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Rajapaksa's party expected to win Sri Lanka local government polls

Rajapaksa's party expected to win Sri Lanka local government polls

Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa led SLPP is expected to win the local government elections based on the results so far.

Feb 11, 2018, 12:53 PM IST
Sri Lanka goes to polls, stern test for Sirisena government

Sri Lanka goes to polls, stern test for Sirisena government

Sri Lanka's ruling coalition faces its first polls test today with over 15 million eligible voters participating in the election to appoint 340 of the island's 341 local councils, according to officials.

Feb 10, 2018, 09:40 AM IST
Tri-nation series schedule involving India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh revised

Tri-nation series schedule involving India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh revised

The fixtures for the T20I tri-series involving Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh have been revised, and the tournament will now be held from March 6 to 18.

Jan 18, 2018, 21:32 PM IST
Watch: A cricket shot that qualifies for the most ridiculous innovation ever

Watch: A cricket shot that qualifies for the most ridiculous innovation ever

Banned from international cricket by Sri Lanka, batsman Chamara Silva did the unthinkable in a domestic match at the P Sara Oval in Colombo, which ended up in an embarrassment for him and the video was trolled on social media. 

Nov 22, 2017, 09:48 AM IST

Sri Lanka to probe phone tapping of legislators

Sri Lanka's parliament Tuesday announced an investigation into how the private phone records of legislators were leaked in a scandal that has deepened acrimony between President Maithripala Sirisena and his coalition.

Nov 21, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

80 Indian fishermen released by Lankan navy

The 76 Indian fishermen were apprehended on separate occasions by the Sri Lankan Navy and Coast Guard for engaging in the illegal fishing method of bottom trawling in the Sri Lankan territorial waters.

Sep 05, 2017, 13:24 PM IST
Sri Lankan fan disrupts practice session to take selfie with MS Dhoni

Sri Lankan fan disrupts practice session to take selfie with MS Dhoni

It was later understood that the man was linfact an R Premadasa Stadium staff and hence getting access to the ground wasn't a difficult job for him.

Aug 30, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

27 Indians overstaying in Sri Lanka arrested

Earlier this month, the ColomboPage reported that three Indians were arrested on August 11 in northeast Sri Lanka for illegally staying in the country.

Aug 20, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

LTTE funds to remain frozen in European Union countries

In 2006, the EU banned the LTTE as a terrorist organisation and has maintained the LTTE on its list.

Jul 28, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Maldives urged to restore parliament's independence

The opposition coalition's plan to wrest the parliamentary majority was aimed at reforming the judiciary, elections commission and other bodies perceived as being partial toward Yameen.

Jul 26, 2017, 14:02 PM IST

Maldives says parliament shut for security

The political turbulence has seen the international community, including the United States, urging the Maldives to safeguard democracy.

Jul 25, 2017, 13:07 PM IST
Sri Lankan Navy rescues pair of young elephants from deep waters

Sri Lankan Navy rescues pair of young elephants from deep waters

The pair of of wild elephants were saved after the efforts of navy divers.

Jul 24, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Sri Lankan Navy apprehends eight Tamil Nadu fishermen, boat seized

Sri Lankan Navy apprehends eight Tamil Nadu fishermen, boat seized

The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday apprehended eight Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:28 AM IST
Four Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for alleged poaching

Four Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for alleged poaching

As per the Sri Lankan Navy, the Fast Attack Craft of the Northern Naval Command of Colombo arrested the fishermen about 9 Nm Northwest of Kovilan on Sunday.

 

Jul 17, 2017, 09:21 AM IST

Three Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The arrests were made by Sri Lankan Navy's Northern Naval Command ship when it was on routine patrol on Saturday.

Jul 09, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

Ex-LTTE leader's wife Ananthi Saseetharan sworn in as north Lanka minister

Ananthi Saseetharan was appointed as the minister of rehabilitation and women's affairs by Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran in the reshuffle of the northern council of ministers.

Jun 29, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

Sri Lanka's doctors go on strike demanding university close

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine is the only private university in Sri Lanka currently training medical students.

Jun 23, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
Raft capsizes in flood-hit Sri Lanka, kills three

Raft capsizes in flood-hit Sri Lanka, kills three

Three people drowned today when their makeshift raft capsized in Sri Lanka, which has been hit by its worst flooding in 14 years.

Jun 01, 2017, 17:41 PM IST

INS Shardul reaches Colombo with relief materials, two more ships enroute to island nation

India dispatched three navy ships to help in the massive rescue and relief operations launched by the island nation`s tri forces.

May 28, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
INS Shardul reaches Colombo with relief materials

INS Shardul reaches Colombo with relief materials

Floods and landslides, fueled by torrential rains, have so far left 91 people dead and another 110 missing.

May 28, 2017, 16:26 PM IST