Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over 'censorship'
A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship of presidential election frontrunner Gotabhaya Rajapakse.
Three more elephants killed in Sri Lanka, bringing toll to seven
Wildlife officials found three more dead wild elephants in central Sri Lanka Saturday, raising the number believed to have been poisoned by angry villagers to seven.
Muslims rejoin Sri Lanka cabinet after Easter bombings
Sri Lanka's Muslim ministers who resigned en masse in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings have rejoined the government, officials said Tuesday, after police cleared them of any involvement with Islamists.
Sri Lanka expands visa-free scheme halted after bombings
Sri Lanka has re-introduced and expanded a visa-free entry scheme for visitors in a bid to revive its flagging tourism sector after the deadly Easter bombings, officials said Wednesday.
Sri Lanka negotiating military deal with the US: PM
Sri Lanka is negotiating a fresh military cooperation deal with the United States, it's Prime Minister announced in parliament Wednesday, even as the country's president vowed to veto any agreement.
Police chief faces crimes against humanity charge over Sri Lanka attacks
Sri Lanka's police chief and a top defence official should be tried for "grave crimes against humanity" over failure to prevent Easter bombings that killed 258, the state prosecutor said Monday.
Sri Lanka president signs four death warrants to end moratorium
Sri Lanka's president said Wednesday he has signed death warrants for four condemned drug offenders to become the first people to be executed on the island in decades "very soon".
Sri Lanka police overturn local council ban on Muslims
Sri Lanka's police Tuesday stepped in to prevent a local council from banning Muslim traders from a weekly fair in another backlash from the devastating Easter attacks blamed on Islamic extremists.