two grams of…
Court grants ICPC Bench Warrant to arrest two Sri Lanka nationals
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it has secured a bench warrant to arrest two nationals of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka for their failure to appear in court to take their plea in a criminal matter.
Sri Lanka makes cremations compulsory for virus deaths, angering Muslims
Sri Lanka made cremations compulsory for coronavirus victims on Sunday, ignoring protests from the country's minority Muslims...
Sri Lanka poll: Though peaceful and credible, cohesion a concern
The Commonwealth Observer Group has commended the people of Sri Lanka on a largely peaceful, credible and orderly election but expressed concern that some groups experienced fear and intimidation
Sri Lanka president to call snap parliamentary election in March
Sri Lanka's new president said Friday that he will call a snap parliamentary election in March following his sweeping victory at the weekend.
Sri Lanka steps up security for final vote rallies
Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the fiercely contested presidential election, officials said.
Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen
Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said Sunday, in a move that sparked national outrage.