27 Feb 2017
Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo on Monday, killing five prisoners and two armed guards in the worst gang-related violence to hit Sri Lanka in decades.
1 Feb 2017
Sri Lankan police have arrested an astrologer after his prediction that President Maithripala Sirisena would die last week proved to be wide of the mark.
24 Dec 2016
Sri Lanka surpassed the world record for the tallest artificial Christmas tree Saturday despite building delays forcing organisers to prune the structure by almost half, an official said.
17 Dec 2016
"This is a great victory for us and it will help us in the fiscal consolidation programme that the new government has started," Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.
27 Nov 2016
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has asked Donald Trump to pressure the UN Human Rights Council to drop war crimes allegations against the country's troops.
2 Sep 2016
UN chief Ban Ki-moon Friday urged Sri Lanka to speed up returning land to war-battered minority Tamils and reduce the army's presence in their areas to help reconciliation after decades of ethnic bloodshed.
1 Sep 2016
Dozens of Sri Lankan nationalists rallied outside the United Nations compound in Colombo Thursday as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the island, protesting against the UN's actions during a prolonged civil war.
29 Jul 2016
The Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Serve & Logistics Ltd., Mrs Chinwe Ezenwa, has said that port infrastructure globally is under enormous strain with congestion and delays.
15 Jul 2016
Keen to beat Sri Lanka in their own spin game, Australia have roped in local spin great Muttiah Muralitharan to help their slow bowlers ahead of the three-test series beginning at Pallekele later this month.
5 Jun 2016
Explosions ripped through a key military ammunition depot just outside Sri Lanka's capital Sunday leading police to evacuate residents and seal off roads in the area, police said.
23 May 2016
Following the signing of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement in New York on April 22, governments including Nigeria have pledged to take concerted action to lower the costs ...
22 May 2016
Sri Lankan soldiers pulled more bodies from landslides and distributed food and water to hundreds of thousands of residents camped in shelters on Sunday after major floods hit the island.