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  • Sri Lanka's ex-army chief joins government

    Sri Lanka's ex-army chief joins government

    Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka on Wednesday joined the coalition government which has vowed to probe allegations of atrocities committed during the bloody finale of the island's separatist war.

    February 04, 2016
  • SL takes stake in balloon Internet venture

    SL takes stake in balloon Internet venture

    Sri Lanka's government announced Monday it would take a 25 percent stake in a joint venture with Google designed to deliver a high-speed Internet service powered by balloons and that tests would begin this month.

    February 02, 2016
  • Sri Lanka arrests ex-leader's son

    Sri Lanka arrests ex-leader's son

    Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse's second son was remanded in custody for two weeks after being arrested Saturday on a charge of money laundering, police and court officials said.

    January 31, 2016
  • SL orders police arrests over party killing

    SL orders police arrests over party killing

    A Sri Lankan magistrate ordered the arrest of 22 police officers Wednesday following an outcry over footage showing officers assaulting revellers at a party where one man died after allegedly being thrown through a window.

    January 28, 2016
  • Sri Lanka destroys giant illegal ivory haul

    Sri Lanka destroys giant illegal ivory haul

    Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday destroyed its biggest ever illegal ivory haul in the first public crushing of poached tusks in South Asia, intended to send a stark message to smugglers.

    January 27, 2016
  • SL turns to social media for new constitution

    SL turns to social media for new constitution

    Sri Lanka's prime minister Sunday announced officials would use social media to seek public opinion on a proposed new constitution aimed at preventing a return to ethnic war.

    January 19, 2016
  • Maldives, Lanka agree to bolster ties

    Maldives, Lanka agree to bolster ties

    Maldives and Sri Lanka appeared Thursday to have reached a thaw in their strained relations as the Indian Ocean neighbours pledged to improve bilateral relations.

    January 14, 2016
  • Top Sri Lanka ministers to visit Maldives

    Top Sri Lanka ministers to visit Maldives

    Top ministers from Sri Lanka will visit Maldives Wednesday, government has announced.

    January 14, 2016
  • Lanka pres pardons man who tried to kill him

    Lanka pres pardons man who tried to kill him

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday pardoned a Tamil rebel who had been convicted on charges of trying to assassinate him over 10 years ago, officials said.

    January 09, 2016
  • Lanka company eyes resort, hotel in Maldives

    Lanka company eyes resort, hotel in Maldives

    Sri Lanka's premier construction firm Sanken is to develop a second tourist resort in Maldives and build a hotel in the neighbouring country's capital city.

    January 07, 2016
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