Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka bans burqa in public places, cites threat to national security

The Cabinet has decided to ban all forms of face coverings in public places, Cabinet spokesperson and information minister Keheliya Rambukwella told reporters here, without specifying burqas.

Apr 28, 2021, 11:14 AM IST

After Streak, THIS former Sri Lanka all-rounder banned for eight years

Lokuhettige was found guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Apr 19, 2021, 17:17 PM IST

Sri Lanka deploys 12000 security personnel at churches ahead of Easter on April 4

Senior Deputy Inspector General and police spokesperson Ajith Rohana said, "We have tightened security of churches by deploying over 12,000 security personnel." 

Apr 03, 2021, 15:52 PM IST

WI vs SL 2nd Test: Spirited batting display helps Sri Lanka draw second Test, series ends 0-0

With the result, the trophy was shared between the two teams as the first Test had also ended in a draw.

Apr 03, 2021, 10:20 AM IST

WI vs SL, 2nd Test: Brathwaite, Mayers, Holder fifties set 377 to win for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka need 348 runs to win the match on the final day of the Test.

Apr 02, 2021, 17:29 PM IST

WATCH: Thisara Perera smashes 6 sixes in an over, becomes first Sri Lankan to achieve the feat

Perera's knock, which had eight sixes in it, was also the second-fastest half-century by a Sri Lankan in List A cricket.

Mar 29, 2021, 17:12 PM IST

Indian Coast Guard’s big haul: Rs 3000 cr worth drugs, 5 AK-47rifles, 1000 rounds seized

Boarding and search of the three vessels by Indian Coast Guard led to the seizure of 300 kg high-grade heroin, 5 AK-47 rifles with 1000 live rounds. 

Mar 25, 2021, 23:36 PM IST

US co-sponsors UK led resolution on human rights violations in Sri Lanka at 46th UNHRC session

The United States co-sponsored a resolution led by the United Kingdom on "Promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights in Sri Lanka" in the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Mar 25, 2021, 12:14 PM IST

Ram Mandir will import stones from 'Ashok Vatika' where Goddess Sita was held captive

Sita Eliya has a temple dedicated to Goddess Sita and is said to mark the place where she was held captive by the demon King Ravana and where she regularly prayed to Lord Rama for her rescue.

Mar 19, 2021, 08:56 AM IST

West Indies vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Bee Swarm halts play, forces players to lie down, watch video

In the 38th over of the Sri Lankan innings, a swarm of bees suddenly hit the field at Antigua, which resulted in a halt of play in the first innings and forced players to take cover by laying down flat on the pitch and cover their heads to avoid any stings.

Mar 15, 2021, 20:21 PM IST

Ahead of crucial vote at UNHRC, Sri Lanka dials PM Modi seeking India's support

Ahead of a crucial vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Sri Lanka sought India's support by dialing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was one of the key points discussed during the telephonic conversation between PM Modi and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday.

Mar 14, 2021, 00:03 AM IST

Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut many Islamic schools: Minister Sarath Weerasekera

Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of the burqa and shut more than a thousand Islamic schools, a government minister said on Saturday, the latest actions affecting the country`s minority Muslim population.

Mar 13, 2021, 21:10 PM IST

Colombo irked over China-made Sri Lankan flag doormat, raises matter with Beijing

The flag manufactured by a Chinese company was advertised to be sold on e-commerce company Amazon. 

Mar 13, 2021, 14:35 PM IST

WI v SL 2nd ODI: Lewis’ century helps West Indies take unassailable lead in series

West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the second ODI to take unassailable 2-0 lead in three-match series.

Mar 13, 2021, 10:11 AM IST

Indian envoy Gopal Baglay offers prayers at Ram Setu in Sri Lanka

High Commissioner offered prayers at Ramsethu the connecting bridge between India & Sri Lanka  for centuries. 

Mar 11, 2021, 15:38 PM IST

Indian Coast Guard thwarts smuggling of narcotics worth Rs. 2100 cr by Lankan

Based on the initial investigation, the Coast guard has said that the SLFB Akarsha Duwa was at sea for over a fortnight. Owing to rough sea conditions off Minicoy Islands, the boats were brought to Vizhinjam near Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, 7th March for further interrogation by the security agencies. 

Mar 08, 2021, 21:24 PM IST

India allows Pakistan PM Imran Khan's aircraft to use its airspace for Sri Lanka visit

Pakistan had requested for use of air space, which India granted permission. As per required protocol, whenever heads of state or governments pass through the air space of any other country, that country is alerted and due permission taken.

Feb 23, 2021, 10:01 AM IST

Govt has always taken care of welfare of our Tamil brothers, sisters in Sri Lanka: PM Narendra Modi at Chennai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that through development works, his Government is ensuring the welfare of Sri Lanka's Tamil community. "The resources given by our Government for Tamils have been much more than in the past," PM Modi said.


Feb 14, 2021, 17:42 PM IST

With ‘Ravan’ tweet, Subramanian Swamy takes a dig at his own party over fuel prices

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, who is known for candid and forthright views, has now taken a dig at his own party over rising fuel prices. Expressing displeasure on fuel prices a day after the Union Budget 2021, the firebrand BJP MP compared fuel prices in India with that of Nepal and Sri Lanka while invoking characters from ‘Ramayan’.

Feb 03, 2021, 13:15 PM IST

India calls on Sri Lanka for implementation of eastern container terminal pact

India has called for early implementation of the 2019 trilateral pact for the development of Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo port even as Sri Lanka is seen as dragging its feet in the backdrop of local protests. Local media reported that on Monday evening, the Sri Lankan cabinet unanimously approved to operate the East terminal of the Colombo port 100% by the Sri Lanka port Authority (SLPA).

Feb 01, 2021, 23:51 PM IST