Sri Lanka imposed price controls on key foods Friday as the government stepped up the use of emergency powers to counter shortages.
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.
A container ship in the Indian Ocean has reported an engine room fire with one crew member missing, the Sri Lankan navy said Friday.
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.
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.
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.
A fire aboard a cargo ship off Sri Lanka carrying hundreds of tonnes of chemicals, plastics and cosmetics was finally extinguished Tuesday after a 13-day international operation, the navy said.
Sri Lanka on Thursday became the latest of India's neighbours to seal its borders with the South Asian giant as it battles a record coronavirus surge.
Sri Lanka's police arrested a top Muslim legislator Saturday in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks that killed 279 people, as pressure mounted to speed up the investigation.
The reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie has resigned her title weeks after she was involved in a controversy at the Mrs Sri Lanka beauty pageant event. "I stand proud today, knowing that I stood up for what is right. I believe the Mrs. World Crown stands for a purpose," Jurie wrote in a statement shared…
The current "Mrs World" has been arrested on Thursday on charges of assault over an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the new "Mrs Sri Lanka". Caroline Jurie, 28, yanked the crown off Pushpika de Silva, 31, few minutes after she was declared "Mrs Sri Lanka 2020" in a…
Drama erupted at the "Mrs Sri Lanka" beauty pageant on Sunday, when a former titleholder took the crown off the winner's head and handed it to the runner up. Pushpika De Silva was named the competition winner to applause and cheers from spectators in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Video footage from the event showed…