Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's ex-President Sirisena apologises for 2019 Easter Sunday bombings

Sirisena's apology came after Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on January 12 ordered him to pay SLR 100 million as compensation to the victims.

published on : 31st January 2023

Supporting grassroots entrepreneurs is essential to revitalising Sri Lankan economy

The government should think of making macro-level interventions and adopt robust policy measures that it has never tried before.

published on : 26th January 2023

Five more Lankan Tamils reach Rameswaram

All of them were lodged at Mandapam refugee camp in the evening.

published on : 24th January 2023

After India, China gives financing assurances to Sri Lanka for IMF bailout package

The Chinese response came close on the heels of India stepping in first to issue the necessary assurances last week.

published on : 22nd January 2023

Sri Lanka to hold Local Government election on March 9

The opposition parties have been pressing for the local election, saying it will give people a chance to show displeasure over the government's handling of the economic crisis.

published on : 21st January 2023

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar talks about rupee trade with Sri Lanka

The New Indian Express was the first to report about India and Sri Lanka likely to begin trading in Rupee on July 21st, 2022.

published on : 20th January 2023

India to encourage greater investments in Sri Lanka's economy: EAM Jaishankar

India has extended about USD 4 billion in terms of credits and rollovers to help Sri Lanka get through an economic crisis.

published on : 20th January 2023

EAM Jaishankar holds talks with Sri Lankan counterpart, calls on President Wickremesinghe

Jaishankar, who arrived here from the Maldives on the second leg of his two-nation tour, met Sabry and discussed issues of mutual and regional interests, sources said.

published on : 20th January 2023

India, Sri Lanka play to half-empty stands; Congress blames Kerala Sports Minister

Amid criticism from various quarters that ticket rates were exorbitant, Abdurahiman had sparked off a major controversy by saying that those who cannot afford it need not go to watch the match.

published on : 15th January 2023

IND vs SL: Kohli, Gill power India to series sweep with record 317-run win

Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 166 as India posted 390-5 and then bowled out Sri Lanka for 73 in 22 overs. The previous highest margin was 290 runs when New Zealand beat Ireland in 2008.

published on : 15th January 2023

Sri Lanka concludes debt restructuring talks with Japan: President Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka began debt restructuring talks with its creditors in September last year as warranted by its agreement with the IMF for the USD 2.9 billion facility over four years.

published on : 14th January 2023

Sri Lanka announces plans to downsize military by half by 2030

The defence allocation of 539 billion rupees in the budget 2023 drew criticism as the island nation faced its worst economic crisis since 1948.

published on : 13th January 2023

IND vs SL 2nd ODI: KL Rahul anchors India's series-clinching win with unbeaten half-century 

Rahul scored an unbeaten 64 off 103 balls on a difficult track as India chased down a modest target of 216 in 43.2 overs.

published on : 12th January 2023

Sri Lankan court orders ex-President to pay victims of 2019 Easter bombings

A seven-judge bench of the top court ordered Sirisena to pay 100 million rupees ($273,300) from his personal funds.

published on : 12th January 2023

Casinos, corruption, fake prophet: Inside Sri Lanka's dismal T20 World Cup in Australia

A man claiming to be a prophet had established considerable influence over some team members and key officials.

published on : 12th January 2023

IND vs SL: India need 216 to win 2nd ODI; Kuldeep spearheads Lanka's collapse

The left-arm spinner, who came in place of Yuzvendra Chahal, snared three wickets while giving away 51 runs.

published on : 12th January 2023

India eyeing another big win with Rohit, Virat in full flow

A clinical India will look to take an unassailable 2-0 lead when they face Sri Lanka in the second ODI here on Thursday.

published on : 12th January 2023

Lankan publisher to enthral bookworms at Chennai Book Fair

This is the first time a Lankan publishing house has set up a stall at Chennai book fair

published on : 12th January 2023

Sri Lanka head coach Silverwood hopeful about Shanaka's IPL contract 

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka, who had a base price of Rs 50 lakh, went unsold at the IPL 2023 auction held in Kochi last month.

published on : 11th January 2023

Canada bars Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa brothers over rights abuses

International observers estimate that up to 40,000 civilians from the ethnic Tamil minority were killed during the war's final months in an indiscriminate bombing and clearance campaign.

published on : 11th January 2023
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