Toll from Sri Lanka floods, landslides rises to 92

Colombo: Rescue troops on Monday recovered at least seven more bodies from a landslide site in Sri Lanka`s central Kegalle district, bringing the deaths from flash floods and landslides to 92, the Disaster Management Centre here said.

Foreign aid reaches flooded Sri Lankan capital, 71 dead

The district of Kegalle, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) northeast of Colombo, has been the worst hit.

96 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka

 Sri Lanka on Saturday handed over to India 96 Indian fishermen who were arrested for allegedly poaching into the country's territorial waters, the military said.

Govt looking to devolve power in new Constitution: Lanka PM Ranil Wickremsinghe

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe on Tuesday said the government will look to devolve power without damaging the united nature of the country in the new Constitution to be formulated by next year.

Six killed in Sri Lanka gang violence, claims police

Six people were killed in two incidents of apparently gang-related violence in Sri Lanka on Friday, police said, despite a tough crackdown ordered last week.

Sri Lanka fires security boss for harassing lovers

The move came after a couple posted video of the guards on social media and is a marked change from the former government.

Ex-strongman Rajapaksa's son bail plea rejected in Lanka

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's 27-year-old son, who is facing money laundering charges, was further remanded in custody for two weeks after his bail plea was rejected by a court on Thursday.

Sushma Swaraj calls on Sri Lankan President

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and discussed a host of regional and international issues.

Whiskey bottles, milk cartons, cashew nuts & more: Air India crew member caught stealing 'sarkari maal'

Whiskey bottles, milk cartons, cashew nuts & more: Air India crew member caught stealing 'sarkari maal'

Air India's new chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani had recently warned of strict action against those caught pilfering.

Sri Lankan President Sirisena gets on board India's largest aircraft carrier

INS Vikramaditya is the largest and newest of the two aircraft carriers operated by the Indian Navy.

Sri Lankan President gets on board India's biggest warship INS Vikramaditya

Sri Lankan President gets on board India's biggest warship INS Vikramaditya

The President walked around the ship and was shown various aviation facilities on board the state-of-art ship.

Sri Lanka releases 55 Indian fishermen for Pongal

The Sri Lankan government on Friday said it has released 55 Indian fishermen from its custody in view of Tamil harvest festival Pongal.

Sri Lanka begins process to frame new Constitution

Sri Lanka begins process to frame new Constitution

Sri Lanka on Saturday began the process of formulating a new Constitution with President Maithripala Sirisena underlining the need for constitutional reforms aimed at achieving reconciliation with the minority Tamil community and preventing another ethnic war.

Sri Lanka's president pardons Tamil Tiger who plotted to kill him

The Sri Lankan president has also promised to end corruption, rebalance foreign policy by reducing Rajapaksa's focus on China, and ensure the independence of the judiciary and civil service.

More Sri Lankans join Islamic State: Reports

At least 36 Sri Lankans have reportedly left for Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a senior official has said.

Anil Khanna re-elected as Asian Tennis Federation chief

AITA president is also a vice-president of the world tennis body ITF.

Lanka lifts ban on pro-LTTE groups;wants them to shun violence

Colombo said that over the last six months, law enforcement and intelligence agencies have conducted a comprehensive review of the proscribed organisations and individuals.

30 Tamil political prisoners to be released on bail on Wednesday

The Attorney General has instructed the relevant attorneys to apply for bail, the Prisons Department said.

Sri Lanka releases 126 Indian fishermen in goodwill move

In a humanitarian gesture, Sri Lanka Tuesday freed all the 126 Indian fishermen arrested by its navy.

Sri Lanka releases 126 Indian fishermen

 All the 126 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching into the country's waters were released on Monday by courts in the country.