Articles about Colombo

IMF to visit Sri Lanka on Wednesday to assess debt

21 Aug 2022

Sri Lanka
IMF to visit Sri Lanka on Wednesday to assess debt

A team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be visiting Sri Lanka this week to assess the island nation's total external and internal debt.

More important to rebuild Lanka than my own house: Wickremesinghe

01 Aug 2022

Sri Lanka
More important to rebuild Lanka than my own house: Wickremesinghe

Sri lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in reference to the protesters' threats, said that there was no point in asking that he "should go home" because he has nowhere to go.

Sri Lanka crisis: Military uses force against protesters, dismantles tents

22 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka crisis: Military uses force against protesters, dismantles tents

Hundreds of Sri Lankan army personnel and police stormed the major anti-government demonstration camp in the capital city, Colombo, on Friday.

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka

15 Jul 2022

Singapore
Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday took oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka after Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation was officially accepted.

Airport authorities block ex-FM Basil Rajapaksa from leaving Sri Lanka

12 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Airport authorities block ex-FM Basil Rajapaksa from leaving Sri Lanka

Former Finance Minister of Sri Lanka, Basil Rajapaksa, attempted to flee to Dubai in the early hours of Tuesday amid a wave of protests but was unsuccessful after the airport's immigration officials blocked him.

Sri Lankan Army chief seeks public support to maintain peace

10 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Army chief seeks public support to maintain peace

Seeking the public's support to maintain peace in the country, Sri Lankan Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva, on Sunday said an opportunity to resolve the current political crisis in a peaceful manner is now available.

Sri Lanka crisis: Ranil Wickremesinghe quits as PM

09 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka crisis: Ranil Wickremesinghe quits as PM

In a significant but expected development, Ranil Wickremesinghe has resigned as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, paving way for an all-party administration to take charge.

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees official residence amid protests

09 Jul 2022

Facebook
Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees official residence amid protests

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa allegedly abandoned his official residence in Colombo on Saturday as demonstrators broke into the house, AFP reported.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Ruling coalition loses majority in Parliament

05 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Ruling coalition loses majority in Parliament

Sri Lanka's ruling coalition lost its parliamentary majority on Tuesday, amid growing unrest over the ongoing economic crisis, Reuters reported.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Over 600 held for violating curfew

03 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Over 600 held for violating curfew

More than 600 demonstrators were arrested in Sri Lanka's Western Province for violating a countrywide curfew of 36 hours, news agency PTI reported.

Sri Lanka: Emergency declared after unrest over economic crisis

02 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: Emergency declared after unrest over economic crisis

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency on Friday, a day after hundreds attempted to storm his house in protest of the country's unprecedented economic crisis.

5 things to do in Colombo

10 Feb 2022

Sri Lanka
5 things to do in Colombo

Colombo is the capital and the economic hub of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka vs India: Colombo to host six white-ball games
Sri Lanka vs India: Colombo to host six white-ball games

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that India will tour Sri Lanka for a white-ball series in July.

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka postponed
Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka postponed

Bangladesh's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh unlikely to tour Sri Lanka in July
Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh unlikely to tour Sri Lanka in July

Bangladesh are unlikely to tour Sri Lanka for their scheduled three-match Test series in July after senior players expressed reservations against travelling.

Five instances when Ajinkya Rahane rose to occasion for India
Five instances when Ajinkya Rahane rose to occasion for India

Ajinkya Rahane has been the linchpin of Indian middle order in Test cricket, ever since he announced his arrival.

Wealthy Muslim family behind Sri Lanka attack that killed 359

25 Apr 2019

ISIS
Wealthy Muslim family behind Sri Lanka attack that killed 359

Locals of Dematagoda, a quiet suburb in Sri Lankan capital Colombo, had no clue that a wealthy family in the neighborhood was planning something sinister behind closed doors.

Sri Lanka: Bomb explodes in van near Colombo church

22 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: Bomb explodes in van near Colombo church

On Monday evening, a bomb exploded in a van near Colombo's St Anthony's Church, which was gutted during Sunday's attack.

Jihadist group Thowheed Jamath is responsible for Sri Lanka attacks

22 Apr 2019

Tamil Nadu
Jihadist group Thowheed Jamath is responsible for Sri Lanka attacks

Reportedly, the Sri Lankan government has held jihadist group Thowheed Jamath responsible for Sunday's attack in the country that killed 290 and injured close to 500 people.

#SriLankaAttacks: Suicide bomber queued for breakfast, then set off blast

22 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka
#SriLankaAttacks: Suicide bomber queued for breakfast, then set off blast

Minutes before he ticked off a bomb at Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Grand hotel on Easter Sunday, the suicide bomber stood in a queue for breakfast buffet, reports AFP.

Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'
Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'

Outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his heavy election defeat last month.

Colombo: Indian arrested over plot to assassinate Sri Lanka President

26 Sep 2018

Sri Lanka
Colombo: Indian arrested over plot to assassinate Sri Lanka President

An Indian national who was aware of an alleged plot to assassinate the Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, has been arrested.

Corruption Probe: ICC ACU to conduct investigations in Lanka
Corruption Probe: ICC ACU to conduct investigations in Lanka

Officers of the ICC's Anti Corruption Unit have arrived in Colombo and will be investigating corruption allegations against Sri Lankan officials associated with Galle stadium.

In a first, Pakistani diplomats on NIA's 'wanted' list

09 Apr 2018

Pakistan News
In a first, Pakistani diplomats on NIA's 'wanted' list

In a first, Pakistani diplomats have been named in the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) 'wanted' list.

Nuwan Thushara: The Lasith Malinga 2.0
Nuwan Thushara: The Lasith Malinga 2.0

Lasith Malinga's pin-point yorkers, colored curly hair and his uncanny sling bowling action make him one of the memorable cricketers to have graced the sport.